Our step by step guide to cleaning the iKettle

This Spring, Smarter HQ has been coming up with all sorts of tips, tricks and ideas to help us keep our homes clean.
After a year in lockdown - spending far more times in our homes than we ever had before - we’re particularly invested in the idea of a deep, Spring clean. We’ve created two dedicated Spring clean blogs (we had so much to say that we had to split it into two parts!) and now we’ll be focusing on clean appliances.

Here, we’ll be moving onto a brief guide which is dedicated to ensuring clean appliances. For us, this is one of the absolute fundamental elements of a deep clean in your home.

When you’re going about your cleaning, the kettle is often the device which gets overlooked. We assume that, because it’s only been filled with water, it would never have gotten dirty in the first place.

However, cleaning a kettle is vital, if you want to make sure that it continues to work at its optimum level. If you neglect this task, then you can inadvertently allow limescale to build up across the inside of the kettle which, if left unchecked, can compromise its performance.

What’s more, a limescale build up can also add an unpleasant taste to the water that you’ve boiled in the kettle.

So, this blog post is all about helping you to keep your iKettle completely clean, using our quick and easy method.

Keeping your iKettle squeaky clean

It may sound like a huge task, but actually, descaling your kettle is a very simple process. This is because kettles are made to design liquid (duh), so this function can be used to your advantage - adding natural, non-harsh and chemical free cleaning products to your kettle is a fantastic, easy way to give the insides a thorough clean.

In essence, you’re leaving the dishes to soak - only this is a real deep clean hack, rather than an attempt to dodge the washing up.

Without further ado, here is our step by step iKettle cleaning method:
  1. Fill the iKettle. Fill the kettle with an equal part solution of water and white vinegar. If you don’t have white vinegar, you could also use lemon juice. This is a great way to infuse your kitchen with a natural cleaning scent.
  2. Soak. Leave your iKettle to soak with the liquid inside for an hour.
  3. Boil. Set your iKettle to 100ºC, then boil the kettle.
  4. Rinse. Empty the cleaning liquid from the kettle, and give the insides a thorough rinse with clean water.

Why is it so important to keep your appliances clean?

Although it can be a bit of a boring task, cleaning your appliances is an essential part of any deep clean.

This is due to three key reasons:

It keeps your device working in top condition. Without regular cleaning, your kitchen appliances will inevitably begin to incur damage or build ups of harmful substances (like limescale). If left unchecked, this will lead to permanent damage, or even cause your device to stop working. It’s a total waste to potentially have to get rid of your device well before its normal lifespan is over.

It keeps them sanitised. You can protect your family from ingesting any harmful substances by regularly cleaning your appliances. Plus, this iKettle cleaning method is ideal for household use, because it does not contain any harmful chemicals. It is an all-natural cleaning technique, which will allow you to continue using your device immediately afterwards.

It creates a more pleasant kitchen environment. Thoroughly cleaning your kitchen, and all the appliances in it, is a wonderful way to create a really relaxing and enjoyable environment in your home.

So, with these points in mind, we would advise you to clean your iKettle once every couple of months. This will ensure optimum usage, and its continued life for many more Spring cleans to come.

As you set about your kitchen deep clean, if you are keen to upgrade your appliances to feature some more chic, modern features, be sure to check out the Smarter online store. There, you can have a browse through our full range of products, including the iKettle.

Written by Josephine Walbank