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How to Clean a Water Distiller? Step by Step Instructions

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how to clean a water distiller

Why you should clean a water distiller?

Regular maintenance will extend the life of your water distiller, and keep your water distiller clean will help it perform at its best. In many countries, most people live in hard water areas, which can lead to limescale build-up. If the limescale is thick, heat from the heating element cannot pass through sufficiently and your water distiller may overheat, then regular physical cleaning will help prevent limescale build-up. Adding a small amount of water to the water distiller's container and wiping it down with a non-stick pacifier will help reduce limescale buildup.

The water distiller should be cleaned approximately every 3-4 weeks, with a short cleaning after each filtered water, and a quick cleaning of the boiling container with a non-stick, non-scratch cleaning sponge after each distillation, so you can keep your water distiller looking like new! Next, let's see how to clean a water distiller step by step!

How to clean a water distiller's base?

Step 1

The first step is the easiest one, we need to fill the base with hot water from the faucet.

It's okay if the water is not hot, but it will take us a little longer because the water needs to heat itself to the boiling point. If the water is directly hot, we can directly fill the base with it!

Step 2

After adding 2 tablespoons of water distiller's cleaning crystals (made of citric acid, which is included in our product), turn on the machine with the on/off button and press the reset button, rest assured that there will be no noise!

Step 3

Let the water boil for about 30 minutes, then turn off the power and let the water cool down. 

Step 4

Pour off the water and rinse the base of the water distiller.

  • Tip 1: If the scale is particularly stubborn, add more crystals and boil for longer.
  • Tip 2: We can set a timer because the lid is not open so the machine will not automatically shut off. After cleaning the body of the water distiller, let's see how to clean the lid of the water distiller.

Cleaning the distiller lid

Step 1

Remove the seal (remember the way it reopens).

Step 2

Unscrew the 3 Phillips head screws and remove the plastic housing.

Step 3

Pull down the fan with the help of another person (you must be secure) and then pull down the condenser tube.

Step 4

Clean the fan and housing with warm soapy water.

Do not submerge the condenser tube in water, but place it under a running tap and use a sponge or brush.

Step 5

Wipe down the rest of the cover that you can now use.

Step 6

Wipe everything dry and put it back.

What does the water distiller remove?

The water distiller is able to remove fluoride, organic compounds, dissolved salts and solids, lead and other heavy metals, and virtually all other impurities from water. By converting water into steam, it is able to distill all contaminants from the water it purifies. This is because pathogenic bacteria and potentially dangerous microorganisms cannot withstand such high temperatures. So viruses are neutralized during the boiling process, and municipalities may add chlorine and chloramines for germicidal purposes, but chlorine gives water a chemical taste and odor that is easily eliminated by water distillation.

Contaminants such as nitrates, drugs, barium, copper, arsenic and iron are separated from the water by water distillation, and the hardness of the water and any kind of mineral content will be completely removed in the distillation process!

So, let cleaning become a habit and let's stick to it!

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