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Metallic taste in electric kettle. Harmful?

by itsgoingtorainsoon » Jan 10th, '16, 02:01

There's this metallic taste in the water if i leave the water in the electric kettle overnight. My stove top kettle isn't like this. Is it harmful?

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Re: Metallic taste in electric kettle. Harmful?

by Fuut » Jan 10th, '16, 06:01

Sounds like it could use a cleaning (and generally i only heat plus/min how much i need), so take new water.

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Re: Metallic taste in electric kettle. Harmful?

by Puerlife » Jan 10th, '16, 11:17

There is a possible remedy for this--baking soda, I think, but I've never done it. Hopefully someone will see this and provide the protocol.

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Re: Metallic taste in electric kettle. Harmful?

by kyarazen » Jan 10th, '16, 21:21

itsgoingtorainsoon wrote:There's this metallic taste in the water if i leave the water in the electric kettle overnight. My stove top kettle isn't like this. Is it harmful?
your stove top kettle's probably a better steel than the electric kettle 8)

the taste's probably from iron leaching into the water, it is just like how tetsubins can impart hints of metal into water.... :mrgreen:

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Re: Metallic taste in electric kettle. Harmful?

by ethan » Jan 10th, '16, 23:03

puerlife, Yes, baking soda is good for scrubbing away minerals that cling to the kettle. It has had no negative effects for me while getting the job done.

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