Cleaning Capresso Coffee Maker - Descaling Your Capresso.

Cleaning Capresso Coffee Maker – Descaling Your Capresso.

Thankfully, cleaning a Capresso coffee maker is very easy with nothing too complicated or complex for you to do. Regardless of which type of coffee maker or coffee machine you have, be it a Nespresso, a Capresso or K-Cup or a full home espresso machine, you need to clean it regularly to get rid of coffee residue and the best possible and freshest possible coffee.

Don’t wait until your cup of coffee is tasting off or less than perfect, keep a maintenance schedule and clean it monthly or bi-monthly depending on your usage.

Let’s get down to and get your Capresso coffee maker nice and clean!

Why Cleaning Capresso Coffee Maker Is Important!

The most important reason you have for cleaning your coffee maker is simple – A dirty coffee maker can make you sick.

The mold spores that may be inside your machine and hidden from your eye, can end up in your Cuppa Joe and provoke allergies, cause congestion, itchy eyes, skin irritation, headaches due to mold, in small amounts, is an irritant.

Cleaning Capresso Coffee Maker
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How Do You Clean A Capresso Coffee Maker – Descaling Your Machine.

On the official website and in the user manual, it is recommended that you descale your coffee machine every 1 to 3 months. How often it varies on your own usage and the water quality in your area. Personally, I use filtered water in my machine.

Improving your coffee quality will improve how your coffee tastes. Plus, filtering and descaling your water in the first place is a very nice preventative maintenance.

To clean your Capresso look for and remove the charcoal filter from the water container tank. Also seek out the filter basket, remove it and the GoldTone filter.

With Capresso Cleaning Solution, dissolve 1 ounce (30 grams) in 33 ounces (1 Litre). Mix well and then pour the mixture into the water tank.

Now put your empty (and clean) carafe into your Capresso coffee machine. Be sure to close the lid of your carafe.

Now press the Ground Coffee button and turn the Grinder off and then press Brew to switch your machine on for just 2 to 3 minutes.

Press the brew button again to switch off your machine and wait 15 to 20 minutes. After waiting 15 to 20 minutes, press the brew button again to switch it on. Once it is back on, allow the rest of the descaling cleaning solution to pass through your coffee making machine.

Now turn your coffee machine off and remove the carafe, clean and rinse it well several times with water.

Rinse your filter very well with warm water and put it back into your machine. Give your water tank a real good clean and rise it well, very well. Run several filtered, descaled water, cycles through your machine by pressing brew to rinse out any descaling solution that is in your machine. Use fresh water.

How Do You Clean A Capresso Coffee Maker
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Cleaning A Capresso Espresso Machine

The process for cleaning your Capresso Espresso Machine is very similar to the process above.

Dissolve 1 ounce (30 grams) of capresso cleaning solution in 33 Ounces (1 Litre) of clean water. Mix the solution well and pour the mixture into the water tank.

Clean your portafilter well and lock it into place and put a large container below the coffee spouts to collect the cleaning solution that is going to come out.

Run the cycle until all the cleaning solution has passed through the machine and the water tank is empty.

It is possible that you might need to run this cleaning cycle a few times until your machine is completely clean. Once it is clean, rinse all parts well, the portafilter and water tank. Now fill the tank with cold water and run several cycles as above and with the portafilter in place to remove the cleaning solution from the internal pipes and completely rinse the machine out.

Cleaning A Capresso Espresso Machine
Their espresso machine is just as easy to clean

How Do You Clean A Capresso Coffee Maker With Vinegar?

Cleaning a Capresso coffee maker with vinegar is very similar to very similar to the above-mentioned process.

It can be done in 4 easy steps, as follows:

  • 1. Remove and empty your coffee pot and filter. Bin any leftover coffee grounds, used or unused.
  • 2. Add white vinegar and clean water, filling your coffee pot with a 1:2 vinegar to cold water ratio until full.
  • 3. Switch on your coffee maker and brew up a pot of coffee.
  • 4. Run a cycle of water only for 3 to 5 cycles.

If you need to give your machine a good deep clean run several cycles of the above process, and consider a 1:1 ratio of vinegar to water.

How Do You Clean A Capresso Coffee Maker With Vinegar
Vinegar is a great cleaning solution

How Much Vinegar Do You Use To Clean A Coffee Maker?

I like to clean my coffee maker thoroughly and deeply. A set amount is not what I calculate with. What works well is a ratio. A ratio of 1:1 vinegar to water works very well for machines that need a real good deep clean.

A regular clear a ratio of 1 part vinegar and 2 parts water is fine. Once quarter, every 3 months, I ensure a real solid clean by filling the water tank with undiluted vinegar and running a cleaning cycle. This is followed up with a second cycle of 1:1 ratio and then a 1:2 and then rinsed with several cycles of hot water to rinse out the vinegar taste. I only stop rinsing when the smell of vinegar has gone.

How Do I Get The Vinegar Taste Out Of My Coffee Maker?

Running a good long rinse cycle using at least 5 – 7 or more pots or water tanks full of hot water in your coffee maker will remove any vinegar residue inside it. Also, ensure you rinse the water container or coffee pot well before you start the rinsing process.

Rinse all parts well with water, including the filter, filter basket and portafilter, depending on which type of machine you have.

Is Descaling Solution Better Than Vinegar?

When you clean your machine, it does not matter which you use. White vinegar is easier to find and is sold in every grocery store. The descaling solution is designed specifically for cleaning and descaling coffee machines and to keep them running well.

One is not better than the other in my opinion.

How Often Should You Clean Your Coffee Maker?

It is suggested that you clean your coffee machine every 1 to 3 months. My suggestion is that you clean your machine at least once per month. Regular cleaning will maintain your machine well and keep it clear from mold from building up and stop you from getting sick.

Also,

regular cleaning prevents the build up of lime deposits in your coffee machine and other coffee debris. Regular cleaning makes your cup of coffee fresher.

Can I Clean My Capresso Coffee Maker With Baking Soda?

Yes,

simply mix baking soda with water in the water tank / coffee pot instead of vinegar. Run a few cleaning cycles and rinse well with water. Clean the water tank by running a soft sponge along the inside of it and cleaning well.

Rinse the water tank well every time.

How Do You Turn Off The Clean Light On A  Capresso Coffee Maker?

This is very easy to deal with. Just press and hold the Oily button and Auto button together for 3 seconds. It will make a loud beep sound and then the light will be turned off.

Frappé-Ing It All Up – Cleaning A Capresso Coffee Maker!

It is incredibly easy to clean a Capresso coffee maker. The only major difficulty you have is deciding to clean it with white vinegar or with their specific own specially made cleaning solution. I prefer white vinegar as it kills mold types and I am very confident that it will get my machine clean and keep it clear of any mold that may form.

Coffee is love, it's more than love — it's a passion of mine. I've had the luck to have travelled and enjoyed the most exotic of coffee's and unique flavors, brewing methods and techniques of making the perfect coffee from Thai hill tribe coffee to Indonesian volcanic coffee, Malaysian coffee that comes in a tea bag and the array of flavors in Vietnam, from Vanilla to Orange to Coconut to Avocado to even salt coffee and the famous egg coffee. The best part of my coffee adventures is getting to mix with the locals over a nice brew and learning how they make it! I'm cited and referenced on Google Scholar for the topic of coffee.

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