Quickly descale the bathroom fittings / aerators

After I realized how fast the decalcifying of a kettle goes by simply boiling water with a dash of vinegar essence, I thought, that must go with the perlators from the faucets as well, with shower heads etc.

What you need:

  • 1 bottle of vinegar essence (for example, Surig, available from Lidl)
  • 1 microwave safe vessel
  • 1 microwave / cooking pot
  • at least 1 candidate to be descaled

First and foremost, remove the object to be descaled.

Then take a microwave-safe vessel (ideally made of glass) into which the object to be descaled or the area to be descaled fits in perfectly.

Now fill the container until the item / area is under vinegar.

Take the item out, place it in the microwave at 800W for about 40 seconds (or until the essence is really hot) and remove it. If you want, you can heat the vinegar essence in a saucepan.

If you now, for example, the pearles are bubbling, like an effervescent tablet and are lime-free in no time.

Please keep in mind that you handle acetic acid, so I recommend for the felicitous among you and everyone else, of course, uses a suitable personal protective equipment!

Removing Hard Water Deposits From A Faucet Head (December 2019).