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Gaggia Manual Espresso machine

Gran Gaggia, Prestige, Stainless steel RI8327/08

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How do I descale my Gran Gaggia manual espresso machine?

Descaling your Gran Gaggia manual espresso machine helps to keep it in optimal condition. Learn how to do this yourself easily.

Before you start the descaling cycle

  • The complete descaling process takes about 30 minutes and consists of a descaling cycle and rinsing cycles
  • Once started, the descaling procedure must be performed in full
  • Use GAGGIA descaling solution RI9111. Never use vinegar as a decalcifier.

Before you start:

  • Empty the drip tray.
  • Have a container available to collect the water during the descaling process
  • Remove the INTENZA+ water filter from the water tank (if installed)
  • Remove the Pannarello/Cappuccinatore/Automatic milk frother (if installed)

Warning: Never drink the descaling solution or any dispensed products until the cycle has finished. Never use vinegar as a descaling solution.

Descale instructions - descale cycle steps 1-8

1) Insert the filter holder (without coffee) from the bottom into the brew unit and turn it from left to right until it locks into place.

2) Remove and empty the water tank.

3) Pour the entire content of the GAGGIA concentrated descaling solution into the water tank, then fill the tank with fresh drinking water up to the MAX level.

4) If installed, remove the Pannarello (or Cappuccinatore) on the steam wand.

5) Turn on the machine by pressing the ON/OFF button. The indicator light turns on. Fill up 2 cups of water (about 150 ml each) from the steam/hot water wand and turn off the machine by pressing the ON/OFF button; the indicator light turns off.

6) While the machine is turned off, let the descaling solution take effect for approx. 15-20 minutes.

7) Turn on the machine by pressing the ON/OFF button. The indicator light turns on. Fill up 2 cups of water (about 150 ml each) from the steam/hot water wand. Then turn off the machine by pressing the ON/OFF button and leave it off for 3 minutes.

8) Repeat the operations described in step 7 until the water tank is completely empty.

Descale instructions - rinsing cycle steps 10-17

9) Rinse the tank and fill it again with fresh drinking water.

10) Place a container under the steam wand (Pannarello). Open the knob slowly by turning it anti-clockwise. Press the brew button.

11) Dispense the entire contents of the water tank through the steam/hot water wand.
Press the brew button again to end the operation. Close the knob by turning it clockwise.

12) Fill the water tank with fresh drinking water.

13) Place a suitable container under the filter holder.

14) Press the brew button and dispense all the water in the tank. Once the water tank is empty, stop dispensing by pressing the brew button again. At the end, empty the container.

15) Repeat the operations from step 9 once again for a total of 4 tanks.

16) Fill the tank again with fresh water. If necessary, prime the circuit.

17) Once finished, re-position the previously installed Pannarello (or Cappuccinatore) on the steam wand.

The information on this page applies to the following models: RI8327/08 , RI8323/01 , RI8327/01 .

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