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Dropped a Kettle Descaler in the Sink - Bacteria Risk?

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Goldfinch1997 Sun 09-Jul-17 16:16:02

I dropped a wire kettle descaler into the kitchen sink just now. I washed it under boiling water and put it back in the kettle but now I'm worried that I've just transferred a load of bacteria into the kettle. Am I worrying unnecessarily?

BeeFarseer Sun 09-Jul-17 16:18:09

Yes. Very much so.

Nothing will survive the first boiling. I'd fill the kettle, boil it, then discard that first lot of water, then use it normally.

FadedRed Sun 09-Jul-17 16:18:47


AshesEmbersFlames Sun 09-Jul-17 16:22:08

Won't it be boiled when you turn the kettle on? Bacteria - well the kind that might lurk in your sink anyway - won't survive that.

FeelLikeTheresNoGoingBackNow Sun 09-Jul-17 16:30:12

It wouldn't even have entered my head to be concerned about it....

overmydeadbody Sun 09-Jul-17 17:03:38

Surely you wash up in your sink? So it should be kept pretty bacteria free anyway?

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