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.