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Topic: Cleaning espresso machine (3 msgs / 76 lines)
1) From: Steven Sobel
Recently I ran into a problem cleaning my espresso machine.  I have a Gaggia
Titanium and the machine tells you when to descale it.  In our area (MN)
that is usually after about 550 shots of espresso.  However after I ran the
Cleancaf thru the machine, I lost almost all pressure and was finally able
to get the machine working after extensively descaling it with more Cleancaf
and finally some vinegar.  So, not wanting to go thru that experience again,
my question to you folks is:
How often to descale and with what solution?
Thanks.
Steve

2) From: John Blumel
On Jul 26, 2006, at 11:41 pm, Steven Sobel wrote:
<Snip>
Every day, by adding DHMO to my reservoir:
   http://www.dhmo.org/facts.htmlYou might also check out Jim Schulman's Insanely Long Water FAQ:
   http://tinyurl.com/mee4eJohn Blumel

3) From: miKe mcKoffee
I'd highly advise contacting an espresso service center than knows the
Gaggia Titanium Super-Automatic well and ask them. I do know that CleanCaf
is a cleaner and mild descaler combined. It is not what is normally used for
descaling non super-automatic espresso machines. I don't know if more
aggressive descalers are recommended for your super-auto but would suspect
yes.
How often might be more often than last time! Really can't say. Depends on
hardness of your water and your usage.
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
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first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
	From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Steven Sobel
	Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 8:42 PM
	
	Recently I ran into a problem cleaning my espresso machine.  I have
a Gaggia Titanium and the machine tells you when to descale it.  In our area
(MN) that is usually after about 550 shots of espresso.  However after I ran
the Cleancaf thru the machine, I lost almost all pressure and was finally
able to get the machine working after extensively descaling it with more
Cleancaf and finally some vinegar.  So, not wanting to go thru that
experience again, my question to you folks is: 
	 
	How often to descale and with what solution?
	 
	Thanks.
	 
	Steve


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