Clean While You Sleep: Your Electric Kettle

Happy Tuesday everybody. Today we’ve got another addition to our Clean While You Sleep Series! This time it’s a small kitchen appliance—your electric kettle (or a non-electric kettle for that matter). It’s an appliance whose inner workings often go neglected when it comes time to give the kitchen a scrub down. But calcium and lime deposits and dirt can build up quickly! Fear not though, we have a simple solution. Behold the simplest recipe & instructions


  • Vinegar
  • Water


  1. Fill your teakettle with equal parts vinegar and water.
  2. Turn it on (for electric kettles) to bring it to a boil. If you are cleaning a stove top teakettle go to step 3, otherwise head to bed and wake up to step 4.
  3. Once it starts boiling just turn off the heat (for stove top kettles) and go to bed!
  4. When you wake up, the lime and calcium deposits and dirt should be gone. Just pour out the residue and rinse out the kettle.

How awesome is that? Just one more thing that you can clean while you sleep!



  1. This post came at the perfect time for me. I just noticed a couple of days ago that my kettle is in serious need of a cleaning! Thanks for sharing!
    Congratulations! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!

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