How To Descale Nespresso Original? If you own a Nespresso Original machine, you may have noticed a decrease in the quality of your coffee over time. This could be due to a buildup of mineral deposits, or scale, inside the machine.
How To Descale Nespresso Original?
Descaling your Nespresso Original machine is an important part of maintenance that can help improve the taste of your coffee and extend the life of your machine. In this article, we’ll go over the steps you need to take to descale your Nespresso Original machine.
Step 1: Gather your supplies
Before you start descaling your Nespresso Original machine, you’ll need to gather a few supplies. You will need:
Nespresso descaling solution or a suitable alternative (such as citric acid or white vinegar)
A container to catch the water that flows through the machine during the descaling process
A clean cloth or towel
A timer or clock
It’s essential to use a descaling solution that is specifically designed for Nespresso machines to ensure that you don’t damage the machine.
Step 2: Prepare your machine
Before you start descaling your Nespresso Original machine, you should turn it off and unplug it. Remove any capsules, capsule containers, and drip trays from the machine. Empty the drip tray and capsule container, and rinse them with fresh water.
Step 3: Prepare the descaling solution
Follow the instructions on the descaling solution to prepare the solution. Usually, you will need to mix the descaling solution with water to dilute it. If you are using citric acid or white vinegar, you can mix them with water at a ratio of 1:1.
Step 4: Begin the descaling process
Fill the water tank of your Nespresso Original machine with the descaling solution or the mixture you prepared in step 3. Place the container you prepared in step 1 under the coffee outlet to catch the water that flows through the machine.
Turn on your machine and wait until the light stops blinking, indicating that the machine is ready to use. Place a cup under the coffee outlet and press both the Espresso and Lungo buttons at the same time and hold them down for 3 seconds. The lights will start flashing, indicating that the descaling process has started.
Step 5: Rinse the machine
Once the descaling process is complete, the lights will stop flashing. Remove the container from under the coffee outlet and empty it. Rinse the container and the drip tray with fresh water.
Fill the water tank with fresh water and place the container under the coffee outlet. Press the Espresso button to start rinsing the machine. The water will flow through the machine and into the container. Repeat this process until the water tank is empty.
Step 6: Clean the machine
Once the rinsing process is complete, remove the container from under the coffee outlet and empty it. Remove the drip tray and capsule container and clean them with fresh water. Use a clean cloth or towel to wipe down the outside of the machine.
Step 7: Final rinse
Fill the water tank with fresh water and place the container under the coffee outlet. Press the Espresso button to start a final rinse. The water will flow through the machine and into the container. Repeat this process until the water tank is empty.
Step 8: Finish up
Once the final rinse is complete, remove the container from under the coffee outlet and empty it. Replace the drip tray and capsule container. Wipe down the outside of the machine with a clean cloth or towel.
Your Nespresso Original machine is now descaled and ready to use. It’s a good idea to descale your machine every three to six months to keep it in good working order and ensure the best possible taste for your coffee.
What is descaling, and why is it necessary for Nespresso Original?
Descaling is the process of removing mineral buildup or limescale from the internal workings of your Nespresso machine. It is necessary because limescale buildup can negatively affect the quality of your coffee and can eventually damage your machine.
How often should I descale my Nespresso Original?
Nespresso recommends descaling your machine every three months if you are using it regularly. However, suppose you have tough water or are using your machine more frequently. In that case, you may need to descale it more often.
What do I need to descale my Nespresso Original?
You will need a Nespresso descaling kit, which includes a descaling solution and instructions. You will also need a container large enough to hold all the solution and water your machine requires for the descaling process.
Can I use vinegar instead of a descaling solution?
Nespresso recommends using their official descaling solution, as using other substances, such as vinegar, can damage your machine and void your warranty.
In conclusion, descaling your Nespresso Original machine is a simple process that you can do at home with just a few supplies. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can help to ensure that your machine is always in good working order and that you enjoy the best possible taste from your coffee. Remember to descale your machine every three to six months, and maintain it properly between descaling sessions.