I love a good cup of tea, pg tea with sweetener and a bit of milk and green tea I’m addicted. But, it doesn’t take long for your kettle to get clogged up with limescale and then you’re getting a bit extra in every tea. Yuck! Descaling your kettle can be a nightmare if you’re trying to scrub the limescale away. All you end up doing it ruining your kettle.
Descaling your kettle is cheap and easy, check out the amazing results of my before and after photos below. I swear it’s the same kettle.
I’m going to go through a few ways for you to achieve this result cheaply.
Suitable for all types of kettle including plastic, which my one is. Half fill the kettle with water and boil. Unplug and slowly add the content of 1 sachet to the hot (not boiling) water. Leave for just 10 minutes and see how effectively Oust removes limescale. Repeat Process whenever necessary. Once you’re satisfied with the results rinse with water.
Fill the kettle with an equal part solution of water and household vinegar and let this soak for about an hour. Then boil the kettle and let cool. Empty the water from the kettle and rinse it thoroughly. Rinse several times and boil again to make sure there’s no aftertaste. Kettles that haven’t be descaled in a while may need this process repeated a few times to get rid of most of the limescale. Alternatively, you can leave the white vinegar solution to soak overnight.
Half A Lemon
Fill the kettle three-quarters full. Place half of a lemon in the kettle water. Boil the kettle a few times until the limescale starts to dislodge. Kettles that haven’t be descaled in a while may need this process repeated a few times to get rid of most of the limescale. Alternatively, you can leave the lemon solution to soak overnight.
Bicarbonate of Soda
Stir a teaspoon of baking soda into water, mixing to combine the two. Boil the mixture in your kettle. Let the solution rest in the kettle for about 20 minutes, then pour it out and rinse with cold water.