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how do you get the infuser out of the teapot without burning your fingers?

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Suzi said

I just burn my fingers. But now that Libertea’s suggested the two-pot method, I might try that when I get around to purchasing a second pot.

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I like the two pot method. But I think my daily solution will be to use an after-market infuser basket (plastic!) instead of the metal, no-handle basket the teapots come with.

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LauraR said

You might look into a tea maker like the Teavana Perfect Tea Maker or the Adagio InGenuiTea. Then there is always the Breville…I love that thing.

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Burn you fingers ‘til they don’t hurt.
That’s the manly way to do it, just saying.

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I know this is two years old, but have a tip to share that I discovered a few days ago and thought others may find useful… (I did check the forum rules, and couldn’t see anything about not adding to older discussions, if they were a certain age – sorry if I’m doing something wrong, but not worth a new post, when great info already here)

Toast tongs work brilliantly for me to take out the infuser… (like these – http://www.lakeland.co.uk/14236/Magnetic-Toast-Tongs )

When I’m using a metal pot, I also use them to take the lid on and off (it has a small finial that’s easy to grip).

No more burnt fingers, or tea towels dripping in the brew. :-)

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