new kettle smells like plastic

When buy­ing a new ket­tle, open it and smell it, if you smell plas­tic, then put the prod­uct on the shelf, such a nov­el­ty will not bring you joy. But what if you only noticed at home that the new ket­tle smells like plas­tic? In this case, the well-known “fight­ers” of smells come into play — soda, lemon, vine­gar.

How to deal with the smell of plastic

If the new elec­tric ket­tle smells like plas­tic, then use the proven meth­ods to remove it:

  1. Take the juice from 3–4 lemons and pour it into the teapot. Fill the ket­tle to the brim with water and boil. Let the liq­uid remain in it for a day, then boil again. If it still smells like plas­tic, then repeat the pro­ce­dure sev­er­al times.
  2. You can also use lemon zest. It must be filled with an elec­tric ket­tle to half its vol­ume. Pour clean water and bring to a boil. If the unpleas­ant odor has not dis­ap­peared, then repeat every­thing again.
  3. You can take 2 table­spoons of a 9% solu­tion of acetic acid, or 100 grams of table vine­gar, add water to the ket­tle and bring to a boil. After such clean­ing, it will no longer smell like plas­tic. After the pro­ce­dure, the elec­tric ket­tle must be rinsed well so that the vine­gar does not get into the pre­pared drinks.
  4. Take 3 table­spoons of bak­ing soda, dis­solve in water, pour into an elec­tric ket­tle and boil. If the amber has not dis­ap­peared, the pro­ce­dure must be repeat­ed sev­er­al times. The “plas­tic” smell should be gone.

The use of these meth­ods should save you from the ambre of plas­tic. If the ket­tle also smells like plas­tic, it means that non-food plas­tic was used in the man­u­fac­ture of the equip­ment, and it must be returned to the store or thrown away. Using such an elec­tric ket­tle is harm­ful to health!

Eliminate the smell of plastic from the electric kettle

Traditional methods of dealing with the smell of plastic

What to do if the tried meth­ods did not bring the desired result? In addi­tion to the clas­si­cal meth­ods, you can apply oth­er meth­ods to com­bat the smell of plas­tic:

  • Pour clean water into the ket­tle. Add 50 grams of cit­ric acid. You can also clean the ket­tle from scale with a lemon. Boil the solu­tion and leave for 12 hours. Rinse thor­ough­ly. The plas­tic taste should be gone.
  • You can add a few bay leaves to boil­ing water. The smell should go.
  • If you take 2 lira “Sprite”, and boil a drink in a teapot. This should help get rid of the plas­tic smell. Just rinse it very thor­ough­ly after­wards.
  • If all meth­ods did not have the desired effect, you can try using deter­gents that include sur­fac­tants. Boil a solu­tion of water with this rem­e­dy. Drain. Rinse the ket­tle thor­ough­ly. Pour in fresh water and boil again. Remem­ber, the use of harm­ful and aggres­sive deter­gents can be harm­ful to health. There­fore, thor­ough­ly wash them off the sur­faces of dish­es and appli­ances.


See also: How to clean a microwave oven at home

folk methods

How to get rid of musty smell

It hap­pens that the elec­tric ket­tle starts to smell like a swamp. A musty smell can appear if you do not wash the ket­tle and do not drain the water from it, but only add it before boil­ing. Also, a musty smell can appear if you have an old plumb­ing sys­tem, and there are a lot of var­i­ous impu­ri­ties in the water that get into your ket­tle and remain on the walls and the ket­tle heat­ing ele­ment.

To remove the musty smell, pour clean water into the ket­tle, add 50 grams of cit­ric acid and boil this solu­tion.

The most com­mon sug­ar will help you with the prob­lem of musty smell:

  1. pour a cou­ple of table­spoons of gran­u­lat­ed sug­ar on the bot­tom of an emp­ty teapot,
  2. leave for 10–12 hours,
  3. pour water, heat, adding cit­ric acid, thor­ough­ly rinse the appli­ance.

To pre­vent amber from appear­ing again, try not to pour too much water into the ket­tle. It is bet­ter if, after you boil water for tea, pour out unnec­es­sary water. Leave the ket­tle with the lid open so that it is ven­ti­lat­ed and does not devel­op a musty smell.


See also: How to get rid of the smell in a slow cook­er

Why does water in an electric kettle smell like plastic?

The rea­son that a new elec­tric ket­tle smells unpleas­ant may be:

  • Residues of tech­ni­cal oil that is used in the man­u­fac­ture of equip­ment, if it has not been com­plete­ly removed at the fac­to­ry.
  • Plas­tic or chem­i­cals that were left in a sealed bag with the ket­tle.
  • Plas­ti­ciz­ers that are added to the plas­tic from which the ket­tle was made. Man­u­fac­tur­ers add these sub­stances to extend the life of prod­ucts.
  • Cheap dye.

The first two sources of odor are easy to get rid of by thor­ough­ly rins­ing the ket­tle. The last two are very unhealthy and almost impos­si­ble to remove from the ket­tle.

Do not use the elec­tric ket­tle if it smells bad and the smell can­not be removed. If you bought a ket­tle recent­ly, then you should return it to the store and ask to change the appli­ance, or to get your mon­ey back. You are not oblig­ed to use low-qual­i­ty equip­ment that can be harm­ful to your health. Now you know what to do if the new ket­tle smells like plas­tic.

See also - Descal­ing a ket­tle with home reme­dies