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Steam Cooking Equipment

Water scale is best removed with mild acid detergents that will not corrode the equipment and can be rinsed away with water.

How To Clean:

  1. Before each cleaning procedure, disconnect appliance from its electrical power source and allow to cool for at least a half hour.
  2. Place empty pan under drain valve, open valve, and allow steamer to drain.
  3. Add warm fresh tap water to the reservoir.
  4. Mix in 8 oz (227g) of Citranox liquid detergent to the fresh water. Assumes average reservoir is 2.5 gal (9.5L) capacity.
  5. Allow the Citranox solution soak for 30 minutes to help dissolve scale buildup.
  6. Dip a cloth in the Citranox solution and wipe inner walls of equipment and areas with high scale buildup. Use a scrub pad for caked-on scale.
  7. Drain Citranox solution.
  8. Rinse equipment evaporator and inner walls with fresh tap water.
  9. Dry thoroughly.
  10. Repeat daily to prevent scale build up. Or repeat every 3 days to remove scale buildup.

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