Metallic smell in air pot

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Metallic smell in air pot

Postby cherrygal » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:57 pm

Just bought a new electric air pot to boil water but the metallic smell lingers in the boiled water even after many rounds of boiling.

Does anyone know how to get rid of this smell and taste in the water?

Had to resort to boiling water in my soup pot for the kids to drink.

:?:

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Re: Metallic smell in air pot

Postby Harlequin » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:07 am

Hi, try boiling a full a kettle of water with a spoon of soda bicarbonate... may help.

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Re: Metallic smell in air pot

Postby auntiexxx » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:01 am

The instruction manual of my Zojirushi airpot bought at least 20 years ago recommended using citric acid. Since then, I have been using it to clean the airpot once in a while, it helps to remove the stains in the airpot. Bought the citric acid from Phoon Huat.

Simply add 1 tbsp of citric acid to the water, let it boil, discard the water and reboil another lot for drinking.

Hope that helps.

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Re: Metallic smell in air pot

Postby ngl2010 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:30 am

auntiexxx wrote:The instruction manual of my Zojirushi airpot bought at least 20 years ago recommended using citric acid. Since then, I have been using it to clean the airpot once in a while, it helps to remove the stains in the airpot. Bought the citric acid from Phoon Huat.

Simply add 1 tbsp of citric acid to the water, let it boil, discard the water and reboil another lot for drinking.

Hope that helps.

Where is Phoon Huat?

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Re: Metallic smell in air pot

Postby auntiexxx » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:34 am


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Re: Metallic smell in air pot

Postby ngl2010 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:41 am

auntiexxx wrote:
ngl2010 wrote:Where is Phoon Huat?


http://www.phoonhuat.com/cos/o.x?c=/wbn ... &rid=15084

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Re: Metallic smell in air pot

Postby slmkhoo » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:34 am

ngl2010 wrote:
auntiexxx wrote:The instruction manual of my Zojirushi airpot bought at least 20 years ago recommended using citric acid. Since then, I have been using it to clean the airpot once in a while, it helps to remove the stains in the airpot. Bought the citric acid from Phoon Huat.

Simply add 1 tbsp of citric acid to the water, let it boil, discard the water and reboil another lot for drinking.

Hope that helps.

Where is Phoon Huat?

Try cutting up an orange or lemon and boiling that instead - they contain citric acid.

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Re: Metallic smell in air pot

Postby cherrygal » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:04 am

Thanks everyone! I will try these methods.

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Re: Metallic smell in air pot

Postby Jennifer » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:56 am

slmkhoo wrote:
ngl2010 wrote:
auntiexxx wrote:The instruction manual of my Zojirushi airpot bought at least 20 years ago recommended using citric acid. Since then, I have been using it to clean the airpot once in a while, it helps to remove the stains in the airpot. Bought the citric acid from Phoon Huat.

Simply add 1 tbsp of citric acid to the water, let it boil, discard the water and reboil another lot for drinking.

Hope that helps.

Where is Phoon Huat?

Try cutting up an orange or lemon and boiling that instead - they contain citric acid.


The other time I cleaned an electric jug with plastic internal with lemon slices. Ended up with a lemon taste in the water. My children did not like the aftertaste.

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Re: Metallic smell in air pot

Postby auntiexxx » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:13 pm

Jennifer wrote:The other time I cleaned an electric jug with plastic internal with lemon slices. Ended up with a lemon taste in the water. My children did not like the aftertaste.


I agree with Jennifer. Somehow lemon slices gives a funny aftertaste to the water.

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