How to care for a cordless kettle? Is it worth to descale it??
Cordless kettles seem to be very durable and easy to use devices. Properly used electric kettle can serve us even for a few good years and sometimes even a dozen or so. It all depends on whether you stick to the basic rules of use, which affect its performance and longevity. So let’s check how to take care of an electric kettle and whether it is worth descaling it from time to time.
How to take care of your electric kettle?
As we mentioned earlier, cordless kettles are relatively durable devices. In essence, they consist of a heater and a space into which you pour water. So, as it were, these two elements require special care. How to care for the heating element in your kettle? There are two rules: don’t use the kettle if you don’t need it and pour exactly the amount of water you need at the moment.
Very often we pour too much water into the kettle, which after boiling simply remains in the kettle and cools down. We lose not only time needed to boil more water but also money, because the device has to work longer, using more electricity. Talking about the right level of water one should not exaggerate, because too little water can cause rapid wear of the heating element and in extreme situations even burn out the kettle. So if we need just a little bit of hot water, we need to pour enough water so that it exceeds or equals the minimum level – usually marked with a dash on the scale.
Is it worth descaling your kettle?
Most users forget to descale their kettles regularly. Unfortunately this is quite a serious mistake, because the process is very beneficial for the device. First of all, a layer of limescale over time significantly reduces the flow of heat from the heater, so water can boil much longer than usual. In addition, limescale causes water to acquire a characteristic metallic taste, which can be strongly felt by some.
How to descale your kettle quickly? The simplest way is to use a mixture of water and vinegar. It is enough to pour it into a kettle and boil and then put it away. Lemon juice and baking soda are also great descalers. More information about descaling can be found at joblife.en.
Taking care of an electric kettle does not require complicated procedures. It is enough to rationally approach the amount of water poured and regularly descale the interior of the kettle. A properly used kettle will certainly serve us for many years!