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Weird stuff in my electric hot pot

post #1 of 8
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I have a Sunpentown SP 3000 hot water pot. It heats and holds 3 liters of water fairly quickly. I put only filtered water in it; we have a reverse osmosis system. I wouldn't think of putting our "softened" hard water in it!

Recently I noticed tiny little bits of white stuff floating on the surface of the water. It's the consistency of tooth paste. I don't wash the pot with soapy water; I just let it air dry. What could this material be? Do I need to worry? The operation of the appliance isn't affected at all.

I do tend to leave the pot on for many hours, sometimes overnight if I have to make a quick business of my breakfast in the morning.

Here's the pot:
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post #2 of 8
If inside is aluminum, it could be aluminum oxide.
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And that would be..... harmful? Fatal? Bothersome? How can I stop this?
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post #4 of 8
Sounds like lime(the rock) fuzz. Boiling water with a high lime content can cause a fuzzy white deposit.
post #5 of 8
I agree water contain salt in it and when they are boiled they accumulate at the corner.:crazy:
post #6 of 8
This may be true with regular tap water, or even filtered water...but with RO, wouldn't most of the minerals be eliminated in the process?
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post #7 of 8
i could be aluminium oxide..or just clean the pot with dry cloth after use..dn't let it be wet ....
post #8 of 8
Fill it full and mix in an ounce of citric acid.. Boil and let it sit a few hours and drain.
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