How to Clean a Nespresso Machine?

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Connie asked 2 years ago
Hi, I’ve just got from my dad a the new “Lattissima One” Nespresso machine.
How can I clean it?

1 Answers
Francesca Staff answered 2 years ago
Nespresso machines come in all shapes, types, and sizes. Regardless of which one you have, it is essential that you give it the attention it needs. This involves cleaning and maintaining it well.

Nespresso’s website has a detailed instruction guide on how to clean your Nespresso machine on their Assistance Page depending on the exact model you have. The general process of cleaning these coffee machines is actually quite simple and straightforward.

What You Will Need

You will only need a dishcloth and odourless cleaning solution. Some Nespresso machines require you to descale after cleaning them, while others might not. It is best to check the instructions on their website for your specific model.

How to Clean Nespresso Machine

In general, the first step of the procedure for cleaning a standard Nespresso machine involves removing the lid, capsule containers, and the water tank. Remove any used capsules from the machine and discard them. After this, you will need to rinse them with warm water and clean them using your odorless cleaning solution or a mild detergent. 

Nespresso recommends cleaning these capsule containers and the water tank every day or after every use to maintain hygienic conditions. Once they are washed, you should wipe the excess water using a clean towel and set the containers, lid, and water tank aside to dry.

Meanwhile, with a clean, damp cloth, you should wipe down the outside of the machine. You can also use a gentle cleaning solution for a deeper cleanse, but make sure you don’t clean the insides with it. Additionally, wipe the cloth on the capsule head as well.     

It is important to note that you should never immerse the entire Nespresso machine in the water, detergent, or any other liquid. Do not also put your coffee machine in the dishwasher. You have to clean it yourself manually. Additionally, you should not also use any strong or abrasive materials like sponge, solvent, or cleaner. All of this can damage your appliance and might hinder its functioning.

Once this is done, you can also start the machine cleaning cycle. To do this, put a large cup that can hold at least four cups under the head. Quickly press the start button a couple of times for the cycle to run (within two seconds). Depending on the machine, it will take about five to seven minutes for three cups of water to run through it. 

Leave the machine and the components aside to dry thoroughly. Once it is done, you can reassemble everything in its place and start using your Nespresso machine!

Final Words

Once you clean your Nespresso machine using this method, you will be able to make a fresh and delicious cup of coffee in no time. It is best to do this process by hand with suitable materials because it is the safest.

Moreover, you should visit the Nespresso Assistance page for more details on the exact instructions on cleaning your specific model. It varies depending on the model and size of your machine. You can also get in touch with the website if you think your machine needs deeper cleaning or repair. The company can even come to your house and pick it up and deliver it back to you.  

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