Unplug your appliance from the wall outlet, and allow it to cool down.
Mix equal parts white vinegar and lukewarm water in an empty sink, and put the cookware in the sink. If you want to clean heavily stained cookware, use 2 parts vinegar to 1 part water. White vinegar contains acetic acid, which reacts with calcium to dissolve it.
Allow the cookware to sit for 20 minutes. This gives the mixture time to do its work.
Pour the mixture out, and wipe the cookware clean with a soft sponge.
Wash it as normal.
Things You Will Need
- White vinegar
- Soft sponge
- Running a water-vinegar mixture through your coffeepot cleans the grime and old grounds from the carafe, making for better-tasting coffee. Just run plain water through the pot afterward to get rid of the vinegar aftertaste.
- Heat a water-vinegar mixture for 15 minutes in a teakettle to remove stubborn calcium deposits from the inside of the kettle.