How to Clean Mineral Deposits From a Teakettle

By Pauline Gill

It is common for mineral deposits to collect in a teakettle. Most people use tap water, so as the water boils and sets, the minerals from the water collect on the pot. Removing mineral deposits from a teakettle is easy. There are a number of different approaches, from buying commercial products to using products in your home. The products you have available in your home will clean a teakettle effectively, so that next cup of tea will taste great.

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Clean Mineral Deposits From a Teakettle

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Step 1

Combine one part water and one part distilled vinegar. Place the solution in your teakettle.

Step 2

Boil the vinegar and water solution for 10 minutes, and then let it set until it cools. Remove the solution and fill the kettle with water and 1/4 cup of baking soda.

Step 3

Swish the baking soda and water around and let it set for 10 minutes. Rinse with clear water. Wipe the teakettle with a clean cloth. The baking soda helps remove the vinegar smell.

Step 4

Combine one part water and one part lemon juice. Add the solution to the teakettle and boil for 10 minutes.

Step 5

Leave the solution in the pot for about an hour or until it has cooled. Remove the lemon juice and water. Fill the tea kettle with water and 1/4 cup of baking soda.

Step 6

Swish the baking soda around and let it set for about 10 minutes. Rinse with clear water. Wipe the teakettle with a clean cloth.