How to clean mineral deposits from hair steamer???

alsaxonalsaxon Registered Users Posts: 734
Shame on me but I got tired of using distilled water and now there is mineral deposits in some of the steam holes and steam/water sputters out of some of the holes. Is there anyway to clean it to get rid of the mineral deposits?

I was thinking vinegar...not sure how I can get it to penetrate all of the crevices. I'm waiting to hear back from the company. I purchased from SalonsRus.com
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  • missbanjomissbanjo Registered Users Posts: 3,088 Curl Neophyte
    Vinegar will do it I just don't know how you'd get it thru the holes.
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  • alsaxonalsaxon Registered Users Posts: 734
    missbanjo wrote: »
    Vinegar will do it I just don't know how you'd get it thru the holes.

    Thanks for confirming my thought about the vinegar. Not sure how I will get it through the holes either.:confused:
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  • ZinniaZinnia Registered Users Posts: 7,339
    How about just adding vinegar to the water container? Eventually, as you use the steamer, the vinegar water should clean the holes...right?

    If you try it, let us know if it works.

    Oh...if you have the space, when there is sale on distilled water, buy 5+ gallons at time, this way you will always have distilled water available.
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  • alsaxonalsaxon Registered Users Posts: 734
    Zinnia wrote: »
    How about just adding vinegar to the water container? Eventually, as you use the steamer, the vinegar water should clean the holes...right?

    If you try it, let us know if it works.

    Oh...if you have the space, when there is sale on distilled water, buy 5+ gallons at time, this way you will always have distilled water available.

    Thanks Zinnia, Good idea! I'll report back once I try that!
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  • CocoTCocoT Registered Users Posts: 5,330
    I have one of these steamers and it calls for tap water, not distilled. Which one did you get?
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  • alsaxonalsaxon Registered Users Posts: 734
    CocoT wrote: »
    I have one of these steamers and it calls for tap water, not distilled. Which one did you get?

    I purchased mine well over a year ago when they only had the distilled version. I see they over a tap version now.
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  • ZinniaZinnia Registered Users Posts: 7,339
    You are welcome!

    My steamer also requires distilled water. I think a gallon usually lasts 2+ months, and I steam weekly approximately 30 minutes to an hour.
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  • CerendipityCerendipity Registered Users Posts: 5,091 Curl Novice
    yup i was going to suggest vingear, works like a charm , however it will smell like chop suey for a hot minute
  • korkscrewqtkorkscrewqt Registered Users Posts: 96
    I also my steamer from Salons R Us. When I received it, I called the company for info on steaming. They suggested cleaning with 2 parts water 1 part vinegar, once a month. As others have said you put the water (distilled) and vinegar into water dispenser and run it until all of the water is gone. Run another cycle of a full water dispenser with just water to get the vinegar smell out.
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