Question about Philips HD4651 Electric Kettle
Base imprint advises to descale regularly. How do I do this, and what
products are safe to use for this action?
Not having received any solution message from FIXYA contributors, I consulted with a family member
and also my long held Time-Life Books, Fix It Yourself Library, Volume: Cleaning & Stain Removal,
ISBN: 0-8094-7400-X, Copyright 1990. My issue was resolved by using white vinegar and soaking the internal problem area for 30 minutes. The appliance has cleaned up like new and works fantastic. I apologize for bothering you.
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
From the manual at http://download.p4c.philips.com/files/h/hd4651_00/hd4651_00_dfu_eng.pdf
Cleaning and descaling the kettle 1 Remove the plug from the wall socket. 2 Clean the outside of the kettle with a soft, damp cloth moistened with warm water and some mild cleaning agent. Do not use any abrasive cleaning agents, scourers etc. to clean the kettle. Never immerse the kettle or its base in water. ◗ Regular descaling will prolong the life of the kettle. In case of normal use (up to 5 times a day), the following descaling frequency is recommended: 1) once every 3 months for soft water areas (up to 18 dH) 2) once every month for hard water areas (more than 18 dH) Descaling the kettle 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 to the maximum level. ◗ You can also use an appropriate descaler. 3 Leave the solution in the kettle overnight. 4 Empty the kettle and rinse the inside thoroughly. 5 Fill the kettle with clean water and boil the water. 6 Empty the kettle and rinse it with clean water again. ◗ Repeat the procedure if there is still some scale in the kettle. Cleaning the filter Scale is not harmful to your health but it may give your drink a powdery taste. The scale filter prevents scale particles from ending up in your drink. Models with a double-action filter and triple-action filter have also been equipped with a mesh that attracts scale from the water. Clean the scale filter regularly. ◗ The mesh of filters is to be cleaned by squeezing and rotating it under a running tap. ◗ The triple-action filter can be cleaned as follows: 1) Remove the basket from the filter by sliding it. 2) Take the stainless steel mesh out of the basket and clean it by squeezing and rotating it under a running tap (fig. 1-3). ◗ All filters can be cleaned by: - leaving it in the kettle during descaling the whole appliance - gently brushing the filter with a soft nylon brush under a running tab - in the dishwasher.
Posted on Apr 16, 2010
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