Descaling a Breville espresso machine is an important task that should be done regularly to help keep it functioning well and producing delicious espresso drinks. Fortunately, it’s a relatively simple process that can be completed in just a few steps.
First, you’ll need to gather the materials you’ll need for the descaling process. This includes a descaling solution (preferably one that’s specifically designed for espresso machines), a cleaning brush, and a container for the used solution.
Once you have all the materials, you’ll need to fill the reservoir of the espresso machine with the descaling solution. Make sure the solution is at room temperature and fill the reservoir up to the “max” line. After the reservoir is filled, turn on the machine and let it run until all of the solution has been used.
Once the machine has run through all of the solution, turn it off and let it cool down. Then, use the cleaning brush to scrub any areas of the machine where you see buildup, such as the portafilter and steam wand. You may also want to use a damp cloth to wipe down any exterior surfaces.
When you’re finished cleaning, refill the reservoir with clean water and turn on the machine. This will help rinse out any remaining descaling solution. Let the machine run until all of the water has been used, then turn it off and let it cool down again.
Finally, fill the reservoir again with clean water and turn on the machine. This will help ensure that all of the descaling solution has been removed. Let the machine run until all of the water has been used and then turn it off.
Your Breville espresso machine is now descaled and ready to use! Be sure to repeat this process every few months to keep your machine in tip-top shape.
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 1: How do I descale a Breville espresso machine?
Answer: To descale a Breville espresso machine, you need to fill the water tank with a descaling solution and run it through the machine. You then need to empty the descaling solution, fill the tank with fresh water, and run it through the machine again to rinse. Finally, empty the fresh water and your Breville espresso machine is descaled.
FAQ 2: What type of descaling solution should I use on my Breville espresso machine?
Answer: You should use a descaling solution specifically designed for espresso machines. Breville recommends using a descaling solution consisting of one part white vinegar and two parts water.
FAQ 3: How often should I descale my Breville espresso machine?
Answer: You should descale your Breville espresso machine every three months.
FAQ 4: Are there any parts of the Breville espresso machine that need to be removed for descaling?
Answer: No, there are no parts of the Breville espresso machine that need to be removed for descaling.
FAQ 5: What should I do if my Breville espresso machine still has scale buildup after descaling?
Answer: If your Breville espresso machine still has scale buildup after descaling, you should run a second descaling cycle. If this does not resolve the issue, you should contact Breville customer service for further assistance.