My precision cooker is currently being shipped and, while I’m waiting, I’d like to ask you a question.
This is what happens in my SV container after a 18 hours long cook (the longest I used a SV machine):
There are “floating” limescale flakes floating everywhere, it looks like a dirty acquarium covered in slime and the machine absolutely needs descaling after.
I usually fill the pot as high as possible to the MAX level of the stainless skirt and add 0,5L of alcohol vinegar then let the machine go for 1 hour at 60C.
I was wondering if there’s a way to prevent the buildup of limescale by adding something to the water inside the container during the cooking, if that’s possible and doesn’t damage the machine or harms the bags with the food inside.
For example at my local store they sell buckets of powdered citric acid that dissolves in water, are these a solution/good idea?