Durgol Swiss Espresso Descaler is specially formulated to protect and care for all high-end espresso machines. Thanks to a patented solution, Durgol Swiss Espresso Descaler not only cleans and decalcifies, it also lubricates and protects your brewing components to extend the life of your machine. Available in packs of two 4.2oz bottles, Durgol Swiss Espresso Decalcifier is a safe, quick, and easy way to remove build-up such as mineral and calcium deposits from hard water in your espresso machine. If not completed on a regular basis, this build-up can alter the taste of your espresso, resulting in unpleasant and bitter shots. For specific decalcifying instructions for your machine, please consult your user’s manual.
Durgol Swiss Espresso Descaler is specially formulated to protect and care for all high end espresso machines. Thanks to a patented solution, Durgol Swiss Espresso Descaler not only cleans and decalcifies, it also lubricates and protects your brewing components to extend the life of your machine.Available in packs of two 4.2oz bottles, Durgol Swiss Espresso Decalcifier is a safe, quick, and easy way to remove build-up such as mineral and calcium deposits from hard water in your espresso machine. If not completed on a regular basis, this build-up can alter the taste of your espresso, resulting in unpleasant and bitter shots. For specific decalcifying instructions for your machine, please consult your user’s manual.
I know delonghi states that your warranty is voided if you don't use their decalcifier. But would the durgol one in reality be safe?
While Durgol should be compatible, the manufacturer is free to define the terms of their warranties and any stipulations for up-holding them. If you want to continue on without any worry or doubt, then your safe bet is to use DeLonghi' decalcifier.
i have been using cleancaf about every 6 months before I realized that it is not a descaler. So I went out and purchased the Durgol Swiss product. If you follow the instructions of one bottle of Durgol and a corresponding bottle of water the water reservoir is too empty to really pull the solution into the machine. I was wondering what protocol people are using for the Gaggia Classic when using Durgol? Fill up reservoir all the way, half way?
I believe the instructions below may help!
HOW SHOULD YOU DECALCIFY YOUR ESPRESSO MACHINE USING DURGOL SWISS ESPRESSO DESCALER?
Instructions for use
With durgol® swiss espresso® decalcification of your espresso machine is simple and safe. Please follow the manufacturer’s directions for decalcification and rinsing.
Decalcification and rinsing of machines without an automatic decalcification program
Put 1 portion (4oz) of durgol® swiss espresso® into the water tank
Dilute the decalcifier with the same amount of tap water. (Use the empty package to measure)
If you are not able to start the machine with this amount of liquid, continue filling the water tank until you can. There should be approximately 16oz in the tank.
Catch the water in a plastic container that is large enough to prevent splashing as it flows out of the machine. BE CAREFUL – THE LIQUID CAN BE HOT!
After decalcification, rinse the water tank with tap water. Finally rinse the machine by running 1-2 tankfuls of tap water through it.
Now you are ready to enjoy your next perfect cup of espresso.
If the manufacturer’s instructions advise waiting some amount of time for the decalcification reaction to work, you can disregard that advice because durgol® swiss espresso® works much more quickly and effectively than conventional decalcifiers.
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How much Durgol Swiss Espresso is required to descale a machine with 1.5 liter heat exchanger ?
I read on Durgol site, for smaller tanks, use 28 oz to one 4.2 oz bottle. For the larger 1.5liter tanks use 2 4.2 oz bottles of descaler.
I have used this product in my gaggia classic to clear a clog from my last descale. It worked great and did indeed clear it and my machine is pumping in full power. However, I noticed that the basket and the shower metalic coating has desolved and the are dull. Also the solution has a grey color after being based through the machine. I would like to know how safe is this product for gaggia and are these observations normal.
Nezar, I use the Durgol Swiss Espresso Descaler all the time on three Gaggia machines. It is probably the best product you can use. The color of the solution after descaling will depend somewhat on the make up of your water. As for discoloring some of the machine parts, that will also depend on your water. I wouldn't be concerned about discoloring unless it included pitting or there were an accompanying part failure (valve or pump). I have damaged other machines using lower quality descaling products.
Also, I have used well water on two different properties over 25 years for coffee making. The water we had in the CA mountains was very hard with high magnesium, and now we have high iron and sulfer water in Iowa. For both circumstances the best thing I did to improve my coffee (and, my shaving too) was to install an Easy Water. I don't have any connection with that company, but I do love the product; it really works. If you sign up for their news letter, they offer sales once-in-awhile. Dan
I purchased this product to clear a clog I had from my last descale. It worked like a magic; however, I noticed that it has disolved the coating in my gaggia portofilter basket and the shower. The solution has a grey color two after passing it through the machine. I would like to know if these observations are normal and how safe and gentle is this produce.
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Can I use this descaler to descale my Matinee Lavazza espresso point?
Any of our descalers will work. This particular one also has a lubricant in it so it was actually meant for a super auto. I would look at the Urnex products like dezcal. You can also get the bigger bottle of Durgol that works. There is also a liquid descaler from Urnex I like a lot - http://www.wholelattelove.com/Urnex/urnex-full-circle-descaling-liqued.cfm
Hello! It sounds like this works for all machines, but will it also work for a Gaggia Baby? The instruction booklet says to only use Gaggia descaler, but is that just their marketing or does it have merit?
This is a great product and will work well in your Gaggia product! I have used this product myself.
I've got an ECM Giotto around 8 years old. I use Cafiza regularly but have never attempted to descale. It seems to run fine. Local water is not hard and I use Brita filtered water in the machine. Your chart does not show any descaler appropriate for the ECM (now Rocket Brand).
Shoul I descale and with what product? Liz
Durgol is safe to use on almost all espresso machines. I would recommend getting a couple of packs to descale the Giotto because it has suck a large capacity boiler.