Whether you put it in the fridge often or buy it occasionally, tell yourself that Coca-Cola isn’t just for quenching your thirst. This soda has unexpected cleansing powers. Who would have thought, but it can already serve you in many ways at home. Wash rusted silverware, clean burnt utensils, sterilize the bathroom and toilet, get rid of soap and mold deposits, untangle laundry… the list goes on and on. Here, in this case, it is an important ally for descaling the electric kettle.
What causes limescale in the kettle?
Scale in the kettle is a consequence of poor water quality. If you notice its accumulation on the walls of the device, this means that the water in your area is very hard. This problem indicates an excess of calcium and magnesium in the water. It is possible to solve this inconvenience only partially using filter boilers or tap filters. But it will still be difficult to completely eliminate the problem. All you have to do is sanitize your household appliances regularly, including descaling your kettle.
You will be able to use specialized products, which are available everywhere, in the form of tablets or small sachets. Each of them contains specific instructions that show you how to remove limescale from the kettle, step by step. However, some chemical descalers contain harmful substances. Therefore, you should always wash the appliance well after descaling.
However, if you are looking for an alternative remedy, we suggest you try this Coca-Cola method. You will be pleasantly surprised with the result!
How to descale the kettle with Coca-Cola?
Simply pour a cup of Coca-Cola into the kettle. Fill it with water and bring the mixture to a boil. Then leave it on for 30 minutes. After that for rinsing, boil clean water in the kettle again, preferably several times. After that, you will find that the layer of lime has been completely removed!
NB Like white vinegar, Coca-Cola has powerful lime-removing benefits. You can even use it to get rid of inlaid limestone in all plumbing and even in the toilet bowl to remove yellow stains.
How often should I remove scale from the boiler at home?
If the walls of the boiler are made of transparent material, you will immediately notice even the thinnest layer of limescale. Therefore, such equipment will need to be cleaned more often than metallic ones. If the water is not too heavy with limestone, monthly cleaning is recommended. But if you feel it requires regular descaling, feel free to do it more often.
To prevent the formation of a thick layer of harmful lime, it is necessary:
- As a precaution, pour fresh water into the kettle.
- Avoid leaving a few drops of water in the kettle. Always remember to dry it well.
- Carry out preventive cleaning once every 2-4 weeks.