How To Descale Nespresso Vertuo Plus

How To Descale Nespresso VertuoPlus [Expert Guide]

If you’re a proud owner of the Nespresso VertuoPlus, you know how important it is to keep your machine performing at its best. One crucial step in this maintenance routine is regularly descaling your VertuoPlus. Descaling removes mineral buildup that can mess with your machine’s brewing process and, as a result, ruin the quality of your coffee. If your VertuoPlus needs descaling, you’ll know it when the steady half-red and green light start flashing.

In this guide, I’ll walk you through a step-by-step process on how to descale your Nespresso VertuoPlus. So, let’s dive in!

Materials Needed

To descale your Nespresso VertuoPlus, you’ll need the following materials:

Nespresso VertuoPlus Descaling Steps

Now that you have all the materials needed to descale your Nespresso VertuoPlus, let’s get started with the step-by-step process:

SIDENOTE: Complete each step within 2 minutes of the previous step. If you take longer than 2 minutes, the VertuoPlus will exit descaling mode.

  1. Turn on the machine by pressing the “Coffee” button.
  2. Open the machine head and eject any pod. Then close it again.
  3. Turn the machine off by holding down the “Lever” in the down position for 3 seconds.
  4. Remove the capsule container and empty any pods that are in them.
  5. Pour 500 ml water and one descaling unit into a water tank and mix them.
  6. Press the “Coffee” button and hold down the “Lever” in the down position for 3 seconds until the orange lights start flashing.
  7. When the orange light is steady, your machine is in menu mode. Push the “Lever” once to enter descaling mode.
  8. Place a container (1L) under the coffee outlet and push the “Coffee” button to start the descaling process. The orange light will be blinking during the descaling process.
  9. After the tank is empty, the machine will automatically turn off. Discard the solution in the sink.
  10. Rinse the water tank and refill it with fresh water.
  11. Place the container back under the coffee outlet.
  12. Press the “Coffee” button 3 times in 2 seconds to start the rinsing process. This process takes about 2-3 minutes and stops automatically when it’s done.
  13. The green light will come on when the descaling is finished.
  14. To exit the descaling mode, push the “Lever” and “Coffee” buttons at the same time for 3 seconds.
  15. Wipe down the machine’s exterior with a clean cloth and let it cool down for 10 minutes before using it again.
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How Often To Descale Vertuo Plus

To keep your Nespresso VertuoPlus in optimal condition, it’s recommended to descale it every 3 to 6 months, depending on the frequency of use and the hardness of your water. Hard water tends to cause mineral buildup faster than soft water, so if you live in an area with hard water, you may need to descale your machine more frequently. However, if you notice a decrease in the quality of your coffee, such as a change in taste or slower brewing time, it’s a sign that your machine needs descaling. In such cases, it’s best to descale your machine immediately, regardless of when you last descaled it.

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Final Words

In conclusion, descaling your Nespresso VertuoPlus is an essential process that should not be overlooked. Regular descaling helps to maintain the quality of the coffee produced and prolongs the life of your machine. It also ensures that your coffee tastes great and is free from any unwanted flavors.

When descaling your Nespresso VertuoPlus, use a commercial descaling solution that is compatible with your machine. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully, and avoid using any harsh chemicals or abrasive materials during the process.

Overall, regular maintenance of your Nespresso VertuoPlus will help to ensure it performs well for years to come. So take care of it properly by descaling it every 3-6 months or as soon as you notice a decrease in performance or taste quality in your coffee. By doing so, you’ll continue to enjoy delicious coffee every time you brew!

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