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How To Clean a Steam Kettle With Citric Acid

Jan. 29, 2021
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How To Clean a Steam Kettle With Citric Acid

Citric acid can be purchased as a commercial cleaning ingredient. It is known for its scale removal properties. No wonder people like to use it to clean their kettles, dishwashers, washing machines and so on!

To use citric acid on your kettle, follow these steps:

Fill the kettle until it is almost half full.

Bring the kettle to a boil, then unplug it from the mains.

Add 2 tablespoons citric acid to the water in the kettle.

Stir the powder into the water with a spoon. Take care, it's going to be hot!

Leave the mixture in the kettle for at least 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes, empty the mixture and rinse the kettle.

Clean the filter

Don't forget to clean the filter. A lot of scales is involved here!

If the strainer is removable, place it in a cup of white vinegar for 20 minutes.

Use a scrubber to remove any scale.

How to clean the outside of the steam kettle

Cleaning the outside of the kettle should be done more regularly than descaling. You should try to do this at least every two weeks to remove any dirt or marks.

Spray cloth with antibacterial multifunctional cleaner.

Wipe the kettle to remove the residue.

For stainless steel kettles, you can use baby oil or olive oil to give them a glossy, stripless appearance. Wipe lightly with a clean, dry cloth.

After descaling the kettle, be sure to clean the nozzle. The steam in the kettle will do its job and it will relax the scale and it's amazing - it just takes a quick wipe.

Tips: If you want to clean the electric kettle, please be sure to keep the electrical components and socket dry at all times.

Prevent future limescale build-up

1.Don't fill the kettle to the top

Over time, standing water can lead to deposition. Let the remaining water cool and then pour it over the plants to prevent waste.

2.The filtered water

By filling the kettle only with filtered water or using a kettle with a filter, you may be able to reduce sediment. Kettles with built-in filters may not filter your water, but they will keep scale flakes from getting into your drink!

3.Keep clean regularly

Even if your kettle looks clean and scale-free, prevention is always the best approach. Make sure to keep up with regular cleaning to avoid feeling overwhelmed by deep cleaning.

4.Get a kettle descaling ball

These beautiful little steel balls can be placed in the kettle to ensure that scale is collected before it settles to the bottom. You can remove the ball periodically to rinse off the scale and reuse it.

How do you get rid of the metallic smell in your kettle?

It's normal to get a metallic taste from a brand new steam jacketed kettle. Usually, this will go away over time if you boil a few jugs of water first. If the metallic taste is still present, try using the soda bicarbonate method listed above.

Steam Kettle

Can you boil an egg in a kettle?

Sure! This fun trick is not the most practical idea, because if the egg breaks, you'll have a lot of cleaning on your hands. Poached eggs are also not recommended, as you never know what fragments will fall out of the shell! If you were us, we would put a pot on the stove.

What happens if I put an empty kettle?

It depends on the kettle, but, on older models, you can end up damaging the heating element. Some kettles turn off automatically if there is no water in them. This is an additional security feature.

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