When the kettle whistles

A kettle bubbles and might also surrry quietly. But time and again other noises can be localized like a whistle. We have answered below for you what it can be like when your kettle whistles.

Structure and function of a kettle

Kettles have become more and more popular in recent years. A kettle can be found in almost every household today. The heating of the water is much faster than using a kettle on the stove. In order to understand the different noises, it is important to know the individual components:

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  • Container (made of plastic or stainless steel)
  • Lid (made of the same material)
  • Heating coil inside the container
  • Transformer coil (transformer) in the bottom of the container
  • Temperature switching

Typical noises from a kettle

Different noises can therefore occur when using the kettle. There may be a buzzing or whirring sound from the coil. This can be normal due to the design. If it only occurs in older devices after a long period of use, the coil is often damaged. There may also be a creaking or cracking sound.

This can happen when the material of the container heats up and there is thermal expansion. In addition, of course, the bubbling of the water, which begins to boil and - again due to the design - possibly a loud shutdown of the kettle. These are usually all the typical noises that a kettle makes.

An unusual noise - the kettle whistles

Again and again, however, the users of a kettle observe that it suddenly starts to whistle. This can indeed sound like the whistling of a pipe on the kettle, but it can also be fundamentally different. There can be several reasons for this. However, the heating coil is primarily calcified.

Why the kettle may start whistling or singing

Without going too deeply into the process: the lime leads to uneven heating or. the water cools down too quickly in certain areas. In the resulting water bubbles, the pressure inside is too small, so that these water bubbles literally implode. This goes hand in hand with the smallest "vibrations " (really very small, therefore also in quotation marks).

However, this can be carried over to the housing or other components of the kettle. Then he starts "to sing ". A similar effect can be observed again and again in cars. Defective engine or gearbox bearings can cause the body to vibrate very finely. The oscillation frequency then has a very uncomfortable effect on the ears in a certain area. These noises always arise when certain objects vibrate within a certain frequency.

Usually the kettle is only calcified when whistling

You should therefore descale the kettle now. We recommend that you descale the kettle naturally, i.e. not with decalcifying agents from the store, but with natural products. You can find out why and how to use these funds by following the link.

Tips & Tricks The whistling can also be caused, for example, by a defect in the electrical components. It is therefore possible that the whistling comes back despite successful descaling. Then it is advisable to purchase a new device, as the prices for kettles are not too high.