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Hard water mineral deposits on faucets/shower head -- Help!

Hello! Anyone have any product recommendations (not too expensive, easy to find) to remove the mineral deposits/build-up on shower heads and sink faucets? I feel like I have to run in circles to rinse the shampoo out of my hair every morning because my shower head sprays everywhere except where it should be spraying!

(I keep reading online that vinegar works, but then I have to make a special trip to an Asian grocery store to find distilled white vinegar, so if anyone has a recommendation of what an equivalent that could be more easily found might be called, I'll be doubly-thankful!)
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Re: Hard water mineral deposits on faucets/shower head -- Help!

You don't need fancy vinegar. I use "Tafelessig", from any supermarket. It's dirt cheap too!

Edit... Or this is great at keeping on top of the problem
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Re: Hard water mineral deposits on faucets/shower head -- Help!

I like this one better, because you can use it for the kettle and the coffee machine too.

It's not expensive, and often you find 2 for the price of 1 in Migros.
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Re: Hard water mineral deposits on faucets/shower head -- Help!

Durgol Express is also a fabulous product for this, you can get it in Spar, Coop, Denner, and possibly Migros :-)
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Re: Hard water mineral deposits on faucets/shower head -- Help!

Durgol!

I also use some diluted in a spray bottle for the glass shower doors..

And it's worth every few months to remove the toilet flush thingy button, before the mineral deposit causes it to lock up. I spray some neat durgol in there and leave it.

This thing
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Re: Hard water mineral deposits on faucets/shower head -- Help!

Cillit Bang 'Kalk' works quite well too.
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Re: Hard water mineral deposits on faucets/shower head -- Help!

Also, there is this recent thread about the same:

hard water and limescale stains on glass
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Re: Hard water mineral deposits on faucets/shower head -- Help!

+1 for vinegar, anytime
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have a look for an electronic descaler (I can personally attest that it works) called Scalewatch. It must be applied to your main metal water pipes and does not consume any salt, and costs around Eur 3-400.

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Re: Hard water mineral deposits on faucets/shower head -- Help!

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Hello! Anyone have any product recommendations (not too expensive, easy to find) to remove the mineral deposits/build-up on shower heads and sink faucets? I feel like I have to run in circles to rinse the shampoo out of my hair every morning because my shower head sprays everywhere except where it should be spraying!

(I keep reading online that vinegar works, but then I have to make a special trip to an Asian grocery store to find distilled white vinegar, so if anyone has a recommendation of what an equivalent that could be more easily found might be called, I'll be doubly-thankful!)
Ummmmm maybe its just my area but any store or market has anti kalk liquid. Yours doesnt?
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Re: Hard water mineral deposits on faucets/shower head -- Help!

My reply from the other linked thread, but should work for cleaning with a cloth.

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For kettles and coffe machines, I find citric acid better - it doesn't stink the house out from vinegar. For those with concerns regarding chemis, it's biodegradable.

This from Migros:
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Re: Hard water mineral deposits on faucets/shower head -- Help!

Use cheap alcohol vinegar from French supermarket. about 30cts a litre- got a narrow jug where my showerhead fits perfectly- fill with vinegar and leave for a couple of hours- then blow the limescale off the holes every couple of months or so.
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