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Topic: de-scaling at home. is it 'safe' for the machine (4 msgs / 79 lines)
1) From: Rbt Tut
Id like to de-scale my 4 yo Sylvia.  I have Urnex Dezcal and have seen a
video from SeattleCoffeeGear on YouTube for this vary machine.
it seems strait-forward
Ive also heard that some vendors do not recommend this be done at home, but
in there shop as it might 'ruin' the machine
what your view on this?
thanks   RT
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2) From: Mike Koenig
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3) From: Sandy Andina
By all means descale a dual-purpose non-HX single boiler like a Silvia  
at home, and do it at least once or twice a year (probably when you  
change your grouphead gasket), more often if you have hard water or  
are using mostly mineral spring water.  It's the HXs and dual boilers  
that are tricky to descale at home and are best done at the shop by a  
qualified pro (although there are some here sophisticated to do so as  
DIY projects, yours truly definitely NOT among them).  Any brand of  
citric acid or filtered lemon juice will do.  AFAIK, Dezcal is for  
superautomatics--the Urnex product you want is Cleancaf.
On Jul 6, 2009, at 9:40 AM, Rbt Tut wrote:
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Peace & song,
Sandy
www.sandyandina.com
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4) From: Allon Stern
On Jul 6, 2009, at 4:51 PM, Mike Koenig wrote:
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Of course you shouldn't hurt your machine. Never hurt the ones you  
love :)
Have you hugged your espresso machine today?
watch out for that hot group head.... ow.
-
allon
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