Descaling the Kettle with Vinegar

kettle descaling

Over the last week or so I have been noticing that my poor kettle is struggling to heat up the water – it’s taking such a long time. I think it has to do with all the limescale at the bottom and it definitely cannot be helping it to work efficiently. We were taught in chemistry class that this is basically harmless chalk – but it is slowing down my hot water!

So, in goes some vinegar to be left to steep for the day. You should hear it fizz!  I left a note in case my boyfriend comes home and boils it thinking that it’s water. Hopefully the little kettle will be as right as rain and I don’t need to buy a new one :)

amount of water



  1. Hope it works! We have really hard water, so I have to soak my bathroom drinking glass in vinegar about once a month to get the white stuff off.

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