The No Scrub Way to De-Scale a Kettle

If you have hard water and use a kettle to boil water, this simple and easy tip will remove hard water build up with very little effort.
You will need:
Pour 1 1/2 cups of vinegar into the kettle and fill the rest of the way with water. Bring the vinegar/water mixture to a boil. Turn the heat off and let the kettle cool for at least 30 minutes. Swirl the mixture around then dump out. Rinse with water to remove excess vinegar.

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  • Linda K
    on Apr 9, 2014

    "The Works" is a strong chemical for cleaning the ceramic bowl of the toilet. If you use it on the tank part you will do damage to the working parts of the toilet. It will cause oxidation to any metal.

  • Maureen Millgard
    on Apr 7, 2015

    Have used this tried and true treatment for years ; it's a safer way to clean out your appliances than man-made chemicals! I would also say to NOT dump the water ...BUT....consider using it to wash the spots off your large appliances...wash out your trashcan....clean your tile or linoleum floors.....scrub the sinks and faucets..etc., ...etc., ....etc. !!!!!!

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