How to Clean a Stainless Steel Tea Kettle

by Christopher Jones

Stainless steel is a durable metal, but it can still get dirty. Give your stainless steel kettle a good wash with soap and water to remove any stains or finger prints. If you don't have time for that, try scrubbing the inside of the pot with baking soda instead.

Unless you're using a tea kettle for boiling water, the stainless steel interior of your tea kettle will accumulate mineral deposits that can't be removed without harsh chemicals. You should clean it with soap and hot water to remove any accumulated germs or bacteria.

The best way to clean a stainless steel tea kettle is with baking soda and vinegar. This will leave your kettle shiny and new looking, as well as make it smell good.

  1. Fill the kettle with water
  2. Plug it in and wait for the light to turn on
  3. Press the button to switch between different temperatures
  4. Put your desired amount of water into a cup or mug, then pour hot water from the kettle over it
  5. Wait while the tea steeps and enjoy.

Cleaning a stainless steel tea kettle is not as difficult as many people think. All it takes is some water, vinegar and baking soda to get the job done. To clean your tea kettle you will need to fill it with an inch of water and add in 1/4 cup of vinegar and then top off with 3 tablespoons of baking soda.

After that, simply turn on the stove burner until the mixture boils for about 15 minutes before turning off the heat source. Lastly, pour out all contents from inside your tea kettle into a large bowl or container using a strainer to catch any remaining particles in order to make sure they don't go down your sink drain when pouring out. Once this process has been completed you will want to give everything another.

How to Clean a Stainless Steel Tea Kettle
How to Clean a Stainless Steel Tea Kettle

What can I clean the inside of my kettle with?

Fellow Corvo EKG Electric Kettle - Pour Over Coffee and Tea Pot, Quick Heating, Temperature Control and Built-In Brew Timer, Matte Black, 0.9 Liter
Fellow Corvo EKG Electric Kettle - Pour Over Coffee and Tea Pot, Quick Heating, Temperature Control and Built-In Brew Timer, Matte Black, 0.9 Liter

To clean your kettle, you'll need to mix water with baking soda and vinegar. Once the ingredients are combined, boil the mixture in your kettle for 10 minutes. The boiling will kill any bacteria in there. Make sure to wipe out all of the inside surfaces after this process is done so that they don't get dirty again.

As a tea drinker, I can't live without my kettle. This humble appliance is the first thing I use every morning to make myself a piping hot cup of tea to start my day off right. It's important that you keep your kettle clean inside and out so that you're not drinking any residue from old water or even worse, rust.

There are many ways for cleaning your kettle but the one thing all of them have in common is vinegar. Read on for some easy steps on how to do it yourself with materials you already have at home.

Cleaning the inside of your kettle is a task that many people don't enjoy. There are many different options for cleaning it: using a dishwasher, boiling water and vinegar, or baking soda.


What is the brown stuff in my kettle?

DmofwHi Gooseneck Electric Kettle(1.0L), 100% Stainless Steel BPA Free Classic Pour Over Coffee Kettle | Tea Kettle - Green
DmofwHi Gooseneck Electric Kettle(1.0L), 100% Stainless Steel BPA Free Classic Pour Over Coffee Kettle | Tea Kettle - Green

There are two types of brown stuff in your kettle, the good brown stuff and the bad brown stuff. The good brown stuff is called 'coffee grounds' and helps to create a rich flavor profile for your coffee. The bad brown stuff is called 'calcium deposits,' which can form when you overfill or don't clean out your kettle often enough. They're ugly but harmless.

We recommend that you use vinegar to remove calcium deposits so they don't accumulate on your appliance. Read below for more details on how to do it yourself.

You may have heard of the brown crud that accumulates in your kettle. It's called tannin, and it tastes terrible. Tannins are created when tea leaves are steeped for too long or brewed at too high a temperature. They're also found in black tea, which is why you see them more often with teas that are darker in color like Assam or Ceylon. So how do you avoid this unpleasant experience? The key is to reduce the brewing time and lower the water temperature to below boiling point (100 degrees Celsius).

How do you shine stainless steel teapots?

MEISON Electric Kettles Stainless Steel Interior, Double Wall Hot Water Boiler Heater, Cool Touch Electric Teapot Heater Kettle, Auto Shut-Off and Boil-Dry Protection, Cordless, 1.5L, 2 Year Warranty
MEISON Electric Kettles Stainless Steel Interior, Double Wall Hot Water Boiler Heater, Cool Touch Electric Teapot Heater Kettle, Auto Shut-Off and Boil-Dry Protection, Cordless, 1.5L, 2 Year Warranty
  1. Fill a pot with water and bring it to the boil
  2. Pour the boiling water over your teapot, making sure you cover all surfaces of the pot
  3. Use a clean cloth to dry off any excess water from the teapot's surface
  4. Apply a small amount of vegetable oil or cooking spray on a clean cloth and wipe over the entire surface of your stainless steel teapot
  5. Wipe away any excess oil or cooking spray that may have been left behind - use another clean cloth if needed
  6. Your stainless steel teapots should now be shiny.

About Christopher Jones

Chris is an avid traveler and a gastronome.
He used to live for years in Europe and has far reached many unheard corners in Asia.
While at it, he never stopped looking for best local foods to try them out.
His favorite motto is "how can one live well, travel well, and work well without having good food every time?"
Chris received his MBA at University of San Francisco at the age of 24.

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