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 3 cycles:
  1. 1 x Descaling cycle
  2. 2 x 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. Fill the water reservoir with the descaler mixture. Then put the water reservoir back into the coffee machine. 3
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. Remove the drip tray and put a bowl with a capacity of at least 1.5 under the spout to collect the descaling mixture. 5
6. Wait till the indicator light burns continuously. Start the descaling cycle by pressing the 1-cup button and the 2-cup button at the same time for 3 seconds until you hear a beep.

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. 7
8. Rinse the water reservoir with fresh water and fill the water reservoir up to the top with fresh tap water and place it back. 8
9. Wait till the indicator light burns continuously. Start the first flushing cycle by pressing the 1-cup button and the 2-cup button at the same time for 3 seconds until you hear a beep. 9
10. Empty the bowl and place it back under the spout. Repeat steps 8 to 9. 10
11. Remove the used pad and clean the pod holder after descaling.