How to Descale your Nespresso Gemini CS200 & CS220 Pro

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Maintaining a healthy Nespresso Gemini CS200 & CS220 Pro is important when regularly making coffee. If consuming coffee is a daily occurrence, it will need to be cleaned to ensure it lives a long and healthy life.

Have you ever noticed that your coffee tastes slightly off? Then your Nespresso Gemini CS200 & CS220 Pro may need descaling. Descaling is an important aspect of maintenance that only takes around 20 minutes out of your day and we can show you how to do it.

What is Descaling?

Descaling is the process of removing a mineral called calcium carbonate from inside you Nespresso machine. Every time you use your Nespresso, the hot water flowing through the machine leaves small deposits of this mineral that can build up over time if not taken care of. This build-up can be particularly prevalent in places that use hard water due to a higher concentration of minerals. If not properly disposed of, it can damage your machine beyond repair, so it is important that you descale when necessary. This will result in a healthier machine and better tasting coffee.

How Often Should I Descale My Nespresso Gemini CS200 & CS220 Pro?

It is recommended that one should descale their Nespresso Gemini CS200 & CS220 Pro every at least once a year. However, to achieve the best results, every three months will maintain optimal machine cleanliness and consistently great coffee.

What Will I Need?

Successfully descaling your Nespresso Gemini CS200 & CS220 Pro will require a good descaling solution kit. The Urnex Dezcal Activated Scale Remover kit is cheap, non-toxic, biodegradable, safe and works on most machines. Moreover, it is only $3 and will get the job done. With the kit, you will need fresh water and a container to catch the solution deposited from the machine.

Steps To Descaling My Nespresso Gemini CS200 & CS220 Pro

The steps required to descale a Nespresso Gemini CS200 & CS220 Pro are quite simple. Follow this process to ensure that your Gemini CS200 & CS220 Pro is clean and ready to make delicious coffee.

Preparing my Gemini CS200 & CS220 Pro

  • First, empty the drip tray and the capsule container on each side.

  • If present, remove the milk canister from the front of the machine and detach the steam nozzle using the key provided.

  • For the CS220, screw on the transparent tube. For the CS200 attach the soft end of the same tube.

  • Place two containers under the nozzles.

  • If your machine has a water filter in the water tank, remove it.

  • If your machine is connected to a water source, turn off the tap at the back of your machine and deactivate the water source using the menu.

  • Place the machine in standby mode.

Starting the descaling process

  • Using the ristretto, espresso and lungo buttons, scroll through the menu until you reach descaling. Press to activate.

  • Water will then flow from the hot water nozzle.

  • When this cycle stops, remove the water tanks from the machine and fill the left water tank with 2 litres of water and four sachets of descaling solution. Then fill the right water tank with 1 litre of water and only one sachet of solution.

  • Press any flashing button on the front of the machine to begin the descaling cycle.

  • Water will flow alternately from the steam and hot water nozzles and the coffee outlets.

  • When the descaling cycle has finished, empty the containers and place them back.

Rinsing my Nespresso machine

  • Empty and rinse the water tanks thoroughly ensuring they are devoid of any solution.

  • Refill the tanks with fresh water to the maximum level.

  • Then begin the rinse cycle by pressing any button on the front of the machine.

  • When complete, the machine will enter standby mode.

Exiting descaling mode

  • Turn on your machine as normal.

  • If your machine is connected to a water source reactivate it by turning the tap at the back and changing the settings.

  • Finally, replace the transparent tube with the steam or milk nozzle.

Now, your Nespresso Gemini CS200 & CS220 Pro has been descaled and is ready to make amazing coffees again.

If you’re more of a visual learner, check out this video on how to descale a Nespresso Gemini CS200 & CS220 Pro:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOMh62Hqow4.

Maintaining My Steam Wand

Your steam wand is great for making a smooth brew and great tasting coffee. However, it is important to properly clean your steam wand due to its frequent contact with milk. Bacterial build-up can be dangerous for anyone that uses the steam wand so proper maintenance is necessary. When cleaning, ensure you dismantle the entire wand and thoroughly rinse and was all parts, when clean dry with a cloth. If done correctly, you will prevent damage to your machine and ensure great tasting coffee.

Gemini CS200 & CS220 Pro Features

The most notable feature that sets these machines apart from the other models is its double-headed extraction system for making two cups of coffee at the same time. However, the CS220 Pro has an integrated milk steamer whereas the CS200 does not. Other features include a large used capsule container capable of holding 70 capsules and the ability to connect to a direct water source.

The Gemini CS200 & CS220 Pro are suited to business or larger homes with enough space to accommodate the large, heavy machine. Its ability to produce multiple coffees simultaneously make it perfect for a small cafe, office, or a large family.

