The appearance of sediment - a thing quite natural, but does not look aesthetically pleasing. Moreover, if the layer becomes thick, then this is an excellent medium for the propagation of bacteria.
Next, we will talk about the most popular ways to clean the kettle quickly and efficiently at home with modern and popular methods. Do not sound an alarm, it's just done.
Today we will consider such methods:
1 We clean the kettle with citric acid
2 How to clean the kettle with vinegar
3 Soda and Vinegar
4 Can this be done with Coca-Cola?
5 With the help of potato peelings
6th Apple peel
8 Household chemistry for descaling
9 Does the kettle damage the acid?
10 How often should I clean the kettle?
eleven Why does scale build up?
- 1 1 way. Clean with citric acid and boiling
- 2 2 way. Cleaning with vinegar
- 3 3 way. Soda with vinegar and the consequences of its use
- 4 4 way. If the Coke is exhausted ...
- 5 8 way. With the help of modern household chemicals
- 6 Does the kettle damage the acid?
- 7 How often should I clean the kettle?
- 8 Why is scum formed and how to avoid it?
1 way. Clean with citric acid and boiling
Better than this method has not yet come up with.
With the help of "lemon" can be for some 5 minutes clean the kettle to the new condition!
Take 1 tablespoon of citric acid, pour the full kettle and put it on the fire (or press the power button).
If we are talking about electric kettle, you need open its lid and boil a little longer than provided technically.
After all, it turns off 1-2 seconds after boiling, and this time may not be enough if the plaque is thick enough.
In general, just look and adjust the time as the descaling on the walls dissolves.
When the surface becomes completely clean, rinse the dishes thoroughly and refill with water, already normal, clean. And boil again. This will remove acid residues from the walls.
This method of cleaning the kettle at home - the most effective, fast and effective.
But what if there was not enough lemon acid at the right time? Then, maybe you have vinegar?
2 way. Cleaning with vinegar
With vinegar, the situation is slightly different. If lemonade removes plaque instantly, during boiling, then vinegar is a more long-playing procedure.
It should be poured into the kettle at least a glass, then add water and let it melt for 3-4 hours.
Just do not you dare to boil it! The smell will be so in the apartment, that three days will not weather.
After you see that the scum has dissolved, rinse the kettle thoroughly with a detergent, rinse, pour in it of pure water, boil. And rinse again. And then again.
And rinse until the moment the vinegar smell disappears. It takes quite a lot of time.
There is another way. But without a certain skill it can not be used, fun is guaranteed.
3 way. Soda with vinegar and the consequences of its use
When these two components are combined, a mass of carbon dioxide is released. And if you fill the kettle almost to the brim and put these ingredients there, the foam will go horse-riding and flood the whole floor.
And, she ransacked quickly and you will not have time to blink! And then wipe the floor from the smell of vinegar half a day.
Therefore, pour only a third of the teapot, then put into it 1 tablespoon of soda + 100 grams of vinegar, after the reaction stops, add water to the end.
And do not boil again, just put it on for a few hours.
Frankly speaking, we do not see any advantages in this method. Just as long as in the case of one vinegar. Still, better than lemonade does not clean anything.
Is that a drink that just "teems with" lemon juice!
4 way. If the Coke is exhausted ...
If it is exhausted, it does not mean that it needs to be thrown away. Strip in it, of course not, but priceless citric acid, and in huge quantities - remained.
Look, is there a raid on your kettle? If there is, fill it with "cola" and boldly boil.
She copes with salt deposits no worse than a clean solution. Naturally, instead of "Coca-Cola" you can use any such drink: "phantom", "sprite".
Sprite even better, since there is no dye in it and it will not leave traces on the walls of the kettle.
5. Babushkin's way of cleaning the kettle with potato peelings
I do not know which grandmother invented this method, but the myths about its effectiveness are walking around the net till now.
Say, cleaning should be well washed, loaded into the kettle, topped with water and boiled.
Well, how can it be cleaned? Why, in fact?
In potatoes, if there is acid, then in very minimal quantities and no scum it can not master. But it is environmentally friendly, what else ... Though it's useless.
6. Dedushkin way of cleaning the teapot with apple peel
And this method was probably invented by the husband of that grandmother. The greedy family was, apparently. That is, housewife.
And the peel from the potatoes adapted and apple skins in the course allowed! They had to be used in the same way as potatoes. That is, immerse in water and boil in a kettle.
But we strongly advise you not to take an example from them and spend time on such methods.
