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 3 cycles:
  1. 1x Descaling cycle
  2. 2x Rinsing cycle
1. Fill the water reservoir to the max indication. 1
2. Empty the full water reservoir into a bowl. 1
3. Mix 50 grams of descaler in the bowl. Stir until the powder is completely dissolved. 1
4. Fill the water reservoir with the descaling solution. 1
5. Place the 1-cup pod holder with a used coffee pod in the coffee machine.

Close the lid and make sure that it is properly locked.

The used pod serves as a filter during the descaling process.
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6. Put the water reservoir back into the coffee machine. 1
7. Put a bowl with a capacity of at least 1 liter under the spout to collect the descaling solution. 1
8. Start the descaling cycle by pressing the two coffee buttons briefly at the same time. 1
9. The machine starts the descaling cycle. The two coffee button lights and the CALC light flash slowly. 1
10. During the descaling cycle, the descaling solution comes out of the machine at intervals.

When all the descaling solution in the water reservoir has been used up after approximately 5 - 8 minutes, the two coffee button lights start to flash quickly while the CALC light continues to flash slowly.
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11. Remove the used pad and clean the pod holder after descaling. 1
12. Empty the bowl and place it back under the spout. 1
13. Rinse the water reservoir under the tap with running tap water. 1
14. Fill the water reservoir with fresh water up to the MAX indication.

Then put the water reservoir back into the coffee machine.
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15. Start the flushing cycle by pressing the two coffee buttons briefly at the same time. 1
16. During the flushing cycle, water comes out of the machine at intervals.

When all the water in the water reservoir has been used up after approximately 5 - 8 minutes, the two coffee button lights flash quickly while the CALC button flashes slowly.
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17. Repeat steps 12 to 15 once more to complete the second flushing cycles.

When the second flushing cycle has finished, the machine switches off automatically.