Descalers for coffee machines

This section of our store is the perfect complement to the guides on coffee machine decalcification, so popular on our website. To perform this ordinary operation (although we don’t always pay due attention to it) in maintaining our coffee machine, you need to buy a coffee machine descaler liquid.

So here we will give a review of the most popular coffee machine descalers on the market. The variety is wide, and so are the alternatives – don’t put your coffee machine’s health at risk!

Tips before buying coffee machine descaler

Before you buy your coffee machine decalcifying liquid, you should remember that there are many brands and many models on the market. It often confuses the user, who sometimes tends to buy the descaler from the same brand as his coffee machine (of course, the one recommended by the manufacturer).

Not that this is a bad option, far from it. But we should know that descaler liquids are usually more expensive than universal coffee machine descalers. And they perform the same function as the others because, in the end, a coffee machine decalcifying liquid is nothing more than a chemical compound that dissolves in water and circulates through the machine’s internal pipes.

All this is explained in more detail here: How to descale a coffee machine.

An additional disadvantage that we find with the descalers for big brands of coffee machines is that they come in sachets or individual doses in some cases. In other words: one sachet = one decalcification.

In the end, coffee machine descalers sold in bottles are much more accessible because you only have to pour the amount you need into the tank, close the bottle and store it. Not a drop of product is wasted.

Tassimo 3 x 4 Tablets for 2 Descaling Processes [Energy Class ], 3-Pack
Tassimo 3 x 4 Tablets for 2 Descaling Processes [Energy Class ], 3-Pack
3 x Tassimo Descaling Tablets with 4 Tablets for 2 Descaling Processes [Energy Class N/A]
DELONGHI DESCALER ECODECALK DLSC500 Bottle 500ml (Pack of 1)
DELONGHI DESCALER ECODECALK DLSC500 Bottle 500ml (Pack of 1)
But also more powerful against lime deposits in coffee machines; The 500 ml packaging is sufficient for five decalcification processes

What brands of coffee machine descaler are there?

For example, Saeco coffee machine descaling liquids, Dolce Gusto coffee machine descaling liquid, Nespresso coffee machine descalers or Philips coffee machine descalers. These are the best known, but they all have a similar chemical composition and activity in the same way by dissolving in water.

It means, for example, that if you have a Dolce Gusto coffee machine, you don’t necessarily have to buy a Dolce Gusto descaler. You can still keep your coffee machine in perfect condition by using a universal coffee machine descaling liquid.

And of course, as a last resort, you always have the “homemade” option, which is more natural although not always recommended for all appliances, of using vinegar to descale coffee machines.

Delonghi coffee machine descaler

Delonghi is one of the most prestigious brands in the entire coffee industry, and this is reflected in the fact that its catalogue covers all types of products. Among them, Delonghi coffee machine water descalers have one of the most extensive ranges of this type of product.

DeLonghi EcoDecalk DLSC500 Descaler 500ml - 5513296041 (3 Packs of 500ml)
DeLonghi EcoDecalk DLSC500 Descaler 500ml - 5513296041 (3 Packs of 500ml)
DeLonghi Natural Coffee Maker Machine Descaler (3 x 500ml bottle)
DeLonghi EcoDecalk DLSC500 Descaler 500ml - 5513296041 (6 Packs of 500ml)
DeLonghi EcoDecalk DLSC500 Descaler 500ml - 5513296041 (6 Packs of 500ml)
Ecological Descaler for coffee machines and espresso machines.; The Delonghi ECODE chalk uses only recycled and flat environmentally friendly materials.
DELONGHI entkalker descaler for coffee machines 8 x 100ML bottles EcoDecalk
DELONGHI entkalker descaler for coffee machines 8 x 100ML bottles EcoDecalk
8 x Bottles (100ml each); Natural descaler for super-automatic coffee machines (ECAM - ESAM range)

Descalers for Bosch Tassimo coffee machines

There are various descalers for Bosch coffee machines and also for Tassimo machines. Each box includes four descalers, and packs of one or several packs are sold together. However, please note that you will have to use two tablets in each cleaning cycle, so one pack will provide you with two descalers.

Can I find a coffee machine descalers in Argos?

Yes, as we have already seen in our article on Argo’s coffee machines, this popular chain is betting heavily on our industry. And on the same display as the coffee machines, you will also find a small box with the decalcifying liquids for the coffee machines. In Argos, it is usual to find those of the Bosch Tassimo brand and the generic ones of Philips.

And what about the descalers for coffee machines in supermarkets?

Almost all supermarkets sell them, too; you will find them as an anti-limescale liquid for coffee machines. They usually are from their brand, and it is a generic bottle that you can use for any small household appliance that works with water like kettles, irons or sterilizers.

Can I use homemade coffee machine descalers?

Is it possible to clean the inside of your machine without buying any of the branded decalcifying liquids we have just seen? Yes, it is always possible, although you should remember that it is advisable -and even more so given how cheap they are- to use your brand or manufacturer’s one.

The most popular option is to use a mild or natural acid, such as vinegar, to clean your coffee machine. However, many users also advocate using lemon juice or similar solutions. However, always use white distilled vinegar because table vinegar will contain more impurities. Whichever natural coffee machine descaler we use, it is reasonable to dilute it to 50% in hot water.

Which is the best universal coffee machine descaler?

Let’s leave aside the most well-known brands. We also find a wide range of generic descalers, which sometimes even remove limescale from any appliance that works with a water tank (irons, teapots or electric kettles).

For example, in this sense, we can highlight the Russell Hobbs descaler, which can be used for everything. It acts quickly, leaves no odour, and is sold in 250 ml (a quarter of a litre) bottles.

Other exciting options include the Delonghi descalers, Menalux’s universal descaler, or this complete set from the EspressoVision brand, which comes in no less than ten bottles of decalcifying liquid for espresso machines, each containing 250 millilitres. Naturally, we can use any of these products as coffee machine descalers at home, with complete safety and guarantee.

On Amazon, the most sold is the WoldoClean descaler:

What about a good descaler for catering machines?

Commercial coffee machine descalers are not the same as home ones, mainly for two reasons: the amount used is not the same, and neither is the intensity at which they work. Remember that commercial appliances are used daily for many hours in a row and are therefore much more exposed to the action of lime).

The best-selling coffee machine descalers 2022

Do you want to know which is the most sold coffee machine decalcifying liquid today? Here is the answer:

DELONGHI DESCALER ECODECALK DLSC500 Bottle 500ml (Pack of 1)
DELONGHI DESCALER ECODECALK DLSC500 Bottle 500ml (Pack of 1)
But also more powerful against lime deposits in coffee machines; The 500 ml packaging is sufficient for five decalcification processes
Philips Espresso machine descaler - 1 Descaling cycle - Prolong machine lifetime - Improves coffee...
Philips Espresso machine descaler - 1 Descaling cycle - Prolong machine lifetime - Improves coffee...
Protects your system against limescale build-up; Perfect decalcification for a prolonged machine lifetime