How to Descale a Kettle in 4 simple steps

Why A Kettle Limescale Remover Is Needed…

kettle1Kettles that are full of limescale look bad, taste bad and don’t operate efficiently. If you have limescale in your kettle it takes longer to boil and people waste electricity in the process. This is because of the fact that lime-scales consist of elements that prevent heat from conducting properly. As a result, the elements can get burned out if they are not descaled. This would make the kettles useless and users would end up having to buy a new one. The best way to avoid this problem is by descaling a kettle. This process is extremely easy and can be performed at home by anyone with relative ease. All one needs to do is follow a few simple steps to ensure that they get the best results from descaling.

Follow These Steps On How To Descale A Kettle…

Step 1 – Choosing the ingredient

The first step and by far the most important step, is to choose the ingredient that will be used for descaling the kettle. There are a number of ingredients that one can choose from, such as easily available kitchen items like citric acid, white vinegar or a commercial kettle limescale remover and descaler. If a commercial descaler were your preferred method of limescale removal, then it would be wise to follow the manufacturer’s instructions in order to get the best results. One should also ensure to take care of their eyes, skin and the nearby objects, as the commercial kettle limestone remover can often be corrosive in nature.

Step 2 – Making the mixture

The next step is to make the mixture that would be used to descale the kettles. If you end up using vinegar, it should be diluted with water to the ratio of 1:1. If citric acids are your choice then you need to mix 30g of lemons or limes for about every 500ml of water. For those people who prefer to use a commercial descaler, the right mix depends on the brand and the manufacturer. Thus, it would be best to mix them in the ratios mentioned by the particular manufacturer.

Step 3 – Descaling your kettles

The third step is the actual descaling process. If the vinegar mixture has been used, it needs to be left in the kettle for an hour without boiling. However, for the mixture of citrus acids needs to be boiled and the kettle should be allowed to cool down before the mixture is removed from it. In cases where a commercial kettle limescale remover has been used, it is once again imperative to follow the directions for use as has been mentioned on the labels of these products.

Step 4 – Cleaning and Rinsing the kettles to make them fit for use

The last step is to remove the mixture from the kettle and thoroughly wipe the kettle. Alternatively, one could also use a little bit of bicarbonate of soda on a damp cloth to get rid of any limescale that may still be inside the kettle. However, make sure that the element has cooled down and you have unplugged the kettles before wiping them.

Before you can use these kettles again, you need to ensure that you fully rinse them with water at least 4 – 5 times to remove any odour or portion of the mixture that might have remained in the kettle. That is how to descale a kettle in an easy 4-step process.


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