A tea kettle is one of those items you never really think about cleaning until your fresh cup of hot tea tastes a little strange. Cleaning your kettle could not be any simpler: Fill it halfway with water from the tap, then fill the rest of the way with white vinegar. Bring the mixture to a boil, then set aside (away from the heat) overnight to soak. Pour out the vinegar mixture and refill with water from the tap; bring to a boil to remove any trace of the vinegar smell and taste.
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