Author Topic: Little HELP Cleaning up inside of antique tea kettle  (Read 284 times)

Offline Dan Tinsley

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Little HELP Cleaning up inside of antique tea kettle
« on: January 03, 2019, 08:19:46 PM »
Could use some methods of hard water, lime, etc removal from inside old tea kettle. I don't use electrolysis and I really don't want to do much to it overall.
It's an old Favorite Stove Works Cinn OH. pre Piqua move.
Thanks is advance.

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Re: Little HELP Cleaning up inside of antique tea kettle
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2019, 09:28:07 PM »
Test for leakage by filling with water.

If no cracks or risk of leakage then.....

Fill with 100% Heinz white vinegar, set on burner on stove and begin to boil...

Lower heat slightly and maintain a slow.. roiling boil.....

If you do not test first... your stove will be a huge mess for sure...

Sometimes I have had to dump and refill with fresh distilled vinegar, several times... all depends on how thick the calcification is on inside to the Tea Kettle.

If it's really bad, and still has calcified mineral deposits on inside after several boils, then I get out my Pick Set, and very gently go to work....

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Re: Little HELP Cleaning up inside of antique tea kettle
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2019, 07:56:31 AM »
How long do you usually slow boil each application ? And thanks.

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Re: Little HELP Cleaning up inside of antique tea kettle
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2019, 10:10:54 AM »
My last Erie Teakettle was about 3 days, 12 hours per day. :(

It all depends on how thick the calcification is..... :)

Just have to watch it carefully... might be much shorter if not heavily encrusted....