KitchenCraft Le'Xpress Kettle Descaler Ball, Stainless Steel Wire Limescale Remover
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Just make sure to give the ball a good wash, then rinse it with hot water before using it for the first time. Soft water area – In contrast, if you live in a soft water area and you use your kettle a lot, you should aim to descale your kettle every one to two months. If your kettle is either enamel or stainless steel, mix bicarbonate of soda and white vinegar to form a paste.
While there's no way to stop limescale build-up altogether, there are steps you can take to slow the formation down.
Neat vinegar can also be an irritant to sensitive skin so it would be worth wearing rubber gloves when trying to tackle this area. If you pop in the kettle and leave to collect limescale, it will prevent the kettle from getting old and ruining it. Moreover, they’ll only continue to work if you regularly rinse them with cold running water to remove loose limescale.
You can expect the limescale to break down and easily come off in the morning after soaking in mild acid. This method proved the most successful and left our previously neglected kettle looking almost brand new – check out that mirror shine on the base! Once boiled, unplug it and place it in an empty sink – in case of spills – then slowly add the contents of a single sachet of Oust.After 10 minutes has elapsed, you’ll need to pour the water away, refill the kettle to the halfway line and boil it again to remove residue.