Already in ancient times it had been noticed how some waters had the peculiarity of badly melting soap and not being suitable for cooking food. In the middle of 1700s the richest magnesium and calcium waters began to be called hard waters and the term is still used today to classify the waters according to their salt content.
Among the salts contained in the water we find magnesium and calcium which, combined together, create the limestone: the nightmare of all restaurateurs, which in many ways influences the washing of dishes and glasses in a decisive manner:
- Makes glasses come out of the dishwasher with unsightly stains;
- Create a white deposit inside your dishwasher, compromising its functionality;
- If the limescale problem is ignored, it may damage your dishwasher.
Water hardness and limestone are therefore elements very important in the washing result. To avoid unpleasant situations by using particularly hard water, it is always advised to use a water softener which, keeping the limestone out of the water, allows you to preserve the maximum health of your washing system. It is also fundamental to carry out a constant maintenance of your dishwasher so as to preserve its excellent condition, another factor that influences the formation of limestone is the choice of the correct detergent, a high quality detergent in fact helps you to obtain better results with less maintenance and less machine wear. The latest generation of professional detergents have a high concentration and a chemical composition with specific biodegradable anti-bacterial and anti-limescale agents, this means less product use, better results and consequently more savings.
Another alternative is to opt for a dishwasher with a Reverse Osmosis System, such as the Krupps dishwashers among the best on the market that allow you to purify the water even eliminating the sodium residues released by the softener, with reduced consumption of detergent products, ensuring excellent results and perfect glasses without the need for manual drying.
As you can see there are many ways to get rid of limestone. What do you think about it? Do you have a secret recipe to get rid of the water problem that is too hard?