Descaling your Nespresso®-machine - maintanance guide

In this guide we will take you through the steps of how to descale your Nespresso coffee brewer. In order to extend the life of your coffee brewer and reach the most optimal taste and quality, we recommend that you descale your machine once every two (2) months. KRUPS descaling ensures that the rubber gaskets in your machine do not erode during descaling and leaves the machine to easily be cleaned again.

All coffee machines have their own unique capabilities, functions and design, which means the descaling process, can vary from model to model. Which is why we have chosen to focus on those currently widespread and most popular models.

For every single Nespresso machine we will guide you step by step through the descaling process. KRUPS descaling for Nespresso can be purchased in the web-store.


Descaling the Nespresso Citiz®

We recommend that you descale your Citiz® machine once every two (2) months. This is due to the harsh water in Denmark, which wear on the machine and necessitates being regularly descaled. You can purchase the original KRUPS descaling for Nespresso coffee machines, that ensure an effective result, here in the web-store.

The descaling process can be taken care of in a matter of 20 minutes, after which you may again enjoy the full yield of your Citiz® coffee machine. 

 
  •  Switch on the machine
  • Ensure that all capsules have been removed from the slot and tray. Also, empty the drip tray
  •  Place a 1liter container under the coffee spout
  • Pour 500ml water into the coffee machines water tank along with KRUPS descaling and return the tank to the machine
  • When both buttons stop blinking, you are now able to activate the descaling program. This is done by holding both buttons down for 3 seconds
  • When the buttons begin to blink at short intervals the descaling program has been activated
  • Press the Lungo button to begin the descaling process
  • When the mixture has run through the machine, pour the mixture back into the water tank
  • Press the Lungo button and repeat the process
  • When the mixture has been through the machine twice you discard the mixture and thoroughly clean the mounted water tank with clean water
  • Fill the mounted water tank with clean water and press the Lungo button to rinse your machine
  • When water has run through the machine, empty the drip tray
  • Press and hold both buttons for 3 seconds to end descaling program

 

Your machine has now been descaled and is ready for use.

 

You can see additional information on how to descale your Citiz coffee machine in this video.  


Descaling U-models with serial-number lower than 13142

There are several U-models on the market. This instruction applies to U - models® with serial numbers lower than 13142. You can find the serial number on the bottom of your machine. We recommend that you descale your Nespresso® U-machine® once every second month . You can buy the original KRUPS - softener for Nespresso® coffee machines here in the web shop. The descaling process can be completed in just 20 minutes, and then you can again take full advantage of your Nespresso® U-coffee machine®.  

 

  • Ensure that all capsules have been removed from the slot and tray. Also, empty the drip tray
  • Place a 1-liter container under the coffee tap
  • Pour 500ml water into the coffee machines water tank along with KRUPS descaling and return the tank onto the machine.
  • Switch on the machine.
  • When the light stops flashing, you can activate the descaling program. This is done by pressing and holding all three (3) buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds.
  • When the machine beeps and the light flashes quickly, you can start descaling.
  • If the slide is closed, you simply press the button to start the program. If the sliding cover is open, start the program by closing it.
  • When the mixture has run through the machine, pour the mixture in water tank again.
  • Press the button to repeat the process
  • When the mixture has run through the machine twice, empty the container and rinse the water tank thoroughly with clean water.
  • Fill the water tank with clean water and press a button to clean your machine.
  • When the water has run through the machine, empty the drip tray.
  • Press and hold all 3 buttons for 3 seconds, to finish descaling.

 

Your machine is now descaled and ready for use.

 

See more about how you descale your U-machine® in this video where you can see all the steps in the process.


Descaling U-models with serial-number higher than 13142

There are several U-models on the market. This instruction applies to U - models® with serial numbers higher than 13142. You can find the serial number on the bottom of your machine. We recommend that you descale your Nespresso® U-machine® once every second month. You can buy the original KRUPS - softener for Nespresso® coffee machines here in the web shop. The descaling process can be completed in just 20 minutes, and then you can again take full advantage of your Nespresso® U-coffee machine®.

Ensure that all capsules have been removed from the slot and tray. Also, empty the drip tray

 

  • Place a 1-liter container under the coffee tap.
  • Pour 500ml water into the coffee machines water tank along with KRUPS descaling and return the tank onto the machine.
  • Turn on the machine by pressing a button.
  • When the light stops flashing, you can activate the descaling program. To do this, press and hold all 3 buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds.
  • When the machine beeps, you can start descaling.
  • Now open the sliding door and press the 3 buttons again, simultaneously, for 3 seconds.
  • When the machine beeps and buttons flash rapidly, descaling is activated
  • Close the sliding lid to start the program.
  • When the mixture has run through the machine, pour the mixture into the water tank again.
  • Press a button and let the mixture run through the machine
  • When the mixture has run through the machine twice, empty the container and rinse the water tank thoroughly with clean water.
  • Fill the water tank with clean water and press a button to clean the machine.
  • When the water has run through the machine, empty the drip tray.
  • Now press all three buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds to exit the descaling program.
  • When the machine beeps, the program is completed 

 

Your machine is now descaled and ready for use.

