Looking after your kettle…

By Chris Bennett | 22/06/2012 | Posted in Kitchen

At Morphy Richards, we spend a lot of time and effort on innovation and being more innovative – we have some of the best designers and engineers in the country at Morphy HQ. We also work extremely closely with a number of other companies to help our customers get the most out of their Morphy Richards products. One of those companies is Oust, a great product for prolonging the life of your kettle if you live in a hard water area and have problems with limescale.

Oust’s range of descalers have been designed to help restore appliances to their best in just 10 minutes. Oust’s special formula can quickly eradicate even stubborn, crusty limescale deposits anywhere around the home

About Limescale…

Limescale spreads like a disease. It fills kettles with nasty sediment; turns showers into dribbles and hot water tanks take ages to warm up.

The efficiency of appliances such as kettles, cappuccino machines and steam sterilisers are also adversely affected.

Scale builds up in layers around heating elements so more energy is required when heating water. The result is a reduction in efficiency and an increase in running costs.

Limescale Q&A

How do I know if I have limescale?

The hardness of the water in your home is dependent on where you live and who supplies your water. Minerals in the water cling to surfaces including metal, ceramic and glass, heating elements in water-using appliances and household plumbing. The result is unsightly white deposits in your kettle, stains and scale on sinks, toilet bowls, around the base of taps, nasty brown gunk spitting out of your iron and reduced efficiency of appliances and showers.

Blue = Hard Water, Dark Green = Moderately Hard Water and Light Green = Soft Water

Can limescale damage my appliances?

Yes it can. Scale builds up in layers around heating elements providing a barrier between the element and the water. This means that more energy is required to heat the water. Over time the extra heat damages the element, shortening its life and resulting in the appliance breaking down.

Does limescale reduce the efficiency of my appliances?

Yes it does. Scale builds up in layers around heating elements providing a barrier between the element and the water. This means that more energy is required to heat the water, reducing the efficiency of the appliance and making it more costly to run.

It’s worth considering that just 1.5mm of scale on an element results in 15% more energy being required to heat the surrounding water. This could mean 15% more on your fuel bill.

Will Oust damage my appliance?

No. Severely scaled appliances may need a second treatment and in some cases the build-up of limescale can cause damage to the lining of your appliance. The removal of the limescale may reveal this damage. The damage will not have been caused by the action of Oust.

You can purchase Oust from the Morphy Richards Consumer Engagement Centre for £5.04 ( P&P), simply call 0844 871 0960.

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