Clean your coffee machines

Everyday Maintenance of Nespresso Machines

  • Before doing anything else, flush some water through the machines internal circuits. To do this set the machine to the ‘lungo’ programme and run it without inserting a coffee-pod.
  • If you usually make more than one coffee each day, it is always a good idea to flush the machine’s internal circuits between each coffee you make.
  • Remove any water left in the reservoir and refill it every morning with clean water to ensure good-tasting coffee.
  • Don’t place your machine in very warm or very cool areas. The coffee is very sensitive to such variations in temperature.
  • If you have a milk warmer, clean it thoroughly after each use. Milk residue dries very quickly when left uncleaned, not very hygienic at all.

Cleaning other parts of Nespresso Machines

  • The container for used coffee-pods should be emptied frequently, to prevent a blockage in the machine.

  • The best way to clean the machine’s exterior is with warm water, using a little detergent to remove any coffee stains. But be careful not to wet the electric components.

Decalcifying your machine

It is inevitable that lime will accumulate in your machine over time, a problem that needs to be taken care of straight away.

According to Nespresso, the machines should be decalcified every 6 months, and by doing so regularly you will prolong the life of your machine and guarantee a better flavour.

If you are registered as a member of the Nespresso Club, you will get regular alerts reminding you when to do this.

How do you decalcify a Nespresso machine?

  • Add a decalcifying liquid to the water reservoir and flush it through the machine’s interior.
  • At the same time, place the special decalcifying filter in the coffee-pod stand.

Cleaning your Senseo

  • You should try and get into a routine of cleaning your machine daily.
  • Senseo machines are small with few small fiddly pieces, so you can clean it really quite quickly.
  • Don’t leave used coffee pods in the pod holder! As these spread germs and bacteria.
  • You should use a damp cloth to clean the machine’s exterior.
  • The machine’s internal circuits should be cleaned once a month, following these instructions:
    • Refill the water reservoir with clean water and add a couple of capfuls of vinegar.
    • Then pass the mixture through the machine.
    • Once you’ve completed these steps, fill the reservoir again with clean water and pass this through the machine again. You can use a large dish or bowl to collect all of the water. T

The water

If you live in a hard-water area, try to use filtered water to fill your coffee machine because calc is one of the major causes of coffee-pod machine breakdowns.

You may also consider using mineral water to prepare coffee with your Senseo.

Storing your Senseo coffee-pods

The storage of Senseo coffee-pods is very important, as these types of ESE pods are more exposed to external elements than other coffee-pods such as Nespresso, Tassimo or Dolce Gusto pods.

Always keep your pods in a sealed container, which is as airtight as possible Another important tip: don’t keep different flavoured capsules in the same container.

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