If you’re anything like me then you use your electric kettle all the time. I love hot water with lemon and can easily have a few cups in a day. Every so often I’ll see limescale build up in the kettle. Limescale is the deposit of calcium carbonate and a residue left behind by hard water. If there’s too much build up your kettle will not heat effectively and you will end up needing to buy a new one. Plus, it will look yucky!
There is a really quick, effective and natural way to clean your kettle – with white vinegar:
If you have coils then cover the coils with white vinegar and top up with water to the max level. If, like me, you don’t have coils showing then add approx 1/2 inch in height of white vinegar and top up with water to the max. Boil the kettle and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Pour out the water/vinegar mix. Your kettle should look shiny new! It will likely have a strong smell of vinegar. To get rid of the smell you need to fill the kettle with fresh water to the max level, boil and pour out the water.
I have been using this method for years and it works every time. It’s cheap, safe and doesn’t take much effort at all. Happy cleaning!