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What is the best way to clean your machine?
Look after your steam wand
Make sure that you wipe and purge your steam wand after each use. This removes milk residue and clears milk from inside the wand. It’s also a good idea to wipe down your steam wand to remove any residual milk from the outside after each and every use.
Look after your built in milk solution
If your coffee machine includes a milk container to create milky coffees, it should generally be cleaned after each use. For Nespresso machines such as the Lattissima series, the ‘Rapid Cappuccino System’ (RCS) should be disassembled after each use. All components can be cleaned in the upper level of your dishwasher or by hand washing.
It’s important to give your coffee machine a deep clean to keep everything working and tasting the way it should. Descaling your machine every 6-12 months will remove mineral build up that can impact on your machine’s performance,taste and temperature of your coffee.
For Nespresso machines, use a Nespresso descaling kit which gently eliminates lime scale build up to ensure that your tasting experience is enjoyable every single day.
Why do you need to descale your coffee machine?
Water is a key component to a great coffee. Water contains various minerals such as calcium and magnesium and these minerals pass through your machine.
Over time they can build up to form lime scale which can negatively impact on your machine’s operational ability and can affect the taste and temperature of your coffee.
If lime scale is left to build up for an excessive length of time it can even cause your machine to stop working completely.
Signs that your coffee machine needs descaling
- Your coffee has a dirty/burnt taste to it.
- Your machine or steamer is making strange noises when you use it.
- Your machine is pouring coffee more slowly than normal.
- Your coffee is not as hot as normal.
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