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If you have a ceramic fountain bowl that is either glazed porcelain or stoneware, you're in luck. You have a fountain bowl that's fairly easy to clean. If you're using distilled water, you won't have to deal with unsightly mineral spotting. However, you still might have some spots due to the minerals in the slate of the bowl. If these stains occur, it's simple to clean. Just use a scuff pad and gently scrub your bowl with some vinegar.
Another common type of fountain bowl is one made of plastic resin and dusted with marble or limestone for a rich appearance. If yours is one of these, take caution not to scratch the bowl. For plastic resin bowls, you should only use a soft rag and warm soapy water to clean.