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    How not to descale - funny story - dont try this at home.

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    We have a saecco fully auto machine At work at we got some descaling sachets when we bought it.

    The machine comes up with a message to descale So i asked the office manager to get out the manual and give it a shot.

    Which would have been just fine if she had not used a packet of chicken soup instead of the descaler* >:(

    This was a few years back and we got it cleaned but it has never been the same again ( not saying much as they turn out pretty average coffee to start with!)

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    Re: How not to descale - funny story - dont try this at home.

    But as a side note these machines are pretty good for the office environment as no one wastes too much time making coffee :)

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    Re: How not to descale - funny story - dont try this at home.


    I had a laugh! That is amusing.

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    Re: How not to descale - funny story - dont try this at home.

    Thanks for the tip.
    Dont use chicken soup as descaler. Got it.

    My old workplace used to have a fully automatic Jura machine. Made consistently OK coffee unless someone messed with its settings and told it to pull 60ml+ a shot. Nice and quick and convenient, just as long as you textured milk manually rather than letting the machine do it automatically.
    My current workplace doesnt have anything at all. I make a coffee at home before coming in and then do tea during the day. One of the few things I miss.

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    Re: How not to descale - funny story - dont try this at home.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2E3E2938383E292D2E354C0 link=1319487683/0#0 date=1319487683
    packet of chicken soup
    CACK!

    Chicken noodle?

    ...and what did her descaler and biscuits taste like at lunchtime?



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