Electric kettles are a great convenience when it comes to making tea at home, and you can even buy electric kettle with a timer. These appliances make life much easier by boiling water in minutes and keeping it warm until you’re ready to drink your cup of tea or coffee.
However, electric kettles also need some regular maintenance in order to keep them working efficiently and avoid the buildup of mineral deposits that will clog up the heating element. In this blog post, we’ll go over how to clean an electric kettle so that you can enjoy hot beverages for many years!
About Electric Kettles
An electric kettle is a kitchen appliance that boils water using an electric heating element.
- Electric kettles can be cordless or have a detachable power cable connected to the base of the unit.
- Some electric kettles use rotating discs, which boil and rotate on top of each other as they heat up – this allows for more even distribution and faster boiling time than traditional electric kettles with just one heating coil.
Why does Scale appear inside the Electric Kettle?
Over time, electric kettle mineral deposits can build up on the interior surface of your electric kettle. This is especially true if you use tap water instead of filtered or distilled water to make tea and coffee in your electric kettle!
How often should I clean an electric kettle?
There is not set time for electric kettel cleaning, but it’s important to do so on a regular basis. You want to clean your electric kettle before any mineral deposits have the chance of building up. Mineral deposit build-up can cause some nasty tastes in beverages you plan on boiling with an electric kettle.
Things You Need to Clean Electric Tea Kettles
- Baking soda
- Dishwashing liquid or mild detergent
- Soft scrubber pad or bottle brush
- Microfiber cloth or soft dish towel
Start Cleaning Your Electric Kettle
Ensure that all power has been disconnected from your electric kettle. Unplug it at the wall or remove the plug from its base. Once unplugged turn off any lights inside so they don’t accidentally get switched back on during descaling process (which could be dangerous).
Set aside some small plastic bowls for mixing baking soda/lemon juice with hot tap water – you’ll need these soon! Fill a medium bowl with equal parts luke water and dishwashing liquid. Pure this mixture into the kettle and set it alone.
Dishwashing liquid or mild detergent will get the job done, but there is another option for cleaning that can be more effective. Instead of scrubbing hard on delicate surfaces like stainless steel and plastic (which could damage them), use soft brush bristles to gently swipe away dirt build up until it feels clean enough; then rinse off excess wetness before wiping down again using microfiber cloths or dish towels available in most stores today
Don’t Forget about the Filter!
Some models of electric kettles have a water filter or filter cartridge, to clean the filter you should follow follow the manufacturer’s directions. If your electrickettle filter is too clogged up with mineral deposits, it might be time to replace the electric kettle filter. Remove it and change by the new one.
Cleaning the Electric Kettle Inside
To clean the inside of your kettle, use a non-abrasive scrubber (such as a sponge or soft-bristled bottle brush), or a damp cloth. This removes any mineral build-up, dirt, or mold that has built up in there.
To get rid of mineral build-up on the faucet, focus your efforts on the areas surrounding the spout. Dipping a brush or sponge in pure vinegar, baking soda, or dishwashing liquid might help to remove built-up around the spout.
Cleaning the Electric Kettle Outside
Wipe the exterior of the kettle clean with a soft sponge or scrubber soaked in a combination of warm water and a little dishwashing liquid to remove any smudges or grease. You may also use baking soda to loosen stubborn dirt by dipping the sponge in it.
Remove any residue and streaks from the kettle using a clean dish towel microfiber cloth after it has been washed.
After all, the filth has been removed, and you are happy with how clean your electric hot water kettle’s interior is. Reassemble the components after cleaning them thoroughly. Fill half of the kettle with water and bring it to a boil.
Using Kettle Cleaning Products
If the electric kettle is not dishwasher safe, you may use an electric tea kettle cleaner. Cleaning products come in many forms and are available at most stores that sell kitchenware.
We hope this blog post has been helpful in your quest to find out how to clean an electric kettle. As the old adage goes,
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,
and that’s especially true when it comes to keeping appliances in good working order! If you have any questions about what we discussed here or if you need help with your cleaning routine for other kitchen items, please don’t hesitate to reach us!