Advice 1: How to fix the kettle

Kettle – an indispensable attribute of the kitchen management in any family. Modern electric kettleand most of them are quite reliable and durable – with proper handling. But if your appliance was denied, can it be repaired DIY?
How to fix the kettle
You will need
  • Tester or multimeter
Modern electric kettles are most commonly used heaters of the tubular type. The ends of the heater are displayed on the strip located on the side surface of the body of the kettle. Of course, the types of heating elements may differ from each other.
First of all, remember that appliances for heating and boiling of water cannot be included in a network without this water. Violation of this rule inevitably leads to burnout of the heating element and breakage of the casing of the kettle.
Often can be seen as the hostess pours water into the empty kettle, already included in the electrical network. To do so is strongly not recommended. First fill the kettle with water, and is the quantity required. Almost all the dummies are on the case timeline indicating the minimum and maximum amount of water. Failure to follow these rules may eventually bring the kettle down.
Feature heating element is that with frequent use of water containing a water network, the set of trace elements, it periodically needs to be descaled. Cleaning the heating element spend using specially designed chemicals. It is impossible to clean off limescale by scraping it will cause damage to the appliance.
If your suddenly failed kettle operated correctly and has no visible signs of faults on the enclosure or heating element, a possible cause of failure may be breakage of the wires of the cord.
Unplug the kettle from the mains and check the electrical connection between the terminal plug. Probable cliff can be found using the tester. This fault is eliminated by restoring the electrical connections or the replacement cord is operating correctly.
If the failure is directly related to failure of the heating element, do not try to repair yourself. This requires some qualification. Note that carelessly executed repairs of the appliance can result in big and expensive trouble. To resolve serious breakdowns should include the kettle to a service centre.

Advice 2: How to clean stainless steel kettle from scale

Lime deposits in the water not only make it hard – boiling substances are deposited inside the kettle, forming on the walls scale. Depending on the material of the kettle, scale will form on it less often or more often.
How to clean stainless steel kettle from scale
In the kettle, made of stainless steel, the scum is formed more slowly. But to completely avoid it still fails. Scale slows down the process of boiling water, and if the kettle is electric, and electricity is high. Sediments can harm not only the kettle but the man who drinks boiled water in it. The filter installed on the spout, are of little help in solving the problem.

Preventing the formation of scale

The best way to combat the scale – even to prevent its formation. Rules that must be respected for this, is quite simple. For boiling it is necessary to use the water soft and clean, the missed through the filter or the supernatant. Boil a portion of water necessary once. Water, which has already precipates should not be reheat – it is better to replace it with fresh. Kettle before each use it is advisable to rinse well inside rinse from the resulting white flakes, the walls of the teapot need to clean away plaque.

The means by which it is possible to remove the scum

In hardware stores you can get a pretty effective means for controlling scale, like "Silica", "Antiscale". Their use is almost the same: basically the funds have to pour in a kettle pour water and boil. After about fifteen minutes the kettle should be rinsed with clean water.

If the boil forms a reddish scale will help citric acid. But for enamel teapots it is better not to apply. To prepare a solution of a liter of water and a teaspoon of acid, boil it in the kettle. Leave for 10 minutes and then boil. If plaque is left, after the second boiling is not necessary to drain the water left in the kettle for another couple of hours.

You can clean stainless steel kettle with a mixture of vinegar and baking soda. Perfect for those who quietly tolerate the smell of vinegar. Soda mixed with water to a pulp and rubbed into the walls of the kettle. After this a cloth moistened with strong vinegar, to wipe over the top of the slurry. Soda and vinegar react, and descaled very easily.

The scum can be removed with soda water – Coca-Cola or sprite. The liquid should pour into the kettle, boil and leave for about 10 minutes. Then it all drained, and the kettle rinsed. Tea white in color better to use a sprite to dye do not spoil whiteness.

Whatever the tool was not chosen – soda, sparkling water or specialized household chemicals – descaling is necessary to perform regularly. Then the cleaning is made much easier, and the scale formed will be much less.
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