How to idea – Cleaning hard water stains from porcelain

Posted By on January 31, 2015

The inexpensive miracle cleaner and kitchen staple known as vinegar has hundreds if not thousands of uses … but few of those uses are as helpful as cleaning and dissolving hard water calcium build up. I use a vinegar mix regularly for window washing, as a way to keep the shower and shower head free from calcium and use in the same way for the dishwasher. For the past couple of years I’ve been running white vinegar through my Keurig coffee maker every other month and it make a huge difference in scale build up.

I’ve also “tried” to clean the hard water mineral ring off the toilet in our pool house bathroom using a “little vinegar,” but after seeing this YouTube clip (below), I may have to give the saturated toilet paper trick a try. It looks like a great way to keep the vinegar in contact with the hard water stain.


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  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
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