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How To Clean Your Kettle

Cleaning : Kitchen Cleaning

The kettle, let's face it, as an essential piece of equipment in most kitchens.

The best way to clean the inside of your kettle is to pour 1 inch of vinegar into it then add 2 inches of water then boil it for 10 minutes. Be careful because it will foam up but it will clean your kettle like new.

Save money on electricity

Another important point to note is that cleaning your kettle is good for your energy bill, too. The total amount of energy it uses is large and a clogged, limescale full kettle will require a lot more energy to boil.

Therefore only fill the kettle with as much water as you require each time you boil and keep it clear for great drinks and a refreshing aid to your electricity bill!


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By: John Williams on Sun, Jun 16th 2002

More kettles advice

I have tried cleaning my russell hobbs kettle with vinegar and water but it has not worked for me. Any other tips?

Try using citric acid or ascorbic acid (which is nothing other than vitamin C). Put enough water in the kettle to cover the area in question and then add the above - you will need at least one or two tablespoons. It won't take long and you will see that the kettle is cleaned, then rinse it out several times (as you tea or coffee could be a bit sour.

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