How do I clean a Delonghi espresso machine with vinegar?

How do I clean a Delonghi espresso machine with vinegar?

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  1. You should check the owner’s manual.
    I’ll give you some non-specific, very broad directions:
    Fill water reservoir halfway or three-fourths of the way with water.
    Add white vinegar to the full or maximum mark.
    Run a cycle. Don’t forget to have a vessel in place to catch the water.
    If it’s a single cup machine, do this 2–3 times. If the machine has a large reservoir, run cycles until the reservoir is empty.
    Using clean, fresh water in the reservoir, “rinse” until you no longer smell the vinegar. This will usually take at least two cycles.

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  2. Espresso machines are complicated, expensive pieces of machinery. It’s best to avoid using vinegar with one if possible. However, sometimes it is unavoidable. There are a few ways to use vinegar with your Delonghi espresso machine, but each has its own pre-preparations.
    Do not use vinegar with your Delonghi espresso machine if it is hard water, or has a built in water softener. Vinegar is an acid, and can react with the resin in your machine. This reaction will make the water run constantly, until it is drained from your machine, which will leave it with some nasty, unflavored water in its reservoir.
    How to use vinegar with a Delonghi espresso machine without a water softener:
    Run your Delonghi espresso machine with water only, until the reservoir is empty. Fill up the reservoir with cold water. Put 1/4 cup of white vinegar in the water, and run an espresso shot through it, until the vinegar smells like nothing but water. Repeat this process until the smell of vinegar is gone from the water.
    How to use vinegar with a Delonghi espresso machine that has a water softener:
    Run your Delonghi espresso machine with white vinegar, until the reservoir is empty. Fill up the reservoir with cold water. Run this water through the machine, until the smell of vinegar is gone from both reservoirs.
    The smell of vinegar may or may not completely go away. This is fine, and will not effect the taste of your next espresso shot. You can also run a few shots of water through the machine to clear the vinegar taste, if it is bothersome.
    If you have hard water, or can’t remove the water softener from your machine, there is a way to work around it. Simply pre-fill an espresso shot glass with hot water and throw it away before using your Delonghi machine. This will provide the moisture that you would otherwise get from your water softener, and can help keep buildup at bay.

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  3. How to Clean Your Delonghi Espresso Machine
    Step One: Fill the water tank with a mixture of white vinegar and water. …
    Step Two: Turn on the machine and wait for it to heat. …
    Step Three: Add two tablespoons of white vinegar into the water tank. …
    Step Four: Run a cleaning cycle of the espresso maker.

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