Vinegar is an incredibly versatile product and has become a household staple as it is cheap, widely available, and can be used for just about anything. One misconception about vinegar is that it is a good way to clean and descale coffee machines. While it may sound self-serving, here’s why it is a bad idea to use vinegar: 1. The vinegar leaves a strong odor (as everyone knows) that can co-mingle with coffee oil, turning your fresh brew into a “fresh ew.” 2. It does not clean! While vinegar might be able to gently break down some hard water deposits, it does not effectively clean your coffee machine or remove oils. 3. It takes forever to rinse: our tests show that vinegar takes 3.5 times longer to rinse out of a drip brewer or capsule machine than does Dezcal,Full Circle Descaler, or other Urnex Brands, Inc. products. There you have it: vinegar is great for almost anything. Rather than waste water trying to rinse out your semi-cleaned and now-smelly coffee machine, use a professionally formulated coffee machine cleaner or descaler. And to prove that we at Urnex do not hate vinegar, here are a few of our favorite places to use vinegar (just some of the 1,001 ways to use vinegar): 1. Wacky cake—quick rise cake made without yeast, eggs, butter, or milk 2. Easter eggs—vinegar is an important component for coloring! 3. Window cleaner—simply combine vinegar, water, and some elbow grease! 4. Salad dressing—it’s as easy as olive oil and vinegar! 5. Pickling—come on, who doesn’t love pickles?
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The ability to remove coffee residue and build-up from your super-automatic’s brew group now comes in a tiny tablet. Urnex Cafiza Cleaning Tablets have been formulated to quickly dissolve and powerfully clean super-automatic’s brew groups, and can also be used to clean the drip tray. Simply follow the instructions listed below for a sparkling clean machine in no time. Urnex Cafiza Home Espresso Machine Cleaning Tablets are recommended for use with any super-automatic espresso machine and are available in boxes with 8 tablets each.
If your super automatic has a cleaning program:
Follow the instructions supplied by the manufacturer.
If your super automatic doesn’t have a cleaning program but does have a pre-ground coffee or bypass chute:
Place a Cafiza(TM) tablet in the pre-ground coffee chute and place a cup under the coffee spout. Press the button corresponding to brewing with pre-ground coffee and allow the machine to go through a typical brewing cycle. Repeat this cycle a minimum of 3 additional times, but without adding more tablets to the machine. Then, remove the coffee dispensing unit and rinse it carefully using clean water. Before using the appliance again, prepare two cups of coffee by pressing the button corresponding to brewing with pre-ground coffee, but without adding any coffee, and then discard.
If your super automatic does not have a cleaning program or a pre-ground coffee chute:
Place one Cafiza(TM) Home tablet in a cup and fill it with hot water. Remove the coffee dispensing unit and clean the filters and the dispensing channel with the prepared cleaning solution using a sponge or a small brush. Let the solution take effect for at least five minutes, then repeat this operation a minimum of three times. Rinse the coffee dispensing unit thoroughly with clean water before reinstalling. To clean the drip tray, place a Cafiza(TM) Home tablet inside and fill it 2/3 full with hot water. Let the cleaning solution take effect for about 30 minutes and rinse thoroughly.
To clean the drip tray:
Place a Cafiza(TM) Home tablet inside, and fill it 2/3 full with hot water. Let the cleaning solution take effect for about 30 minutes, then thoroughly rinse.
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Designed for nearly all superautomatic espresso machines, Cafiza Cleaning Tablets provide controlled solubility, which guarantees your machine’s internal components will undergo a thorough cleaning every time you use this product. These standard size tablets are also ideal for backflushing traditional espresso machines. Sold in individual boxes containing 8 tablets, and in packs of 3.
- Designed for daily use
- Just place the Cafiza tablet into the opening of the bypass dozer and run your machine’s cleaning cycle to clean your brew group and other brewing components.
- In addition, you can dissolve the Cafiza cleaning tablet in a cup of hot water and use this solution to clean the machine’s drip tray. Follow the manufacturer’s “Maintenance and Cleaning” instructions for complete details on the cleaning process.
- NSF certified for metal compatibility and safety
Can I use these to for my Gaggia Platinum Swing?
Yes they will work well to keep brew unit clean. Use in bypass doser
I understand that the Cafiza tablets are mainly used to clean the brewgroup? I have a super automatic Gaggia Titanium. I cannot find instructions anywhere on the package. I also have the Cleancaf which I will use to descale. What is the difference and may I please have the instructions as to...
April try these instructions from our website
f your super automatic doesn’t have a cleaning program but does have a pre-ground coffee or bypass chute:
Place a Cafiza(TM) tablet in the pre-ground coffee chute and place a cup under the coffee spout. Press the button corresponding to brewing with...