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Old May 14th, 2009, 00:49 AM   1
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Can u de-scale the Avent steamer with vinegar?


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Sorry but I am crashing this forum again as I need advice from the mummies

I bought an Avent IQ Electrical steamer sterilizer and wondered how to de-scale it.

Can I use vinegar?

As I live in holland and have no idea where to find de-scaling sachets and thought vinegar would be a good solution.

Any feedback welcome

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Old May 14th, 2009, 01:34 AM   2
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I've used white vinegar on my steriliser before, it does stink though and i had to thoroughly rinse before actually putting my bottles back in! It is ok to use though.

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Lemon juice. I did mine this morning and couldn't be bothered to get the citric acid sachets out of the cupboard so grabbed the lemon juice. I use that for the kettle and last steriliser works better than any chemical you can buy!!!



 
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Lemon juice. I did mine this morning and couldn't be bothered to get the citric acid sachets out of the cupboard so grabbed the lemon juice. I use that for the kettle and last steriliser works better than any chemical you can buy!!!
Sorry to ask a stupid question, but you mean juice squeezed from a lemon or lemon juice you buy at the supermarket?

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i just got boots own de scaling tablets for sterilizers x



 
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Lemon juice. I did mine this morning and couldn't be bothered to get the citric acid sachets out of the cupboard so grabbed the lemon juice. I use that for the kettle and last steriliser works better than any chemical you can buy!!!
Sorry to ask a stupid question, but you mean juice squeezed from a lemon or lemon juice you buy at the supermarket?

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I'm interested in the answer to this too



 
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Old May 14th, 2009, 06:15 AM   7
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I have done some googling and found this link, it refers to descaling a kettle but Im sure it works on the same principle...

And it looks like we can use either juice squeezed from lemons or bought lemon juice

http://www.wikihow.com/Descale-a-Kettle



 
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Lemon juice. I did mine this morning and couldn't be bothered to get the citric acid sachets out of the cupboard so grabbed the lemon juice. I use that for the kettle and last steriliser works better than any chemical you can buy!!!
Sorry to ask a stupid question, but you mean juice squeezed from a lemon or lemon juice you buy at the supermarket?

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Either - I use from a bottle, but I am sure its the same principle. Fresh prob does a better job dunno. I used to use oust for our kettle and it stank, one day tried lemon and it worked just as well. Our old sterliser I bought some stuff from mother care that was cr&p so again used lemon juice, it worked so much better.



 
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ooo lemon juice is an excellent tip, we too buy the stuff from boots x x



 
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Lemon juice. I did mine this morning and couldn't be bothered to get the citric acid sachets out of the cupboard so grabbed the lemon juice. I use that for the kettle and last steriliser works better than any chemical you can buy!!!
Sorry to ask a stupid question, but you mean juice squeezed from a lemon or lemon juice you buy at the supermarket?

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Either - I use from a bottle, but I am sure its the same principle. Fresh prob does a better job dunno. I used to use oust for our kettle and it stank, one day tried lemon and it worked just as well. Our old sterliser I bought some stuff from mother care that was cr&p so again used lemon juice, it worked so much better.
Thanks alot for your help, Im off to buy some lemons and lemon juice now!!!

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