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It doesn't seem to clean the dishes very well it comes out with some kind of white coat like limescale or something

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Can I use citric acid to clean out the limescale from my coffee pot? It looks horrible and is starting to affect the taste of my coffee.

Limescale needs something stronger than basic dish soap to remove it. Citric acid and vinegar are both very good products for cleaning coffee pots. Using a ratio of about one part citric acid to 20 parts water, brew the pot of coffee as you normally would. After that, do another 2 cycles of 'brewing' using just plain water. This should clean your coffee pot out nicely. Good luck.

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If it doesn't help you can mix the vinegar with baking soda and it will be a good start point.

When you have finished to polish and to clean the outside, you can clean your iron from inside. For this you have to put a small amount of vinegar and you have to mix it with water.

You have to switch it on to wait. And press the steam. All the limescale will come out of there.

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the machine needs a thorough cleaning with limescale remover and dishwasher cleaner

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