Descaling washing machine and kettle

(9 Posts)
Mommym24 Mon 18-Jul-16 12:18:11

Just wondered what you use to descale your washing machine and kettle?

Grumpyoldblonde Mon 18-Jul-16 12:42:35

For my Kettle I buy Astonish descaler from savers, it's about 89p a bottle and I use a splash every fortnight. Washing machine gets a regular hot run with a good sluice of white vinegar. Towels also get washed with white vinegar instead of fabric conditioner to soften them.

Mommym24 Mon 18-Jul-16 13:40:27

Thanks where do you put white vinegar in drum or drawer? And how much?

Grumpyoldblonde Mon 18-Jul-16 16:45:13

I put mine in the fab con drawer and about an egg cup or thereabouts. I also sling it in the dishwasher to keep things shiny. I am a huge fan of white vinegar for cleaning.

millysmith Tue 19-Jul-16 09:21:14

I use this washing machine powder to descale my washing machine and use this powder to descale my kettle. Both products do the job-)

concertplayer Thu 21-Jul-16 12:18:49

Soda crystals- these are dirt cheap. I put them in the powder drawer
on an EMPTY 90c wash every month.
My friend uses them in actual washes as well.

Ntinyn Mon 25-Jul-16 08:59:47

Live in hard water area and used to descale kettle every week, now only fill kettle with filtered drinking water and down to once a month cleaning. Best kettle cleaners for me are Kilrock or Waitrose essential range. Washing machine - use soda crystals in each wash and white vinegar for each towel wash then weekly 90 degree wash with soda crystals in drum and vinegar in fabric con drawer

EmGee Mon 25-Jul-16 17:13:30

White vinegar in kettle works instantly and is dirt cheap!

PigletJohn Wed 27-Jul-16 00:44:27

Sorry, but a water softener.

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