Thinking of Descaling Your Coffee Maker
Descaling Solutions To Desale Your Coffee MakerEnsuring that your kitchen appliances are clean and fully functioning is an often a task that is disregarded in many households. But over time, the process of descaling coffee makers and other appliances needs to be carried out. The formation of limescale within appliances is caused by calcium build-ups found in hard water, and with over 60% of UK homes being situated in hard water areas, limescale build up is inevitable over time. It is this build up that can affect the quality of coffee and tea made, as your appliances are not working at their best performance. Nevertheless, a descaling solution should keep your appliances such as coffee makers and kettles limescale free and performing at their best.
Thankfully, the process of descaling your coffee maker isn't a challenging process, and can be done using a range of home made descaling solutions, or solutions that you can buy from your local supermarket. Some home made solutions include using ingredients such as white vinegar or citric acid.
Calcium has a PH rating which ranges between 9 & 12, making it soluble in acidic liquids, making white vinegar and citric acids an ideal descaling solution. In addition to this, these descaling solutions are extremely cheap yet have powerful effects when descaling a coffee maker. Using homemade descaling solutions to clean your coffee maker can provide high quality results by following this step-by-step guide...
- Fill your coffee maker up to the halfway point with white vinegar or citric acid.
- Then run a brewing cycle or boil your kettle if you are cleaning a kettle.
- Repeat this process a couple of times to ensure the limescale deposits are broken down.
- Then rinse out your coffee maker or kettle with water to rid the appliances of white vinegar or citric acid.
If you intend to use a supermarket brand to carry out the limescale removal, ensure that you read the instructions on the packaging carefully to ensure you carry out the process properly. There are a number of descaling solutions available, which may come with different instructions. Also, ensure that you choose the correct descaling solution from the supermarket, as there are specific descaling solutions for different appliances in your home, using the wrong solution may result in additional damage to your coffee maker.
Experts in the limescale removal field suggest that descaling your coffee maker or kettle is a process, which should happen on a month-to-month basis. This is to ensure that your coffee maker is performing at your best, which will not only produce the best tasting coffee possible, it can also save you a bit of money on electricity, as appliances will use more electricity if they need to over perform.
The descaling process of you coffee maker is one which requires little time to carry out, yet produces high quality results which will ensure you always get the best tasting coffee from your coffee maker.