Descaling your SENSEO® appliance

How to Descale.

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

The descaling procedure consists of 4 cycles:
  1. 1x Descaling cycle (approx. 50 minutes)
  2. 3x Rinsing cycle (approx. 15 minutes)
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.Slide the milk spout onto the machine. 1
4.Fill the water reservoir up to the MAX indication with the descaler mixture. Then put the water reservoir back into the coffee machine. 1
5.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.
6.Put a bowl with a capacity of at least 1 litres under the spout to collect the descaling mixture. 1
7. The machine is ready for descaling when the on/off button and CALC button light up continuously. Press the CALC button until the machine beeps twice to start the descaling cycle. 1
8.During the descaling cycle, the descaling solution comes out of the machine in intervals.

When all the descaling solution in the water reservoir has been used up after approximately 50 minutes, the on/off button flashes quickly and CALC button flashes slowly.

Remove the used pad and clean the pod holder after descaling.
9.Empty the bowl and place it back under the spout. 1
10.Rinse the water reservoir with running water and fill the water reservoir with fresh water up to the MAX indication. Then put the water reservoir back into the coffee machine. 1
11.Press the CALC button to start the flushing cycle. The water flows continuously for approximately 5 minutes.

Wait until the machine has completed the flushing cycle the on/ off button flashes quickly and CALC button flashes slowly.
12.Repeat steps 9 - 12 twice to complete the three flushing cycles.

Once the last flushing cycle has finished, the machine switches off automatically.