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removing limescale from old steriliser

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oinkyoink Mon 13-Jun-11 16:11:02

does anyone know the best way to remove limescale from my old microwave steriliser? i had it with dd1...

any ideas let me know! thanks smile

PussinJimmyChoos Mon 13-Jun-11 16:14:30

You can buy descaling sachets from Boots for sterilisers - mine was a steam steriliser though but am sure you can read the back and see if works for a microwave steam one

Look in the baby section

FrumpyPumpy Mon 13-Jun-11 16:26:51

I have bought citric acid from amazon, 100g £1 free postage. Use 10g. You are meant to descale every 2-4 weeks so this should last a bit I hope.

KatyN Mon 13-Jun-11 19:34:17

I tend to mix vinegar with boiling water. if it doesn't all clear if (and you can put the steriliser in the microwave) if you neuk it for a minute or so to warm the mix it'll clear it faster.

Leave overnight.. hey presto. funny smell in the room but nothing chemically on the steriliser!

hadak Mon 13-Jun-11 21:00:09

I also used Citric acid. You can buy this in Boots

rightontime Tue 14-Jun-11 16:00:58

I got some descaler sachets from Tesco not sure what in them but it worked a treat.

DilysPrice Tue 14-Jun-11 16:10:30

Vinegar for me, just left it in overnight and then washed.

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