In the modern world, no one can surprise anyone with an electric kettle. And, indeed, this device has long been firmly settled in every family, performing the function of an indispensable assistant that can quickly heat water, and, therefore, save your time. Unfortunately, regular operation can significantly shorten the life of an electric kettle. The reason is that the water we use contains many mineral impurities that can form unwanted scale inside the device.
Fortunately, this problem can be easily solved if you know the rules by which you can easily and effectively remove destructive scale.
Because of what does this scale appear?
First of all, because of the possible high salt content in the water. As a result, the entire heating surface of the kettle can become covered with scale, which causes many problems. It is she who can significantly worsen the taste of drinks and increase the time required to heat the water in the kettle.
Subsequently, if a scale problem is started, the kettle’s automatic shutdown system may fail, which, as a result, will lead to the fact that its contents will boil until the kettle is turned off manually.
The worst thing is that even if your electric kettle has a filter, it is not able to fully protect it from scale, as it is unable to clean the water from lime.
So what should be done to make the electric kettle last as long as possible?
Everything is incredibly simple. To begin with, as a preventive measure, after use, rinse the kettle with a sponge, this will help get rid of the thin plaque that can form on the walls. But the old, hardened plaque is almost impossible to remove in this way. In this case, special chemicals for electric kettles will help you. But even here there are “pitfalls” – the price of such products is high, and if you use them too often, they can easily ruin the heating element of your kettle.
In this case, the so-called “home methods” will serve you much more effectively.
The most effective of these methods was and remains vinegar. For effective cleaning, water and vinegar (9%) are poured into the kettle in a ratio of 2: 1, respectively, brought to a boil and left to cool the water. After the water has cooled, it is poured out. The kettle is then washed well.
There is also a method using citric acid, in this case, citric acid (a bag) is poured into cold water in a kettle and brought to a boil. Then the kettle is washed. Citric acid can also be replaced with the juice of one squeezed fresh lemon.
Using these methods, you will achieve maximum results in the fight against unwanted scale. Good luck!