How To Clean Your Tea Kettle The Right Way

How To Clean Your Tea Kettle The Right Way

Even after getting the best tea kettle in the market, if it’s dirty and greasy, you’ll not find anything coming from it appetizing. And even though scrubbing off the rust building up may seem like a lot of work, with the right information you can do it.

Here are simple ideas on how to clean the inside of a tea kettle as well as its exterior.

Cleaning the Exterior of Your Kettle

Here are three ways to restore the glow of the exterior of your kettle.

Use Ammonia

Ammonia is a powerful ingredient that can easily remove stubborn grease from your small electric tea kettle.

As a precaution, make sure the room you’re in is well-ventilated because of ammonia’s strong fumes.

Wipe your kettle with a sponge to apply ammonia, and rinse your kettle with running water after cleaning.

Use Vinegar or Baking Soda

Baking Soda

Baking soda and vinegar are gentle cleaning ingredients that most people are already using at home.

For better results, make a paste of baking soda and water. Scrub any debris on your electric tea kettle and let the paste rest for fifteen minutes. Wipe it with a sponge or damp clothing. And voila! You got your bright kettle back.

You can also use a combination of baking soda and vinegar. It’s normal for the two ingredients to fizz the first few minutes as they react with each other. After the first reaction, rub the paste on your kettle and let it rest before you rinse it.

Additionally, you can clean a tea kettle with vinegar. The latter is very effective by itself. It can help in descaling a kettle as well as removing rust besides the normal cleaning.

Use Your Oven Cleaner

If all you have in your cabinet cleaner is an oven cleaner, you can use it to clean your colorful tea kettle. It’s important to note that this ingredient should only be used to clean the exterior of the kettle.

It isn’t easy to wash away all of the chemicals, and you want it nowhere near your water supply.

Use the instructions on the oven cleaner as a guide. But basically, it involves applying it, allowing it rest for a few minutes, and wiping it off. Rinse your tea kettle thoroughly after using the oven cleaner.

Cleaning the Inside of a Tea Kettle

Electric tea kettles are prone to developing buildup on the inside. Limescale clings on the interior surface of the pot as a result of the high temperatures inflicted on the waters. The accumulation is even more if the water is hard.

Here is how to descale your tea kettle:

You’ll need vinegar, baking soda, or lime juice. Pour one cup of any of these ingredients and add water to fill your kettle the rest of the way.

Heat the tea kettle to boiling for 10 minutes, and let the kettle cool for 30 minutes to one hour. If your pot still needs more cleaning after an hour, use a soft-bristled brush to scrub it gently. Pour all the mixture and rinse your kettle with fresh water.


Make a habit of cleaning your kettle every 4 to 6 weeks. If you cook something and it splatters, wipes the kettle immediately, it cools down. If you wait, the debris gets stuck, and it becomes harder to remove them.

Avoid using harsh tools to clean your kettle as that could damage the surface.

We hope you learned something from our guide. If you have any queries on how to clean a kettle, let us know in the comment section, and will get back to you.

Author’s bio:

Nelle Rodriguez is a full-time freelance writer who specializes in the home improvement niche. She was initially a realtor, but now she changed her career to spend more time with her family. Nelle Rodriguez also has a personal finance blog.

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