How To Clean An Electric Kettle?

Electric kettles provide us with convenient and fast hot water. However, over time, scale and bacteria can accumulate inside and outside the kettle, affecting water quality and health. To ensure the hygiene of your kettle, proper cleaning methods are crucial. This article will explain how to effectively clean your electric kettle and make your kettle look like new again.

Remove scale

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Use distilled white vinegar to remove scale. The acetic acid in white vinegar can effectively dissolve scale, making it easier to clean. Mix distilled white vinegar and water in a 1:1 ratio, then pour the mixture into half a jug. Heat to boiling. Let the kettle cool for 20 minutes. After pouring out the vinegar water, rinse the kettle with clean water.

Use lemon juice to remove limescale. The citric acid in lemon juice dissolves scale. Mix lemon juice and water at a ratio of 1:1, pour into half a kettle and heat until boiling. Wait for the kettle to cool down, then rinse with clean water.

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Clean water filter

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If your electric kettle has a filter, it’s also important to clean it regularly. Before further cleaning, unplug the kettle. Clean the filter according to the instructions. You can also soak it in a mixture of hot water and distilled white vinegar. After 10 minutes, wipe the filter with a brush.

Clean the inside of the kettle

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In a kettle that has been boiled with white vinegar, the minerals have been loosened. Use a soft-bristled brush to wipe the inside of the kettle. Note that there may be residual scale at the nozzle. After wiping, rinse with clean water. If you encounter chalky stains, use a damp, non-abrasive sponge dipped in baking soda to remove them.

Clean the outside of the kettle

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The outside of the kettle also needs to be cleaned regularly to ensure hygiene. Wipe the outside of the kettle with a mild detergent and a damp cloth. Avoid water entering the plug part during cleaning. Everyday stains, such as water spots, can be removed. Finally, wipe the surface of the kettle dry with a dry microfiber cloth.

Boil water for cleaning

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The final step is to boil water again and rinse. Pour in half the water, heat until boiling, then pour off the water. This helps remove detergent residue and loose minerals. Repeat this step if necessary.

Tips for keeping your electric kettle clean for longer

1 Pour away the remaining water immediately after each use of the kettle to avoid the accumulation of scale and bacteria.

2 Use distilled water instead of tap water (hard water type)

3 Try to avoid using too many chemical cleaners. Choose a gentle cleaning method like white vinegar or lemon juice.

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