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There is fine brown silt or what looks like rust in my heating reservoir. What is it?

There is fine brown silt or what looks like rust in my heating reservoir. What is it?
Jodi Harris

If you notice a brown deposit or what appears to be rust in your heating reservoir, this is actually lime scale (mineral found naturally in water). Your Babycook reservoir is made of stainless steel, so it cannot rust. To correct this, you’ll need to descale your appliance. Instructions for descaling are located in your product manual or on this site.

*Please note: Lime scale is not toxic to your infant

Instructions on how to descale your Babycook:

Only use white vinegar or the BEABA cleaning product for Babycook.
Never use a chemical descaler or a coffee machine descaler in the reservoir.
Unplug your appliance, descaling should be done cold and does not require a heating cycle.
Pour a mixture of 50 ml of water and 50 ml of white vinegar or the BEABA cleaning product for Babycook into the reservoir.
Leave to soak overnight with the lid open.
Empty the contents of the reservoir into the sink. Rinse with water and wipe with a clean cloth to remove any residue. Repeat the operation if necessary until the complete removal of the limescale.
Start a heating cycle with water in the reservoir (level 1).
Never scrape the heating plate with an abrasive utensil.