I don't know about you, but the kettle — like this Smeg one (£110) — is the kitchen appliance that I use the most, whether it is to make a cup of tea or fill my hot water bottle. However, it also is the one that always gets forgotten whenever I go on a cleaning spree. Sure, it's only used to boil water, but limescale can build up really quickly, especially in a hard water area, and no one likes to have floaty bits in their hot drinks.
Contrary to what you might believe, giving your kettle a clean really isn't complicated, and it will only require two common household ingredients.
What You'll Need:
- White vinegar
- Pour one large glass of white vinegar in your kettle, and fill it up with water.
- Let it soak for at least an hour (or overnight if possible).
- Boil the kettle, empty it, and rinse it thoroughly.
And voila — no more floaty bits!