How to Clean and Descale Your Electric Kettle? 4 Easy Methods

How to Clean and Descale Your Electric Kettle? 4 Easy Methods

In our life, electric kettle plays an important role. Almost all people use an electric kettle for boiling water. Whenever we want the instant boil water for preparing tea or coffee, for soups or noodles, then we use the electric kettle.

Hence, many times I use the Electric Kettle to do my regular task. But I face this issue that after some time it stops working properly. It takes a lot of time for boiling the water. I am sure that you face the same issue. But many of us don’t know how to resolve it. Some who can afford they buy the new one.

However, this is not possible for everyone to buy a new electric kettle every month. So, in this article, I will tell you the reason and also give the solution to how you can get rid of this issue.

However, we use the electric kettle in our daily life, but we do not know that after regular usage the water leaves some scales inside the kettle. This is the main cause in the area where the water is heavy. Heavy water contains some hard materials that are left behind after boiling it.

Hence, this is the main reason behind the low performance of the electric kettle. We also know that it is not possible to wash the kettle under direct water because of its switches. So, I will tell you about the procedure of how you can clean the internal part of your electric kettle.

To proceed further. In this article, I will tell you four methods that you can adopt for cleaning the electric kettle.

Method 1:

The first procedure that you can adopt to clean the internal part of your electric kettle is the use of vinegar.

The things that are required for cleaning the kettle includes:

  • Water.
  • Vinegar.

These are the main two things to clean all the scales from the electric kettle.


Prepare the solution of water and the vinegar. Take both things of ratio 1:1. Then pour that solution into the electric kettle and boil it after boiling the solution switch off the kettle and leave it for some time. If the scaling is hard, then you have to use cloth but take care of that it doesn’t make any scratch on the kettle.

Moreover, after cleaning with the soft cloth, make sure that the cloth is non-metallic. The cloth is mainly used when the scales are very bad. Then pour out all the water from the kettle. Now you will observe, after cleaning the kettle, it will start working properly.


If the kettle you are using, do not allow you to use the vinegar, then do not fret out. You can still clean your electric kettle with the use of lemon.

Things you need is:

  • Slices of lemon.
  • Water.


If you want to clean the kettle with the lemon, then include the water in the kettle and cut one lemon add its juice in the water also put the slices in the water. Plug-in the switch and boil the water. When the water is fully boiled, then leave the kettle for a few minutes.

Moreover, if the materials are stick hardly with the kettle, then you have to make use of the scrubber but remember that it should be non-metallic otherwise it will leave scratches on the kettle. Hence, it will spoil your kettle.

When you complete scrubbing, then pour out all the water from the kettle, and your electric kettle will be cleaned properly.


Another method used for cleaning the electric kettle is the use of baking soda.

Things you need:

  • A spoon of baking soda.
  • Water.


If you do not have lemon and vinegar, then do not fret out. You can use baking soda as it is available in every house. Firstly, you have to prepare the solution of the baking soda and warm water.

You have to add one spoon in one glass of water. Add this solution to the electric kettle and leave it for soaking for about 20 to 25 minutes. Baking soda is considered to be the best chemical for cleaning things.

After 20 to 25 minutes, pour out all the water, and you will see that your kettle is neatly cleaned. Moreover, in this method, you don’t have to scrub the kettle.


In this method, you have to spend little money because these include some kettle cleaning chemicals.

Things you need:

  • Cleaning chemical
  • Water.


Using the cleaning chemical, you can clean your kettle. The procedure you have to follow is to mix the chemical in the water present inside the kettle as per the instruction given in the packet. Then heat the water and leave it for half an hour.

You can get the cleaning chemical from any super-market. After half an hour, pour out the water and rinse the kettle to get the neat and clean kettle.

You can pick any of the above methods for cleaning your kettle. However, the methods that are mentioned above are suitable for cleaning the kettle from the inside. If you want to maintain the look of your kettle to be shiny, then this tip will help you out.

Clean electric kettle from Outside

Hence, you can also keep your electric kettle look best from the outside by following this method.

Things you need:

  • Soft cloth.
  • Dish wash.
  • Olive oil.


Using the dishwasher, you can clean the kettle with the help of a soft cloth. Again do not use metallic cloth because it will leave scratches on the kettle, so after you clean the kettle with dish wash.

The next thing you have to do is place two drops of olive oil on the kettle and rub gently with the soft cloth on the kettle.

Now, you must be thinking about why you have to use the oil on the kettle. This is because it will leave make the surface of the kettle to be shiny. In this way, your kettle will remain new for several years.

In a nutshell, when you use any of the above-mentioned methods, then it will increase the lifetime of your kettle. At the end of the month, do adopt this method. Your kettle will remain working effectively, and you get the best results. Moreover, the last method is used, so the kettle remains new throughout the year.

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