Thermos Needs Cleaning

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Angrboda said

Boiling water and baking powder. Fill with boiling water, add a teaspoon baking powder. It goes all fizzy and when it stops being fizzy, pour out and wash up normally. It doesn’t magically remove all tea stains without a trace, but it lifts them from the surface of the vessel so that they’re easily washed off. If it’s really bad, repeat this process a few times.

Give it a treatment for limescale as well. I tend to go with boiling water and a mild acid there. Wash and rinse well before use.

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AllanK said

There is a solution that is easy and works perfectly. I had a well stained thermos too and needed to clean the interior. I bought Smart Soak from www.shopmandalatea.com and used that. It worked completely.
https://shopmandalatea.com/featured/mandala-exclusives/smart-soak-tea-stain-dissolver.html

AllanK said

Just noticed this is an old thread.

Garret said

Thank you, Allan! The stuff is a little bit of a miracle in a sometimes seemingly not-so-miracle-ridden life, isn’t it?

Sil select said

love this stuff as well!

mrmopar said

+1 agreed great stuff!

AllanK said

I am trying an experiment with smart soak. I have an empty tea tin that contained a reasonably aromatic flavored tea that left behind an odor. I am leaving it overnight in smart soak to see if it gets out the odor.

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I agree with the Smart Soak, but OxiClean+boiling water also works really well to clean organic stains off stuff, including tea stains. (Credit to CleanMySpace)

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Ubacat said

Mandala’s cleaning solution is the BEST! It will get rid of those stains.

https://shopmandalatea.com/tea-wares/tea-accessories/smart-soak-tea-stain-dissolver.html

Garret said

Grateful for your recommendation. Thank you so much.

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OMara said

I use denture tablets.

Yes! Team denture tablets!

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