[PLUG-TALK] Cheap KCl

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Fri Jul 26 20:42:11 PDT 2013


On Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:09:09 -0700
Dick Steffens <dick at dicksteffens.com> dijo:

>On 07/26/2013 07:27 PM, John Jason Jordan wrote:
>> I desire to use potassium chloride in food in place of sodium
>> chloride. The cheapest I can find in grocery stores is $7.99 for 11
>> oz. The box stores will sell you a 40 pound bag for ~$27 which they
>> label "for water softeners" (Morton and other brands). They also
>> sell an even cheaper version as an ice melter.
>>
>> I am thinking that the water softener stuff ends up in the household
>> water, so it must be pure enough for human consumption.
>>
>> Is there something I have failed to consider? Why pay $465 for 40
>> pounds of the stuff on the grocery store shelf? Where has my thinking
>> gone wrong?
>
>Are you planning on grinding your crystals? From the very brief
>reading I just did on the web, water softener KCl comes in pellet
>form. Probably too big to fit through the holes in a standard salt
>shaker. Maybe too big to work in a pepper grinder?

I own a large hammer. I also have a small coffee grinder. And
considering the price differential, I can afford to buy a very large
grinder. :)



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