How to clean a French-press from a tea plaque
Not so long ago in the everyday life of the inhabitants of our country there was such a convenient device, as a French press. Originally created for making coffee, an easy-to-use device made from a glass flask, a piston with a strainer and a lid was liked by the Russians for its ability to perfectly squeeze the infusion when brewing regular or herbal tea. Just because of the tea after a short period of use of the device, the question arises: how to clean the french press from the tea raid? Brown bloom on glass and strainer does not look aesthetically pleasing, giving the dishes a dirty look. Five ways to remove tea scurf from dishes 1. Soda. White, crumbly soda for decades helped housewives to effectively clean dirty dishes from traces of tea and fat. Alas, it is not suitable for cleaning a french press - grains of soda clog up small holes with a piston filter, creating new problems. 2. Kefir.Adherents of this method of removing tea raids assure that glasses and cups, after standing overnight with kefir, completely get rid of the brown film on their walls. However, kefir will not be suitable for cleaning a french press for the same reason as soda - the residue is very difficult to remove from the surface of the strainer. 3. Brine. 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 the salt “hoarfrost” dries. To do this, in a pre-heated flask is poured steep brine, and give them time to stand for at least half an hour. After that, the flask and the 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 sponge is rubbed over the dishes. 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 just rinse with water. Note: you need to work with vinegar in the seals! 5. In terms of efficiency and pleasant aroma, the first place in removing the tea raid is lemon,lemon juice or citric acid sold in packs. Workshop on removing plaque from tea from a french press with citric acid • Lower the piston to the bottom of the flask ; • Pour the contents of a small packet of citric acid into the flask. • Pour boiling water into the french press, a centimeter above the mark for brewing tea; • Infuse for 1 hour; • • Flush the flask and strainer under running water. Wipe dry with a cotton napkin. The French press shone like a new one!