Tips for maintaining your tea and coffee set

Dear reader, we understand that you want to enjoy a perfect cup of coffee or tea, served in beautiful tableware. That's why we'd like to share some useful tips with you to keep your tea and coffee set in top condition. This way you can enjoy a wonderful drinking experience again and again. Enjoy reading!

The importance of regular cleaning

Tea and coffee sets are often indispensable in our daily lives. They provide that much-needed caffeine shot in the morning or that soothing cup of tea after a long day. However, many people forget how important it is to clean these sets regularly. In this article we will discuss why this is essential and how you can best go about it.

Why clean regularly?

Prevent attacks

One of the most important reasons to regularly clean your tea and coffee set is to prevent deposits. Regular use of your coffee maker or teapot can leave residues behind that can build up and lead to an unwanted deposit. This can not only affect the taste of your drinks, but also shorten the life of your set.

Remove odors

In addition, tea and coffee sets can absorb odors that linger over time. By regularly cleaning your set you can effectively remove these odors and ensure a fresh, flavorful experience with every use.

What is the best way to clean?

Clean coffee maker

  • Use a special descaler, such as HG Coffee machine cleaner, to remove limescale.
  • Don't forget to also clean the filter holder, water reservoir and drip tray regularly with warm water and soap.

Cleaning the teapot

  • Make a solution of warm water and vinegar and soak your teapot in it to remove any deposits.
  • Use a soft brush or sponge to thoroughly clean the inside of the teapot.

Storing tableware properly: Tips for safely stacking cups and saucers

If you take care of your crockery and want to ensure that it lasts a long time without damage, storing it correctly is essential. With the right storage techniques, you can keep your cups and saucers safe and organized, and prevent scratches, cracks, and other damage to your beloved tableware.

Storage of cups and saucers

  • Use stacking racks: Invest in special stacking racks designed to safely store cups and saucers. Products such as the 'Villeroy & Boch Artesano Original Stacking Rack' offer a stable and space-saving solution for stacking your tableware.
  • Use protective felt pads: Place soft felt pads between stacked cups and saucers to prevent friction and scratches. Brands such as 'IKEA FIXA Felt Glider' can help with this.
  • Sort by size and shape: Stack cups and saucers of similar size and shape together to avoid damaging each other. A practical example is the 'Bloomingville Emily Coffee Cups and Saucers Set'.

Tips for safe storage

  • Cups with handles facing outwards: Stack cups with handles facing outward so they are easy to grab and less likely to break or become damaged.
  • Use non-slip mats: Place non-slip mats in the cupboard or drawer where you keep your crockery to prevent shifting. 'Lékué Anti-slip mat' is an example of a useful product for this.

By following these simple tips and using suitable storage solutions, you can ensure that your crockery remains safe and tidy, whether for everyday use or special occasions. Have fun organizing your kitchen and enjoy your beautiful tableware!

Preserving the taste: Cleaning tips for your Teapot and Coffee Maker

1. Importance of a clean teapot and coffee maker

A clean teapot and coffee maker are essential to retain the full flavor of your favorite drinks. Residue and limescale can disrupt the aromas and affect the quality of your tea and coffee.

2. Cleaning the teapot:

  • Use a mix of white vinegar and warm water to remove limescale.
  • For stubborn stains use a brand like HG Kalkweg for thorough cleaning.
  • Rinse the teapot thoroughly after cleaning to remove any residue.
  • Dry the teapot with a soft cloth to prevent stains.

3. Maintain coffee maker:

  • Descale your coffee maker regularly with a descaler such as Durgol for optimal operation.
  • Clean the filter and reservoir after each use to preserve the flavor of your coffee.
  • Use a cleaning tablet specifically for coffee machines, such as Melitta Perfect Clean, for a deep clean.

4. Residue Removal Tips:

  • Soak parts of your teapot and coffee maker in a solution of vinegar and water for a thorough cleaning.
  • Use a bottle brush to clean hard-to-reach areas.
  • To remove limescale from the coffee maker, run a mixture of lemon juice and water through the machine.

5. Product comparison of descaling agents:

Brand Type Usage Price
HG Kalkweg Liquid Stubborn limescale deposits in teapots €7,99
Durgol Descaler Coffee makers and espresso machines €11,95
Melitta Perfect Clean Cleaning tablets Coffee machines €5,49

By cleaning regularly and using the right products, you can optimally preserve the taste of your tea and coffee. Try the brands and methods mentioned for a delicious and fresh taste experience!

Specific care for different materials


Porcelain is a delicate material that requires special care to maintain its shine. Here are some tips for properly maintaining porcelain:

  • Use mild cleaners to prevent scratches, such as Belgom Alu.
  • Avoid abrasive sponges and keep the porcelain free of food residue.
  • Dry the porcelain carefully with a soft cloth to prevent stains.


