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Unusual way to descale a kettle: no vinegar needed

Alina MilsentLife
Carbonated water will help clean the kettle from limescale

The cause of scale in the kettle is hard tap water. It contains calcium, magnesium, and other salts, which provoke deposits.

When heated, the salts turn into an insoluble precipitate, which is popularly called scale. Initially, it has a light porous structure, so it can be removed without much effort. If you neglect to clean the kettle, the sediment becomes very hard. Read OBOZREVATEL's article on how to descale a kettle.

There is a very simple and popular life hack that involves using regular soda. It is better to pour it into the kettle, 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 and rinse.

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.

Unusual way to descale a kettle: no vinegar needed

There is also a very effective life hack with a baking soda solution. Pour 1.5 liters of water into a kettle and add 4 tablespoons of baking soda. Stir thoroughly and leave for an hour. This life hack has one caveat - the kettle may not smell very pleasant. To remove the odor, 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. More about the method - read in the article.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you 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 through it. However, it's better to try an effective tip that will help you instantly clean the dirt. 

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