The first thing you might wonder about Pyrex glass teapots is how to use them. Luckily, using a Pyrex glass teapot isn't much different from using other types of teapots. You'll need some hot water, loose tea or tea leaves, and a cup or mug—that's pretty much it! Let's go over the details so that you can get started brewing up a pot of tea as soon as possible.
A glass teapot is a handy addition to your kitchen
It's great for making tea, and it's easy to clean, store, use, find and afford. The following steps will help you get started:
- Pour hot water into the teapot
- Add tea leaves (or other ingredients)
- Pour in more hot water as necessary
Glass teapots are generally made from borosilicate glass.
Borosilicate is a type of glass that is heat resistant and more expensive than regular glass. It's also more durable, which is why it's the preferred material for cooking with and drinking from. This type of glass is also known as Pyrex, so you may have heard people refer to their teapots or other cookware as "pyrex."
If you're looking for a long-lasting teapot that will last you a lifetime, then go with borosilicate over regular old windowpane—you won't regret it!
Use a Pyrex glass teapot for loose tea or with a tea infuser.
You can use a Pyrex glass teapot for loose tea or with an infuser. The Pyrex glass teapot is perfect for brewing your favorite tea without the risk of breaking it in the process.
Warm up your pot before pouring the hot water
A teapot is a great tool for brewing loose tea, but it requires a little extra care and attention. First, you’ll need to warm up your pot before pouring in the hot water. Pour some boiling water into your glass teapot and let it sit for at least five minutes to warm both the inside of the pot and its contents. Then, pour out all of that hot water before adding more (you can re-use this same batch of tea leaves multiple times if you want).
Don't let the water boil in the pot.
In the event that you need to boil water in the teapot, I recommend using a microwave-safe Pyrex glass measuring cup. Be sure to use a timer and don't let it get too hot! Boiling water can cause your teapot to crack, shatter, explode or break (or even crackle).
Pouring hot liquids into glass may cause it to crack.
Glass is a great material for teapots, but it can crack if you handle it improperly.
- Don’t pour hot liquids into glass.
- Don’t fill glass with hot liquid.
- Don’t put hot liquid in a glass container that isn't already full.
Use caution when handling the lid of a hot teapot.
The most important thing to remember is to handle the lid of a hot teapot with care. You may be tempted to grab it by its handle, but that's not safe. Instead, use a tea towel or oven mitt (if you have one). Never touch the lid with your fingers! And don't let it fall onto the ground—you could hurt someone or break something. Also, don't leave the lid on any surface where children or pets might knock it off accidentally.
Remove the lid and infuser before washing the Pyrex glass teapot.
When you are finished using the Pyrex glass teapot, remove it from the stove and allow it to cool. It is important that you do not immerse your Pyrex glass teapot in water when washing it. This can trap steam and lead to dangerous explosions! Always use warm or cool water when washing your teapot by hand.
Avoid using a dishwasher to clean your Pyrex glass tea kettle because many detergents contain chemicals that may be harmful if they come into contact with food or drink containers such as this one. If possible, hand wash only with mild soap (like castile soap) and warm water; however, if this is not possible then go ahead and wash on gentle cycle without any additional fabric softener added to avoid lint build-up behind filter holes where tiny particles could get lodged over time which could lead back into brewing process itself thus affecting flavor balance within certain types of blends like Rooibos blends most commonly used commercially worldwide right now based off what our research tells us today (as of March 2019). Please note: Do not scrub or brush hard against surface area inside any part of set since doing so might scratch off protective coating resulting in leaching between layers causing eventual breakage down upon repeated exposure over time due out lack there being proper maintenance/handling procedures put into place beforehand before purchase; therefore we recommend always washing gently even if there appears no visible damage occurring at first glance but rather wait until after several uses before making final assessment about whether or not maintenance needs done sooner rather than later."
Using a Pyrex glass teapot is similar to other types of teapots.
But it does have some additional precautions.
Don't use the teapot for anything other than tea and boiling water. Don't put the pot on direct heat (like an electric burner), or in the microwave, or in any other type of hot oven. Make sure you keep it away from high heat sources like broilers and hot plates. And don't let children handle it without adult supervision—tea kettles are very hot when they're empty!
In addition to these general safety tips, there are also some specific things you can do with your Pyrex glass teapot that help make using it easier:
Now that you know how to use a Pyrex glass teapot, it’s time to get brewing. You can use your new teapot with loose tea leaves or with an infuser. The best way to warm up the glass is by pouring hot water into it and letting it sit for a few minutes before using it for actual tea. Another tip is not to let the water boil in this type of vessel because doing so may cause cracks! And remember: use caution when handling its lid because hot liquids can be dangerous. Finally, after using your Pyrex glass teapot for making tea—and cleaning it out later on—you should wash all parts separately from other dishes in order to avoid cross-contamination.