Limescale in kettles - what do you use to boil your water?

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  1. Nics

    Nics Active Member

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    Hello, i've got a brand new kettle bought especially for making my baby's 1 x per day formula dream-feed, and already, 2 days in, it has limescale in it! Grrrr!

    Has anyone got any tips on how to avoid this, or do you do it a different way and can give me some advice?! many thanks!
     
  2. summer rain

    summer rain Mum of 5

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    limescale is harmless, its just calcium deposits so don't worry. If you're really concerned you could get a filter kettle, like the one made by brita. It would also be ok to use normal filtered water as long as you properly boil it before use because the filter jugs can harbour bacteria xx
     
  3. blondebabe

    blondebabe Well-Known Member

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    Yep i agree harmless ! :) i worried about this too but its fine :) xx
     
  4. gumb69

    gumb69 No.3 on its way

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    I was going to say the same as the ladies above.
    It's the Calcium in the water that is making it harder.
    THe minerals in hard water are better for your body (heart).
    Statistically people in hard water areas live longer than those in soft waters
    Hard water good for you, bad for your kettle/washing machine.
    x
     
  5. Lawa

    Lawa Well-Known Member

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    i dont bother when it gets really bad I descale the kettle with descaler than boil an chick thee water about 15 times to ensure it has all gone!
     
  6. Karlie06

    Karlie06 Well-Known Member

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    It's really good to hear limescale is harmless as I live in a really hard water area! This is why I like baby and bump so much - really good advice and facts!
     

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