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    Descaling Gaggia Classic

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    Probably a dumb question *- its about descaling a Gaggia Classic. I have some Cafetto - do I put 1 level scoop in the group head (with a blind filter which I have to get) and follow the instructions OR can I put the Cafetto into the water reservoir (mixed) and run the pump a number of times ,let it soak for about 20 minutes and then run pump again in short bursts ? Of course after I would run clean water thru the machine before brewing .

    The reason I asked this that a coffee machine service firm looked at machine to find out about my poor steaming problems and stated that all it needed was a good descale - to do $143 !!!

    Thanks for your help

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    Re: Descaling Gaggia Classic

    Cafetto is NOT a descaler.

    DO NOT put it in the water reservoir.



    Quote Originally Posted by 1012090305131012090E070512600 link=1267252541/0#0 date=1267252541
    do I put 1 level scoop in the group head (with a blind filter which I have to get) and follow the instructions
    Yes.

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    Re: Descaling Gaggia Classic

    Cafetto is a company that makes backflushing detergent AND descaling solution

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    Re: Descaling Gaggia Classic

    Quote Originally Posted by 39313E38306A6F5B0 link=1267252541/2#2 date=1267255652
    Cafetto is a company that makes backflushing detergent AND descaling solution
    Read the opening post again.
    They appear to have backflushing cafetto.

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    Re: Descaling Gaggia Classic

    So taking this a step further *- The product Cafetto is called Espresso Clean and should only be used to backflush ?. As this drawn *back *inside the machine does this also descale. *Probably not ?

    I was given this product from a coffee shop to help me out - Do commercial machines have to be descaled or just backflushed ?

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    Re: Descaling Gaggia Classic

    "Espresso Clean @home is designed to clean, descale and sanitise the brewing group, handles, filters, the milk line system and boilers of domestic and small office machines. It has a unique application where the machine has no programmed cleaning cycle (as distinct from descaling or decalcification cycle) and the brewing group cannot be removed for cleaning."

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    Re: Descaling Gaggia Classic

    Quote Originally Posted by 6D514C575D5C4B5E565D390 link=1267252541/5#5 date=1267260934
    "Espresso Clean @home is designed to clean, descale and sanitise the brewing group, handles, filters, the milk line system and boilers of domestic and small office machines. It has a unique application where the machine has no programmed cleaning cycle (as distinct from descaling or decalcification cycle) and the brewing group cannot be removed for cleaning."
    So in short I need the Espresso @home product as the granules are not for domestic machines ?



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