How to descale your kettle

25 October 2022
How to descale your kettle
Dirk Jan
Dirk Jan
Lime in your kettle negatively affects the taste and it doesn't look fresh. Luckily, descaling your kettle is very easy with these steps. With our Eccellente Quick Descaler, you'll have a spotless kettle again in no time.

How should you descale and clean your kettle?

Some people descale their kettle with vinegar, this can be done but there are remedies that are easier. You can also use the Eccellente Quick Bio Descaler to descale your kettle. This liquid descaler has several advantages: when you put 1 bottle of Eccellente Quick Descaler with 700 ml of clean water in the kettle, it does not need to be heated. If there is a lot of limescale in the kettle, you can heat 750 ml of water, leave it for ±20 minutes after boiling and then add 1 bottle of Eccellente Quick Descaler. Another great advantage is that the Eccellente Quick Descaler is more effective and smells less than vinegar.

The steps for descaling your kettle are as follows:

1) Open the kettle and pour out all the water.

2) Put a bottle Eccellente quick bio descaler (100 ml) in the kettle.

3) Add 700 ml of water. Adding water after the quick descaler, ensures that the quick descaler spreads well.

4) Leave the kettle on (off) for 5-10 minutes.

5) Empty the kettle and rinse with clean tap water.

To descale your kettle, it is best to use the Eccellente Quick Bio Descaler use. You mix a 100ml bottle of quick descaler with 700ml of water. Using the steps above, you will then enjoy clean boiled water again.

Lime in your kettle can cause bits of lime in your tea or meal and it doesn't look fresh. Therefore, make sure your kettle is as clean again as when you bought it. Our quick descaler will help you enjoy a spotless kettle again in no time. Read the steps and get started! Did you know that Eccellente also has decalcifiers for your coffee machine? Together, we keep your coffee machine limescale-free.


How do you recognise when to clean your kettle?

You can immediately see if there is limescale in your kettle, there will be a cream-like layer on the heat elements and on the bottom, so to speak. This is the first place to find lime. Should there be so much lime in the kettle that it cannot adhere, it will end up in your cup of tea. Of course, you need to stay ahead of this, so if you have limescale build-up in your kettle, you need to clean the appliance by descaling it.


What is lime?

Everyone knows it, little flakes in your kettle and sometimes in your tea. These flakes are small pieces of lime, or calcium carbonate. Lime is formed in an equilibrium reaction, especially during the heating of hard water. The higher the water hardness, the more scale-forming particles are in the water.

From 4.0 dH (German hardness) onwards, you will suffer from annoying limescale deposits; at a water hardness of 5.5 dH, limescale can cause irreparable damage. 


Eccellente Quick Descaler

The Eccellente quick descaler is very concentrated, the liquid contains less water than other descalers. As a result, you only need 100 ml per descaling cycle and will add more water to dilute the descaler. The bottle seems small but is equivalent to another descaler. Eccellente recommends descaling your kettle monthly for:

  1. Optimal flavour retention
  2. A longer life for your kettle
  3. Getting water to heat up quickly.