Anyway, we quickly rushed out and purchased our very own! Everything was given the dishwasher treatment - well nearly everything ;-) In particular, we were astonished how well our stainless steel tea pot came up! It looked like new! Mugs and cups became tea-stain free. It certainly beat Steradent tablets.
The downside is now, after many years, the cups and mugs and the teapot cannot now be de-stained - even Steradent does not now work. :-(
Does anyone know what treatment we can do to get these back to pristine condition again?