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How to clean your Water Still

The recommended cleaning process for water stills
A weak acid such as a 10% solution of formic acid, or vinegar, or a commercial kettle descaler diluted as recommended by the manufacturer.

Step 1

Turn off the power and remove the lid from the distiller boiling chamber.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Agitate the solution by swirling the chamber for approximately 10 to 15 seconds.

Step 4

Leave the solution sitting in the chamber overnight to allow it to continue cleaning on its own.

Step 5

Empty the descaling solution from the boiling chamber the next morning.

Step 6

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.

Step 7

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.
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