Citric acid is also known as Sour Salt. It is a colorless and odorless powder with a strong acid taste. It is very soluble in water and alcohol.
Used in food recipes, in some medicine manufacture and in various industrial applications. Also used to improve the etching properties of ferric chloride (Edinburgh Etch process).
Cleaning Your Dishwasher with Citric Acid.
Dishwasher makers recommend cleaning their product every once in a while with citric acid. If you have hard water and the calcium build up needs to be removed, give this natural and earth friendly remedy a try. Our 100g bottle is the perfect size for one treatment.
Instructions from GE...
- Citric acid may safely be used in stainless steel interior dishwashers.
- Fill the detergent cup with three to four ounces of citric acid crystals and close the cup.
- Plain dishes can remain in the dishwasher, but patterned dishes and glasses should be removed.
- Do not place metal items in the dishwasher during a citric acid treatment to avoid tarnishing those items.
- Run through a normal wash cycle.
- Follow up with another wash cycle with dishwasher detergent in the soap cup.
- Repeat process if the mineral build up was especially heavy and one treatment did not completely remove all minerals.