How to Remove Scale From Pots and Pans

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Things You'll Need

  • Water

  • Vinegar

  • Dish soap

  • Nylon scrubber sponge

  • Dish towel

When you have limescale buildup in your cookware, it leaves your pots and pans looking dirty and neglected. If this type if residue is present, it is important to know how to get rid of the scale buildup. You don't want to use chemical ingredients, since you prepare food in this cookware. Luckily, there is an inexpensive and all-natural way to remove the scale.


Step 1

Fill the pots and pans with equal parts water and white vinegar.

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Step 2

Place the pots and pans on your stove burners, turn them on high, and bring the water/vinegar solution to a boil. Let the mixture boil for 10 minutes.


Step 3

Turn off the stove burners, and let the solution sit in the pots and pans for one hour.

Step 4

Discard the water/vinegar, and scrub the pots and pans with a nylon scrubber saturated with hot water and a light drizzle of dish soap.

Step 5

Rinse the pots and pans, and dry them with a dish towel.


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