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cuisinart descaling

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It is important to periodically clean the inside if your single-serve coffee brewer to remove built-up calcium deposits. This is called descaling and is easy to do with a vinegar rinse. Because calcium buildup can hinder brewing performance, this descaling should be done every three to six months, depending on the mineral content of your water. When scale buildup is interfering with performance of the brewer, built-in sensors will cause descale to appear on the control panel as a warning. If the buildup gets large enough to harm your machine, the descale light will actually start flashing. Even if descale is not displayed, it is important to descale on a regular basis. To begin, remove the water filter holder with filter from the unit. Then empty the reservoir. Disable the auto on and auto off time features. Open and close the brewer head, making sure there is no K-Cup in the brewing chamber. Now fill the reservoir with 60 ounces of undiluted white vinegar. Place a large mug on the drip tray and run a hot water cycle by selecting the 12-ounce brew size and pressing the hot water button. Discard contents of the mug. Repeat the hot water process until add water is displayed on the control panel and the reservoir lights flash. Let the brewer stand for at least four hours while the brewer is still on. Empty the water reservoir of any remaining vinegar and rinse thoroughly. Fill with fresh water. Run another hot water cycle. Discard contents of the mug. Repeat hot water process until add water is displayed on the control panel and the reservoir lights flash. You may need to perform additional hot water cycles if you detect any residual vinegar taste. If descale still appears on your control panel, simply repeat the descaling process. Remember to descale every three to six months or even more often, depending on the mineral levels of your water. Descaling your brewer will help maintain the heating element and other brewer parts that come in contact with water.