Removing Mineral Deposits from Surfaces

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A tray with a mineral deposit from dripping water.This tip will make you flip! Water deposits/mineral deposits/hard water deposits, we all know what that is by different names, and it forever gets crusted in the refrigerator "drip tray" where the water and ice come out of the front of the refrigerator.


And, if the plastic refrigerator tray part is of a delicate plastic and or shiney, any acidic products will degrade and matte the shine right out of the plastic, and any scrubbing done on the delicate plastic, even with the softest toothbrush or baking soda (because of the grit) will scratch the surfaces also.

So to eliminate any destruction at all to the item that you want to remove the water deposits/mineral deposits from the easiest and simplest way is this, and it works like something you've never seen before, and it will make the item brand new looking just as the day you bought it, without any damage at all.

I'd learned this years ago when selling pure water systems for homes, and I'd of posted all of this sooner, but as you can see, I didn't think about it "until I looked at my own refrigerator tray" and realized it was way past time to clean it, as it desperately needed it. It is embarrassing to show you how neglected it got, but now I want to share this with you all.

This tip will absolutely change your way of cleaning forever, because this technique can be used for carpet stains too, clothing stains, you name it (as long as you don't, and have not used anything else on it first) this will be the way to remove any water/mineral deposits, plus, stains.

This is also going sound quite shocking, but, it's real-and I can't wait until you try it too!

All one needs to do to remove "hard water or mineral deposits" on delicate plastic (such as the refrigerator drip tray-or anything actually) is to saturate a paper towel or two in *bottled water* and use absolutely NOTHING ELSE.

I capped the words "nothing else" because I cannot stress this part enough.
If anything else is used, it will be impossible to work.

You are going to use just "bottled water" and a paper towel.

Please don't even use a rag, because we all wash our rags too in "tap water" in the washing machine, which also contains "minerals" so that's embedded in the fibers of the rags which will defeat the purpose.

I know we're all conditioned to use products of all kinds when we want to remove water deposits/mineral deposits, like vinegar, baking soda, soft toothbrushes etc, and we are also conditioned to use soaps and or soaks with scents of all kinds too when we have a food or drink stain on clothing or carpeting, but this is really a re-programming that all of those cleaning products can be used for other things that are not "mineral or water deposits or food or drink stains on clothing or carpeting", as you don't need them for what I'm going to show you.

This picture below is of how bad the water/mineral deposits got on the ice dispensing tray before I even really noticed. I think I had a blind eye to this build up or something, haha, though I get ice out of the fridge daily, it's such a slow buildup on the tray, and then when I do really look, it's like WOWIE KAZOWIE how'd I ever let it get this far gone kind of thing!

How to do.
Soak 2 paper towels in (bottled water) and fold to fit area of concern.
Lay the saturated paper towels upon the "deposits".
Allow at least 30 min before checking to see that the deposits are gone.
And (depending on how built up the scale is) you may need 60 min.
If your paper towels become dry, you must re-saturate them, as the pure
water will break up all your mineral deposits, without any rubbing or
scrubbing or anything else.
Just wipe clean when the scale has been lifted. That's it.

Please see all (3) pictures here.
The last picture (any white part you see now) is only the brilliant shine that's left, and without anything else but what you've seen! I seriously hope you will try this, as I can almost hear you now, (just like I was the first time I saw how amazingly this works).

PS - the paper towels with bottled water can also be used on the grimiest oven too. It doesn't matter how grunged up or burnt on the stuff is either.
No chemicals, no scrubbing, none of that is necessary when you place paper towels saturated with bottled water on top of it and leave it for a while. It's just "like" the greatest cleaner, stain remover, and water deposit remover of all time.

A wet towel placed on the mineral deposit.
A clean tray with no mineral deposit.

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January 31, 20180 found this helpful
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I'm posting this picture of the refrigerator ice tray in the front of the frig as you'll see why.

Paper towels folded over (2-3 of them) then saturated with bottled water, then laid upon the "tray" for 30-60 minutes WILL remove water/mineral deposits WITHOUT any scrubbing at all!
Just like what I have displayed here in this picture. As you can see, my frig "ice tray in the front of the frig" would scratch IF I dared to use any type of abrasive on it, even baking soda.


Also, IF I use vinegar, an acid, I will dull the shine of the black delicate plastic, as it cannot take it, nor being scrubbed, scratched, or have anything on it, as it must be handled with "delicate". The bottled water with paper towels dissolved ALL of the white mineral deposits.

Anyone on earth can do and try this, and then it will be realized.
But to doubt it before trying it, is to deny oneself of a cleaning method that I don't believe gets any easier or simpler!

This is the beauty of using "bottled water and a couple of paper towels" no chemicals or acids that could ruin the shine, no abrasives that would also scratch it permanently, no anything, just "water" and no effort either!

It doesn't get any better, and it's only the cost of a bottle of water.

Now this is for any surface, but mostly "delicate surfaces" which we all need a "way to do" because I know I am not the only one who has water spots and mineral buildups on surfaces we don't want them, and it doesn't matter what they are.


In my next post I'll go into detail about ovens.

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Now this picture below is (today) of the bottom of "my" grimy oven.

You can see the clean spot that I used the folded up paper towels and bottled water on, and you can see the burnt on areas I've not
gotten to yet.

I laid (bottled water saturated paper towels, which you can see them) on the burnt on stuff in the bottom of the oven for an hour or less, didn't time it, and then used my scrubby to wipe it off.


The bottled water is now being used:
((( in place of any kind of oven cleaners, or anything else))).

I can use a scrubby on the oven (as it's not delicate plastic) like the ice tray in the front of the frig is.

It scrubbed off very easily too, really easy in the oven actually, and I used nothing BUT bottled water in place of any cleaner to loosen up the burnt on grime.

For an oven door (the inside glass) if grease is basically baked on
like an *enamel*, then heat/warm your oven first, then turn it off, and soak your paper towels with bottled water, and lay that on an area, moving the paper towel pad as you go along, and that too will come right off with a scrubby.

The bottom line is: NO chemicals, nothing, just bottled water to do the job, and it does it just as well as anything with a brand name on it.

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January 27, 20180 found this helpful

Grimy ovens too, huh? Does George C. Parker know about this?

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Oh yes, grimy ovens too. But, it doesn't work as fast on the inside of an oven as it does in removing the mineral deposits on plastics with the paper towel and bottled water do.


I know lots of people that don't want the use of any chemicals of
any kind, and this is one way to do that, but with lots of (patience) as this is not using harmful chemicals.
All depends on personal preferences.

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February 1, 20180 found this helpful

My oven came with "Aqualift" technology, which is just putting water in the bottom of it when you use the clean cycle. It's surprising how well it works. Maybe I will do a before and after, but then you will see how bad my oven is after the holidays. :)

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February 1, 20180 found this helpful

I'd never heard of Aqualift technology for oven cleaning, and how interesting that is, as I just now read a little bit about it.

Wow, this is almost the same thing, but one does it automatically (which is a real nice oven feature you have)
and my method for oven cleaning is basically the same but "manually" as I've posted.

And how interesting also that your oven uses distilled water!
Yes, I can sure understand that new oven cleaning technology
because there are no deposits in the distilled water, just like
using a bottled water (in place of any chemicals).

That's so cool!

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January 31, 20180 found this helpful

And please, if you have a question, just ask, as I am beyond thrilled to show and share with you this tip for your own use too!

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January 23, 20220 found this helpful

I use filters water to clean our tray. I clean the fridge (stainless steel look) with orange oil, and use it on the tray as well. It doesnt need cleaning as often. I just wipe it with a paper towel wet in filtered water.

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