Calgon is pretty expensive and strong smelling, just keep that in mind. If you find out you have hard water (don't you live near me? I don't think our water is very hard in Broomfield, but I have a softener, too) then using Calgon on a semi regular basis would be a good idea. But if you just need to do a very occasional strip, maybe consider getting some RLR Laundry treatment at Walmart in the laundry section. Comes in a package with 2 balls. A long hot soak will really help strip mineral and detergent build up.