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How to clean an electric kettle without chemicals and prevent unwanted plaque: useful tips

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
How to clean an electric kettle correctly
How to clean an electric kettle correctly

Every housewife has faced such a problem as limescale on a conventional and electric kettle, which is difficult to get rid of. There are many ways to clean it, but not all help, and some can only worsen it.

How not to ruin an electric kettle

The FoodOboz editorial team has selected useful tips to help you quickly and effectively eliminate limescale in kettles. The recommendations were published in INSIDER.

Tips:

How to clean a kettle with improvised means

1. To clean a stainless steel kettle, you will first need a few things, namely vinegar, lemon juice, or citric acid powder.

How to clean kettles properly

To clean kettles effectively, you will need:

  • baking soda
  • dishwashing detergent or mild detergent
Cleaning products
  • soft sponge or bottle brush
  • microfiber cloth or soft kitchen towel

2. How to clean the kettle with vinegar

How to clean the kettle with vinegar

First, fill about half of the kettle with a 1:1 solution of water mixed with the same amount of distilled white vinegar or lemon juice.

How to clean electric kettles

If you are using citric acid powder, use two tablespoons to half a kettle of water. Bring the solution to a boil, turn it off, and let the acidic solution stand for at least 20-30 minutes. Then pour it out and wash the kettle well.

3. How to clean the kettle with lemon juice

Lemon juice

Simply squeeze the juice from 2-3 lemons or limes, mix the juice with an equal amount of water, pour it into a kettle, and add lemon slices. Bring the kettle to a boil and let it stand for at least 30 minutes.

4. How to clean the kettle with Coca-Cola and soda

Coca-Cola for cleaning kettles

Pour three-quarters of the drink into the kettle and bring it to a boil. Let it cool for 30 minutes, pour it all out, and wash the inside of the kettle well.

Clean electric kettle

5. How to clean the kettle with soda and citric acid

Baking soda

Fill half a kettle with fresh water and boil it. Then add 2 tablespoons of citric acid powder to the boiling water and let it stand for 20 minutes before pouring it out, then wash the kettle.

How to clean an electric kettle

6. How to clean a glass kettle from the inside

Vinegar for washing kettles

The best way to clean a glass teapot is to boil a mixture of white vinegar and water in it. You can also use a very soft bottle brush and mild dish detergent. Avoid using abrasive materials as they can leave scratches on the glass.

Glass teapot

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