If your morning starts with the crisp freshness of a hot cup of coffee, or you chug a few mugs of coffee during your day, then descaling your Breville coffee maker every once in a while is absolutely necessary.
It is important to remember those days we have spent without managing the first cup of coffee in the morning or the cup of coffee that sets in motion the long night of finishing tasks before deadline days arrive too soon.
Sometimes, the coffee is in a teacup and not your tall mug; other times, it’s not strong enough or too watery, and therefore adding the cleaning and care for your coffee machine to your comprehensive to-do list is crucial.
No matter how well the water you use is ‘filtered’ or if it’s bottled, substances clog up the machine’s pathways and diminish the quality of your coffee consistently over time.
‘Limescale’ or hard water that evaporates is one of the common substances that form to deform the performance of a Breville coffee machine drastically over time.
It’s no different from car maintenance and checking that the dishwasher drainage is clear; learning to be proactive with a coffee maker is critical. It helps keep the machine running for longer and offers the same thundering jolt of aromatic coffee every morning. So brace yourselves!
How to Clean a Breville Espresso Machine
These are three cleaning agents you may use to descale your coffee machine:
- White Vinegar
- Citric Acid
- Artificial descaling agents
This is an old one in the book and works great for descaling coffee and espresso makers efficiently. The way to derive the best results is to mix the right portions of vinegar with water, and the standard practice is 75% water to 25% vinegar, but you can go up to a half of each.