Descaling the Nespresso Machine
Calcium deposits (“scale”) from the water will build up in the Nespresso Machine over time and impair espresso quality. The scale should be removed every month; local hard-water conditions may require more frequent descalings. For better results, use the Nespresso brand packaged descaling agent available online to remove scale. KitchenAid® does not recommend using home remedies or water and vinegar solutions to descale the Nespresso Machine.
- Add two descaling agent packets to the tank per package directions, then fill the water tank with water to the “max” fill line. Replace tank on the Nespresso machine.
- Place an empty container (at least 1.5 L) under the coffee outlet.
- Enter descaling mode by turning the brew button to the leftmost position and holding it for 6 seconds until the light starts to blink.
- Then rotate the selection dial until the blinking light is above the first right position.
- Press the brew button to start descaling and run until the water tank is empty.
- Fill the water tank with water to the “max” fill line a second time and repeat the cycle with water only to rinse. The Espresso Machine will automatically proceed to the ready mode when finished.
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