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How to Descale a Nespresso Machine

How to Descale a Nespresso Machine

Do you ever drink coffee from your Nespresso machine and wonder if they changed the quality of the beans? While you may be quick to judge the manufacturer of your coffee pods and even start plotting how you will review them negatively, you may want to hold up for a second. The cause of your mediocre tasting coffee could be a dirty Nespresso machine.

So first and foremost, learn how to descale Nespresso machine then do it before bad-mouthing your coffee pods. Cleaning a Nespresso coffee maker is easy and should be done daily.

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But you also need to go a step further and descale it once in a while.  To remove pile up residue which de-flavors your freshly brewed coffee. This only needs to be done every few weeks.  Try to do it every two months for optimally tasting coffee. It is an essential coffee maker maintenance step. You would not use your microwave daily without cleaning it, would you?

Nespresso Descaling Instructions

Typically, all Nespresso models come with a manual with a specific set of instructions you can follow to descale it, but the gist of the process is the same. Here are the critical common steps.

  1. Start by switching off and unplugging the machine
  2. Remove the pod for the coffee brewer and lean the drip tray
  3. Place a carafe under the coffee dispensing spout
  4. Add water in the water reservoir if it is empty
  5. The add a descaling agent. Which can be homemade or store-bought.
  6. Start the descaling process this varies from machine to machine, but typically you hold down the Lungo button
  7. Wait for the process to end then reuse the water to descale the machine again
  8. Then rinse out the machine by descaling with plain water
  9. The long-press all the buttons to stop the descaling process this depends on whether your Nespresso has two or three buttons
  10. Then clean the drip tray and wipe down the machine and you are good to go

Your machine will beep once reset is successful.

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