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Coffee Descaler Instructions

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So glad you visited this page to learn more! 

 

We recommend, first and foremost, visiting manufacturer guidelines. It's important to note that every machine is different and might require different descaling measures. We recommend following these instructions for the more simple machines; however, certain devices may have specific requirements based on manufacturer guidance. 

 

See below for our main recommendations; if you don't see your machine, we recommend asking the manufacturer. 

 

Single-Serve Coffee Makers: Keurig, Cuisinart, Nespresso, Ninja, De'Longhi, Hamilton Beach, Mr. Coffee, Instant Pot, and more. 

(will make one cup of coffee automatically) 

 

  • For single-cup machines, ensure the coffee pod holder is empty (for multi-cup, there should be no filter). With a full reservoir, pour in 1 use of Lemi Shine Coffee Descaler (uses marked on the side of the bottle); if measuring, use ~1/2 cup.
  • Place a large mug on the drip tray. Select the largest brew size and press brew. 
  • Repeat the process and discard the dirty water in the mug between brews until the reservoir runs out of water.
  • Fill the reservoir with fresh water and brew until the reservoir is once again empty. Repeat this step one more time. 

 

Multi-Cup Coffee Makers: Keurig K-Duo, Hamilton Beach, Ninja, Cuisinart, Nespresso, De'Longhi, Braun, Black+Decker, and more. (Remove the filter)

 

image of a multi-cup coffee machine

 

  • For single-cup machines, ensure the coffee pod holder is empty (for multi-cup, there should be no filter). With a full reservoir, pour in 1 use of Lemi Shine Coffee Descaler (uses marked on the side of the bottle); if measuring, use ~1/2 cup.
  • Place a large mug on the drip tray. Select the largest brew size and press brew. 
  • Repeat the process and discard the dirty water in the mug between brews until the reservoir runs out of water.
  • Fill the reservoir with fresh water and brew until the reservoir is once again empty. Repeat this step one more time. 

 

French Press: Fellow, OXO, Hamilton Beach, Bodum, and more.

 

image of French press

 

  • Dispose of the coffee grounds and rinse the press well with hot water to remove all the loose grounds. Pro-Tip: Do not use a metal utensil, which can leave scratches or crack the glass.
  • Pour 1 use of Lemi Shine Coffee Descaler into the carafe and fill the carafe about half full with hot water. Wash the lid in soapy water and let the carafe sit for a few hours. 
  • Once the carafe has been descaled, rinse it well with hot water. Allow the pieces to air-dry in a dish drainer or dry with a microfiber cloth.
  • Pro-Tip: Use filtered tap water or spring water, especially if you have hard water. 

 

It's as simple to use as it is to read our transparent ingredients!

 

And just how often should I be descaling? 

 

It depends on how often you use it––that and if you're dealing with some serious hard water in your area. 

 

If you can't go without their daily cup of joe, we recommend at least every two months. If you enjoy a daily morning and mid-day coffee break, we recommend it at least once a month. But if you're only a weekend coffee brewer, you can get away with doing it less often. 

 

Pro-Tip: If you have an automatic coffee machine, you'll likely receive an alert that it's time to descale. But if you don't, you should plan to do it around every 200 to 300 cups of coffee.

 

And voila, you're ready to enjoy your next cup of joe! 

 

Don't see what you're looking for? Give us a call or email, and we'll try to help. 

 

 

 

 

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