Learn how to descale the Gaggia Babila super-automatic espresso machine. Marc from Whole Latte Love shows you the procedure from start to finish with special instruction for those using a water filter.
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If you have or are considering a dual-boiler espresso machine here’s how you can eliminate or reduce scale build-up.
So scale is the enemy of espresso machines and with dual boilers descaling is usually the work of a professional technician. So today how to eliminate scale altogether plus hang around for the one free and easy thing you can do to reduce scale build-up in a machine’s steam boiler.
Scale is the enemy of espresso machine boilers. It can clog plumbing and reduce heating efficiency resulting in problems like slow or no brew water flow and poor steaming performance.
So what the water hardness test strip measures is the level of minerals in the water you will be using in your machine. That’s important because harder water which is water with a higher mineral content will cause scale to build up faster within your machine. And long-term, scale build-up is the number one reason premature machine failure.