 

Why Go Organic

Drinking organic coffee has both health and environmental benefits and so does using an organic descaling solution. The Cafetto Restorer Descaler is a friendly non-toxic descaling solution that is also odorless, biodegradable and harmless to the planet. Artizan Coffee sells 100% organic descaling solutions and Nespresso capsules. They are also the first company in the world to receive the USDA organic certification for their line of Nespresso compatible capsules. By using these products you can continue drinking amazing coffee and save the environment at the same time.

How to Descale your Nespresso Gran Maestria

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Your Nespresso Gran Maestria is likely a key aspect of your morning routine. You, like many others, will require a coffee when you wake up simply to function the rest of the day. Therefore, showing it a little TLC can help secure a healthy machine for a long time.

Have you ever noticed that your coffee tastes slightly off? Then your Nespresso Gran Maestria may need descaling. Descaling is an important aspect of maintenance that only takes around 20 minutes out of your day and we can show you how to do it.

What is Descaling?

Every time you use your Nespresso, the hot water flowing through the machine leaves small deposits of a mineral called calcium carbonate that can build up over time. This build-up can cause severe damage to your machine if not treated properly and the use of hard water influence this greatly. When you descale a Nespresso Gran Maestria, you will be removing these deposits resulting in a healthier machine and better tasting coffee.

How Often Should I Descale My Nespresso Gran Maestria?

Your Nespresso Gran Maestria will show a steady orange light in the middle of the machine when it needs to be descaled. However, it is recommended that one should descale their Gran Maestria every at least once a year, or to achieve the best results, every three months will maintain optimal machine cleanliness and consistently great coffee.

What Will I Need?

To successfully descale your Nespresso Gran Maestria, you will need a descaling solution kit. Using a good solution is important in maintaining your machine. The Urnex Dezcal Activated Scale Remover kit is cheap, non-toxic, biodegradable, safe and works on most machines. You will also need fresh water to mix with the solution and a container to catch what is dispensed from the machine.

Steps To Descaling My Nespresso Gran Maestria

The steps required to descale a Nespresso Gran Maestria are quite simple. Follow this process to ensure that your Gran Maestria is clean and ready to make delicious coffee.

Preparing my Gran Maestria

  • To begin, turn off the machine using the switch.

  • Then turn the espresso dial to position 4 and the lungo dial to position 1.

  • Open and close the lever to remove any capsules left inside the machine.

  • Empty the drip tray and the capsule container.

  • Place a container capable of holding up to 1.5 litres under the coffee outlet.

Starting the descaling process

  • Hold the espresso button while turning on the machine.

  • The orange light in the middle of the machine will appear indicating that it is in descaling mode.

  • Then fill the water tank with your descaling solution and add fresh water to the maximum level.

  • Place a cup upside down on the cup warmer and press down to initiate the descaling of the cup warmer. Use a towel to avoid being burned by the hot water.

  • Empty the drip tray once full and repeat the process.

  • Stop only when the light in the middle stops flashing and both the middle and right light illuminates green.

  • Empty the drip tray once more.

  • Then press the lungo button to begin the descaling of the coffee outlet.

  • When complete the left light will then illuminate green.

Rinsing my Nespresso machine

  • First, empty and thoroughly rinse out the drip tray and the water tank ensuring it is devoid of any leftover solution.

  • Fill the water tank with fresh water to the maximum level.

  • Then turn the lungo button to position 2 to activate rinse mode.

  • Repeat the cup warmer process.

  • Repeat the descaling process for the coffee outlet to fully rinse out the machine.

Exiting descaling mode

  • Once the rinse cycle has stopped the final light will illuminate.

  • Turn off the machine to ensure that the descaling process has finished.

  • Turn the machine back on to enable normal mode.

Now, your Nespresso Gran Maestria has been descaled and is ready to make amazing coffees again.

If you’re more of a visual learner, check out this video on how to descale a Nespresso Gran Maestria:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hkK6pP2Iq8.

Gran Maestria Features

The Gran Maestria is unlike other models due to its two-knob system. Instead of using just one pre-programmed button to make your coffee, you can use the knobs to choose between five different shot settings. This machine also comes equipped with a cup warmer that can heat your cup up to 188℉ and a separate milk frother on the size that has a hot or cold setting. The Gran Maestria boiler is more powerful than the Kitchenaid’s at 2300W it can utilize the full flavor of the coffee capsule.

Milk Frother Add-On

The Professional Aeroccino Milk Frother add-on is great for an extra smooth brew. Available with the Gran Maestria, this frother is easy to use with its one button function. It is unnecessary to include the Professional Aeroccino in the descaling process, but is important to clean it thoroughly after every use. To ensure a clean and healthy frother, you must rinse and wipe the cylinder with a dry cloth to remove any leftover milk residue.

