An intriguing point, sunnyu. I'll take that as a medium-grade squelch. However, I'll have to see what my choices are here. Kosher salt is not something I have yet seen, although I've never looked. "Sea salt" is sold very expensively for cooking in certain stores, and any locally packaged or produced salt is likely to contain a bunch of impurities. Imported dishwasher salt might work out to be my best compromise.about dishwasher salt conditioner. Manufacturers of these chemicals can safely bank on the fact that no one will ever drink dishwasher runoff.
Agreed, barry. I don't like those fragrances in general and always avoid them. I can get Calgon and European brands, but often one can't find the same product twice in any store.watch out for the fragrances which are sometimes added to such material
So far, the question is academic since I'm on the verge of upgrading my Gaggia Classic. There's a good chance that I'll plumb in with an in-line softener and filter. I've been using a Brita on the Gaggia with some occasional citric acid flushes. I've not been too obsessed with eliminating scale because (per Jim Schulman) it can protect the aluminum boiler from corrosion if the alkalinity is in a certain range. So far, this seems to have been working in my favor. But my habits will have to change with an HX or double-boiler replacement.