What is Descaling?
Motif™ brewers are designed with advanced decalcification sensors. Notification is based on actual performance rather than on a pre-set number of brew cycles.
The Motif™ Elements and Essential brewers are designed with an advanced decalcification sensor. This notification is based on the actual performance of your brewer rather than on a pre-set number of brew cycles. The brewer measures the amount of power required to heat and pump the water used. As calcium builds up the amount of power increases. The brewer monitors that power measurement and lets you know precisely when decalcification is needed.
Whether your brewer has a notification system or not, if you notice a scale build-up we recommend using non-toxic, residue-free cleaners from brands like Urnex® or Cafiza®. With proper use, these products are designed to be used with coffee brewing equipment. They are specially formulated to have no effect on your coffee flavor.
Be sure to follow the instructions on the packaging from the product you use, and run at least two brew cycles afterwards with fresh water.
Note: If you live in an area with above average limestone content, you may have to descale more frequently.
Indications that your brewer needs descaling include unusual noises or longer than normal brew times.