Steam Steriliser

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by angellica, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. angellica

    angellica Mum of 4

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    I know it's a little OT (not much though) I have a steam steriliser that I bought about 10 years ago for my first. It's been in storage and I got it out to see if it was still usable. It does seem to be, but it is full of limescale. Any ideas on how I can get rid of it. I have tried the 'Steam Sterliser Descaler' that I bought, and even after 3 attempts, I'm still getting scale out.

    I'm planning on BFing for a while anyway so it's not urgent.

    TIA
    Karen
     
  2. MrsP

    MrsP Mummy to Eleanor & Henry

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    They do advise not to use descaler in sterilisers but they do say you should use vinegar or citric acid which can be bought from the chemist. x
     
  3. PeanutBean

    PeanutBean Mumma to Byron & Indigo

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    If the descaler doesn't work, maybe vinegar? Or cillit bang (lol)?
     
  4. angellica

    angellica Mum of 4

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    The stuff I bought is citric acid. There is a lot of grey gunk coming out :(
     
  5. MrsP

    MrsP Mummy to Eleanor & Henry

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    Can't do much more than that then hon, maybe just keep going or give the vinegar a wirl. x
     
  6. JammyJoJo

    JammyJoJo Expecting #2

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    I used the citric acid that came with my Avent steriliser. Try and leave it in there over-night at least and keep doing it. It will come out eventually!
     
  7. XKatX

    XKatX Well-Known Member

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    I don't know - but you've got me thinking now. My sister gave me her steriliser that she used for both her babies - they are now 7 and 3. Should I descale it first? I was just gonna give it a couple of empty runs. What do you think?
     
  8. PeanutBean

    PeanutBean Mumma to Byron & Indigo

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    To save on later effort, would it be worth those ladies in hard water areas filtering the water first? When I lived in the NE where there is hard water (at least there is compared to where I live now, the softest water in the world!) I filtered the water for everything so that the kettle and iron and things didn't get furred up.
     
  9. JammyJoJo

    JammyJoJo Expecting #2

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    Def descale it. Especially if it hasn't been used for a while. I used to descale mine every week to keep in working well and it's still going strong almost 9 years and 5 babies later.
     

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