I asked my mother for a silver plated teapot - she gave me this gorgeous one. It looks good, BUT it turns out it is no good for having tea - the handle gets too hot. As I've always disliked the sight of dishwashing liquid on the window sill or around the sink I have kept it in a cupboard underneath the sink. By putting the dishwashing liquid into the teapot I keep the teapot as a beautiful and useful item and take away the effort of opening the cupboard every time I wash up.

Step 1: Dishwashing Liquid

I use a small bottle of liquid detergent.

Step 2: Pour Liquid

I pour the detergent in, then add some water. The water means that the detergent pours out quite quickly so I have to be aware of how much I am pouring. My theory is if I can use the same amount diluted as I did before I am saving some money.

Step 3: The Final Product

The teapot now lives on my window sill next to the teapot I use for tea. The detergent is accessible, and the teapot is useful as well as gorgeous.
If the handle gets too hot, you could pick up some sugru moldable rubberized sticky stuff. Make a colorful silicone rubber grip for the teapot. Very durable and no more burnt fingers.
Very nice!!!!
I collect tea pots...I LOVE this idea!!
thanks - you might also like the idea that my friends at www.wilkinsandkent.com use. They have a ball of string in a teapot with the end coming out of the spout, when they wrap things it's easy to pull on the string and it doesn't get tangled.

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