Stainless steel kettles, as well as aluminum, enameled and ceramic can be cleaned with soda. This is done in the following way:
- pour a full kettle of water;
- pour 1-2 large spoons of soda into it, depending on the volume;
- put on the fire and bring to a boil;
- should be simmered on low heat for at least 30 minutes, then it is necessary to pour out the water and clean the internal surface from scale.
For greater effect, let the kettle stand with soda solution until it cools down. After that it will be easier to clean it. Remains of soda can be removed by rinsing the kettle with clean water or boiling water in it a second time.
Stainless steel can be cleaned by rubbing with a stiff metal brush, but aluminum and enamelware require more careful handling.
Soda can be cleaned the kettle not only from the inside but also from the outside. Put some soda on a damp sponge and rub the soiled sides. Soda has a light abrasive properties, so do not harm the dishes.
If the case is running, then one can not do without soda. The kettle can be cleaned by including vinegar and citric acid in your arsenal. The first time you need to boil water with soda, as described in the previous section. The second time, instead of soda, we add citric acid( 1-2 small spoons) to water and boil for half an hour. And the third time we boil water with vinegar, which you need to take half a glass.
This cleaning will make the scale loose, after which the dishes can be easily cleaned. In some cases, the scale falls off itself layers and it remains only to throw it in the dustbin.
If you like to try everything unusual, you can clean the tank for boiling water with cucumber brine. Pour the brine and boil for 1-2 hours. Instead of brine, whey or sour milk is also used. It is found peeling apple peel. Peel the peel from sour apples, pour water and boil in a kettle for about an hour.
Everything is clear with enameled dishes and stainless steel, but what about the electric kettle, how to remove scale from its walls and spirals? Here we must act with citric acid.
Water is poured into the kettle and the acid is dissolved in it at the rate of 2 small spoons of citric acid per 1 liter of water. Then simply turn on the device and wait for it to boil. This way you can perfectly clean any electric kettle. But from above you can rub it with soda.
How to prevent the formation of scale.
Chronic deposits that form a thick layer are very difficult to clean. Much easier to prevent their formation. To do this:
- use filtered water;
- do not keep water in the kettle all the time, pour it out if it remains after tea drinking;
- rinse dishes every day and wipe;
- clean the soda once every 3-4 weeks.
If you are afraid that cleaning with home remedies will bring harm to the appliance, then use special descaling agents, such as Optima Plus and Antinucipine.
Danger of scale is that it prevents the rapid heating of water, because it has a low thermal conductivity. As a result, you spend more electricity or gas on heating. The second danger is that scale can cause the heating element to burn out. And, of course, hard sediments spoil the taste of water, so you must get rid of them.