Search

Please Note: As an Amazon Associate and Google Adsense Publisher I earn from qualifying purchases

Beat Shipping Delays and Shop Early for the Holidays

Shop Coffee at Amazon

Removing calcium deposits from your espresso machine

Regular cleaning of your espresso machine is a key step to being able to continue to pull the perfect espresso shot just like you did when your machine was new. All tap water, and even most bottle water, contains minerals, and over time calcium forms a hard deposit in the plumbing of your machine. Unless you remove these deposits on a regular basis, your machine will become less able to pump the water and maintain the correct pressure necessary for making espresso. The calcium deposits, which are the same ones you may have observed on the insides of a kettle, are gray and very hard. The chemical composition of the calcium is alkaline and is removed by exposing it to an acid solution. Most of the descalers you buy off the shelf have citric acid in them. Another "home remedy" is to use a vinegar solution. I recommend and use an inexpensive cleaner called Cleancaf which is available from Amazon.com. Just like your teeth, regular cleaning of your espresso machine avoids bigger problems down the track.


No comments:

Post a Comment

Please note: All comments are moderated and will only appear if they are approved.

Comments must be in English to be approved.

If you are a SPAMMER or "SEO Consultant", please read the following to prevent wasting your time.

- Comments that include a LINK TO ANOTHER WEBSITE will NOT be approved - the purpose of my blog is not to provide you with free advertising or traffic.

- Only comments that are genuine, on topic and add value to the post or related discussion will be approved
- Commenters whose profile name is linked to a commercial website will NOT be approved

To those of you who are genuinely posting a comment to join the conversation, THANK YOU! I will approve your comment after review.

JC

Latest Post

Does Coffee Cause Cancer?

Does caffeine cause cancer? A very good question for all us coffee snobs and addicts, and and a question we might feel inclined to run away ...

Contact Me

Name

Email *

Message *

Most-Visited Pages in the last 30 Days