This Secret Ingredient Will Completely Erase Calcium Buildup in Your Kettle

You'll never believe this TikTok cleaning hack!

There are so many amazing benefits to drinking tea. And if you’re like me, your kettle is working overtime during the winter months. I use mine a few times a day! Any kettle that’s frequently used will develop some mineral buildup. Lucky for us, there’s a TikTok hack for that.

How to Remove Calcium Buildup

According to TikTok user @creative_explained, a hacks account with about a million followers, the secret to removing the stubborn calcium buildup in your kettle is easier than you might think. In fact, the secret ingredient is probably something you already have in your refrigerator—Coca-Cola. A

ll you need to do it fill your kettle with some Coke, bring it to a boil, let it sit for 10 minutes and voila. You’ve got a sparkling clean tea kettle! Be sure to wipe it out completely to remove any sticky residue, though.

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TikTok has also taught us how to easily clean a burnt pot, dirty ovens and even stained Tupperware.

Why Does Calcium Build Up in Your Kettle?

Scale forms when calcium hardens and mineral deposits dry up within water. When you fill your kettle with water that has a high level of mineral content, it can cause buildup, which can alter the flavor of your drinks.

How Does This Hack Work?

You may already know that Coca-Cola is slightly acidic, which means you can use it to clean all kinds of things, like toilets, stains, rust and buildup on your pots and pans. It even removes gum from hair. Since Coca-Cola contains phosphoric acid, it neutralizes the stickiness of the gum. How crazy is that?

Lauren Naru
Lauren Naru writes about gift guides, sales, and must-have items for the kitchen and home. She loves a good deal is and is always on the hunt for super-savings and products that solve cooking problems. In her spare time, you’ll find her creating custom cookies for friends and family. Lauren lives and works in New York's Hudson Valley region.