In past years I have tried to be a cleaning whirlwind and spring clean my house in one insane weekend.
I don’t love this method. It’s kind of the worst. Instead, I have created a weekly cleaning ritual and a few built-in reminders on my calendar app that remind me to do little things that I don’t need to do weekly like change the air filter or clean the coffee grinder.
So back to kettles. I use my kettle everyday multiple times a day. It is such a workhorse and needs a little extra attention every once in a while. This method has worked well for me:
Mix 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water.
Fill kettle with mixture and let stand for 1 hour. When an hour has passed turn on the heat and bring to a boil.
Empty kettle and refill with clean water, boil, and then empty. You’re done!
I do this every 3 to 4 weeks and it keeps my nice little kettle bright and clean and without build up.