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