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Spicy World Citric Acid, 5-Pound
- 100% Pure, High Quality Citric Acid Packaged in the USA
- An extremely useful product - Can be used for cooking, canning, drying or freezing
- Also often used for cleaning dishes, dishwashers, and even washing machines
- Double bagged to ensure safe and protected delivery
- Excellent quality
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> cleaning coffee machines - works much better than vinegar at removing hard water deposits.
> cleaning hot water pots - as above. Much easier and less smell than using vinegar.
> cleaning dishwashers - add a couple of tablespoons and run the dishwasher through a cycle when it is empty. Makes the interior sparkle like new.
> boosting dishwasher detergent performance - add a small amount (about a teaspoon or less) to dishwasher detergent. Really boosts the cleaning power and eliminates hazy dishes. Be careful not to use too much, however, since it can pit delicate glass or metal.
> cleaning steam cleaners, steam mops and irons - gets all the crud out.
Basically, this is the best cleaner for anything that is affected by hard water deposits. You can buy commercial products such as Cleancaf or other similar cleaners, but the main active ingredient is citric acid. You can get it bulk at a fraction of the cost.
The only downside is that this comes packaged in a thin plastic sack. The first thing you'll want to do is transfer it to a plastic container with a tight fitting lid. Makes it much easier to store and use. Regardless of the container, citric acid clumps up easily when there's humidity in the air, but that does not affect its performance. Just bust up the clump and you're good to go. The shelf life is indefinite when you use it as a cleaning product.
Im not scientist, only internet research and personal experience. Take my advice how you wish. This is the stuff they put on Sour Patch Kids candy. Even though its edible, be careful not to get it in your eyes.
Dishwasher: If you have hard water build up on your dishes.
Run empty dish washer with 1T. citric acid in each dishwasher cups.
Then, for a few following loads, add one tablespoon to both cups along with your regular dishwasher detergent.
That will EASILY do the trick and you will be amazed. I continue to sprinkle a bit in with every load now and the hard water never builds up.
This is five huge pounds. It will last for a crazy long time.
Washing machine (top load): If you have a smelly washing machine that makes your clothes and towels smell funky...
Completely fill your machine with HOT water.
Throw in about 3-4 tablespoons of citric acid.
Run cycle for 2-3 minutes.
Stop cycle and let it set overnight (about 8-10 hours)
Turn machine back on to finish cycle.
Run a full load of towels with 1 tablespoon of citric acid only. NO detergent.
Run towels again with regular detergent.
This should clear things up. The hot water overnight cycle should be done approx once per month to prevent build-up.
Front load (HE):
I would suggest researching this. The same method as the top load will help, but front load machines can build up nastiness like crazy and need to be wiped and cleaned in different areas.
I did a little research, bought this five pound bag, and dumped the whole thing in my pool. Within an hour, the stains were largely gone and within two days it was sparkling white. And it lowered my PH to neutral where it is supposed to be.
Addendum: Just ordered another sack. My brother is using to can tomatoes and said he can use less salt when he adds this citric acid. Still in love with nature.
Addendum: Every winter when all of the salt and chlorine are out of the pool for winter, we add 5 pounds of this citric acid, keeping the pump and circulating. If the stains aren't gone in three days, we add more. After a week, we begin adjusting the ph of the pool but nothing else until Spring. Works every time.
Addendum 2016: This week I waited until early spring (chlorine at 0) to add the citric acid to the pool. I used 5 pounds in our 30,000 gallon pool, waited a week, and then began rebalancing the chemistry. When I brushed the bottom, it stirred up a dust exposing the clean, white gunite. Watch the youtube video 'Ascorbic Acid Treatment for Removing Stains in Your Pool.'
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this stuff! Use it in our dishwasher to prevent hardwater stains and in our bathroom to get rid of hard water stains in the sink, tub & toilet. Works great! Read morePublished 2 days ago by Julie van der Wekken
I've been adding citric acid to my reservoir for hydroponic gardening to adjust my pH and it has been working phenomenally! I've got bigger and sweeter buds than ever. Read morePublished 2 days ago by ExcelDave
I use citric acid regularly for canning as well as for dyeing yarn. This product is easy to use in both instances. Read morePublished 3 days ago by LaDonna Maxwell
I live in a city with very hard water. I spent almost a decade here wiping things down and fighting against mineral buildup without finding anything that easily removed the... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Andromeda
This was a great deal. I mainly use citric acid to add to my dishwasher loads. The water is hard in my area but this citric acid takes care of the spots on our glass cups.Published 4 days ago by mariahdez
Bought it for stubborn stains on the pool liner. I don't have stains. I bought it to have on hand. Don't know how effective it is, it was recommended in a Google search. Read morePublished 14 days ago by jg
I can't attest to any edible uses of this food-grade citric acid, but it's proven quite effective at removing hard water (calcium) deposits, and it's a lot cheaper than the... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Jonathan Kopke