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Smells and Odors - Electric Kettle

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Does the kettle need to be cleaned?

To get the best performance from your Electric Kettle, decalcification will be necessary. Calcium deposits may form on the interior metal parts of the Electric Kettle. The cleaning interval will depend on the hardness of the water you put in the Electric Kettle.

How to clean

  1. Fill the Electric Kettle with 1 cup (.25 L) white vinegar. Add 3 cups (.75 L) water. Boil and allow to stand overnight before emptying the solution.
  2. Fill the Electric Kettle with water, bring to a boil, and drain the water. Repeat this step twice. The Electric Kettle is now ready to use.

Cleaning the Exterior

IMPORTANT: Before cleaning always disconnect the Electric Kettle from electrical outlet. Make sure the Electric Kettle has cooled completely.

The exterior of the Electric Kettle may be cleaned with a damp cloth. Dry and polish the Electric Kettle with a soft cloth. Abrasives and scouring agents of any kind are not recommended.

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Cleaning the Filter

The Electric Kettle features a removable mesh filter that traps scale deposits for cleaner water. The filter will need to be cleaned periodically—more often if you have hard water.

  1. To access filter: Open the lid; the filter is located behind spout inside Electric Kettle. Grasp the top of the filter to remove.

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  1. Clean under hot water with a soft brush or cloth to remove deposits, and replace filter by sliding the filter into the slot behind the spout.

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NOTE: If calcium deposits remain on the filter, let it stand overnight in a solution of water and white vinegar. Rinse the filter thoroughly and replace in the Electric Kettle.


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