Tabletted salt for dishwashing and washing machines
Use of hard water in dishwashing and washing machines cause harmful lime sediments (scale) on the surfaces of washing machines parts, especially on heating elements, that lead to premature failure of the washing machines.
To prevent lime sediments in the dishwashing and washing machines it is recommended o use a special filter with ion-exchange resins, which implements water softening.
To extend the life of the machine you should not neglect the indicator «add salt» and occasionally add special tabletted salt that made to soften the tap water.
The softer water is, the lower its content of lime, and hence, the less lime settles on the dishes and inner surface of dishwasher.
Salt for regeneration filled in a special container provided for each washing and dishwashing mashine with ion exchange filters.
Water hardness is measured in degrees (German marking), tap water is considered to be hard, if degrees are above 4.
The local water supply company may inform you on the hardness level of water.
The hardness of water is also really easy to determine at home, you should only buy indicator strips in one of the firms selling detergent for dishwashing and washing machines.
Some models of washing machines initially have indicator strips when you buy them.
If a dishwasher is equipped with a device to soften the water, as a rule, it is possible to configure it to an appropriate degree of hardness - using manual water hardness switch or via buttons on the control panel.
If water in your area is below 4 degrees of hardness, fill a special salt to soften the water is not required.
If the water has high hardness degree it is obligatory to use salt: add it to a special container (you need only apply a special salt, dietary and other types of salt can disable the mashine!).
After loading salt it is recommended to run a short program of rinsing to wash the salt particles and granules off the inner chamber of dishwashers.
By the way, do not worry, if the indicator «add salt» continues to be alight for some time (1.5 - 2 hours) after loading salt in the container: tabletted saltneed some time to dissolve in water.
Tabletted salt for dishwashers and washing mashines packed in cardboard boxes weighing 6,4 kg.
It is acceptable to use salt in the washing machines «Indesit», «Ariston», «Bosch», «Siemens», «Zanussi», «Electrolux» and «Miele».