Pottery is durable, but requires regular maintenance to stay in top condition. Some useful maintenance tips for pottery are:

  • A good option is Mr. Muscle Glass Cleaner for removing stains.
  • Prevent scratches by using soft brushes when cleaning.
  • Use a pottery sealer such as HG Dirt-Repellent Coating to prevent stains.


Glassware looks beautiful, but can be prone to scratches and stains. Here's how to best maintain glass:

  • Clean glass with a mild detergent, such as Method Glass Cleaner.
  • Use a lint-free cloth to avoid streaks while drying.
  • Prevent limescale deposits by regularly cleaning with a glass cleaner with an anti-limescale formula.


Metal objects also require special care to maintain their shine. Some tips for maintaining metals are:

  • Usage Brasso Metal Polish to polish and protect metal surfaces.
  • Avoid aggressive cleaning agents that can cause scratches.
  • Dry metal objects thoroughly after cleaning to prevent stains.

With these specific care tips we will help you keep porcelain, earthenware, glass and metals in top condition and enjoy their beauty and durability.

Final recommendations

After reading this blog post, you will be well prepared to optimally maintain your tea and coffee set. Remember to clean regularly, store properly and take special care of the materials. This way you can enjoy your perfectly brewed cup of tea or coffee for a long time to come. Do you have any questions or would you like more advice? Don't hesitate to contact us!

Frequently asked questions about tea and coffee sets

What is the best way to descale teapots and coffee pots?

The best way to descale teapots and coffee pots is to use a mixture of water and vinegar. Fill the pitcher with equal parts water and vinegar and let it soak for a few hours. Then rinse thoroughly with clean water. You can also use a special descaler for coffee makers, following the instructions on the packaging. By regularly descaling your teapots and coffee pots will remain in good condition for longer and retain their taste.

How can you prevent tea and coffee sets from being damaged during cleaning?

You can prevent damage to tea and coffee sets during cleaning by washing them carefully by hand instead of in the dishwasher. Use a soft brush or sponge and mild dishwashing liquid to prevent scratches and cracks. In addition, it is important to dry the sets carefully with a soft cloth to prevent damage due to unnecessary friction. Avoiding sudden temperature changes is also essential to prevent cracking.

What is the best way to remove coffee and tea stains from tableware?

To effectively remove coffee and tea stains from dishes, it is best to use a solution of warm water and dishwashing liquid. Soak the dishes in this solution and then gently rub the stains with a sponge or cloth. If the stains are stubborn, you can also try a mixture of water and baking soda or a special dishwashing detergent. Avoid using harsh chemicals such as bleach as they can damage the surface of the dishes. After cleaning, it is important to rinse the dishes thoroughly with clean water and then dry with a soft cloth to prevent streaks.

Are there any special tips for maintaining silver tea and coffee sets?

Yes, there are a few special tips for maintaining silver tea and coffee sets. Firstly, it is important to regularly polish them with a soft cloth to prevent oxidation. If the silver becomes dull, you can use a special silver polish to make it shiny. Avoid aggressive cleaning agents and do not allow the silver to come into contact with food such as eggs and salt for too long, as these substances can damage the silver. Also store the set in a soft cloth or special silver cleaning cloth to prevent scratches. With these simple tips you can keep your silver tea and coffee sets in top condition!

How often should tea and coffee sets be cleaned?

Tea and coffee sets should ideally be cleaned after each use to prevent the build-up of dirt and bacteria. It is important to thoroughly rinse and clean the teapot, coffee pot, and the accompanying cups and saucers. This way your dishes and drinks stay fresh and hygienic. If you clean your tea and coffee sets regularly, you will be able to enjoy them for longer.

How can you ensure that the glaze on tea cups and coffee mugs continues to shine beautifully?

To ensure that the glaze on your tea cups and coffee mugs remains beautifully shiny, it is best to wash them by hand. Avoid abrasive sponges or harsh cleaners as these can damage the enamel. In addition, it is good to rinse the cups and mugs well and dry them carefully to prevent stains and limescale. If you want to put the cups and mugs in the dishwasher, choose a program with a lower temperature and avoid too much detergent. This way, the glaze on your tableware will remain beautifully shiny for longer.

Which products are most suitable for cleaning porcelain tea and coffee sets?

Mild cleaning agents are best suited for cleaning porcelain tea and coffee sets. For example, you can use dishwashing liquid that is specifically designed for delicate materials such as porcelain. Avoid abrasive cleaners as they can damage the surface of the porcelain. It is also important to gently hand wash the sets rather than putting them in the dishwasher to extend the life of the porcelain. Have fun cleaning and enjoy your tea and coffee moments!



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