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Calgon is a waste of your money! ... Which has run an extended experiment simulating three years use and have concluded that, although the product did prevent the build–up of limescale, "the small layer that built up in Calgon's absence was not sufficient to affect performance or suggest future failure".

I didn't know this before. I've been using it for years!

Anyone else?

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18 days ago
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Ann1984
Ann198418 days ago

I don’t use them never have every 3 months 2 dish washer tablets on hot wash I use a lot cheaper

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Original Poster
18 days ago

I was genuinely shocked and disappointed to hear this news!

The dishwasher tablets sound like a good idea. Do you put 2 tablets inside the drum and run a empty hot cycle ? How hot?

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap18 days ago

I never tried them myself too expensive

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock18 days ago

Thankyou for the information. I bought some Calgon ages ago but keep forgetting to use it. I won’t buy any more!

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig18 days ago

I have never used it. I bought a cheap version from Lidl the other week which I'm going to try and if it doesn't work I haven't lost much. I will also be giving the dishwasher tablet trick a try

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17 days ago

MrsCraig I think I will check out an alternative from Lidl. Please do share what you tried and if its working! Thanks

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig17 days ago

SAdeals I just bought the Lidl W5 version. It was a pack of 2 bottles, the liquid was blue in colour. I've used the dishwasher cleaner before and it was brilliant. Will let you know once I've given it a go

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beccatavender
beccatavender18 days ago

I live in hard water area, so limescale is a big issue. I used to use white vinegar once a month to help with this problem but now use calagon which I think helps to eliminate smells in my washing machine, nicer smelling than vinegar.

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17 days ago

beccatavender I've always used Calvin so never noticed bad smell issues to be honest. I guess its been doing some good then!!

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TractorGirl327
TractorGirl32718 days ago

I use a similar product as recommended by Hotpoint in our washing machine as we are in a very hard water area and it definitely makes a huge difference!

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Original Poster
17 days ago

TractorGirl327 I'm also living in a hard water area hence thought I was taking care of my washing machine! What's the product that you use?

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TractorGirl327
TractorGirl32717 days ago

SAdeals One sachet a month on the hottest cycle. They recommend with an empty drum but I do sometimes put my kitchen dishcloths in!!

NEW Limescale & Detergent Remover for All Dishwashers and Washing Machines - Genuine Indesit Hotpoint Professional collection - Replace old Part numbers: C00089780 , C00091077 , C00091561 (Box of 12)

by SPARES-2-GO

Learn more: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LTIP5KQ/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_VX6ZB9DA8AM99AWB7TFY?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

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RachHC
RachHC17 days ago

I’ve never used it myself, i have bought a cheaper Aldi washing machine cleaner but only used it a couple of times in the 6 years we’ve had the machine. I bleach my shower curtain once in a while and hot washes for towels seems to do enough

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Pjran
Pjran17 days ago

Someone suggested to us to put a splash of white vinegar instead of fabric conditioner. It reduces limescale build up.

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Original Poster
17 days ago

Pjran I also heard that suggestions by an LD member. It wasn't for limescale build up but for an equally good cause!

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tumblespots
tumblespots17 days ago

Six months after we moved in, with a brand new washing machine, the machine broke, we called an engineer and he found that the heating element was kaput! Since then we have used a product recommended by Indesit each month in both the washing machine and dishwasher and have had no problems since and we are 18 months down the line from that incident. We buy the stuff cheaper through ebay now.

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17 days ago

tumblespots that's great to hear! Thanks for sharing.

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