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Here's how to clean your electric kettle:

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Descaling the interior:

  1. Vinegar solution: Fill the kettle with a 50/50 mix of white vinegar and water. Bring the solution to a boil and then let it sit for at least 20 minutes (or longer for stubborn build-up). The vinegar will help loosen mineral deposits (scale).
  2. Rinse thoroughly: Empty the kettle and rinse it several times with clean water until the vinegar smell is gone.
  3. Alternative: If the vinegar smell is persistent, you can also use a solution of lemon juice and water instead.

Cleaning the interior:

  1. Baking soda (optional): For a lighter clean, you can use baking soda instead of vinegar. Add 1-2 tablespoons of baking soda to the kettle and fill it with water. Let it sit for 10 minutes, then scrub gently with a non-abrasive sponge or brush. Rinse thoroughly.

Cleaning the exterior:

  1. Wipe down: Use a damp cloth with a mild dish soap solution to wipe down the outside of the kettle.
  2. Dry thoroughly: Make sure to dry the exterior completely before plugging it back in.

Here are some additional tips:

  • Consult your kettle's manual for specific cleaning instructions, as some kettles may have different recommendations.
  • Don't use harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners on your kettle, as they can damage the surface.
  • To prevent mineral buildup, consider using filtered water in your kettle.
  • Clean your kettle regularly, depending on how often you use it and the hardness of your water. A monthly cleaning is a good rule of thumb.

By following these steps, you can keep your electric kettle clean and free of mineral deposits, ensuring that your boiled water tastes fresh.

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