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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How to Clean a Teakettle with Vinegar and Salt

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

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.

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.

How to Clean a Teakettle with Lemon Juice

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

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.

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

Tips

  • Put one or two marbles in the tea kettle and leave them. When the water boils, the marbles remove the collected minerals.
    Use filtered water to keep the teakettle clean.