Hi V7,Originally Posted by 1C25257D25254A0 link=1250971227/0#0 date=1250971227
Yes smuggling white powder through customs is frowned upon.
If routine cleaning is all thats required: - you could try washing soda (Na2CO3.10H2O if youll pardon the expression) just the quantity you may have been using of commercial product, if that is too hard you could try the cheapest automatic dishwasher detergent again in very small quantity and if machine goes sour/rotten/bad tasting a little bit of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) mixed in would be a good idea.
If descaling is required: from memory 10g of citric acid dissolved in warm/hot water and made up to 1 litre or thereabouts, has a wide following. I have heard not to use vinegar in Gaggias and have pulled apart several where the owner did which may have contributed to the blockages under the shower screen holder.
Whatever chemicals you put in that Classic, rinse well without rushing.
That is pump water through wait time and do it again or more and once more taste the water if it tastes yuk/not sweet rinse again. Citric acid tastes sour and the alkaline cleaner just tastes yuk.
This would give you a place to start.