Descaling Your Dolce Gusto Machine: Everything You Need to Know
Cleaning and descaling your Dolce Gusto coffee machine: here are our tips on how to do it easily! If you’ve just bought a Dolce Gusto coffee machine and are wondering how to maintain it, you’ve come to the right place!
Cleaning and Descaling a Dolce Gusto is Simple and Necessary!
When Should a Dolce Gusto be Descaled?
Have you noticed that your machine is not working properly? That your coffee has started to taste bad recently? Or perhaps it has started to show less pressure during extraction? You are most probably facing a case of a scaled coffee maker.
Before talking about descaling, let’s talk about a few tips that can reduce the amount of scale in your coffee machine. First of all, you should reduce the use of raw tap water and, if possible, use water that is low in limescale. You can either use water that has already been filtered using a filter carafe or bottled mineral water.
This will greatly reduce the build-up of limescale in your Dolce Gusto machine but it does not mean that you are exempt from descaling it from time to time. Descaling is necessary about every three months, which is only four times a year, even if your machine seems to be in good health.
Why is it Necessary to Clean your Krups’ Dolce Gusto Machine?
Cleaning your Dolce Gusto machine is not enough if you want to maintain it properly. Like all coffee machines, regular descaling is essential. Limescale contained in the water will clog up the internal mechanisms which can lead to a serious breakdown and/or long-term damage.
Therefore, if you want to maintain your Dolce Gusto properly, you must descale it. This will remove any residue, mineral deposits or scale. Don’t worry, it’s very simple and it will ensure that the taste of your favourite drinks remain the same!
Descaling your Dolce Gusto Coffee Machine
On Using the Right Products
The first step in descaling your Dolce Gusto is to choose the right descaler. There are a number of different brands of descaling products available in liquid or tablet form that are completely compatible.
Whatever you choose, the most important thing is to use the right product. Don’t be fooled by all the talks about white vinegar otherwise your machine will die prematurely! The acetic acid it contains is too corrosive for the pipes of your Dolce Gusto machine.