If you are anything like me, you don’t like to spend money on any cleaning product that you just as easily could make yourself.  After learning this easy and cheap trick to descaling your kettle you will never have to spend another dime on industrial and environmentally bad solutions with perfume and harmful chemicals.

This easy method only takes a couple of minutes and works wonders.

It’s good for your family, the environment and your wallet. Win, win win!


This is how you do it:

  1. Fill up your kettle with about 1 liter (34 oz) of water.
  2. Add about 1 tbs of vinegar. (I use 24%, but you can use 12% or even 10% ,but then you may need a bit more)
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. Empty out the kettle and wash a few times with water to get all vinegar out.
  5. Enjoy your clean and fresh kettle!


Before: a not so clean and inviting water kettle. And I really wanted a cup of tea..

Kettle Cleaning the Easy WayKettle Cleaning the Easy Way

Step 1 – 3: Fill up with water, add vinegar and bring to a boil. You can really see the difference here.

Kettle Cleaning the Easy WayKettle Cleaning the Easy WayKettle Cleaning the Easy Way

Step 5: Lo and behold, it’s so shiny! Enjoy your sparkling “new” kettle. I’m gonna get me some tea now 🙂

Kettle Cleaning the Easy Way Kettle Cleaning the Easy Way


If you liked this tip you may want to check out my post on how to get rid of fruit flies. I have tried and had great success with 5 different methods of getting rid of those little buggers.


Have a great day and I will see you soon with more homely tricks and tips.

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