This teapot is easy to clean. The infuser is sturdy, and since it’s perforated steel instead of wire mesh, it’s much easier to clean, and doesn’t discolour as easily. However, it’s very big, and I have a habit to underleaf tea in big teapots and oversteep them to compensate. This is a good teapot for company, but it’s not good for individuals unless you’re absolutely sure you’ll be able to drink a full litre of tea in a few hours. I suggest putting a tea cozy on this one just in case.
There are only 2 things wrong with this teapot, and both of them involve the lid: 1) The “stem” that forms the handle on the lid is hollow, so if you want to lift up the lid, it will get too hot to pick up easily. 2) There is no hole in the lid to equalize the pressure from pouring out the tea. If the lid is on in just the wrong angle, the tea will come out in spurts rather than as a smooth, steady pour – this is much more apparent on the 45 oz pot compared to the 24 oz one.