Saeco Descaler


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Make time to decalcify! The Saeco Descaler is an important part of the regular ongoing maintenance of any espresso machine. Think of it like this, a heart attack can occur in humans when arteries clog. In an espresso machine, scale build up can clog the machine's "arteries." Care for your Saeco espresso machine and it will reward you with delicious espresso for years to come. Available as a liquid in 8.45 fl oz bottle.


Width 4.0 inches
Depth 1.5 inches
Height 6.25 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 0.7875
Size 250ml
Manufacturer Saeco


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The label on the bottle says to dispose to hazardous or special waste collection point. Does that mean that even after it is diluted with water and run through my machine it should be dealt with as hazardous waste? Instructions in the manual and on the bottle don't clarify. Thanks.
DaniD on Nov 2, 2013
Best Answer: I'm afraid I maybe of little help, or comfort, to you. We never noticed the instruction to discard with hazardous waste so unfortunately we placed the container in with our regular recyclables. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. We poured the used water down our kitchen sink; again, thanks for bringing this to our attention. We will do further research on it. As far as getting any residue from the descaler in your coffee, I cannot be 100% sure. However, the process takes a few hours and much of that time is rinsing. You will need to refill the reservoir a number of times before the process is complete. Like I said, it may or may not comfort you. I'm sorry I couldn't be of better assistance.
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Does the decalcifier work for the Saeco Aroma?
Luis C on Jul 2, 2013
Best Answer: Yes, you can use this Saeco Descaler in the Saeco Aroma.
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Jul 6, 2013
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What are the active ingredients?
A shopper on Jul 14, 2013
Best Answer: The ingredients listed on this Saeco Descaler are citric acid and lactic acid.
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Jul 16, 2013
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how many cleanings does the 8.45 fl. oz. contain? I don't see that in the specs - how much do I use per cleaning? Thank you.
A shopper on Apr 29, 2013
Best Answer: The full 8.45 fl. oz. bottle needs to be used for each cleaning.

Per my Saeco Syntia instruction book, "Pour the entire content of the Saeco concentrated descaling solution into the water tank, and then fill the tank with fresh drinking water up to the MAX level. Place the tank back into the machine...."

(I've found that the Syntia machine's instructions are much clearer and detailed than the more general instructions that come with the cleaning solution.)
Reply · Report · Kris S on Apr 30, 2013
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how do you open the lid to of the decalcifier
Laura G on Feb 6, 2016
Best Answer: I assume you are talking about the seal under the screw off cap. I puncture the foil looking material with my kitchen scissors and the peel enough off to pour into the water reservoir.
Reply · Report · NaperBill on Feb 6, 2016
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can i use the saeco decalcifier for my saeco odea go eclipse, or what would be best?
paula on Aug 22, 2016
Best Answer: I used this product on my Saeco Odea Giro and it worked great. Just follow the directions in your machine!s manual.
Reply · Report · Jane N on Aug 23, 2016
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This product doesn't have a product code or number. Previously, I used the decalcifier in the maintenance kit with the code: CA6706. Can I use this with my Intuita?
Linda R on Dec 1, 2015
Best Answer: I'm sorry, I don't have the code # but it is the same descaler that comes in the Saeco Maintenance kit and is perfect to use for your Intuita
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Dec 7, 2015
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I use Bottled water for my Poemia, how often do I need to descale?
A shopper on May 6, 2015
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Best Answer: You still want to descale once every 3 months or so.
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on May 7, 2015
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Hi! I have a Via Veneto Saeco machine, and was wondering if this is the right cleaner as our unit came with a powder packet for the first cleaning session? Please advise.

Leslie K on Aug 30, 2014
Best Answer: This Saeco Descaler is for descaling, and the packet that came with your Via Venezia is also very likely a descaler. We recommend descaling once every 2-3 months to break down minerals/scale that may be present in your water and built up in the boiler over time. If your machine came with a powder descaler then the only real difference is that our Saeco Descaler is a liquid that you don't need to dilute with water before using. Hope this helps clarify!
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Aug 30, 2014
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Why can't we just use vinegar?
A shopper on Jan 31, 2014
Best Answer: It is much better to use a descaler like this Saeco Descaler rather than vinegar to descale, as vinegar can harm the internals of your machine over time by breaking down the rubber pieces. Vinegar also doesn't have enough acidity to do the job as well, and it is also more difficult to get rid of the smell of vinegar. As an alternative to the Saeco branded descaler, you could also use the product Dezcal.
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Feb 1, 2014
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will this work for my Saeco Intellia deluxe?
Ron O on Nov 19, 2017
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Restored my machine!Review by Cristine
This decalcifier saved my machine. My excellent Saeco Aroma made it through 7 yrs only being descaled once until it finally gave up and broke down. On the advice of an authorized repair facility I purchased the Saeco descaler. They recommended purchasing the brand-specific descaler. Combined with a replacement portafilter-also from SCG (a well-intentioned friend took it apart for the worse), I am now making delicious espresso and crema. Going forward I'll descale every 2-3 months. it's critical. Very pleased with my purchases from SCG and will be back here in the future for future purchases. (Posted on 8/28/2013)

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