How to Get Rid of Limescale in the Kettle at Home: 3 Best Remedies

Limescale on the kettle is a common problem that occurs due to poor water quality and the regular use of this household appliance.

How to clean the kettle from scale with citric acid – tips

10-15 grams of citric acid must be dissolved in cold water (1 liter). After the crystals have melted, turn on the kettle until it boils. Then wait 30 minutes, and you can drain the water.

To get rid of the smell of citric acid and completely clean the kettle, you should boil the water a few more times and drain it.

How to clean the electric kettle from scale with baking soda – a recipe

In this case, you need to initially boil the kettle and only then add baking soda. You will need three teaspoons of baking soda per liter of water. Stir thoroughly, and then leave it for 10 minutes.

After that, boil the water again, and then rinse the kettle thoroughly. This method will allow you to descale not only the electric kettle but also an ordinary metal kettle.

How to clean the kettle with vinegar – grandmother’s method

To clean the kettle with vinegar, you need to mix 100 ml of solution with a liter of water. At the same time, it is better to add a drop of dish detergent to kill the bad smell. Mix everything thoroughly and pour the mixture into the kettle.

Then boil this mixture and leave the kettle to cool completely. You will also need sponges to perfectly wipe the kettle of scale. After this step is complete, rinse the kettle well under running water. Repeat this manipulation 2-3 times.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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