Hi there, this is a guest post from Ken of Productspy, hope it helps Y’all on how to remove limescale in the kettles.
Unable to give your kettle a good clean for a long time! this may cause limescale build-up in your kettle.
Limescale build-up in your kettle will not just cause you a problem cleaning it but also may shorten the life of your kettle. Worry no more! I will share with you the ways on how to remove limescale build-up in your kettle.
What causes limescale in kettles?
Limescale is the hard, off-white residue build-up that is caused by hard water, which is rich in calcium and magnesium. There are ways to test if you have hard water. You will need a transparent water bottle and a liquid soap. Fill the water bottle halfway with water and put a small amount of soap into a water bottle. Shake the bottle vigorously. If there are plenty of suds, chances are you have soft water. If there are only a few bubbles most likely you have hard water. But if you want a more accurate water hardness test you can try a test kit at any DIY store near you.
Ways to remove limescale in your kettle?
If you have already spotted a brown or white hard water residue in your kettle. Simply boil the kettle with a mixture of half white vinegar and half water. Then giving the stained areas a scrub and rinse thoroughly. You can also use baking soda or sliced lemons then add water and boil. Kettles with heavy deposits build-up can be difficult to clean, you can repeat the process till the desired result is achieved. There are also specially formulated chemical product descalers that suit to a metal or plastic kettle available on the market.
How often should you descale your kettle?
You can do it regularly once every 1 to 3 months depending on the hardness of the water. Regular descaling may help reduce the boiling time and prolongs the life of the kettle.
How to prevent limescale in the kettle?
Limescale in kettle occurs where the hard water minerals sit and eventually evaporates, leaving a build-up of minerals behind. We usually tend to leave water in the kettle after use but this not a good practice as this may cause mineral deposits build-up in your kettle. You can prevent limescale build-up in the kettle by simply rinsing out your kettle after each use and drying it thoroughly. Also, you can buy kettles that are specially made for hard water, see reviews for kettles over at productspy.co.uk.