 

See more about how you descale your U-machine® in this video where you can see all the steps in the process. 


Descaling Nespresso Pixie® 

We recommend that you descale your Nespresso Pixie® once every second month. This is due to the hard water in the north, which wears on the machine and requires regular decalcification. You can buy the original KRUPS - softener for Nespresso® coffee machines that ensure an effective result, here in the web shop. The descaling process can be completed in just 20 minutes, then you can, again, take full advantage of your Nespresso Pixie®.

 

  • Turn on the machine
  • Ensure the capsule- and the drip-tray are empty.
  • Place the 1-liter water container under the dispensing tap.
  • Pour 500 ml. water in the water tank along with the KRUPS-softener, and return it to the machine.
  • When the 2 buttons stop flashing, you can activate the descaling program. This is done by pressing and holding both buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds.
  • When the buttons flash rapidly, descaling is activated.
  • Press the Lungo button to start the descaling.
  • When the mixture has run through the machine, you pour the mixture back into the water tank.
  • Press the Lungo button and repeat the process
  • When the mixture has run through the machine twice, empty the container and rinse the water tank thoroughly with clean water.
  • Fill the water tank with clean water and press the Lungo button to clean your machine.
  • When the water has run through the machine, empty the drip tray.
  • Press and hold both buttons for 3 seconds to exit the descaling program.

 

Your machine is now descaled and ready for use

 

See more about how you descale your Pixie®. Large parts of the process are reminiscent of the Citiz model. You can see the whole maneuver in detail with this video.


Descaling Lattissima®

We recommend that you descale your Lattissima® once every second month. This is due to the hard water in the north, which wears on the machine and requires regular decalcification. You can buy the original KRUPS - softener for Nespresso® coffee machines, ensuring an efficient outcome, here in the web shop. The descaling process can be completed in just 20 minutes, and then you can, again, take full advantage of your Lattissima®.

 

  • Turn on the machine
  • Make sure the machine is empty of capsules.
  • Attach the tap for hot water, drip tray and water tank.
  • Fill the water tank with 500 ml. water together with Krups-softener.
  • Place a 600ml water container under the dispensing tap.
  • Place a 600ml water container under the hot-water tap.
  • When the button stops flashing, you can enable descaling.
  • Press and hold Macchiato- and Lungo button simultaneously for 5 seconds.
  • When Lungo button flashes rapidly, descaling is activated.
  • The mixture flows alternately through the coffee tap and hot water tap.
  • Wait until only the Lungo button flashes.
  • Empty drip tray, water containers and clean the water tank thoroughly with clean water.
  • Fill the water tank with clean water.
  • Return the two water containers under the coffee and hot water tap
  • Press the Lungo button to clean your machine.
  • Now the Lungo and Macchiato button will flash alternately, and the water flows through the coffee tap and hot water tap
  • When the process is finished, the machine is automatically in energy-saving mode.
  • Empty drip tray and wipe the machine.

 

Your machine is now descaled and ready for use.

 

The entire process is in many ways the same as many of the other Nespresso® machines. If you still want to see more about how you descale your Lattissima Nespresso® machine, you can watch this video.


Descaling Inissia®

We recommend that you descale your Nespresso Inissia® once every second month. This is due to the hard water in the north, which wears on the machine and requires regular decalcification. You can buy the original KRUPS - softener to Nespresso® coffee machines that ensure an effective result here in the web shop. The descaling process can be completed in just 20 minutes, then you can, again, take full advantage of your Nespresso Inissia®.

 

  • Turn on the machine.
  • Ensure that all capsules have been removed from the slot and tray. Also, empty the drip tray.
  • Close lever
  • Place 1-liter water container under the coffee tap
  • Pour 500 ml. in the water tank along with the KRUPS-softener, and return it to the machine.
  • When the 2 buttons stop flashing, you can activate the descaling program. This is done by pressing and holding both buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds.
  • When the buttons flash rapidly, descaling is activated.
  • Press the Lungo button to start the descaling.
  • When the mixture has run through the machine, pour the mixture back in to the water tank.
  • Press the Lungo button and repeat the process.
  • When the mixture has run through the machine twice, empty the container and rinse the water tank thoroughly with clean water.
  • Fill the tank with clean water and press the Lungo button to clean your machine.
  • When the water has run through the machine, repeat the process.
  • When the water has run through the machine twice, empty the drip tray.
  • Press and hold both buttons for 3 seconds to exit the descaling program.
  • When the two lights begin flashing it indicates that the water is heated.

 

Your machine is now descaled and ready for use.

 

See more about how you descale your Inissia®. Large parts of the process are reminiscent to the Citiz model. You can see the whole maneuver in detail with this video.