Why Go Organic

Using the Cafetto Restorer Descaler not only leaves your machine clean and descaled, but it will also leave a positive impact on the planet. This solution is non-toxic and biodegradable meaning that it is environmentally friendly. Most Artizan Coffee products are 100% organic. They are the first company in the world to receive the USDA organic certification for their line of Nespresso compatible capsules proving that they are in favour of providing you great coffee and saving the environment at the same time.

How to Descale your Nespresso Machine

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Maintaining a healthy Nespresso machine is the key to ensuring it lives a long and tasteful life. If you, like many others, are in need of a brew during those tiresome moments, your Nespresso machine is likely your saving grace. But even your machine needs some love in return.

Have you ever noticed that your coffee tastes slightly off? Then your Nespresso may need descaling. Descaling is an important aspect of maintenance that only takes around 20 minutes out of your day and we can show you how to do it.

What is Descaling?

Every time you use your Nespresso, the hot water flowing through the machine leaves small deposits of a mineral called calcium carbonate that build up over time. This build-up can be particularly prevalent in places that use hard water due to a higher concentration of minerals in that water. When you descale a Nespresso machine, you will be removing these deposits resulting in a healthier machine and better tasting coffee.

How Often Should I Descale My Machine?

It is recommended that one should descale their Nespresso machine every three months or after 300 uses, but we don’t expect anyone to keep track of how many pods they use. As a minimum, descaling twice a year will still help maintain your machine.

What Will I Need?

To successfully descale a Nespresso machine, you will need a descaling solution kit. The Urnex Dezcal Activated Scale Remover kit is cheap, non-toxic, biodegradable, safe and works on most machines. For only $3 this will get the job done. As well as the solution, you will need fresh water to fill your water tank and a container to catch the water.

How to Descale My Nespresso

The steps required to descale a Nespresso machine are quite simple. Although these steps will vary slightly depending on the model. This process contains general instructions and applies to all machines in the range.

Preparing my Nespresso machine

  • First of all, you need to prepare your machine. Start by removing the used capsule container, the drip tray and any other capsules inside the machine.

  • Place a cup or container under the dispenser to catch the liquid that flows through. It is advised that the cup or container be able to hold at least 1 litre of liquid.

  • Once ready, pour the required amount of descaling solution and water into the water tank.

  • Turn on the machine and allow it to heat up.

Starting the descaling process

  • This step all depends on the machine that is being descaled.

  • To start the process, you need to activate descaling mode on your machine, usually by pressing a series of buttons consecutively or select the option on the display.

  • Once the descaling process has begun, the water tank will drain, flow through the machine, and then dispense into the cup or container you have placed underneath.

  • Once the solution has drained or when told to do so, repeat the process with the used solution.

Rinsing my Nespresso machine

  • Once completed, empty the water tank and rinse it out making sure it is devoid of any solution.

  • Refill the water tank with fresh water and restart the process for a third and final time, emptying the tank completely.

  • Dispose of the water.

Exiting descaling mode

  • Again, depending on the machine being used, press the required buttons on your Nespresso machine in order to exit descaling mode. Some machines will turn off automatically indicating that it has exited descaling model.

Now, your Nespresso machine has been descaled and is ready to make amazing coffees again.

Why Go Organic

It is well known that drinking organic coffee not only has health benefits but major environmental benefits too. But why stop there? If you care enough to make the switch to organic coffee, use an organic descaler too. Cafetto Organic Nespresso Machine Descaler is an environmentally friendly descaler as it is non-toxic and biodegradable resulting in less of an impact on the environment. Most products from Artizan Coffee are 100% organic as they are the first company in the world to receive the USDA organic certification for their line of Nespresso compatible capsules. By using these products you can continue drinking amazing coffee and save the environment at the same time.

Pod People: Nespresso’s Push to Become High-End Restaurants’ Go-To Coffee

Pod People: Nespresso’s Push to Become High-End Restaurants’ Go-To Coffee

When you go to a great restaurant (and spend hundreds upon hundreds of dollars for a meal), you want to be coddled. You want all sorts of exquisite foods, prepared to unimaginably high standards, served with the finest wines and spirits on the entire planet. It follows that if you want coffee after your meal, you want the best. At hundreds of Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, what you’ll actually get is coffee that comes from a metallic pod. In fact, Nespresso is increasingly common at high-end restaurants, and the group is pushing hard to make sure use of its machines becomes even more ubiquitous. And discerning chefs are more than happy with the arrangement.