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Hack Cleaner to get rid of lime scale in the kettle


The self-proclaimed queen of home hacking has revealed an easy way to clean your kettle of limescale that requires no scrubbing.

Carolina McCauley from Perth, Western Australia shared her incredible hack on Instagram this week.

The hack included a cup of vinegar and a cup of water mixed inside the kettle while it soaked for 30 minutes.

After he got wet, Ms McCauley boiled the kettle before pouring out the water and then rinsing the kettle.

People were excited about the hack and thanked Ms. McCauley for sharing.

“Great advice. Thank you,” one social media user commented.

Another said: “Gotta do it now!!!!”

This happened after another hack involving lemons went viral in July.

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A Facebook user took to the Markdown Addicts Australia Facebook page to share that they have been growing lemon and orange trees in their backyard for 20 years.

“Most are given to friends, family and clients at work, but I also use lemons to clean the kettle when it gets black inside,” said the social media user.

To clean it, you had to cut one or two lemons and put them in a kettle, which was then filled with water and boiled twice.

If your kettle is not cleaned often enough, two different things can happen depending on whether the water in your area is hard or soft.

“The hardness of drinking water is mainly the result of the presence in large quantities of two minerals – calcium and magnesium. Hard water requires more soap than soft water to produce suds,” the original poster said.

The user added that this can cause scale to build up on hot water pipes and fittings.

Soft water is also a concern if the water contains small amounts of calcium and magnesium, which can lead to more corrosion of pipes.

Build-up can cause the interior of the kettle to turn black.

Originally published as A two-ingredient hack for cleaning your kettle without scrubbing


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