Descaling one’s machine is a routine that every coffee machine owner should make a habit. With regular descaling you will ensure that your machine always functions optimally.
Descaling is necessary as limescale in water can mean that, over time, you may find limescale deposits in your machine. If you machine is not descaled at regular intervals you will start seeing many problems with your machine. A machine with limescale will not only lower your coffee’s quality but, but it will also result in longer brewing time, and in the worst case it will shorten your machine’s lifespan.
It is therefore a good idea to descale your machine regularly, and a rule of thumb is to descale your machine once a month.
Here is illy’s original descaling. This descaling product comes in the form of a powder that works perfectly with your illy machine for the best results. Simply put the powder in the water tank (use one sachet for 1L of water), and run the machine’s descaling programme, as instructed in the user manual.
Descaling your machine gives the following advantages:
- Longer longevity for your machine
- Ensures the right temperature
- Ensures the right amount of coffee is brewed
- The machine vibrates less during brewing
- Avoids functional errors
Your machine will usually show specific signs when it needs a descaling. The brewing may happen with more noise, it may take longer than usual, and last but not least, your coffee may not taste as good as it usually does.
We thus highly recommend descaling your machine regularly so that your machine always works optimally and continues brewing coffee of the highest quality.
Take care of your illy machine with a descaling – your machine will love you for it.