Does this sound familiar? You make a nice pot of tea, you try to serve and the lid just drops and breaks. Your heart sinks as it is your favourite teapot and you are now left with a pot without a lid.
There is a simple way to minimise the risk of this:
- get a piece of strong cotton string (or similar that is not slippery)
- double fold it
- tie the mid of the double folded string around the lid neck or ring (or whichever way you can secure it) and start plaiting
- tie the end of the string (after the plaited section) to the teapot handle
- If the teapot lid drops again after this, it is more like to hang of the teapot handle instead of dropping/breaking.