Never used the stuff ?Originally Posted by 717067677C79706D150 link=1277811263/0#0 date=1277811263
I use a Vanish Descaler ;)
"Restore Descaler - A safe and highly effective descaler for removing hard water scale from espresso machine boilers, coffee and milk delivery lines."
However it should be OK..
A picture and or hands on tells a 1001 words.But tonight, when flushing the steam wand into a glass pyrex jug full of water ( to avoid the steam) I have found something. Is this scale ? If so, why did the cafetto not dissolve it ? If its not scale what is it ? It looks like cafetto ???? but surely not, it was fully dissolved in a jug before been put into the machine.
Can only assume crap is coming away..What do I do AM. The machine is running and steaming fine, for now, and the amount of scale ? reduced with each flush.
NO ... NO....Do I descale again and leave it sit for 3 hours ? overnight ?
Like drugs and many things - MORE is not always better...
See how it goes first..
As I have never tried the stuff your using I can not comment as to how fast and or good it works... Many of teh de-scalers do not DESOLVE the scale... They do a bit, but tend to just break it up / loosen it... Try it in a dirty kettle... The stuff just flakes and you end up with little bits of crap..
I can only assume that teh previous products did not do a TOP notch Job or ya got bad water ;)
Give it a few days and then maybe try again and see what level of stuff comes out... The concern is that a big bit of scale could cause a blockage in teh steam pump..
Thus teh reason I try to use something that dissolves... The Restore Descaler might.. but if ya system is bad... Maybe it needs to sit a bit longer... But do not over do it with 3 or 5 hrs or over night...
I would rather gove it 30 min or an 1hr and have to do it again later that go for an over night run..
However... With out being able to see and have hands on; it is all one of context and guessing.