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Danmark descaler (citric acid granules) 10 pk
on 26 July 2012
I`ve just ordered another 20.
They come in individual jiffy bags, 10 grams per sachet, all contained in one large jiffy bag, and with instructions.
I have a Boots baby bottle steriliser/steamer. The steamer instructions said to descale it every 4 weeks. I ordered a pack of 10 Danmark citric acid granules but bought some Boots descaler sachets while waiting for the granules to arrive. The Boots sachets were 40% lactic acid liquid and didn`t do a fantastic job (I didn`t have anything to compare with at the time of course).
Next time I used the Danmark granules. The instructions advised putting 150ml-200ml of water in the steamer, add one 10 gram sachet of citric acid then run the steamer for 2-3 minutes. When you pour in the granules you can see the water fizzing as it gets to work on the limescale. I left the steamer running a full cycle before pouring away the water and rinsing carefully.
My steamer came up as new. The circular metal plate that heats up was as shiny as when it first came out of the box. After a wipe with some kitchen towel the whole unit looked box fresh.
Well worth buying and keeping in the kitchen cupboard, especially in a hard water area.
Top tip: When using in a kettle the instructions say to half fill the kettle then let it boil before adding the citrix acid granules. Your kettle will be producing a lot of steam, even a few minutes later, very hot! and not very handy when trying to carefully pour in a small plastic bag of granules. The bag steams up, the granules get stuck together in the bag, you burn your fingers, the wife laughs at you etc etc. So, get something like a sheet of paper ready with a crease down the middle so you can tip the granules straight in while keeping fingers clear.