Clean your electric kettle in less than 30 minutes, so you always have perfect coffee and tea drinking.
One of the most common devices in my kitchen is an electric kettle. I’m using it for my pour-over and French Press coffee maker, others might use it for tea, or a cup of noodles. This heats water really easily, so when I create rice, soups, oatmeal or cooking vegetables I also use it. An electric kettle is a wonderful thing to have in the kitchen and it is one of the most useful items.
Why should I clean my electric kettle?
Because it is used for heating water, having any mineral accumulation is natural for the kettle, just as your coffee maker does. Luckily, it’s really easy to clean.
This is how electric kettle can be cleaned:
- Pour 1 cup of white vinegar into the kettle and fill up the rest of the kettle with water.
- Switch the kettle on and let it simmer. Let it rest for 10 minutes when the kettle goes off.
- Dispose of the water/vinegar. If the kettle is still hot, rinse it quickly with lukewarm water to wash it. Add one or two drops of mild detergent and use a sponge to give the inside a scrub. Make sure you clean the bottom, all the corners under the cap, and also the mesh filter if your kettle has one. Most filters can be removed to make it easy to clean. Do not use rough brushes to scrub as they can cause damage to the kettle.
- Rinse well the inside of a pot. Do not allow the heating element or handle/buttons to come into contact with water.
- Fill the kettle one last time with water and bring water to a boil. Dispose of it once again.
- Wipe with a damp cloth on the outside. Polish it with a smooth, dry cloth if you can.
If you see new build-ups or even better, repeat this process as part of a monthly cleaning routine.
Please shut off the kettle before cleaning and unplug the kettle. Never immerse in water the base of the kettle, power base, power cord or power plug. Do not allow the heating element, handle or buttons to come into contact with water. Do not rinse the outside –instead, use cleaning damp cloth or sponge.