This is how you maintain your De'Longhi coffee machine
Insert the water filter
Limescale is killing for your coffee machine; the pipes become clogged, the risk of malfunctions increases, and the coffee taste deteriorates. That's why it's important to place a water filter in the water tank. With this, you'll filter lime, lead, and other particles from the tap water. This prevents limescale, and the coffee taste will also improve.
Replace the water filter once every 2 months.
Needed: DeLonghi Water Filter
Descale the coffee machine
In addition to using a water filter, you must also descale the coffee machine. The water filter doesn't stop all the lime. How often you do this depends on the water hardness and how often you use the coffee machine. It's possible that your De'Longhi will automatically notify you when it's necessary to descale it.
- Descale the coffee machine once every 4 months
- Needed: DeLonghi Descaler 500ml
Thoroughly clean the removable parts
Clean the brew group
You must clean the brew group of your De'Longhi coffee machine every week. You do this by removing the brew group from the machine and rinsing it thoroughly under the tap with lukewarm water. Don't use any detergent, it's not good for the brew group. You should also clean the area where you removed the brew group. You'll notice that a lot of coffee residue is left behind. The easiest way is to carefully suck this up with a vacuum cleaner.
- Clean the brew group once a week
- You don't need a cleaner
Clean the milk system
Remaining milk residues cause nasty bacteria in your coffee machine. It starts to stink, and before you know it, mold will have formed. That's why you should rinse the milk system after every brew. In addition, it's important to thoroughly clean the milk system every week with milk system cleaner.
- Rinse the milk system after each use
- Neeed: DeLonghi Milk Cleaner 250ml
Which maintenance product is suitable for my De'Longhi?
De'Longhi maintenance products are suitable for all De'Longhi models. Naturally, there are also B brand maintenance products for sale. We recommend that you use De'Longhi's own maintenance products. That way you'll know for sure that you're cleaning your coffee machine correctly, without damaging it. You also prevent the warranty on the coffee machine from voiding due to the use of unsuitable cleaning agents.
Follow the instructions in the manual
The best way to clean each part differs per coffee machine so make sure to grab the manual. This describes which actions you should carry out to properly clean every part of your coffee machine.