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Removing white powdery film from pots

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Removing white powdery film from pots

FelafelBoy | Dec 8, 2006 06:12 AM

I live in an area that has very hard water.

I do not use a water filter. After I boil water, particularly in a pot made of enamel, there is a very noticeable while powdery film left on the inside of the pot. Same thing with my stainless steel pots.

I have heard that the use of white vinegar will remove this mineral residue. What is the process - a teaspoon of white vinegar in a pot of boiling water, and for how long?

Is this white powdery substance calcium?

And yes, I know I should use a water filter. My tap (what?!) water tastes fine, so I don't find the need to use a filter, but I don't like seeing all this white stuff coating my pots. I do believe that filters would result in cleaner and fresher tasting foods, for the record.

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