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2 Close the lid.
Make sure that the lid is properly closed to prevent the kettle from boiling dry.
3 Place the kettle on its base, put the plug in the wall socket and press the
on/off switch (fig. 4).
The kettle starts heating up.
Ã— The kettle switches off automatically when the water has reached boiling
Ã— You can interrupt the boiling process by pressing the on/off switch.
Cleaning and descaling.
Always unplug the appliance before cleaning it.
Do not use any abrasive cleaning agents, scourers etc. to clean the kettle.
Never immerse the kettle or its base in water.
Cleaning the kettle
1 Clean the outside of the kettle with a soft, damp cloth moistened with warm
water and some mild cleaning agent.
Scale is not harmful to your health but it may give your drink a powdery taste. The
scale filter prevents scale particles from ending up in your drink. Clean the scale filter
2 The filter can be cleaned:
Ã— by taking it out of the kettle and gently brushing the filter with a soft nylon
brush under a running tap, or.. (fig. 5).
Ã— by leaving it in the kettle when descaling the whole appliance, or...
Ã— in the dishwasher.
Descaling the kettle
Regular descaling will prolong the life of the kettle.
In case of normal use (up to 5 times a day), the following descaling frequency is
-Once every 3 months for soft water areas (up to 18 dH).
-Once every month for hard water areas (more than 18 dH).
1 Fill the kettle with water up to three-quarters of the maximum level and bring
the water to the boil.
2 After the kettle has switched off, add white vinegar (8% acetic acid) to the
3 Leave the solution in the kettle overnight.
4 Empty the kettle and rinse the inside thoroughly.
5 Fill the kettle with clean water and boil the water.
6 Empty the kettle and rinse it with clean water again.
Ã— Repeat the procedure if there is still some scale in the kettle.
You can also use an appropriate descaler. In that case, follow the instructions on the
package of the descaler.
Replacement filters for your kettle can be purchased from your Philips dealer or a
Philips service centre. The table below indicates which filters are suitable for your
If the kettle, the base or the mains cord of the appliance is damaged, take the base
or the kettle to a service centre authorised by Philips for repair or replacement of
the cord to avoid a hazard.
Guarantee & service.
If you need information or if you have a problem, please visit the Philips website at
www.philips.com or contact the Philips Customer Care Centre in your country (you
will find its phone number in the world-wide guarantee leaflet). If there is no
Customer Care Centre in your country, turn to your local Philips dealer or contact
the Service Department of Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care BV.
Kettle type(s)Filter type
HD4602 and HD4603HD4978
HD4665 and HD4666HD4985