Before I do my multiquote, can one of the Brits in this thread help me with something? I just bought a stainless steel kettle to boil water and no matter how many times I boil and pour away the water, my water has this film of chalky white substance at the top when I pour it out into a mug.
IS THIS NORMAL??? Has this got something to do with the hard water thing (first time ever I've heard of this)? I'm dying of thirst right now but afraid to drink the water. I don't want to die.
How long has the water been boiling? Seem to me there would have to be serious evaporation for any kind of mineral buildup to occur.
How about posting a pic of the phenomenon? If it's a matter of life and death, a visual might prove helpful.
Hopefully you won't decease. I certainly don't wish it, that would surely get me banned again...