Evan Draper wrote:Hate to harp on this, but "hard water" is water that is high in a specific kind of minerals (multivalent cations, calcium & magnesium) and not water with high mineral content in general. "Softening" water entails replacing those minerals with others, like sodium, and not reducing the overall mineral content.
Water that does not produce scale, is a water that has a good chemical balance or simply water with low contents of the specific minerals that cause the formation of scale?
I ask you this because it is a few months that I use the tap water of my city (pretty good by the way, we have many sources of fresh water around here) purified with Brita Maxtra filter, and the final product is pretty good, perfectly balanced between the bitter taste of water with too low mineral contents and the typical sweet taste of waters with high mineral contents. This water, that I use since the first test few months ago, unlike so many others that I've tried in the past, do not produce any type of scale inside my kettle.