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Pure citric acid for food-safe descaling of surfaces, objects, and machines

Limescale deposits aren’t just unsightly—they also impair the function and life of electrical appliances and attract dirt and germs. Citric acid is highly effective for dissolving limescale quickly and regular use can help prevent the formation of new limescale deposits.

Use this versatile household remedy to descale kettles and washing machines or to care for kitchen and bathroom surfaces. HEITMANN Pure Citric Acid is very easy to use. The active ingredient is fully biodegradable.


Descale naturally with pure citric acid

Use the power of nature. Pure citric acid is fully biodegradable, so you can thoroughly descale objects, surfaces, and machines without harming the environment.

For a beautifully clean home


Application

Coffee/espresso machines, fully automatic coffee machines, capsule/pod machines
  • Add ½–1 cup (75–150 ml) of HEITMANN Pure Citric Acid to ½ litre of water.
  • Pour solution into the machine’s water tank.
  • Switch on the appliance and allow it to run through.
  • Then pour the solution into the spout and run the machine twice with fresh water.


  • Hot-water appliances such as electric or traditional kettles, pressure cookers, egg boilers, or immersion coils
  • Add ½ cup (75 ml) of HEITMANN Pure Citric Acid to appliance and fill with water to cover limescale deposits.
  • Heat up solution in appliance and leave to work for a few minutes.
  • Rinse thoroughly with fresh water.
  • Place immersion coil in a solution of ½ cup (75 ml) of HEITMANN Pure Citric Acid and 1 litre of water. Heat up using immersion coil and then rinse well.


  • Dishwasher
  • First, clean the door area with HEITMANN Pure Citric Acid.
  • Then add 1½–2 cups (225–300 ml) of Pure Citric Acid to the empty dishwasher.
  • Select a programme without a pre-rinse cycle (min. 50°C) and run the machine empty.


  • Washing machine
  • Descale with machine empty.
  • Add 1½–2 cups (225–300 ml) of HEITMANN Pure Citric Acid to the drum.
  • Run a 60°C programme without pre-wash.


  • Teapots, coffee pots, cups, toothbrush tumblers
  • To eliminate streaks and deposits
  • Mix ½–1 cup (75–150 ml) of HEITMANN Pure Citric Acid with ½ litre of water and add to the receptacle.
  • Leave to work for a few minutes and then rinse well.


  • Burnt food residue on stainless steel pots and pans
  • Dissolve ½ cup (75 ml) of HEITMANN Pure Citric Acid with 1 cup of water.
  • Bring the solution to the boil in the pot or pan and leave to simmer for a few minutes.
  • Finally, rinse well.


  • Stainless steel, plastic, ceramic, chrome surfaces
  • Apply undiluted HEITMANN Pure Citric Acid to a cloth. Use it to wipe down surfaces.
  • Finally, wipe or rinse thoroughly.


  • Shower heads, mixing nozzles, fittings
  • Apply undiluted HEITMANN Pure Citric Acid with a cloth or immerse items in Pure Citric Acid.
  • Leave to work. Rinse well and wipe.
  • Important information

    • Please refer to the instruction manual of the relevant appliance manufacturer.
    • Not suitable for enamel or marble surfaces, or tiles that react to acid.
    • Do not mix with whitening agents or other detergents.

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    Warnings

    ATTENTIONCauses serious eye irritation. If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand. Keep out of reach of children. Eye protection/face protection. Wash … thoroughly after handling. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.

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