Originally Posted by PoshRichM
We'd have the same problem if it weren't for our household water softener. In our neck of the woods it is a must have item. I just assumed everyone had them. Without it we'd be lucky to get 3-4 years life out of our water heater. As it is, I still need to change the anode rod once a year.
It's tied into the hot water system upstream of the water heater. The cold water goes untreated.
The few times I've forgotten to add salt to the system, I might as well have shaved without water and would've gotten less irritation.
For your hot pot, add some "Bar Keepers Friend" and wipe it out. This stuff is pretty amazing.
A good lather is half the shave.