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Clean a Kettle in Ireland



Limescale is a problem in our area. Learning how to clean a kettle is the solution. We use water filters for our drinking water and limescale tablets in our washers to prevent damaging build up. One of the main places I notice the limescale is in the Kettle. Every day there is a slight white build up on the inside of the kettle that crystallizes into thick hard limescale chunks if not cleaned out properly.


When I first moved to Ireland I was constantly scrubbing my kettle and had the raw hands to prove it. After a bit a friend told me the secret to cleaning a kettle is vinegar, she recommended the Polish brand “Ocet” which can be found in the local Polish store for about 75¢. From that day forward I have never gone back to my old methods. Ocet works like a charm! Just pour about a cup of Ocet or regular white vinegar into the bottom of your kettle, let it sit for 5-10 minutes, then fill the kettle with water and boil. The results are amazing, no scrubbing required. I do this about every 1-2 weeks now and enjoy a clean kettle and tea without annoying white floaties.


Heather Cammack
I came to live in Ireland several years ago following the love of my life…an Irish man. Now I’m happily married and the mother three. We live in the country with a view of an ancient castle ruins out our back windows and each day I am grateful to be alive, to be loved, to be here.