how to descale electric tea kettle

how to descale electric tea kettle

How to Descale an Electric Tea Kettle

Descaling an electric tea kettle is an important part of keeping it functioning properly. Descaling not only prevents the growth of limescale and bacteria, but it also keeps the electric kettle clean and improves the taste of the tea. Here is a simple guide on how to properly descale an electric tea kettle.

Step One: Clean the Exterior

  • Disconnect the power: First and foremost, always be sure to unplug your electric kettle before cleaning it.
  • Scrub the surface: Using a mild cleaning solution and a soft cloth, scrub the exterior of the electric kettle to get it looking good as new.
  • Rinse: Rinse the exterior of the electric kettle with warm water, making sure not to get the interior of the kettle wet.

Step Two: Descale the Inside

  • Fill the kettle with equal parts water and vinegar: Fill the electric kettle with equal parts of white vinegar and water. Make sure to fill the kettle no more than ¾ full.
  • Boil the kettle: Put the electric kettle on the stove and let it come to a boil. Once boiled, turn off the heat.
  • Let it sit: Let the kettle cool off completely. Leave the vinegar and water mixture sitting in the kettle for 3-4 hours.
  • Empty and rinse: Once the mixture is done sitting in the kettle, discard it and rinse the interior of the kettle with clean water.

Following these steps will ensure that your electric kettle is properly descaled and running its best. Keeping your electric kettle properly descaled and clean will not only improve its functioning, but also the flavor of the tea coming from it.


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