7 Cleaning the kettle with brine from preserving
What do we put in the brine? Of course vinegar or lemonade. They will be useful to us.
Apply it to without boiling, otherwise, the kitchen will be soaked with the smell of sour cucumbers.
Time of procedure here depends on the concentration of the solution and its components. If there is vinegar, then it will be longer, and if lemonade, then the matter will go faster.
After you notice that the walls of the kettle have become as new, rinse it thoroughly. Pour again with water, boil and rinse again.
8 way. With the help of modern household chemicals
It is advisable to resort to purchased funds if no other methods have the effect. Or a layer of scale with a finger.
The methods of application are indicated on the packages of the goods, and we can only give you recommendations on the choice.
So, what is the best tool for this purpose?
Buyers are very grateful "Cinderella", "Sif", "Green Wedge", "Sanita-gel", "Antinakipin".
In general, in this rightful cause all means work, since they are created on the basis of hydrochloric acids. And, we will repeat, to resort to such purchase costs only when the layer of scale is too big.
In other cases - lemon and only lemon. And cheap and effective.
Does the kettle damage the acid?
Some hostesses are afraid that the use of any acid, even lemon, can quickly destroy the walls of the enamel teapot and lead to rust.
We rush to reassure you: there is no reason for alarm. Neither stainless steel, nor any other metal of lemon can damage, it is too weak for this.
Here are the chemicals that contain hydrochloric acid - are already more aggressive. But also to apply, after all, they are often not necessary!
If this happened, that you got into the hands of a teapot with a plaque that is thicker than the wall, then a one-time application will not cause any damage. And here already in the future apply more sparing substances.
So, boldly use lemonade periodically, because the scum for the kettle is much more destructive. True, only for electric.
Why does the scale cause a malfunction of the appliance?
The damage from scale not only in the formation of various microorganisms.
If the kettle is normal, then it does not react to the presence of the crust, except that it will take longer to boil.
But the electric appliance starts to "choke," in the literal sense.
Its manufacturers counted on a certain amount of heating time, and the salt spray increases this limit. And the bigger it is, the harder it is to heat the kettle.
And this means that it works. machinery for wear. Therefore, let's immediately ease his life, and he will thank you ... with money! And how else to call it that it will not break and will not lead you into unnecessary expenses?
How often should I clean the kettle?
Here we can not give you exact dates. Everything, as you understand, depends on the initial composition of the water.
If in your region it is more rigid, then the scum will be formed faster. Some people have to clean it once a month, and someone only carries out the procedure once in six months.
These terms are within the norm. If you notice that after a week on the walls an undetectable plaque forms, immediately place a filter.
Why is scum formed and how to avoid it?
Get rid of it forever - will not work. Ordinary water contains a lot of impurities. In theory, it consists only of two elements, that is, it justifies the formula H2O.
But in fact, there is so much in it! And salts of calcium, and magnesium, and sodium and sulfates, and even half a table of Mendeleev.
Moreover, more than half of them are of natural origin and are very necessary for the body. So, the scum is a foreign substance precipitated from the heating.
And if half of them are extremely necessary, the rest is the "hands" of the old pipes of water supply and chlorination in order to disinfect the drinking water.
Of course, it can not be said that this cocktail is very useful, but, too much purified water is also not an option!
Some go so far as to drink only water of deep cleaning (distilled, for example) and rejoice, not detecting a raid on the teapot.
But a number of experts believe that, if there is no draft at all, then this water is a dead, technical one. And there is no benefit from it. Is that all why? Because normal water-salt metabolism in humans is disrupted, with a lack of many necessary elements.
Where else can they be taken, if not out of the water? Do not drink the same all-year-round vitamin and mineral complexes? To hope for their food is also not worth it, especially since very few of us are fond of raw food and eating only useful food.
By the way, on ships where water is specially desalinated for drinking, then salt is added anyway, so that it is suitable and not harmful to health.
One of the best ways out of this situation is the purchase of artesian bottled water.
Fortunately now in every city there is delivery of such water and, believe me, it will come out quite inexpensively.
Consider that these are preventive measures that in the long term will save your health and money.
Which filter should I prefer?
If you still want to put the filter, then, as we already mentioned above, you do not need to take those that purify the water to the H2O state.
The best option, in our opinion, is a carbon filter. He will not take the superfluous from the water and the structure will not change it.
Well, our review has come to an end. How to get rid of scum, we told you what means are effective, and which are not - you now know. Enjoy your tea drinking from a clean kettle!
And what method do you use to clean the kettle? Share your experience with us!