I have the same teapot, and have never used any abrasive scrubber on it. It did however have accumulated spots of grease that could not be removed with soap and a soft dish cloth. How I have been able to remove them, is boil a full kettle of water in the teapot. So it is nice and hot. Then get a soft dry cotton towel, and then gently rub and buff the grease spots off. No abrasive scrubbers. Just a hot teapot and a soft cloth. It will look like new!
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Look at all the lines and at the hole the hot water comes out ,there might be some blockage somewhere.Also try and put a mix of 6 oz of white vinegar and then 26oz of water and stop it after it starts for about 1 minute or two the let the mix sit in the machine. Hopefully there is scale built up on the heating coil and the mix of water and vinegar will most likely do the trick . Also look for blocked hole where the hot water comes ,Check the unit out for something blocking any holes. good luck.
If it do not have any obvious way to fix it (locking clips or screws) and it was just inserted on the metal part ..than you can use some kind of glue for plastic and fix it back again .a super -glue will work or a strong plastic adhesive .Clean both ends so that any grease to be removed...and apply the adhesive on the plastic end .. and than insert it to the metal end ..in such a way that the adhesive to fill the space and the excess substance will drain off when you press them together. leave them to react for a while without touching them ..be sure you choose a temperature resistant adhesive ...
Hi Julie - This is likely a Target Michael Graves product . Generally , parts for the Target Graves products are not sold . I am not familair with the size of the whistler you need . The only Michael Graves replacement kettle whistle available is the Alessi version .
Vinegar is very good at removing scaly deposits. Heat white/clear vinegar just as you would normally heat the water for your tea. After heating the vinegar, pour out and rinse thoroughly with water. If there are still deposits after this first attempt, use vinegar once again. Once you are satisfied that all the deposits have been removed, heat water in the tea pot 2-3 times to remove any smell or taste from the vinegar (before using for tea).
IF THE BUILD UP OF SCALE IS BAD YOU MAY HAVE TO TREAT SEVERAL TIMES TO CLEAN. VINIGER IS A GOOD CHOICE, JUST FILL ABOVE THE COILS AND LET SIT AND DO THIS AS MANY TIMES AS IT TAKES TO CLEAN THE COILS. ANOTHER GOOD PRODUCT IS CALLED- CLR MOST HOME DEPOTS HANDLE THIS PRODUCT IT STANDS FOR C-CALSIUM / L- LIME / R- RUST
THIS IS A LITTLE STRONGER THEN VINIGER BUT DOES THE SAME THING. BOTH WILL TAKE SEVERAL CLEANINGS