Category: General

Decalcifying with lactic acid

Decalcifying with lactic acid

Is lactic acid suitable as a decalcifier? Lactic acid has historically been used in Europe and Asia for centuries to acidify and preserve food, especially milk (sour milk), vegetables (e.g. sauerkraut) and to produce...

Weinsäure als Entkalker

Tartaric acid as decalcifier?

Tartaric acid is a white, crystalline organic acid that occurs naturally in many fruits, especially grapes, but also bananas, tamarinds and citrus fruits. Its salt, potassium bitartrate, commonly known as tartaric acid, is formed...

Sulfamic Acid

Sulfamic acid as decalcifier

Sulfamic acid is used in many decalcifiers such as Durgol and sanitary cleaners as the anti-scale agent. It has the advantage that it acts about 6 times stronger and up to 10 times faster...

Zitronensäure

Citric acid as descaler?

Is citric acid really so good for decalcifying? You read it over and over again that citric acid is good for decalcifying all kinds of things, such as coffee machines, kettles, immersion heaters, taps,...

Durgol Entkalker

How does a descaler actually work?

Most consumers are now aware that many electrical appliances that heat water during operation need to be decalcified. But how such a decalcifier works and what happens in the machines during decalcification is not...

Entkalker

Why do we even need to decalcify?

In the last article we learned, how the lime gets into the water. This is actually a so-called saturated solution, which means that under normal circumstances the lime remains a component of the water....

kalk-im-wasser

How does the scale get into the water?

Why do we even have scale in the water and where does it come from? Water basically consists of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom, thus the well-known H20. Thus, there is no...

Durgol Entkalker

Descaling with Durgol descaler

durgol® swiss espresso® is praised by several coffee machine manufacturers as the preferred descaler for their fully or semi-automatic coffee machines, coffee pad machines and espresso machines. Is the Durgol special descaler really so...

Reinigungstabletten

Cleaning tablets for coffee machines

When descaling a fully automatic coffee machine, you should also remember that the remaining parts of the machine also need to be cleaned from time to time. Especially in the area of the brewing...