Descaling your SENSEO® appliance

How to Descale

Descale the SENSEO® coffee machine as described below when the CALC CLEAN indicator goes on.

The complete descaling procedure consists of 4 cycles;
  1. 2 x 2 descaling cycles with descaling mixture
  2. 2 x 2 rinsing cycles with fresh water
1. Switch the machine on. 1
2. Mix 50 grams of citric acid with 1 litre of water in a measuring jug. Stir until the powder is completely dissolved. 1
3. Fill the water reservoir up to the MAX indication with the descaler mixture. Then put the water reservoir back into the coffee machine. 1
4. Place the 1-cup holder with a used coffee pod in the coffee machine. Close the lid and make sure it is properly locked.

A used pod serves as a filter during the descaling process.
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5. Put a bowl with a capacity of at least 1.5 litres under the spout to collect the descaling mixture. 1
6. Wait till the indicator light burns continuously. Start the first descaling cycle by pressing the 1- and the 2-cup button briefly at the same time.

The CALC light and the ON/OFF light will start to flash slowly.
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7. Empty the bowl and place it back under the spout. 1
8. Repeat steps 2 to 7. 1
9. Rinse the water reservoir and fill the water reservoir up to the MAX indication with tap water. Then put the water reservoir back into the coffee machine. 1
10. Wait till the indicator light burns continuously. Start the first rinsing cycle by pressing the 1- and the 2-cup button briefly at the same time. 1
11. Empty the bowl and place it back under the spout. Repeat steps 9 to 10. 1
12. Remove the used pad and clean the pod holder after descaling.