An easy to use home Espresso machine created by Saeco and rebranded for Starbucks. This machine is excellent for every day espresso drinkers and has an excellent build and product life.

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Descaling or cleaning product for Starbucks Barista

I went into Starbucks and they gave me a packet called URNEX, Urn and Brewer cleaner. Is this a good one to use for this machine?


Thank you so much, glad I didn't use that. I found one at a store called Durgol. They recommended highly. I haven't tried it yet. Is this okay to use?

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Durgol will work just fine.




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That product is designed to clean drip coffee makers and carafes; to descale the inside of the Barista boiler you need a citric acid based product such as Dezcal (also made by Urnex).

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DEFINITELY DON'T USE LEMON JUICE. My Barista manual recommends a product designed for the machines, a citric acid, OR pulp-free lemon juice. I used bottled lemon juice, and before I could finish the descaling process, the machine kicked out the GFI switch on any outlet I plugged it into (and still continues to a day and a half later). One of the questions on this site addressed that problem--I followed all the suggestions, but the machine is damaged.

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