Decalcifying coffee machines is a process that users often forget, but it is more important than it seems. With the passage of time and with use, capsule coffee makers accumulate lime in their coffee production system and the filtering of water. This lime can affect the taste of our preparations, and for that reason, it is convenient to decalcify our coffee maker from time to time to ensure that it is maintained in perfect condition.
Due to the capital importance of this process, in our web, we have decided to treat it with the importance it deserves. For that reason, we have elaborated several guides with the detailed processes of decalcification in the leading brands of capsule coffee machines as well as some additional advice about the solution that you must use to decalcify your machine.
Here you have them all:
How to decalcify a coffee machine (step by step):
Without prejudice to the fact that you go to any of the articles we have just linked to you before, we are going to explain to you in this section what is the generic process to decalcify any coffee maker, whatever type and brand it is.
- Fill the tank with water, and pour in your decalcifier (it can be a chemical solution, the manufacturer’s decalcifier, or some natural mild acid such as vinegar or lemon).
- Place a large pitcher or container under the coffee maker’s outlet spout.
- Once you have the solution in the tank, start the section. Wait for the water to warm up, and then begin a preparation cycle. As if you were going to make a coffee, but without coffee, of course.
- Be careful to collect the hot water with the decalcifier that goes out. The idea is that during the process, the hot water mixed with the decalcifying liquid is going to descale the sediments and remains of lime that may be in the internal pipes.
- If possible, repeat this process a couple of times to make sure if the coffee maker allows it, cycle with cold water and another with hot water.
- Once the decalcification process is finished, be sure to rinse and wash the water tank thoroughly. As a precautionary measure, it is advisable to make an additional water cycle (without coffee) before making our first cup after cleaning.