How to Remove Stuck Teapot Lids

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How to Remove Stuck Teapot Lids
Remove a stuck teapot lid with water and oil. (Hemera Technologies/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

If the lid of a teapot is not placed at the right angle or is dirty when put back on the teapot, it may get stuck. While this may seem like a perplexing problem, there are techniques for loosening the lid that require only a couple household tools, and these manoeuvres can be done in a matter of minutes. Teapots can be expensive, so attempt to loosen the lid yourself before replacing your teapot.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Penetrating oil (available at hardware stores)
  • Hot water
  • Container (wide and deep enough to fit the teapot)

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Spray a generous amount of oil around the lid of the teapot and let it sit for two minutes.

  2. 2

    Slowly twist the lid back and forth to remove it from the teapot. Proceed to the next step if you are still unable to remove the lid.

  3. 3

    Place the teapot in a large container and fill the container with hot water. Make sure that the container holds enough water so that the rim of the teapot's lid is submerged.

  4. 4

    Twist the lid of the teapot while it is still submerged to loosen and remove the lid.

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