From the options of white vinegar, lemons and baking soda, white vinegar is a go-to for many when descaling their kettle.
Thanks to its mild acidity, both vinegar and lemons are good solutions for breaking down mineral buildup in a kettle.
However, rather than suggesting one of the natural cleaners mentioned above, cleaning enthusiasts suggested an alternative when one woman took to the Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips and Tricks Facebook page looking for kettle cleaning advice.
Sarah Permaul wrote: “Hi, does anyone have any tips on how to get rid of limescale from a kettle?
“It probably does not look that bad but it would be nice to completely remove it. I’ve already tried lemon juice and also the Oust descaler. Many thanks.”
While some group members suggested using white vinegar, many were not all for it due to the strong odour it gives.
To avoid nasty smells but still have effective results, it was suggested to use citric acid.
Paula Henderson wrote: “Just add a tablespoon of citric acid, boil the kettle and leave a while, works 100 percent every time and leaves no aftertaste or smell.”
Vanessa Birch suggested: “Tablespoon of citric acid straight into the just boiled water and the limescale goes instantly.”
Jen Sarah said: “Boil water, add one or two tablespoons of citric acid, and leave until limescale is removed. takes no time at all.”
Sumaiya Ghumra wrote: “A tablespoon of citric acid and add water and boil. Lovely clean kettle every time and no smell.”
Mehtap Dew claimed: “Citric acid is a great one to use. I put about two tablespoons in and boil it and the whole thing disappears in under two minutes.”
Baaba Amissah instructed: “Add a tablespoon of citric acid or two to a full kettle of water. Boil, then let it sit for a few minutes and rinse with cold water.