How To Remove Limescale With e-cloth

How To Remove Limescale

Limescale builds up over time as a result of hard water. It produces a chalky white mineral deposit. This often occurs on certain appliances that are in machines. Over time the build-up of limescale can have an extremely negative impact on the likes of sinks, toilets and bath tubs. The longer you leave it the harder it will become to clean. Therefore you need to get on top of it now. Follow our guide and ensure you live in a limescale free home.

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How To Remove Limescale

Here are some cleaning techniques for you to use on certain appliances and equipment to remove limescale. Check them out below!


Your kettle is perfect for limescale because it is a ready-made liquid container; therefore you need to ensure you regularly clean it to reduce build up. However, its function also makes the process of descaling it quite straightforward. 

You should begin by filling the kettle a quarter of the way up with either vinegar or lemon juice, then leaving it to sit for around 1 hour. Once you have waited, you will then need to top this up with water and then boil it. Once boiled, pour away the water before it cools, and then rinse out the kettle with several changes of cold water to remove any traces of vinegar or lemon juice.

Washing Machines & Dishwashers

Again, either vinegar or lemon juice is great for removing any limescale deposits within your washing machine or dishwasher. With your washing machine, you should use a large cup of liquid into the place your detergent would go, then run a normal cycle (obviously without any clothes in). This should then clean and clear out your washing machine completely removing any limescale build up within the insides. If there is a build-up on the outside then you can use an e-cloth and the chosen liquid and wipe it away firmly.

With dishwashers, it will be very similar to the process you run with your washing machine, as you will need to pour the liquid into the base of the machine rather than the detergent dispenser and run it as you would normally.


We recommend you take a cup of vinegar or lemon juice and then immerse your tap handle within the liquid; in order to allow this to hold, you should wrap a towel or rag around both the cup and tap. With limescale build up that has occurred around more accessible areas, you should soak your e-cloth in descaling liquid then wrap this around the parts you want to clean. Leave it there for an hour or two, giving it a squeeze now and again to make sure the liquid is able to get into all the corners and grooves.

Windows & Shower Doors

When there is a build-up of limescale on places like windows and shower doors, the best way for you to try and remove the deposit is by spraying vinegar onto your windows and then giving it a wipe down, this way you will remove any mineral stains and limescale that has built up over time.

With this guide, you can remove any limescale that has built up, and allow yourself to live in a limescale free home.

Once you have removed the limescale then clean regularly with the e-cloth range to keep it at bay.  For showers the Shower Pack, For Mirrors the Glass & Polishing Cloth, for the bathroom, our Bathroom Pack and the Window Pack for windows and glass.

…Make cleaning easy with e-cloth