Notice your kettle collecting white, yellowish or even brown dirt? This is called limescale, and it forms when water is heated. Not only does it give water a nasty metallic taste, but it can also make your kettle take longer to boil water, shortening its lifespan.
If you haven’t been cleaning your kettle, it’s not too late to do it now. Today, we’ve got you covered with 4 ways to remove limescale!
1. Boil Water With Lemons
Lemons always come in handy when it comes to cleaning. All you’ll need is half of a lemon to remove limescale from your kettle.
- Squeeze the half lemon into the kettle and leave it inside after.
- Pour in 1 cup of water and let mixture boil.
- Let it sit for an hour after it reaches a boil.
- Pour out mixture, refill the kettle with water and boil.
- Pour out water and rinse the kettle.
- Using a sponge, scrub off any remaining limescale and rinse again.
2. Boil Water With Vinegar
Another common cleaning agent, all you’ll need is ½ cup of vinegar and ½ cup of water.
- Pour ½ cup of vinegar and ½ cup of water into the kettle and let it boil.
- Let mixture sit for an hour after it reaches a boil.
- Pour out mixture, fill the kettle with water and boil again.
- Rinse kettle afterward.
- Using a sponge, scrub off any remaining limescale inside and rinse again.
Note: You may have to repeat steps 4 and 5 around 3 to 4 times to get rid of any lingering vinegar.
3. Boil Baking Soda And Water Mixture
A teaspoon of baking soda is all you’ll need for this method!
- Pour a teaspoon of baking soda into the kettle and add 500ml of water.
- Turn on the kettle and let it boil.
- Let the boiled mixture sit for 15 minutes.
- Pour out mixture and rinse kettle.
- Using a sponge, scrub the interior to remove any remaining limescale and rinse again.
4. Boil Coke
Seems weird, but according to this TikTok user, boiling coke works wonders in removing limescale!
- Pour coke into kettle until it reaches its maximum line.
- Turn on kettle and let it boil.
- Pour out mixture and scrub interior with a sponge.
- Repeat steps 1 to 3.
- Rinse kettle afterwards.
We recommend that you descale your kettle every 4 to 8 weeks to preserve its efficiency. Try any of these methods and we’re sure your kettle will be good as new in no time!
Which one will you be trying out? Comment down below and let us know!