Descaling your SENSEO® appliance

How to Descale

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

The descaling procedure consists of 2 cycles:
  1. Descaling cycle (approx. 35 minutes)
  2. Rinsing cycle.
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. 2
3. Remove the milk container unit from the machine. 3
4. Insert the Calc-Clean tool into the coffee spout. Push it until it locks into position with a click. Push down the milk container lever. 4
5. Fill the water reservoir up to the MAX indication with the descaler mixture. Then put the water reservoir back into the coffee machine. 5
6. 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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7. Put a bowl with a capacity of at least 1.5 litres under the spout to collect the descaling mixture. 7
8. Wait till the indicator light burns continuously. Press the 1-cup/ cappuccino button and the 2-cup button briefly at the same time to start the descaling cycle.

The descaling cycle takes approx. 35 min. During this cycle, hot water comes out of the coffee spout at intervals because the machine pauses several times to let the descaler mixture act.
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9. Empty the bowl and place it back under the spout. 9
10. Rinse the water reservoir with tap water and fill the water reservoir up to the MAX indication with tap water. Then put the water reservoir back into the coffee machine. 10
11. Wait till the indicator light burns continuously. Press the 1-cup/cappuccino button and the 2-cup button briefly at the same time to start the rinsing cycle.

The rinsing cycle takes approx. 5 min.
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12. Remove the Calc-Clean tool froom the coffee spout. 12
13. Remove the used pad and clean the pod holder after descaling.