It smells so strongly that I can taste it just by taking the lid off. I haven't even tried to use it yet, but I have tried to clean it. I've boiled a mixture of vinegar and water, let it soak. I've scrubbed it with baking soda. Let it stand filled with baking soda. Tried the vinegar again, etc. You get the idea.
Any other suggestions for saving my purchase? I've just always loved this tea kettle and it would hurt my heart a little to give it up. - Shayna
You can also scrub in the inside with half a lemon and salt - although test a little first, as this may remove any coating or finish.
One other suggestion we came across is salt and cinnamon mixed - scrub thoroughly and let sit overnight, then rinse. Again, be careful as this may scratch the pot.
Other than leaving her pretty new teapot on the shelf as a decorative accessory only, any suggestions for Shayna?