How do I descale my Philips Café Gourmet Coffee Maker?
It is important to descale your Philips Café Gourmet Coffee Maker regularly to ensure optimal brewing results for a long time. Below you will find detailed instructions and a video on how you can do this.
Note: To descale the coffee maker, you can use any liquid descaler or use white household vinegar (4% acetic acid). We advise you not to use powder descalers or descaling tablets as they could damage the inside of your coffee maker.
Descaling the coffee maker
Place a paper filter into the filter holder
Pour 0.5 litres of white vinegar (4% acetic acid) into the water tank
Place the jug on the hotplate, switch on the machine and let it complete one brewing cycle
Switch off the machine and let it cool down for 3 minutes
Empty the jug and repeat steps 2 to 5 once more
Remove the paper filter
Repeat the brewing cycles two more times with fresh and cold water to remove any vinegar and scale residues
Clean the jug, the filter holder and the rubber insert