How can I get rid of very thick lime scale in my electric kettle?

by Ruheena
I tried vinegar and water but the thick scale does not budge. Any suggestions.
  8 answers
  • Suzan Suzan on Apr 19, 2015
    boil water, stir in 1 tablespoon lemon salt and leave overnight.
  • Kathy Kathy on Apr 19, 2015
    vinegar, boil,
  • Teddi B Teddi B on Apr 19, 2015
    Vinegar & a glass marble. Boil & swirl, the marble helps break it up.
  • SheWhoMustBeHeard SheWhoMustBeHeard on Apr 19, 2015
    Target has a coffee pot cleaner that did wonders on ours!
  • Mayellenjs Mayellenjs on Apr 19, 2015
    WD40 Wash well after letting it soak. The WD 40 will get under the lime scale and wash off.
  • Susanne Branch Susanne Branch on Apr 19, 2015
    ok may sound strange but... fill to top of the lime scale line with water... drop in a couple denture tablets and let them fizz up... leave over night and then try washing it again... this worked for my dad when he had the same issue with a stainless steal container. Leaving it for a longer time frame may also help.
  • Sylvia Sylvia on Apr 20, 2015
    I clean mine all the time take the lid off and plug in and add water a good portion of vinegar and let boil until clean it won't boil if lid is on if you need to repeat but bet you won't need to do that
  • Monique Monique on Apr 21, 2015
    Straight vinegar or straight lemon juice.... no water or anything else. I let it soak for a couple of hours then use non abrasive scourer. Comes up as new. Then rinse and put fresh water in and boil to get rid of any vinegar/lemon residue to prevent your milk curdling when you make your next cuppa I do just the bottom of mine with either of these weekly as it's a clear jug. Good luck! ☺