Sunday, March 8, 2009

Fik Salt ? Got Salt?

I Danmark har vi meget kalk i vanden så vi gør speciel ting at huset at være sikker på at kalken bygger ikke op.

In Denmark we have a great deal of calcium in the water so we have to do special things in the house to make sure that the calcium does not build up where it is is not supposed to be.


Opvaskemaskinen har et lys at fortælle os når vi skulle tilføje mere salt til maskinen. Lyset tander på rødt og når jeg ser det, siger jeg "Mads,

opvaskemaskinen har brug for mere salt." (Lyder nemt, ikke?!) :o)

The dishwasher has a light that tells us when we should add more salt to the machine. The red light turns on and when I see it, I say, "Mads, the dishwasher needs more salt!" (Sounds easy, huh?!) :o)

Jeg elsker at drikke vanden i Danmark fordi det smager godt! I Texas drak jeg kun vanden fra flasken fordi Texas vand smager ligesom det kom lige ud fra søen og det smager dårligt! Nu undre jeg mig hvis alle kalk i Danmarks vand hjælper mig siden jeg har ikke drukket mælk siden jeg var gravid med Jess!? LOL

I love to drink the water in Denmark because it tastes awesome! However in Texas, I only drank bottled water since Texas water tastes like it came directly out of the lake and tastes awful! I wonder if all that calcium in Denmark´s water makes up for the fact that I have not had a glass of milk since I was pregnant with Jess?! LOL

6 comments:

LadyFi said...

We have to put salt in the dishwasher too. And the water here is just so delicious! In England, it tastes of chlorine...

nettielouise said...

The worst water is up near Lake Texhoma. It has a high sulpher content and it smells like shit. Literally.

Lisa said...

It is like a water softener right in your dishwasher. Do you have a water softener for the rest of the house?

Garkbit said...

I think we have the same model of dishwasher, and putting the salt in is very high on our list of hated household chores. The problem is that you mustn't put the salt in until just before you run the machine because otherwise the loose salt you spill will corrode the inside of the machine. So to put the salt in you have to reach in over the all the dirt greasy plates and pots, unscrew the cap, place the funnel in place, and try to control the salt outflow from its plastic bag while trying to fill the salt reservoir up to some unspecified/indeterminate level. It's a pain.

May said...

We used these all-in-one dishwashing tablets, but they aren't as effective as when you fill up the various containers yourself.

I just read the other day that the water we drink in Videbæk fell as rain here approx. 2500 years ago. Something I find utterly fascinating. :)

Jacki said...

Ah yes....I remember the calcium deposits! But yes, Danish tap water really is the best!