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. Make sure a bean-funnel, the water tank and coffee grounds container are in place and the activity light lights up continuously. 2
3. To enter the descaling procedure; press the 1-cup and the 2-cup button simultaneously for 3 seconds until the CALC CLEAN light starts flashing quickly. 3
4. Pour the contents of a Philips SENSEO® SARISTA descaling solution bottle (250ml) into the water tank and fill the water tank to the MAX indication with tap water. 4
5. Remove the detachable coffee spout and place a bowl with a capacity of 1.5 liters on the drip tray cover. 5
6. Press the 1-cup and the 2-cup button simultaneously for 1 second to start the descaling procedure.

The activity light and the CALC CLEAN light both flash slowly to indicate that the descaling cycle has started. The water-descaling solution mixture comes out at intervals. The bean-funnel coffee maker stops descaling a few times to let the descaling solution act.
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7. When the water tank is empty, the descaling cycle is finished. Continue with the rinsing cycle.

The activity light goes out, the CALC CLEAN light starts flashing quickly and the 'water tank empty' light goes on.
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8. Rinse the water tank under the tap, fill it up to the MAX indication with tap water and slide the water tank back. 8
9. Empty the bowl and place it back onto the drip tray cover. 9
10. Press the 1-cup and the 2-cup button simultaneously for 1 second to start the rinsing cycle.

The activity light and the CALC CLEAN light flash slowly. During the flushing cycle, water comes out of the bean-funnel coffee maker in a continuous flow.
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11. When the activity light goes out, the 'water tank empty' light goes on and the CALC CLEAN light flashes quickly, empty the bowl, rinse and fill the water tank again with fresh tap water. 11
12. Press the 1-cup and the 2-cup button simultaneously for 1 second to start the second rinsing cycle. 12
13. When all the water in the water tank has been used up, the complete descaling procedure is finished and the bean-funnel coffee maker switches off.