For continuous top-notch performance from your Jura espresso machine, decalcify (or descale) regularly with these Jura Decalcification Tablets. Each Jura Decal package contains nine tablets along with detailed instructions on how use the tablets to rid your espresso maker of gunk and grime.
I haven't had experience with expired decal tablets, but I wouldn't hesitate to use them, as long as they look whole & intact - ie, not crumbling or dissolving from exposure to moisture. The tablets are a mix of acids & corrosion inhibitors, which I would expect to be pretty stable, as long as they're kept dry. Most manufacturers are pretty conservative about expiration dates - I would expect the Swiss to be especially so. September isn't that long ago, & after all, this isn't a pharmaceutical, or something you're going to eat.......
If the tablets have been stored under "normal" conditions (not high humidity, severe temperatures) and the tablets have not changed color or appearance, I would use them. I would not hold them forever - meaning another several years. Be prepared to replace them periodically if you do not use them very ofter. Do try for fresh dates in the future - ask the supplier.
Yes there is no issue using them past the date as they will be dissolved in water to activate. The tablet is only the dry chemical so there should be no issue. Only problem is if you had punctured the seal on them and water from the air got in then they might not work as well.
Best Answer:No, the words descaling and decalcifying are used interchangeably, and both refer to the process of maintaining your machine by removing minerals/scale built up over time from your water. Jura machines require the use of either their water filters or these Jura Decal Tablets.
Are these the same thing as the Cleaning tablets that previously came in a pack of 6? They appear to now be called descaling tablets instead of cleaning tablets......I want to make sure I am ordering the correct thing. Thanks!