How to clean an electric kettle
Appliances as simple as kettles shock us with how multipurpose they are! Need boiling water quickly for tea, coffee or even instant noodles, soups or pastas? Head straight to your kettle!
Assisting so many tasks can get a bit messy; especially because of dirt building up. Here's how to clean your kettle to have it function at peak efficiency!
We're going to use the term "descale" a lot throughout, but what does it even mean? "Descaling" simply means removing a layer or a coating. "Descaling a kettle" means removing a layer of any hard mineral build-up.
How to clean an electric kettle? Complete guide
#BorosilTip: Descale your kettles at least 4 times a year (depending upon usage) to clean up hard mineral build-up.
Descale with Lemon Juice
To descale your electric kettle, mix lemon juice and water in a 1:1 ratio to form a solution. Bring this solution to a boil in the kettle and allow it to cool for 20 minutes before you dispose of the liquid away. This successfully descales your kettle.
Descale with Vinegar
Mix a solution of water and distilled white vinegar in a 1:1 ratio. Bring that solution to a boil in your electric kettle. Let the solution sit inside for 20 minutes before pouring it down the drain. Your kettle will be successfully descaled.
Clean the Filter
Before anything, make sure your kettle is turned off. If it has a water filter, clean it by following the manufacturer's instructions. You can soak it in the same mixture mentioned above with vinegar. Soak for at least 5 minutes and then scrub off any dirt. If your filter is at its wit's end, consider having it replaced.
Clean the Interior
Use a soft sponge, or a brush to gently scrub the interior of your kettle.
Dipping the sponge or brush in vinegar will help loosen mineral build-up if any.
#BorosilTip: Pay attention to the spout of your kettle. That's where the heaviest build-up is accumulated.
Clean the Exterior
Wipe down the exterior with a sponge dipped in a solution of warm water and a few drops of dishwashing soap. This will help in gently scrubbing out any stains or spots that may have racked up during usage.
NEVER fully submerge your kettle in water as that will damage your heating element.
Now that all parts are cleaned, you can reassemble your kettle and run a quick rinse to get rid of any cleaning solutions or loose minerals!
With a clean kettle atyour hands, run it up to enjoy a hot cup of tea. Relish your chai-time with some delicious keema samosas to give it some company!