If you use your electric kettle, or water boiler, a lot, it will accumulate calcium deposits over time. You can clean away these white, flaky deposits in about an hour with just two household ingredients. Vinegar acts as a dissolving agent, and baking soda helps remove the strong taste and odor of white vinegar and adds an abrasive element to remove all remaining deposits.
Things You'll Need
- White vinegar
- 2 tbsp. baking soda
Unplug the water boiler and ensure it is completely cool.
Add white vinegar to fill 1/3 of water boiler. Fill the remaining portion with water. Let the water boiler sit for 30 minutes.
Rinse water boiler thoroughly with water and refill approximately 2/3 full with water.
Add 2 tbsp. of baking soda to water boiler and mix until the baking soda has dissolved.
Turn water boiler on and boil water. Let the solution soak for 30 minutes and rinse.
- Heather; Breville Customer Service; Torrance, CA
- Helldy; Bodum Customer Service; New York, NY
- Russell Hobbs: How to Clean Your Electric Tea Kettle
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