Descaling a Breville Espresso Machine with Tablet
Proper cleaning and maintenance of your Breville espresso machine is essential to ensure you get the best tasting espresso every time you brew. Descaling, or removing mineral deposits, is an important part of this routine and should be done every 3-4 months when using tap water. Descaling with tablet is the simplest and most cost effective way to descale your machine.
To begin, fill the water tank with 2 cups of water and a tablet of descaling solution. Place the tank back into the machine and turn it on. Let the solution run through the machine for about 15 minutes. You may hear some bubbling and hissing during this time.
Once the solution has ran through, turn the machine off and remove the water tank. Empty the tank and rinse it out with clean water. Fill the tank again with 1 cup of water and place it back into the machine. Turn the machine back on and let it run for an additional 15 minutes. The machine may produce a few more bubbles and hissing noises during this time, but it will eventually stop.
Once the machine has finished running, turn it off and remove the water tank. Empty the tank and rinse it out with clean water. Fill the tank with fresh water and place it back into the machine. Turn the machine back on and let it run through a few cycles of espresso to rinse out the descaling solution.
Your Breville espresso machine is now descaled and ready to brew you delicious espresso. Be sure to repeat this process every 3-4 months to keep your machine in top condition.
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 1: What is descaling?
Answer: Descaling is a process of removing calcium deposits, limescale, and other impurities from the inside of an espresso machine. It helps to improve the taste and performance of the machine and extend its life.
FAQ 2: How often should I descale my Breville espresso machine?
Answer: Generally, it is recommended to descale your Breville espresso machine every 3 months or when you notice a reduced output of water or steam.
FAQ 3: What supplies do I need to descale my Breville espresso machine?
Answer: To descale your machine, you will need a descaling solution and a tablet cleaning brush.
FAQ 4: How do I descale my Breville espresso machine?
Answer: First, fill the machine’s water tank with half descaling solution and half water. Then, turn the machine on and let it run for about 5 minutes. After that, turn the machine off and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Finally, turn the machine on again and let it run until all the solution has gone through.
FAQ 5: What should I do after descaling my Breville espresso machine?
Answer: After descaling, you should rinse the machine with fresh water several times to remove any remaining descaling solution. You should also clean the filter and any other parts of the machine with a tablet cleaning brush.