- Gaggia descaling
Happydonkey.co.uk will sell you all the stuff you need, including puly caff and a blind basket for backflushing. All that backflushing sounds rubbish to me though.
But I just take the opportunity of taking off the shower plate and the shower block (just undo the 2 allen bolts and prise it off) and de-gunking it all manually, and running ordinary descaler through.
Last time I left it so long that bits of scale dislodged and got stuck in the works, but poking about with a cocktail stick sorted it.
I just bought a new rubber seal, shower screen and cleaning brush from happy donkey – well worth it.Posted 9 years agouponthedownsMember
I use the Gaggia stuff about once every six months. As we live in a hard water area we have a Breville kettle that has the Brita water softening system built in. I always fill the Gaggia using water that’s been through the kettle filter to avoid scaling up the Gaggia.Posted 9 years agoCaptainMainwaringMember
But do what bigjohn said as well – take off the plate and the stuff behind it. All the sticky oils in the coffee make a residue that is nothing to do with whether the water is hard or not and the descaler does not touch it. It’s very simple but if I remember correctly there are good instructions on the Gaggia websitePosted 9 years ago
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