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    When do I descale my Philips espresso machine?


    Your Philips espresso machine comes with the AquaClean water filter. Thanks to this revolutionary filter, by following the recommended filter replacement schedule you can go up to 5,000 cups without having to descale your machine. When it is time to descale your machine, follow the steps as described in the descaling section.

    How do I descale my Philips espresso machine?


    What you need for descaling:

    • The right descaling method. You can easily select your Philips espresso machine below to get the right descaling instructions.

    Select your espresso machine for detailed instructions.

    Philips 3200 Series

    Philips 3200 Series

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    Philips 3200 Series CMF

    Philips 2200 Series

    Philips 2200 Series

    Descale your Philips espresso machine with the right descaler


    Most acids such as sulfuric, hydrochloric, sulfamic or acetic acid (vinegar) either damage the pipes and hoses in the Philips espresso machine or do not dissolve limescale properly. Filter coffee machines without a pump are an exception, as they have thicker pipes and therefore household vinegar is not a problem. Due to the strong smell, we also recommend the SENSEO® decalcifier for filter coffee machines. Therefore, only use the specially developed decalcifiers shown below.

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    You can find more detailed information on how to get started with your Philips espresso machine using the product search.

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