1kg Citric Acid Kettle Descaler 2 years of descaling Anhydrous Food Grade - Home Bath Bombs,  etc £5.19 @ classikool  eBay
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1kg Citric Acid Kettle Descaler 2 years of descaling Anhydrous Food Grade - Home Bath Bombs, etc £5.19 @ classikool eBay

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Found 19th Jan
1kg Citric Acid Kettle Descaler 2 years of descaling Anhydrous Food Grade - Home Bath Bombs, etc £5.19 @ eBay

This is the active ingredient in expensive and tainted products like Oust that cost a fortune.

Couple of spoonfuls of this in your kettle, boil it - watch the limescale disappear - empty and rinse - job done!

Great for shower heads too. Don't waste money on branded products. Obviously there are other sellers shifting smaller quantities if you want to try.

Any links for cheaper would be helpful as would comments on it's effectiveness for the uninitiated!

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Or you can use regular vinegar or lemon juice. This might be cheaper overall though. Heat added for originality

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Expensive, cold deal

I've been been using citric acid for the past 5 years.

2kg is only about £7 delivered from other sellers. Basically, the more you buy, the cheaper per kg.


Edited by: "Speculator" 19th Jan

really good stuff for de scaling the kettle instead of the usual chemical ones

I just ordered a fresh bag a couple of days ago only £4.90 on amazon with prime delivery. So better for those with prime accounts.

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SuperMariosDad

I just ordered a fresh bag a couple of days ago only £4.90 on amazon with … I just ordered a fresh bag a couple of days ago only £4.90 on amazon with prime delivery. So better for those with prime accounts.



Thanks for the link.

timbotadumitruion

Or you can use regular vinegar or lemon juice. This might be cheaper … Or you can use regular vinegar or lemon juice. This might be cheaper overall though. Heat added for originality



Yes you can. The advantage with this is that your kettle doesn't stink of vinegar or lemon which somewhat negates getting rid of the taint of limescale.

Takes an age to remove the smell and taste from them. This takes a couple of spoonfuls, boil it, pour out and rinse, done.

Not to worry obviously more helpful users on this site

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snipper01

really good stuff for de scaling the kettle instead of the usual chemical … really good stuff for de scaling the kettle instead of the usual chemical ones


Citric acid is a chemical

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GazmoX

Or £4.73 delivered from Amazon marketplace - … Or £4.73 delivered from Amazon marketplace - https://www.amazon.co.uk/CITRIC-ACID-Anhydrous-Grade-Additive/dp/B00WQ7632E/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1484822320&sr=8-2&keywords=Citric+Acid+1+KG



Great!!!!!

They don't meet HUKD standards of feedback though. Glad you are chuffed about finding it though!!!!!!!!!!!!

BrianSewell

Citric acid is a chemical



Come to that, so is water. Surprisingly (well to me anyway) according to wikipedia the bulk of citric acid production is derived from mould fed on sugars, although it is further processed so I guess the final product couldn't be described as "natural".

Citric acid is a lot milder acid than the stuff used in some brands of descalers, so less likely to cause a leak, or eat through the brazing and cause the spout to fall off.:(

I also use it to clean the tub of my washing machine.




Edited by: "melted" 19th Jan

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This thread has convinced me to buy citric acid

I think this is a fairly common eBay price. I use citric acid to de-rust car parts. Make up a tub of citric acid and boiling water and leave the rusty part in it for a couple of days. Top it up with boiling water occasionally and scrub off the rust every so often with a small wire brush (cheap from pound shops or Tool Station). If you are removing pitted rust from car bodywork some people make up a gel of citric acid and wallpaper paste and cover the rusty area with a 5mm thick layer. Cover with cling film to stop it evaporating. Haven't used it this way myself, but the citric acid in hot water definitely works.
Edited by: "aurora" 19th Jan

aurora

I think this is a fairly common eBay price. I use citric acid to de-rust … I think this is a fairly common eBay price. I use citric acid to de-rust car parts. Make up a tub of citric acid and boiling water and leave the rusty part in it for a couple of days. Top it up with boiling water occasionally and scrub off the rust every so often with a small wire brush (cheap from pound shops or Tool Station). If you are removing pitted rust from car bodywork some people make up a gel of citric acid and wallpaper paste and cover the rusty area with a 5mm thick layer. Cover with cling film to stop it evaporating. Haven't used it this way myself, but the citric acid in hot water definitely works.



Washing soda and a bit of electrolysis is supposed to be really effective at removing rust:- antique-engines.com/ele…asp

KareemSaid

They don't meet HUKD standards of feedback though.



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Yes, electrolysis is often used. The mig-welding.co.uk forum has lots of info on how to set up an electrolysis bucket to de-rust stuff.
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