In some areas, the hard water makes havoc on the electrical machines, especially the coffee machine and the kettle. Due to its high mineral content, it can cause a bad odor to the machines and it is not pleasant since we drink coffee or tea out of them. Not to mention, the hard deposits there is inside that makes a hard job cleaning them. Furthermore, it shortens the life of these items and since they are so expensive, you cannot risk using anything to clean them. Thus, there are two steps in having your items in perfect condition. First off, using a water filter and descaling them. If you don’t know how to descale them, keep reading and see my best method to clean your coffee machine and kettle. The main ingredient is citric acid.
Hence, you will only need:
– citric acid
Cleaning the kettle:
– empty out the kettle and refill it with filtered water.
– then, add 2 tablespoons of citric acid to the full kettle.
– start it to boil.
– next, leave it to act for at least 2 hours or overnight, which is probably best if the situation is more serious.
– the next morning, all you have to do is scrub the inside gently so you do not bend or dislodge the element.
– then, simply refill and boil one more time.
– Empty it out and use it as normal!
Cleaning the coffee maker:
– first off, add 2 tablespoons of citric acid to 1 liter of filtered water.
– then, fill the water reservoir with this solution.
– next, run the machine for a few cycles.
– then, discard the water, empty and rinse the reservoir.
– now, all that’s left is cleaning the parts of the machine such as the pod machine for the capsules, the basket, the tray etc.
– finally, refill the reservoir with clean filtered water, reassemble it and run again with just the water.
– then, discard of that water too and make yourself a well-deserved coffee.
Thus, you need to remember to always use filtered water. I am sure you made quite a bit of investment buying this fancy kettle or the new coffee machine. Thus, protect it by using only filtered water and descaling them once in a while. Sometimes, descaling every 3 months should do the trick.