An unusual way to descale a kettle: no need for vinegar

Alina MilsentLife
Sparkling water will help to descale the kettle

Hard tap water is the cause of limescale in the kettle. It contains calcium, magnesium and other salts, which cause deposits.

When heated, the salts turn into an insoluble precipitate, which is commonly called scale. Initially, it has a light porous structure, so it can be removed without much difficulty. If you neglect to clean the kettle, the sediment becomes very hard. How to descale a kettle - read the OBOZREVATEL article.

There is a very simple and popular life hack that involves using ordinary soda. It is better to pour it into the kettle, after keeping it open for a while, so that the "bubbles" come out a little. Then it is recommended to pour the water into the kettle, boil it and rinse it.

This is a delicate cleaning method that is suitable if you do not risk using vinegar or popular abrasives. In addition, sparkling water will save you a lot of time - you won't have to wash the kettle for a long time to remove the unpleasant smell of vinegar or acid residues.


There is also a very effective life hack with a baking soda solution. Pour 1.5 litres of water into a kettle and add 4 tablespoons of baking soda. Stir thoroughly and leave for an hour. There is one caveat to this life hack - the kettle may not smell very good. To remove the smell, boil the water 2-3 times.

You can also use citric acid or the juice of one lemon. The acid in its composition will dissolve limescale well and disinfect the kettle. Read more about the method in the article.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL said that a darkened kettle is not only an aesthetic flaw. In the absence of regular and proper washing, pathogenic bacteria and germs can accumulate in it. The spout of a teapot is usually rinsed with water, because no rag or sponge will fit in it. However, it's better to try a trick that will help you clean up dirt instantly.

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