Written by Tim

How do I remove the plastic odor or taste from my kettle?

Sometimes the water from a new kettle smells and tastes a bit like plastic. This often happens when you use a kettle for the first time, but it's not harmful to your health. Of course you want to get rid of this odor and taste as quickly as possible, which is why we explain how to do this in this article.

Removing the smell and taste

Step 1. Fill the kettle with water up to the maximum indicated point and let the water boil. When the water's boiled, empty the kettle.

Step 2. Repeat the first step 3 times. Has the plastic smell not disappeared yet? Then continue with step 3.

Step 3. Fill the kettle halfway with water and fill the rest with cleaning vinegar or lemon juice to the max. Then turn on the kettle and let the mixture boil.

Step 4. Empty the kettle and fill the kettle once more with water to the maximum indicated point. Switch on the kettle and let the water boil. The plastic odor and taste is now completely gone. You can now make a nice cup of tea again.

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