Descaling

Descale your

Philips Avent products

Why is it important? 

 

Hard water causes limescale build up which may cause your product to fail. Here are the most common symptoms of limescale:

  • leaking
  • brown water
  • white particles and residue inside the product.

Regular descaling prolongs live of your product  

ensure you are performing it at least every 4 weeks

How to descale Philips Avent products

 
 
 

How to descale my

Philips Avent steriliser

To descale a steriliser you can use any type of citric acid based descaling agent or white vinegar.

If you use a descaling agent from your supermarket, follow the instructions on the bottle or package.

If you use white vinegar
(SCF276, SCF274, SCF284, SCF285, SCF287):

 

1. Pour 100ml of white vinegar mixed with 200ml cold water into steriliser (SCF27x) or 80ml of white vinegar mixed with 20ml cold water (SCF28x).
2. Allow to stand in the unit until lime scale has dissolved.
3. Do not switch on!
4. Drain and rinse the inside of the steriliser thoroughly.

To descale SCF922 please:

 

1. Pour 60ml/2 fluid oz of water and 30ml/1 fluid oz of white vinegar (6-8% acetic acid) into the heating plate.
2. Leave the solution in the heating plate until the limescale has resolved. The process takes about 20 minutes, but should not be longer than 1 hour.
3. Empty the heating plate, thoroughly rinse it and wipe with a soft cloth.
When descaling, do not put the plug in the wall socket.

After descaling, store the steriliser in a clean and dry place.

How to descale my

Philips Avent bottle warmer

To descale a bottle warmer you can use any type of citric acid based descaling agent or white vinegar.
If you use a descaling agent from your supermarket, follow the instructions on the bottle or package.

If you use white vinegar
(SCF355, SCF255):

 

1. Pour 50ml of vinegar (white) mixed with 100ml of cold water (SCF355, SCF255) or 100ml/3.5oz of vinegar mixed with 200ml/7oz of cold water (SCF260) into the warmer ensuring the basket is in place.
2. Allow to stand in the unit until any limescale has dissolved.
3. Empty the unit and rinse thoroughly.

How to descale my

Philips Avent steamer and blender

To descale Avent steamer and blender you can use any type of citric acid based descaling agent or white vinegar.

If you use a descaling agent from the supermarket, follow the instructions on the bottle or package.  

For optimal performance, we recommend descaling the appliance every 4 weeks.

To reduce scale build-up, it is helpful to use pre-boiled or filtered water in the appliance. 

Steamer and blender SCF870  

 

1. Make sure the appliance is switched off.

2. Add 50ml white vinegar (8% acetic acid) to 150ml water. Note: You can also citric acid based descalers. Do not use other types of descalers.

3. Fill the water tank with the solution of vinegar (or citric acid) and water.

4. Close the lid of the filling opening.

5. Place the empty jar (without any food inside) fully assembled with blade unit and lid on the motor unit in steaming position (i.e. with the lid pointing downwards).

6. Turn the control knob to steaming position. The steaming light lights up orange to indicate that the appliance is steaming.

7. Switch off the appliance after 5-6 min of steaming and unplug it.

8. Pour the used solution of white vinegar (8% acetic acid) and water out of the water tank.

9. Rinse the water tank and the jar thoroughly with fresh water several times.

10. Fill the tank with 200ml water and let the appliance complete a steaming process of 20 minutes with the empty jar before you use the appliance with food again.

11. Leave the lid of the filling opening open to prevent bacterial growth.

 

 

Steamer and blender SCF875

 

1. Make sure the appliance is switched off.

2. Mix 80 ml of white vinegar (6% acetic acid) with 80 ml of water, or you can use citric acid with warm water to descale the water tank.

3. Add the solution to the boiler in the water tank.

4. Put the water tank lid on the water tank and turn the lid clockwise to lock it securely in place.

5. Wait for 6 hours/overnight or until all limescale has dissolved.

6. Pour the used solution out of the water tank.

7. If the limescale buildup has not completely dissolved, repeat the descaling cycle from step 1 to 6 in this chapter.

8. Pour some fresh water into the water tank and flush it out. Repeat as necessary until the water tank is clean.

9. Rinse the water tank lid thoroughly under the tap.

10. Fill the water tank with 200 ml of water and let the appliance complete a 20-minute steaming cycle with the empty jar before you use the appliance with food again.