We are so prone to appliances in our daily lives that we forget they need upkeep, too. Our electric kettle is no different—in fact, it might even require a bit more care than other appliances. After all, we use it to heat water, and water + electricity is always a dangerous combination.
Cleaning the kettle once a week is recommended so you can get rid of any built-up limescale or deposits. But can you wash the kettle itself, or do you have to stick to just cleaning the interior?
The best way to clean an electric kettle is to descale it regularly. You can do this by using a vinegar and water solution (equal parts vinegar to water). But what about the outside of the kettle? Do you clean it? Or should you wash it? Well, let’s find the answers below.
Can I was the electric kettle?
Of course, it is safe to wash an electric kettle! What are you, some kind of a monster? A washing machine maybe, but an electric kettle? Never. Just kidding, of course, it is safe. You just have to be careful because, you know, water and electricity don’t mix.
But as long as you unplug it and make sure it’s dry before plugging it back in, you’ll be fine. So go ahead and wash your electric kettle. And while you’re at it, maybe give it a little hug too.
Precautions for washing the electric kettle
An electric kettle is an indispensable appliance in our daily life. Many people have the habit of washing the electric kettle every day, but they don’t know how to wash it properly. In fact, there are some things we need to pay attention to when washing the electric kettle.
- First of all, we need to unplug the power cord of the electric kettle and pour out all the water in the kettle body.
- Then we use a soft cloth dipped in soapy water to clean the surface of the electric kettle. Pay special attention to the interface between the kettle body and the lid, as well as the spout.
- After cleaning the surface of the electric kettle, we need to use a clean and dry cloth to wipe it again, so as to prevent water droplets from entering the electric kettle and causing accidents.
- Finally, we need to pay attention to the fact that the inner wall of the electric kettle is easy to scale. Therefore, we need to descale it regularly.
Note: Always dry the kettle thoroughly and keep it dry when not in use. Do not immerse the kettle in water. Doing so will damage the kettle and may cause an electric shock.