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Try get a plastic bowl, put in a few spoon of baking soda (Bi-carb) a few pieces of foil gently scrunched in your hand and then BOILING water. Put in the the teapot in and watch. It is great for silver also.
Denise Gaffney Gaborone, Botswana
Hi there Beth, I'm hoping this video will guide you in getting your pewter teapot looking like new again - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeNPCuJpYd0
Cleaning pewter teapot
To clean antique pewter, put one teaspoon salt in one cup white vinegar. Add flour into salt and vinegar until it makes a paste. Apply the paste and let it sit on the pewter for fifteen minutes to an hour. Rinse with clean warm water and polish dry.
For polished pewter, use a solution of warm water and dishwashing liquid to gently remove any dirt from the pewter piece, then rinse it carefully and dry it with a soft cloth. You can also use a mixture of one cup of vinegar and half a cup of flour to clean polished pewter.
Heres a good page to help you out