Each and every one of us uses the kettle on a near daily basis, for anything from making noodles and rice, to making hot beverages like tea and coffee. Have you ever counted how many cups of tea or coffee you consume in a day? Well, imagine the amount of grime accumulating in your kettle each time you set it to boil! It is safe to say that everyone could benefit from learning how to clean a kettle.
If you are someone who loves your hot drinks, here are a few pointers for a clean kettle and great cup of tea every time!
What is Limescale?
Limescale is a tough, milky white deposit often referred to as calcium carbonate. It is commonly found clogging up hard-to-clean places like:
- Hot-water tanks
- Old pipes
- Central heating systems
Limescale is primarily found in areas where hot water has evaporated and solidified. The deposits are unsightly and difficult to remove by scrubbing alone, making cleaning a kettle a bit of a challenge. The harder you scrub, the more susceptible the kettle is to having its inner surface removed in the process. But with the right mixture of mild acids, calcium carbonate can be easily dissolved.