It takes a long time for my Philips kettle to boil water
Published on 17 February 2023
If it takes too long for your Philips kettle to boil water, there might be a simple solution. Find out how to solve it yourself here.
The heating element inside your kettle is probably covered with scale.
- Please descale the kettle by doing the following:
- Fill the kettle with water up to three-quarters of the maximum level and bring the water to the boil.
- After the kettle has switched off, add white vinegar (8% acetic acid) to the maximum level.
- Leave the solution in the kettle overnight.
- Empty the kettle and rinse the inside thoroughly.
- Fill the kettle with fresh water and boil the water.
- Empty the kettle and rinse it with fresh water again.
- Repeat the procedure if there is still some scale in the kettle.
- Regular descaling prolongs the life of your kettle.
- Never use natural vinegar or white vinegar with an acetic acid content higher than 8%, as this may damage the inside of your Philips kettle.
Descaling instructions with citric acid or a descaling agent
- If you dislike the smell of vinegar, you can descale your kettle using citric acid or a descaling agent. In that case, follow the instructions on the package of the descaler.
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