Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Cleaning Your Kettle

How clean is the inside of your kettle ?  Does it look a little on the brown side ?  I was doing some cleaning at my girl's school the other day and as I finished cleaning the tea and coffee area,  I thought I'd look inside the kettle.  Yep,  it was brown.  When I arrived home I thought it was time to give my kettle a clean too.  I hadn't cleaned it for a couple of months.  Shock,  horror,  something dirty at my place !!!  I deliberately let to get really dirty to show you how quick and easy it is to have a sparkly new looking kettle.

All you need is a kettle full of cold water.  To this you add and a couple of teaspoons of Citric Acid.

Boil the kettle then pour the water down the sink.  Alternatively,  save the water. let it cool and pour it into the washing machine or water some plants.

Fill up the kettle again with fresh water and boil it.  Pour this water out ( and save it ).

Now the kettle is ready for use.

Here are my before and after photos.
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11 comments:

  1. Wow that works well too! I use a similar method to clean mine, but I use vinegar.

    Hmmm makes me wonder what is in the water we drink with that yucky colour left behind, I find when using rain water we don't get so much brown stuff.

    Citric acid is good for cleaning toilets, so alternatively you could pour the leftover water in the toilet :)

    xTania

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  2. Hi Wendy. Wow your kettle looks transformed! I've never used citric acid before so I have a couple of questions about it. Will it leave an after taste or smell in your kettle? And what other uses does citric acid have? Thanks so much. I might look inside my kettle if I dare?! Regards, Liz.

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    1. Not it doesn't leave an after taste providing you boil the kettle with clean water afterwards.

      Citric acid s great for making fruit cordial.

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  3. That is so clever Wendy, thankyou!

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  4. Wow! I usually use a chemical cleaner by Breville which achieves the same result but next time I'll definitely try citric acid. Good tip!

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  5. That is amazing. And healthy. And inexpensive! Its on my to do list now. xxx

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  6. does anyone know where the citric acid is located in the supermarket?

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    1. From memory it's in the baking aisle normally on the top shelf.

      I now buy mine from Hindustan Imports in a little bag and refill the container. It's much cheaper this way. Other herb and spice shops should sell it.

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  7. OMG I'm definitely giving this a go!!!! That's just damn amazing!!!

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  8. Hi Wendy, i'm going to give this a try on the weekend as i usually use vinegar, thanks Maureen

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  9. In the past I have used Tang for this and to clean my dishwasher. Tang was recommended to us to clean the processor (for film and paper) at my printing job by the repair man. It's good citric acid.

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