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Guide to descaling.

Descaling helps your appliances work better for longer.

Here's some simple descaling tips to help keep your appliances in perfect working order. Allowing limescale to build up in any appliance, large or small, can reduce its performance and lead to long-term harm.

Descaling your kettle.

Limescale can build up, especially in hard and medium water areas, on the inside of your kettle and particularly on the element. When this happens, the taste of hot drinks can be affected. You may see a film on top or white limescale deposits in the drink. Limescale can also reduce the efficiency and lifetime of the appliance.

1. Descale as frequently as required by checking inside the kettle. Another indication that a descale is needed is when the kettle switches off before it reaches boiling point.

2. If your kettle has a limescale filter this can be removed and soaked in a little vinegar before being rinsed with clean water.

3. In some areas, chalky limescale can collect on the inside wall of the appliance. This can be easily wiped away with a cloth.

4. Never use a hard object to chip away limescale as this may damage the kettle.

Descaler for coffee machines, kettles and hot water dispensers

  • Comes in pack of six tablets
  • Use as required when limescale builds up
  • Use two tablets per descaling application
  • Removes limescale quickly and effectively

Also suitable for use on coffee machines, Tassimo machines and hot water dispensers.

Price: £8.69

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Code: 00311556

Descaling your iron or steam generator.

If limescale is allowed to build up in your iron or steam generator it can cause brown and white deposits to appear on your laundry.

1. Using 50% deionised water in medium and hard water areas helps to reduce limescale build up. In very hard water areas use two-thirds deionised water.

2. Irons and steam generators should be regularly flushed out to remove limescale deposits. Guidance on how to do this can be found in your instruction manual.

3. Some of our irons and steam generators require a descaling product. Please check the instruction manual.

Do not use a descaler unless it is recommended in the manual.

Descaler for irons and steam generators

  • Suitable only for the following models:
  • TDA50, TDA70, TDS12, TDS11, TDI90
  • Removes limescale effectively to prevent damage and ensures best performance
  • 4x 25ml bottles suitable for four doses

For other models we recommend using 50% deionised or distilled water to reduce limescale build up. Your manual will also advise you on how to flush out any limescale deposits.

£12.49

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Code: 00311144

Always follow the instructions given in the appliance's instruction manual, as well as those supplied with the correct descaling product.

Descaling your washing machine.

Washing machines are used regularly and with warm water passing through the appliance, regular descaling is important, especially in hard water areas. Harmful limescale can affect the efficiency, performance and lifetime of the appliance.

1. We recommend descaling your washing machine every three to six months, depending on the local water hardness. You should still use a descaler, even if the products such as Calgon are used on a long-term basis, to ensure complete removal of limescale.

2. It is advisable to also run a more frequent maintenance wash at 90°C our tested and approved washing machine cleaner (code 00311610) to remove odours and residues.

3. Repeat the wash programme after the descaler has been run to completely rinse out the washing machine.

Descaler for washing machines and dishwashers

  • Pack contains one dose (250g) suitable for either dishwashers or washing machines
  • Also available as a value 4-pack for the price of 3 (not included in our 25% discount offer)

Price: £5.99

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Code: 00311506

Always follow the instructions given in the appliance's instruction manual, as well as those supplied with the correct descaling product.

Descaling your dishwasher.

Dishwashers are used often so limescale can quickly build up, especially in hard water areas. To keep your dishwasher working as efficiently and effectively as possible, and to ensure your dishes come out perfectly clean, regular descaling is important.

1. Many detergent manufacturers sell 'all-in-one' dishwasher tablets. They are designed to be used without salt or rinse aid. These can be used in our dishwashers but for best results, always ensure levels of salt and rinse aid are correct, even when using all-in-one tablets.

2. Make sure your dishwasher is set to the correct water hardness level. Refer to your manual for advice on how to do this.

3. Dishwashers should only need descaling once a year if set up and used correctly. If you think the appliance may not have been set up or maintained correctly, it's important to use a descaler to ensure limescale is fully removed.

4. Run the wash programme again once the descaler has been used to completely rinse out the dishwasher.

Descaler for washing machines and dishwashers

  • Pack contains one does (250g) suitable for either dishwashers or washing machines
  • Also available as a value 4-pack for the price of 3 (not included in our 25% discount offer)

Price £5.99

Buy descaler

Code: 00311506

Always follow the instructions given in the appliance's instruction manual, as well as those supplied with the correct descaling product.

Descaling your Tassimo hot drinks machine.

Your Tassimo will indicate when it needs to be descaled via a red flashing light on the front of the machine. It's important to descale as soon as possible to avoid potential damage to the machine and ensure continued great tasting drinks.

1. Any chalky deposits in the water tank can be wiped away with a cloth.

2. To complete the descale you will need to use the Service T-Disc located behind the appliance, either underneath or behind the water tank.

If you have lost your Service T-Disc a new one can be purchased here.

Tassimo descaling tablets

  • Pack contains four tablets, suitable for two treatments
  • Removes limescale quickly and effectively
  • Protects against harmful calcium deposits

Also suitable for descaling Filtrino hot water dispensers and kettles.

Price: £6.49

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Code: 00311530

Always follow the instructions given in the appliance's instruction manual, as well as those supplied with the correct descaling product.

Descaling your Vero coffee machine.

The machine will indicate when a descaling or cleaning cycle is required. Descaling frequency depends on the water hardness level set before using the machine for the first time, and if it has a water filter.

1. If your coffee machine does have a water filter, remove this before descaling to prevent it being damaged.

2. It is important to clean your machine, as well as descale, to ensure great tasting coffee and maintain its performance. Buy cleaning tablets

Descaling tablets

  • Use when indicated by machine
  • Pack contains three tablets suitable for three treatments
  • Can be used with automatic descaling programmes
  • Use regularly to help to improve performance and extend product life

Other coffee machines may require a different descaler – please check your manual for details.

Price: £12.49

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Code: 00576694

Always follow the instructions given in the appliance's instruction manual, as well as those supplied with the correct descaling product.

Descaling your steam oven.

Limescale is a natural result of steam creation so your steam oven needs to be regularly descaled to ensure deposits do not build-up.

1. In hardwater areas unsightly limescale deposits build up in the evaporating dish and should be removed. It's important to use the correct descaler to avoid damaging the rubber seals.

2. Always wear protective gloves when descaling a steam oven.

Descaling tablets

  • Powerful liquid descaler removes limescale quickly and effectively
  • 1 x 500ml bottle suitable for five doses
  • Ensures optimum cooking performance and can extend product life

Also suitable for use in coffee centres, coffee machines and kettles.

Price: £6.99

Buy descaler

Code: 00576694

Always follow the instructions given in the appliance's instruction manual, as well as those supplied with the correct descaling product.