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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Urnex Full Circle™ Descaling Powder is designed to break down the lime scale and mineral build-up inside your brewer to ensure great, consistent, coffee.
Use as often as necessary based on local water hardness or a minimum of every 3 months. Available in powder and liquid form; both offer two uses per package.
Urnex Full Circle™ represents the first environmentally responsible and effective portfolio of coffee equipment cleaning products. The line is void of any ingredients derived from petroleum and phosphates.
- All ingredients are found in food or derived from plants.
- Labels printed digitally to reduce emissions.
- 100% recyclable packaging
- All ingredients are listed openly on the package.
- Each product label shares characteristics about the ingredients.
Where can you find Whole Latte's rescaling instructions. They were referenced by the review of Urnex powder.
While these instructions are designed in reference to a Gaggia Classic, the process is similar for most semi-automatic espresso machines. Please note, however, that the product you're referencing *not* recommended for use with the Classic. See the video below:
Which of the Full circle Descaling products is best for the Gaggia Coffee?
Actually any of them that are meant for descaling will work well. The liquid ones are more convenient.
Ok to use this in my Gaggia Classic?
We recommend the Urnex Full Circle products for your Gaggia Classic. Urnex Full Circle™ represents the first environmentally responsible and effective portfolio of coffee equipment cleaning products. The line is void of any ingredients derived from petroleum and phosphates.