Winning tip: Save that kettle!

Winning tipSave that kettle!
Date:31 December 2009 Tags:,

Do not throw away your kettle with a concealed element when it stops before the water boils: a good going-over with Calciclean might just revive it.

What happens is that although the dry-boil sensor is set to trigger at about 105 degrees, the deposits at the bottom of the kettle (limestone, etc) insulate the sensor, with the result that it reaches a higher temperature than the water (which should stay below 100 degrees).

Brown vinegar also works well, but it smells a bit.

JAN KEYSER
ADELAIDE

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