Gaggia Velasca Prestige/cleaning and maintenance

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Gaggia Velasca Prestige

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Basic Maintenance

Routine maintenance is the key to keeping any machine happy and healthy. By following the steps in the video on the right, your machine should be pumping out excellent espresso drinks for years to come.

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Gaggia Velasca Prestige Basic Maintenance

On Descaling

To automatically descale your Gaggia Velasca Prestige, follow the instructions in the video on the right.


How to Descale a Gaggia Velasca Prestige

Lubricate the Brew Unit

The brew unit brews, as the name suggests, but, just as importantly, it's also responsible for tamping ground coffee into a consistent puck. Inside the unit are two tracks which should be lubricated every six months or so for best results in the cup. Watch the video on the right to get the low down on food safe lubricant and how to keep the brew unit functioning smoothly.

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Espresso Machine Maintenance -- How To Lubricate A Brew Unit

Descaling Cycle Frequency

Hardness Water Hardness Without Water Filter Not Reactivating the Filter
1 Soft water (up to 7°dH) Approx. every 6 months / 240 litres 210 litres
2 Medium water (7° - 14°dH) Approx. every 3 months / 120 litres 105 litres
3 Hard water (15° - 21°dH) Approx. every 6 weeks or 60 litres 52.5 litres
4 Very hard water (over 21°dH) Approx. every 4 weeks or 30 litres 26.25 litres

The default water hardness level is 4. Each litre of water corresponds to approximately 2,000 pulses.