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Crust of sediment in hot water pot

When I remove the filter the pot has a crust of (Calcium?) How do I clean it I want to be carefull of chipping the crust and damaging the pot.

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Hi, Go to your grocery store and buy some cream of tartar which you can find in the spice section, it is a white water soluble powder. Dissolve about a teaspoon full in a pot of your coffee water, put in a filter with nothing in it and cycle the water through the coffee maker, if it is really scaled up do this a couple of times, discard the filters which probably will have some little white and yellow chunks in it and this should clean up the inside, you may have to soak the pot in the warm water with a little stronger solution. Good Luck!

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    Jim London Feb 05, 2009

    Hi, Sorry I confused your humidifier with a coffee pot as that is the category that was on my screen. But as with any device that heats water, and you use tap water it will probably scale. Use the cream of tartar like I suggested as this works really well to remove lime and calcium(scale) without chemicals that you don't want to breathe or drink. Again sorry about that but let me know how it works out for you! Good Luck!

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