The Electric tea kettle is a convenient and time-saving tool to boil water for tea. You don’t have to put a pot on the stove and boil water to make tea. You just need to turn on the kettle, and the water will be boil in a few minutes.
While it is making life easy for you, you should also take care of it. Using a tea kettle over time without cleaning will affect its efficiency.
If you live in an area that has hard water, then a layer of limescale will be generated inside your kettle due to the presence of minerals in the water.
If you have noticed a layer of white material inside your kettle, then it’s time to clean it. Cleaning it doesn’t require much effort, so you don’t have to do much.
You just need to follow one of the following methods to clean a tea kettle.
Clean a Tea Kettle with White Vinegar
White vinegar is a common kitchen item used in cooking. However, it can also be used to clean a tea kettle, as described below.
- Take a measuring cup to add distilled vinegar and water in a 1:1 solution.
- Fill the kettle halfway through with this solution.
- Turn on the kettle and bring the solution to boiling point.
- When the solution starts boiling, turn off the kettle.
- Let the solution sit in the kettle for 20-30 minutes.
- Rinse the kettle with hot water.
- If there is still some scaling inside the kettle, you can use a scrub brush to remove that.
Clean a Tea Kettle with Baking Soda
Baking soda can also be used to clean the kettle. You can do it easily by following the simple steps below.
- Take 1 cup of baking soda and put it in the kettle.
- Fill the kettle with water and bring it to the boiling point.
- After boiling the solution turn off the kettle and let it cool down for 10-15 minutes.
- Pour out some water and use a scrub brush to remove scaling from the sides.
- If there is still some limescale left, then make a thick mixture of baking soda and water.
- Rub it inside the kettle let it sit for 10 minutes.
- Rinse it with clean water and your kettle will be clean and clear.
Clean a Tea Kettle with Lemon Juice
If you have lemon juice available, you can use it to remove limescale from the kettle as described below.
- Take some lemon juice and make a 1:1 solution with water.
- Fill the kettle halfway through and bring the solution to boil.
- Let the solution sit for 10-15 minutes.
- Rinse the kettle with clean water.
Clean a Tea Kettle with Citric Acid Powder
If you don’t have lemon juice available, you can also use citric acid powder to clean a tea kettle. Just follow these simple steps to perform this task.
- Fill the kettle halfway through with water.
- Bring the water to a boil.
- Add 2 tablespoons of citric acid powder to it.
- Let the solution sit for 20 minutes.
- Wash the kettle with clean water.
To take maximum advantage of your tea kettle, clean it often. A clean kettle will give you more efficiency and will not ruin the taste of your tea.
Never let water sit overnight in your kettle. It is because with time it forms rust which will decrease the efficiency of the kettle.