Descale a kettle with vinegar
We britains like to drink a lot of tea. And we mostly use an electric kettle to boil the water for it. The problem that i have is, because we use the kettle so much, is that it builds up limescale very fast. So i descale it regularly. It keeps the kettle clean and free of limescale. Because after a longer period of time the limescale builds up and the kettle becomes very dirty. So i use a simple and very cheap way to clean our kettle. And get rid of all the limescale. Descaling a kettle with White vinegar is one of them!
So i (or my wife) remove the limescale build up in the kettle. And we as it says in the header. We use white vinegar and water. So we don’t have to use and buy expensive chemicals. But only white vinegar and water for descaling our kettle (do not use malt vinegar) which we buy and you can buy for less then £1 in your supermarket around the corner. So you can read below how we descale our kettle.
How to Remove Lime scale from a Kettle with vinegar
- Cover the affected areas with water and make sure it is covered and set the kettle to boil.
- If that’s finished then you add the white vinegar (1/4 of the water in the kettle) and the limescale will disappear while you watch.
- Then we let it sit around for about an hour and we let the limescale in the kettle dissolve completely.
- When the ketlle descaling is finished then you neede to rinse the kettle and re-boil a couple of time so that everything is gone and there is no vinegar taste.
Descaling your kettle
We descale our kettle every couple of months, this makes it easier and it also doesn’t require much time. We find it easier to do it more often so it doesnt build up to much. Then you also to likely remove all the limescale in the kettle. If it’s been longer then 3 or 4 months since you last descaled your kettle it is better that you use a stronger mix of white vinegar and leave it overnight or you could repeat the process a couple of times. Just be sure you boil the kettle with fresh water a couple of times before you use it.
It’s by far the easiest, cheapest and safest way to descale your kettle and completely remove the lime scale from your kettle.
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