How to Descale Nespresso Vertuo: A Step-by-Step Guide

Nespresso machines are known for their convenience and ability to brew delicious coffee with just a push of a button. However, like any other coffee machine, regular maintenance is crucial to keep it working efficiently. One essential maintenance task for Nespresso Vertuo machines is descaling. Descaling helps remove mineral build-up inside the machine that can affect its performance and the taste of your coffee. In this guide, we will walk you through how to descale your Nespresso Vertuo machine effectively.

What You Will Need
Before you start descaling your Nespresso Vertuo machine, make sure you have the following items ready:
– Nespresso descaling kit or a suitable descaling solution
– Clean water
– Container to collect water
– A towel

Step 1: Preparation
1. Turn off the machine and unplug it from the power source.
2. Remove any used capsule from the machine and empty the capsule container.
3. Ensure that there is enough water in the water reservoir.

Step 2: Enter Descaling Mode
1. Press and hold both buttons on the top of the machine simultaneously for about three seconds until they start flashing slowly.
2. The lights will change, indicating that the machine is now in descaling mode.

Step 3: Prepare Descaling Solution
1. If you are using a Nespresso descaling kit, follow the instructions provided in the kit.
2. If you are using a different descaling solution, mix it with water according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Step 4: Start Descaling Process
1. Place a container capable of holding at least 0.8 liters of liquid under the coffee outlet.
2. Lift and close the lever to eject any capsules if loaded.
3. Press both buttons simultaneously for three seconds to start water flow; press either button when you have collected at least 0.4 liters or more liquid in your container.

Step 5: Rinse
1.Fill water tank with fresh potable water until “Max” level marking.
2.Push both buttons again until only their lower light is steady (machine enters rinsing mode).
3.Press either button again; hot water flows out as rinsing proceeds automatically.

Step 6: Exit Descaling Mode
Once completed pressing both buttons again turns off all lights except power button which blinks slowly awaiting next use upon completion.

Regularly descaling your Nespresso Vertuo machine as per these steps will ensure that it continues to produce great-tasting coffee while maintaining its functionality for years to come.