Not so long ago, such a convenient device as a French press appeared in the everyday life of the inhabitants of our country. Originally created for making coffee, an easy-to-use device made of a glass flask, a piston with a strainer and a lid fell in love with the Russians for its ability to perfectly squeeze the infusion when brewing regular or herbal tea. Just because of tea, after a short period of use of the device, the question arises: how to clean the tea press from tea plaque? Brown coating on the glass and strainer does not look aesthetically pleasing, giving the dishes a dirty look.
Five ways to remove tea plaque from dishes
1. Soda. White, friable soda for decades has helped housewives effectively clean dirty dishes of traces of tea and fat. Alas, it is not suitable for cleaning the French press - grains of soda clog the small holes of the piston strainer, creating new problems.
2. Kefir. Adherents of this method of removing tea plaque assure that the glasses and cups, after standing overnight with kefir, completely get rid of the brown film on their walls. However, kefir is not suitable for cleaning a French press for the same reason as soda - it’s very difficult to remove the remaining product from the surface of the strainer.
3. Saline solution. A bath in a strong boiling water solution of salt will allow the piston with a strainer to shine again. With a glass flask, you need to be careful that the glass does not burst, and the plastic parts are not covered when dried with salt "hoarfrost". To do this, cool boiling water is poured into a preheated flask, and give them time to stand for at least half an hour. After that, the flask and strainer are thoroughly washed with plain water.
4. Acetic acid. Table vinegar with a strength of not more than 9% is applied to the sponge, and the dishes are rubbed with a sponge. Such "lotions" are not convenient when cleaning the strainer, so, as an option, you can fill the flask with the piston with diluted vinegar, and after some time, simply rinse with water.
Note: you need to work with vinegar in the seals!
5. In terms of effectiveness and pleasant aroma, the first place when removing tea plaque is occupied by lemon, lemon juice or citric acid sold in packs.
Workshop on removing plaque from tea from a French press using citric acid
• Lower the piston to the bottom of the bulb;
• Pour the contents of a small packet of citric acid into the flask;
• Pour boiling water in a French press, exceeding the mark for brewing tea by a centimeter;
• Insist 1 hour;
• Rinse flask and strainer under running water. Dry with a cotton cloth.
The French press shone like brand new!