The average kettle will develop a layer of limescale at some point. But rather than scrubbing and washing your kettle using chemicals, you can clean and descale a kettle in a matter of minutes, with little to no effort at all, just by using water and natural ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen cupboards.
It’s such a simple process just follow these very simple steps
- Fill the kettle with water and then add in 20ml of white vinegar or lemon juice.
- Leave to sit for an hour
- Leave the solution in the kettle and boil
- Empty your kettle and if you have limescale the lumps will come away when pouring
- Fill the kettle again with cold water
- Boil again to rinse and then use as normal.
You can also use citric acid, just pop 20ml off the powder into the water or sliced lemon, add in 3 slices with the water.
If you have limescale/hard water build up around the spout of lid area, simple dampen some kitchen paper with white vinegar and then wrap around that area, leave to sit for 15/20 minutes, remove and wipe away.
To keep your kettle is good working order and keep the hard water away I recommend doing this once a month.