Limescale is a chalky crust that lurks in your kitchen and bathroom; I’m sure you know this if you are reading this article about limescale removers. However, it’s always good to know that we are on the same page before we get the reviews underway.
Scientifically, limescale is known as calcium carbonate, and it is a residue left by hard water. Hard water is good old fashioned H2O that contains more minerals than other water. When this water goes into something like a kettle and evaporates, it leaves behind the calcium carbonate as this can’t be evaporated away.
So limescale can build up quickly on just about any surface that hard water comes into contact with, and as limescale loves to stick to other limescale, this buildup won’t stop unless you intervene. How can you stop this happening? Well, you can use one of the products below to help keep your limescale at bay. Here are our top picks for the best limescale removers on the market in the UK.
1. Kilrock Big K Multi-Purpose Descaler
If you have just moved into a new home or have been slack with your limescale patrols for a while, this could be the perfect descaler for you on this list. It gets rid of limescale in about five minutes!
This is a professional limescale remover, but it’s super easy to use, so you certainly don’t have to be a pro to apply it. Just add a few measures of it to your kettle, toilet or boiler, leave it for a few minutes and then clean the items as normal. Boom, limescale gone, it is seriously that easy.
If you want to descale a lot of things quickly, Big K gives big results fast!
2. Ecover Limescale Remover
This is a limescale remover for the eco warriors; it is totally natural and “powered by nature”. It has been engineered to remove the calcium deposits found in sinks, on taps and tiles, but is also safe to use in your septic tank.
Ecover has a working time of about half an hour, so it isn’t the quickest-acting descaler on this list, but it’s perfect to have around the home for general-purpose cleaning of the kitchen and bathroom. Ecover provides an excellent way of getting rid of limescale in a family home as there are no harsh chemicals to worry about; it’s just nature doing what nature does.
3. Cillit Bang Power Spray Limescale and Shine
With visible results in seconds, this limescale remover is certainly one of the more powerful on this list. However, since it’s so powerful you will want to be careful with it. We wouldn’t recommend using this descaler in your kettle, unless, of course, you don’t want to use it again. But for almost any other limescale removing task, Limescale and Shine works perfectly.
It can be used on stainless steel, porcelain and almost any other surface you have in the kitchen or bathroom. Buying a bottle of this and leaving it under the sink will make household cleaning a far quicker job and leave you with the shiniest taps in all the land!
4. HG Stronger Scale Away
Scale Away is extremely strong, so it’s another great descaler for people who live in areas with very hard water. If you’re not sure how hard the water in your area is, there’s a good map here.
Whether you have just moved into a home and there is a serious amount of limescale or you have just been slacking a little bit, Scale Away won’t care. It will, however, get to work quickly and destroy any limescale you need it to.
From worktops to toilets and everything in between, Scale Away will bring a shine to your taps, toilets and tiles like you have always dreamed of. Just spray it on the surface, leave it for five minutes and then wipe away the limescale and say hello to the taps underneath it. Removing limescale is really that easy with this one!
5. Kilrock Non-Drip Descaler Gel
Kilrock doesn’t do things in half measures. Once again, this is a seriously powerful limescale remover. It doesn’t really remove limescale, but rather dissolves it on contact. If you have a massive limescale problem that you need to fix fast, this is the limescale remover for you.
You can use it on baths, taps, shower heads and toilets made from just about any material and it will work flawlessly. It isn’t the cheapest on this list, but for what it does, it’s worth its weight in gold.
We hope these limescale removers can help you keep your limescale in check and keep your kettle, boiler and any other surface in your home clean and limescale free for years to come. If you would like to find out more about cleaning products and other household items, please explore our website further. We have plenty of articles on here to make setting up and maintaining a home easy for you.