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Nespresso Machine Not Working Like It Used To?

4 Essential Tips For Nespresso Machine Owners - NZ

When you first get your brand new Nespresso machine, it is glorious. But, like most things, it needs a little bit of TLC to keep working as it should. Here's four expert some tips that might help :

  1. Nespresso suggests that you descale your machine every 300 brews. This removes any calcium deposits building up inside the machine and so is quite vital to ongoing performance. Nespresso's descaling solution is expensive but if you spend $50 on Caffesso and use the promo code "DESCALE", then you can get a free descale on us. Nespresso have some great machine specific videos to show you how to descale your machine.
  2. If you are getting a different volume of coffee than you used to, you might have accidentally re-programmed the pour volume. This happens if you push the button to start and then push it again to stop before it has completed its pre-programmed pour. A factory reset is really easy to do and will take you back to the original pour volumes (40ml, 100ml and for some machines, 25ml). Again, Nespresso has some machine specific videos to help.
  3. If you have ever let your water reservoir run dry (and who hasn't), then you might have sucked some air into your Nespresso machine. This will affect the pressure inside and might mean you are not getting the full Nespresso experience. To correct, simply fill the reservoir with water, remove the previously used pod from the cradle and close the capsule lever. Place a cup under the spout and push the long pour button - without a pod. Hot water will pour into the cup and this will force any air pockets out of the machine.
  4. The silver foil on a pod is "popped" by a grid of pyramids inside the capsule cradle. This can sometimes get a bit clogged up with previous foils and coffee grinds which means that some pods are not "popped" sufficiently. To clean yours, switch off the machine, unplug it and open the capsule cradle. Put your finger inside where the capsule goes and feel the pyramid plate towards the front of the machine. Using an old tooth brush, give that a scrub.