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The nifty kettle cleaning hack you need to try

The nifty kettle cleaning hack you need to try

When did you last clean your kettle?

Most people haven't cleaned their kettle since they purchased it, and scrubbing at it endlessly to get rid of the stubborn limescale isn't anyone's ideal way to spend their weekend.

But unfortunately, if you want to avoid flakes in your cup of tea, it needs to be done.

Thankfully, one woman has shared a simple and natural way of effectively cleaning your kettle, with zero scrubbing required.

Plus, an added bonus is the hack uses fruit you'll likely already have at home, avoiding harsh cleaning chemicals.

The woman, who shared the nifty hack on TikTok, uses slices of lemon as a natural cleaner and deodoriser.

“This is the natural, no-scrub way to rid kettle limescale,” she captioned the demonstration clip on the video-sharing platform.

In the video, she simply fills the kettle with water and adds a sliced lemon.

Once the lemon has been added, the user who goes by the name Mama_Mila_ says to boil the kettle twice and keep the hot water in the kettle for 30 minutes before draining.

She then suggests rinsing out the kettle with water before admiring your limescale-free appliance.

After she shared the simple trick, TikTok users flocked to the comments, obsessed with the efficacy of the no-scrub method.

“I just did this to my kettle. Amazing result. Thank you,” one impressed fan wrote.

“This really works, thanks,” another added.