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    descaling question

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    Hi, I have just registered, not sure if this question goes here - it looks like the closest applicable.
    When looking for instructions on descaling Rancilio Silvia I saw some sites advocating either citric acid or white vinegar, so wondering if they are both safe and as effective as purchased descaler product . I have just used used a sachet of Cafetto restore descaler, which says 1 sachet per litre water which isn't enough to do the process with. At $10 sachet a cheaper option as above would be welcome!


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    DIYscale: add 50g citric acid and 200 ml plain vinegar to 1 litre water. Scale up volume as required (yes that was intentional).
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    Welcome to CoffeeSnobs "Goresdire".

    Something like "Clean machine Triple action descaler" in 250ml size is an alternative. Search online for the best deal. Available in 1L also.

    From the supplier's website -

    "Using a blend of proprietary organic acids and surfactants, Clean machine Triple Action Descaler acts to penetrate, lift and dissolve harmful scale whilst cleaning your machine. Triple Action formula is odour free & safe to all machine surfaces and components. Clean Machine Triple Action Domestic Coffee Machine Descaler has consistently been Australia?s No.1 choice descaler for home coffee machines, commercial coffee machines and the preferred product for service and warranty agents for more than 9 years."

    Site Sponsor Crema Coffee Garage has the 1L at a decent price for 50% more than the 250ml normally sells for -
    Last edited by CafeLotta; 1 Week Ago at 03:55 PM. Reason: Site Sponsor link added
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