How to clean an electric kettle

electric kettle

Clean kettle with vinegar

First, you need to prepare white vinegar, lemon juice, baking soda, dish sponge.

Pour water and white vinegar into the kettle in a 1:1 ratio. The amount of water and vinegar only needs to be about half a kettle.

Boil water. Turn off the kettle if it doesn’t turn off automatically. Let the vinegar soak in the kettle for at least 20 minutes, then discard.

After that, you just need to pour out the water inside, rinse the kettle with clean water.

If dirt is still stuck in the kettle, you can dip a warm sponge in dry baking soda and scrub the inside of the kettle. This way the stains will quickly disappear. Finally, rinse the kettle with clean water and let it dry.

Clean kettle with baking soda

Kettles after a period of use often have calcium carbonate deposits. This residue when it meets baking soda will react and disappear. So you can use baking soda to clean the kettle in a simple way. 

Fill the kettle with water and add a few tablespoons of baking soda. Boil warm water and soak for a few minutes. Then, pour out the water and rinse the kettle with clean water.

Use potatoes or potato skins

This sounds ridiculous, but potatoes are really good at cleaning kettles. You can put potato skins or a few potato slices in the kettle. Add water to the kettle and bring to a boil. This way, the plaque in the kettle will peel off and be easier to clean.

Use eggshells

You can use washed eggshells, break them into small pieces, and put them in a kettle of water. Pour enough water about half a kettle and bring to a boil. Occasionally stir the eggshell inside the kettle with chopsticks. After boiling for about 5-10 minutes, pour out all the water and eggshell inside. Use a sponge to wash dishes and warm dishwashing liquid.

Abbas Jahangir

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