What is this stuff on my cooking pot?
I just finished washing a pot, and maybe 15 to 20 minutes after waiting for it to dry, I started using it. At the moment I was only boiling water with the top on, but when I came back to the pot, the water had boiled but there was a strange white substance on the sides of the pot above the water. It looked as if someone powdered the sides with flour, however if had no real texture. I tested to see what the substance was by rubbing the side slightly with my finger, but when I brought my finger up to see, nothing was there. Additionally, the part where I put my finger no longer had the substance. If it help to deduce what the substance was, the pot was used to make white rice a few days prior. The substance (to my knowledge) had no taste nor odor. Unfortunately, I did not get any photos as I freaked out a quickly washed the pot (the second time I tried boiling with it, the substance was no longer there).
- D50Lv 61 month ago
Scale from the hard water; mostly calcium carbonate. Harmless, but it can build up and clog appliances that boil water like coffee makers.
- L.F.Lv 71 month ago
Your tap water must have a high mineral content.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Tiny macrobiotic particles that are inside bacteria and fungus that reside in your water.
- geezerLv 71 month ago
It's the residue from hard water.
Look at the inside of your kettle .. where you don't 'wipe it off' every time.
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- kswck2Lv 71 month ago
Either soap scum or hard water residue.
- 1 month ago
Use a magic eraser to remove it.
- ?Lv 71 month ago
Just minerals in the water nothing to worry about.
- Groovy_UnicornLv 71 month ago
Its buildup. Use a magic eraser to remove it.