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How to clean your Water Still
The recommended cleaning process for water stills
Author: ProSciTech Pty Ltd
Last Updated: 2019-08-27
A weak acid such as a 10% solution of formic acid, or vinegar, or a commercial kettle descaler diluted as recommended by the manufacturer.
Turn off the power and remove the lid from the distiller boiling chamber.
Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of either Sulfamic Acid or white vinegar to the boiling chamber. Vinegar is milder than Sulfamic Acid to work with.
Agitate the solution by swirling the chamber for approximately 10 to 15 seconds.
Leave the solution sitting in the chamber overnight to allow it to continue cleaning on its own.
Empty the descaling solution from the boiling chamber the next morning.
Fill the chamber with clean water, swirling it around to rinse it out, then emptying it. Repeat to ensure all descaling residue has been removed.
Wipe the interior of the boiling chamber with a cloth to remove any last traces of solution residue then turn the power back on and watch to be sure the chamber fills and everything appears to be working properly.