An instant hot water dispenser is a must-have appliance in a modern kitchen nowadays. It adds up a lot of convenience in your everyday life. This appliance is also very cheap and can do all the things without breaking your pocket. Now you don’t have to turn up your regular gas stove and wait to boil a cup of water to make your tea or coffee, the instant hot water dispenser will do it for you in just under a minute. You can use this appliance anywhere you want whether it’s a gathering at your home or a meeting at your office.

There is a good chance that a lot of people who own such appliances actually don’t care much about its maintenance. An instant hot water dispenser has a great set of features such as speed, efficiency but the thing is the appliance will no longer be able to provide you with the speed or efficiency like it used to before when it starts building limescale in your hot water dispenser due to hard water and regular use. Now for those who are actually curious about maintaining their best hot water dispenser in perfect condition, here’s a quick guide that will help you out.

Why you need to Descale your Hot water dispenser?

Just like all the other appliance which comes in contact with hard water starts building limescale. When the limescale builds up after extensive use, the inside of your hot water dispenser will look gross. The limescale is not harmful at all if it goes into your body because it is mainly formed out of calcium and salt. If it is not harmful at all then why you should care about? Well, it’s because you have to ensure that the functions are working properly to avoid any kind of malfunction or damage.

The elements inside the hot water dispenser will have to work harder than usual and, in the end, you might end up with a damaged element and you certainly don’t want to, right? If the element inside the hot water dispenser is not working perfectly then it also means that you will also end up using more electricity than usual and it will take more time to boil the water. It makes the appliance very inefficient.

So, it is better to fix this issue and save your money and time. Descaling the hot water dispenser is the right move here to get rid of all the limescale build-up which might cause an issue. Keep on reading the article and we will help you with a step by step guide so that the hot water dispenser will keep serving you for years. The best part here is that you don’t have to call a technician and do it all yourself.

How often should you descale your Hot water Dispenser?

This completely depends on how often you use your hot water dispenser. If you use it regularly and there is a hard water supply in your area then you probably need to descale it more frequently. To know the hardness of the water you can contact the company which supplies the water in your area. However, this will take time and most probably you won’t get an answer so alternatively If you search the market you will find certain hard water test kits that you can buy and test the water supply in your area. Let’s say; you live in an area that has hard water supply, then you should descale your hot water dispenser at least once a month if you use it regularly.

Descaling your hot water dispenser is not a difficult task and you can do it at your home in just under a few minutes. There are few ways you can descale your instant hot water dispenser. We will guide you through a few of them which is very easy.

Descale with Proper Products.

There are descaling products available in the market in the form of solutions, powders or tablets. You can purchase them online or visit your local retailer and grab any one of them.

● Let’s start by filling by completely filling the water dispenser to its maximum capacity. Now hit the start button and wait for the water to boil and then dispense it into a cup.
● Now add the descaling product to the hot water and fill it back into the water dispenser. Now again hit the start button and wait for the water to dispense.

● Repeat the same process for 5 to 6 times and then clean your water tank in your sink.
● Now fill the water tank with clean water, hit the start button and wait for it to dispense and repeat the process for 5 to 6 times until the water tank is clean.
● Once it’s done, your water dispenser will be cleaned and you can start using it again.

Descale with Vinegar or Citric Acid.

You can also descale your hot water dispenser with any vinegar or citric acid. You can purchase a bottle of vinegar from your local market and get citric acid from a local pharmacy store.

● When using citric acid, mix only 25 grams of it with 500 ml of water and when using vinegar mix 1 cup of vinegar to 1 cup of water.
● Now pour the mixture in the water tank and close the lid and then wait at least 1 hour.
● Now press the start button and wait for the water to dispense in a cup. Put the solution back in and repeat the same process for 5 to 6 times.
● Now remove the water tank and clean it at the sink.
● Now fill the water tank with clean water, hit the start button and wait for it to dispense and repeat the process for 5 to 6 times until the water tank is clean.
● Once it’s done, your water dispenser will be cleaned and you can start using it again.

Final Words

Always remember to cycle the process once with the solution and second with the clean water every time you try to descale your hot water dispenser. You can try any of the processes we have mentioned depending upon what costs you less. If you are getting the vinegar and citric acid for cheaper than the descaling product then go for it.

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Now an editor with The Arches, Amelia has lived in the world of lifestyle media for more than a decade. When she isn't wielding her red pen, she's likely canning whatever's in season, listening to anything with a fiddle, or playing Uno with her

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