The source of the problem in your clogged machine
The issue with the flow of your coffee is likely caused by a build-up of hardened coffee oils and coffee residue in the brewing chamber, spout, nozzle and washer plate of your coffee machine. These components are situated in the front-end of your machine, and gradually build up oils and coffee sludge with each cup you brew.
The build-up of sludge can severely influence the pour of your coffee, as well as the taste and smell. It can also easily clog the holes in your washer plate, leading to poor flow, and coffee now only dripping out slowly, as less water and therefor coffee can be pushed through the spout. Because of these build-ups clogging your coffee machine over time, every machine needs a thorough clean, and it is recommended to do this monthly.
To show you what goes on underneath the nice looking nozzle of your coffee machine, refer to pictures below. Really not the sort of thing you want to have in your next cup of coffee!
How to fully unclog and clean your coffee machine?
So how to unclog and clean your slowly flowing or slowly dripping coffee machine? The best way to unclog it is by using a coffee machine cleaning capsule. Using a Cleaning Capsule after 30 cups of coffee made or at least once a month will give your coffee machine that occasional clean that it needs to function properly. And using it is as easy as making a cup of coffee.
The Caffenu® Cleaning Capsule was specifically designed to fit in your Original Line Nespresso® Machine/Nespresso® compatible machine, and give the front-end a thorough and hygienic cleaning. The capsule releases a unique cleaning agent with a foaming action that gets into otherwise inaccessible areas and effectively works its way through the brewing chamber, spout, and washer plate. Something that no hot water or descaling solution could do, as those lack the foaming power.
Using the Caffenu® Cleaning Capsule unclogs the washer plate, flushes out all foul and hardened oils, old coffee residue and bacteria from your coffee machine; significantly improving both the flow in the pour of your coffee, as well as the taste. This also ensures that you only get the best and freshest tasting coffee with your next cup.
How to use the Caffenu® Cleaning Capsule in your coffee machine
2. Once the machine has stopped, allow the remaining cleaning agent to filter through the essential components for at least a minute, then run your machine again to flush out the rest.
3. Eject the capsule, close your lever.
4. Run your machine with just water at least twice to flush out any remaining cleaning residue.
his process should be done after every 30 cups of coffee made, or at least once a month. Please note that using a cleaning capsule is an entirely different process to descaling your machine. Stay tuned for more info on this in our upcoming blogs.
The answer to fresh tasting coffee, perfectly running and working coffee machines is to clean and care. Because if you take good care of your coffee machine, it will take good care of you in return. Shop cleaning solutions for your coffee machine HERE. Here is to fresh coffee and a happy and clean coffee machine!