Ireland is the second biggest tea drinking nation in the world – we’re not surprised are you?
The Irish have always been known to love their tea. With the average person enjoying 7 cups a day. But, when it comes to tea there is an unsung hero out there and that is the humble kettle – the perfect middle man to help you get the job done.
It works tirelessly to help make your life easier. Whether its to make a cuppa to have 5 minutes to yourself, to wind down or chat with friends. Its always there.
What do we do when the kettle starts to struggle?
Think about it, your kettle (if you live alone) will be turned on 7 times a day on average and this doesn’t include the times you boil it for food like pasta or noodles. Your kettle can be put through a lot on a daily basis, especially if you have limescale.
What is Limescale?
It can depend on where you live and the water in your area but limescale build up can and will effect your kettle. We know it as the silent appliance killer. It affects any appliances that deal with hot water and sticks to the inside of the appliance like your kettle as a white chalky substance.
It won’t do you any harm if you ingest it, it’s just annoying to be honest. No one wants to grit and bits in their last sip of tea. But, it can be harmful to your kettle.
Hard water can add up to 28% more onto your annual energy bill. Because it sticks to the element and the inside walls of the kettle, it means it has to work harder to boil. This can take longer and cost more.
Descale Your Kettle in Minutes:
There are a few ways out there that you can descale your kettle. Whether it be with:
- A bicarbonate of soda & water mix which can take around an hour.
- hite vinegar bath with needs to be left over night.
- Using Oust descaler which will only take 10 minutes – this is our personal favourite.
Descaling your kettle with Oust:
You can buy it for all appliances at home and it really does work a treat. We use it on the Uccello Kettle, and it comes back good as new.
- Half fill your Uccello Kettle with water and put onto boil.
- Unplug it and bring the body to the kitchen sink.
- Pour your Oust sachet into the water and leave for 10 minutes.
- Rinse and boil again with clean water.
- Rinse one last time and voila. Good as new.
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