What is the best way to clean lime off of a tea kettle?
Wendy from Apple River, IL
What can you boil in a kettle to remove mineral deposits from tap water?
Elaineb from Trenton Canada
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The vinegar and water boiled in a tea kettle works best. Thanks for the
By stevep 05/28/2007
havent tried this but i believe that that putting a small marble (round glass bead) in the kettle (leaving it in all the time) will remove limescale from the inside by basically chipping away at it whilst is boiling. Several people have sworn to me that it works but my wife still uses the commercial de-scalers.
Soak with baking soda and vinegar for a bit. Then add rice and swish around.
If you have any old lemon juice in the fridge that is too to to be used, boil it in the kettle. Or boil vinegar in the kettle. A couple of soakings, boilings and thorough washings will help. Then use filtered water to keep the pot cleaner.
Typos! I meant to say, if you have any old lemon juice that you don't want to use, get one last usage by boiling it in the kettle!
Too early in the morning to type! Haven't had my tea yet!
By Angel (Guest Post) 07/27/2007
Just boil with salt and vinegar for approx. five minutes. Works a treat. It softens the lime then just wipe it out. I just tried it and it worked in a jiffy and now the inside of my kettle is beautiful again. GOOD LUCK!