How to remove a thick layer of scale from a kettle and not spend a penny on it – find out in the UNIAN material.
Scale on the kettle is a common problem that occurs due to poor water quality and regular use of this household appliance. UNIAN will tell you how to remove a thick layer of scale from a kettle easily and quickly.
How to descale an electric kettle 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 completely. Then wait 30 minutes and you can drain the water.
To get rid of the smell of citric acid and completely clean the kettle, boil the water a few more times and drain it.
How to descale an electric kettle with soda – a recipe
In this case, you need to initially boil the kettle and only then add soda. You will need three teaspoons of baking soda per liter of water. Mix thoroughly and then leave for 10 minutes.
After that, boil the water again, and then rinse the kettle thoroughly. This method will allow you to descale not only an electric kettle, but also an ordinary metal one.
How to Clean a Kettle with Vinegar – Grandma’s Method
To clean the kettle with vinegar, you need to mix 100 ml of the solution with a liter of water. In this case, it is better to add a drop of dish detergent to kill the unpleasant 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 from scale. After completing this step, thoroughly rinse the kettle under running water. Repeat this manipulation 2-3 times.
Recall how to clean the outside of the pan from soot and fat.