Friday, July 25, 2008

Cleaning out the tea kettle

We have extremely hard water here (meaning that it has a high mineral content). It really does a number on my tea kettle. When I looked in it this morning, I couldn't believe how disgusting it looked!

So I put about half a cup of vinegar in it, and filled it up with water. I boiled this mixture for about 10 minutes (making the house smell like a pickle plant) and it looks SO much better! You can also run vinegar through your coffee maker when the minerals start to build up on it. Of course run plain water through afterward so your coffee won't taste bad the next morning. :)


Terri said...

Thanks for the tip. I do use vinegar in my coffee pot when it starts to slow down because of the minerals.

Liisa said...

We have the same problem here and I have soaked my kettle in vinegar but never thought of boiling it - thanks for the tip!