Descale your

Philips Kettle

How to descale Philips kettles


Descaling your kettle regularly will help to:


  • Keep the inside of your kettle clean
  • Reduce the boiling time and thereby save energy
  • Extend the lifetime of your kettle


To descale a kettle you can use any type of citric acid based descaling agent or white vinegar.

If you use a descaling agent from your supermarket, follow the instructions on the

Descaling procedure using white vinegar:

1. Fill the kettle with water up to three-quarters of the maximum level
    and bring the water to the boil.
2. After the kettle has switched off, add white vinegar (8% acetic acid) to
     the maximum level.
3. Leave the solution in the kettle overnight.
4. Empty the kettle and rinse the inside thoroughly.
5. Fill the kettle with fresh water and boil the water.
6. Empty the kettle and rinse it with fresh water again.

7. Repeat the procedure if there is still some scale in the kettle.

Descaling frequency:

Regular descaling prolongs the life of the kettle and limits the risks of premature breakdown.

In case of normal use (up to 5 times a day), the following descaling frequency is recommended:

  • Once every 3 months if you use soft water (up to 18dH).
  • Once every month if you use hard water (more than 18dH).

Contact your local or regional water board for information on the hardness of your tap water. If you use the kettle more than 5 times a day, you may have to descale it more often.

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