How to clean Nespresso machine? Dear coffee lovers, gather around. We all know that you guys eat, sleep and breathe coffee. And your day probably doesn’t start without having a giant cup of coffee. Whether you buy your coffee from Starbucks or you brew it yourself, it is completely up to you. But if you use a coffee machine, like most of us do, then you are one of the real ones. But the thing is, the real ones know that cleaning those beautiful coffee machines can be a bit tricky sometimes. Cleaning a coffee machine can turn into a big chore if not done right.
In this blog, we will talk about cleaning coffee machines, in particular, a Nespresso machine. Tune in below for a bit of info on what is an espresso machine.
What is Nespresso machine?
A Nespresso machine is technically a coffee-making machine produced and owned by the brand Nestle, about which we have all heard. You can use the machine to make any type of coffee you like, from an espresso shot to a decaf. You name it, and the machine does it for you. For the machine to make coffee, you need to insert single-use capsules which has the prescribed amount of coffee per serving. Once you insert it, the capsule is broken into, and water is poured into your coffee cup/mug, making sure that the serving is appropriate.
If we look into the history of how the espresso machine came to be, we can’t skip out on Mr. Eric Favre, the one who is the inventor of the espresso machine we are talking about. So, a day in 1975, Eric Favre is observing a coffee place in Rome which has an absurd amount of visitors every day. Their coffee is special, even though the machines used by them and other coffee shops are the same.
The only difference is that, while pumping out the coffee, the piston was pressed multiple times before letting out the coffee into the cup. Other stores did not do this. This propelled the idea for the espresso machine. Back in the day, the machine was bigger and more complicated to use. It took a minimum of 10 years to make the machine ready to be marketed. The machine was made a commercial success by Jean-Paul Galliard, who later had a falling out with Eric Favre, the inventor of the machine.
How to clean nesspresso machine vertuo?
So, we have talked a bit about the espresso machine and its interesting history on how it was invented. Now, let’s get into the cleaning. The espresso machine virtue is an 8 pounds/4-kilogram heavy machine with a removable 1-liter water tank. It also has a one-year warranty.
How to clean?
The espresso virtual machine is a machine with detachable parts. To clean, start with removing the water tank along with the lid. Clean it well and then pour water into it. Please put it back in its place. Then take out the cup support and wash it well. Under the coffee vent, place a holder of about one liter. Next, open the upper part/head of the machine and take out the used coffee capsule. Clean the capsule holder well and put it back in its place.
(Note: you need to check carefully that there is no capsule present in your espresso machine before you start cleaning it).
You will see a white light blinking while your espresso machine is getting heated up. If the light is steady, then the machine is good to go. When the actual cleaning procedure starts, the light will blink faster. The cleaning procedure is an automated procedure that will run by itself for seven minutes. You can stop the cleaning procedure anytime you like. Just push the button, and instead of blinking, it will settle down into a steady light.
Do not use harsh cleaners to clean your coffee machine. Definitely do not put it into a dishwasher to clean. Do not submerge the coffee machine or parts of it in water. Only clean parts with a damp towel and make sure the towel is clean before using.
Products that you can use to clean this machine- the descaling kit by Nespresso is a great option. It can be used to clean the original espresso machines as well as the vertuo ones. It keeps your machine’s condition as good as the day you bought it.
How to clean Nespresso machine with vinegar?
If you care for your espresso machine, then tune in. Cleaning a machine is a ritual. Your coffee machine is the reason for your joy first thing in the morning. It is quick and efficient in its work and never lets you down. So why will you compromise in its care? Down below, we will learn how to descale a Nespresso machine so that it keeps on being in the best condition. And moreover, so that it provides you with great coffee every morning.
How to clean?
to start cleaning, you will need a cleaning solution. Of course, you can buy a cleaning solution. However, we will use a vinegar solution for this method. You need to make sure that the solution’s ratio is balanced. So, we will do vinegar with a similar ratio to water. Let the mixture rest for some time. (Use lukewarm water).
Now, set your machine up to be cleaned. Firstly, you need to check your model of espresso machine and prep it accordingly for the cleaning session. Read the instruction manual well. However, always keep in mind to take out any coffee capsules from the espresso machine. Now, take out the water container from the machine and pour into it the vinegar solution you just made, along with some clean water.
Now, to start the descaling process, you need to push some buttons. The buttons you might need to push will depend on the model of espresso machine that you own. Once you figure out which buttons to push to start the cleaning process, it’s a cakewalk.
Check after ten minutes to see how it’s going. Your machine might need a change of water by this time. Now, take out your water container and wash it. Pour clean water (just water, no vinegar solution) into the container and run the cycle again for another ten minutes. Let your machine dry for some time before using it.
Keep in mind that vinegar is an acidic and abrasive ingredient. Do not overuse it, or it could be harmful to the machine. Use it in fewer amounts.
How to clean Nespresso machine Delonghi?
To clean a Delonghi espresso machine, you need to follow almost the same process as explained in the sections above. So without further ado, let us get into the details!
How to clean: first, you need to take care of the drip tray. There might be some build-up of dirt and grime in the tray, so use mild soap and a damp cloth to clean the tray. Let it dry for some time before putting it back in. Now, while cleaning the drip tray, do not forget to clean your capsule container. That is where the coffee capsule pods go in, and they might collect bacteria if not cleaned regularly. Use mild soap and water to clean it too.
Next, clean the water tank. Remove the water tank and lid from your espresso machine before cleaning it. Use mild soap and water to clean it. Let the parts dry for some time before putting them back in.
Cleaning the capsule detector is an integral part of the cleaning process. The capsule detector is what pierces the coffee capsules, so it might get dirty real soon. Wipe it gently with a cloth to get rid of the excess.
Lastly, in order to keep the entire machine in great condition, you need to wash the external parts carefully. You can wipe it with a damp cloth or a dry cloth to clear away any excess.
How to clean Nespresso machine Breville?
To clean an espresso machine, Breville, you need to follow the exact same procedure mentioned in the above section. Also, avoid using harsh cleaning agents like bleach on your espresso machine.
So, we have come to the end of this blog – how to clean Nespresso Machine. I hope that we can provide you with useful information about how to clean the espresso machine, including a bit of interesting information about what is the Nespresso machine and how it was invented. I hope you all enjoyed this blog and found it useful.