Aug 10, 2010
With the economy top of mind these days, we are all trying to protect our investments. Our investments in coffee makers and espresso machinesare no different. As with most pieces of equipment, proper maintenance and cleaning can go a long way in extending their service life . One of the most common causes of issues with coffee makers and espresso machines are mineral deposits left behind from the heated water. If you have ever left a pot of boiling water to boil dry, you have probably seen these deposits on the bottom of the pot. Deposits can coat the water lines, pumps, heating elements & boilers. The effects can range from a decrease in performance to catastrophic failure. Deposits in a boiler or on a heating element can mean longer times for your espresso machine to heat up, coffee makers that don’t reach the designed brewing temperature and thermostats that do not read properly. Too many deposits in water lines, pumps and just about any part can result in restricted water flow or even failure. One of the most effective products we have found to combat these deposits is Durgol Swiss Espresso Machine Decalcifier. I first saw a Demo of Durgol in action several years back at the Chicago Home and Housewares show. I was so impressed with the demo that I asked Frieling, the US importer to send me a demo kit so we could video tape it for our customers. Check out the YouTube video above comparing Durgol to vinegar and citric acid cleaners. The calcium deposits dissolve much more rapidly in the Durgol solution. For our full line of Coffee Maker and Espresso Machine Cleaners, including decalcifying tablets and cleaners specifically designed for Jura and Miele machines, visit our site. With good care, you can enjoy brewing coffee or espresso with your current machine for a long time!