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Are you finding white deposits in the kettle, on the tap or in the coffee machine? This is known as limescale. Limescale can build up in many places in your kitchen.  Whilst a small amount of limescale is not damaging to your health, it is damaging to your appliances and could affect their lifespan.  Here is how to prevent limescale build up in both appliances and your drinking water.

In many households, hard water flows through pipes, whilst Australia is known for great quality water, there is still some build up through our water pipes. This means there is heavy metals such as lead, solder and other sediments, there is also a buildup of limescale which is a common occurrence affecting those who live in moderate to hard water areas such as Perth, Adelaide and some parts of Queensland.

How can you remove limescale from your appliances?

You can remove limescale by regularly descaling your appliance, you can purchase descaler cleaner from your local supermarkets otherwise try these at home remedies often used:

  • Vinegar or vinegar essence
  • Citric Acid 
  • Baking Soda

Limescale and white spots are not uncommon in the kitchen - but they can be avoided. The water filters and taps from BRITA support you comfortably in preventing limescale build up in your kitchen appliances.  If you only operate your kitchen appliances with soft water, you will save yourself the hassle of descaling, prevent damage from calcification and ensure better hygiene in the kitchen. In addition, filtered water also helps coffee, tea and other foods to better develop their aromas. It is therefore worthwhile to prevent limescale build up on your kitchen appliances for many reasons.