Technivorm Moccamaster Coffee Brewer KBG741 - Polished Silver


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The Technivorm Moccamaster KBG741 is the darling of the drip coffee world. It has a little something to impress everyone. Glass carafe, warming plate with separate control switch and it is one of the few auto-drip coffee makers certified by the Specialty Coffee Association of America to brew at optimal temperatures. Technivorm coffee makers are made with quality in the Netherlands.

Features and Functionality

  • Brewing Temperature - Brewing temperature between 198-205°F and holding temperature between 176-185°F meeting the requirements of the ECBC/SCAE/SCAA
  • State of the Art Brewing - 9-hole spray head wets the grounds in the filter basket during the brew process. Brew cycle completes in five to six minutes.
  • Heavy Duty Boiler - Durable copper element with dual safety guard
  • Easy Filter Options - Can be used with a reusable Swiss Gold cone filter or can use disposable paper filters
  • Water Level - The Moccamaster KBG741 has an easy to read water level container
  • It Brews Hot Enough - One of the few coffee makers that brews at an optimal 200°F and is certified by the SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America)
  • Great Tasting Coffee - Drip coffee is 'sooooo' much better when brewed at the correct temperature and with the right equipment. True coffee love, taste the difference!
  • Built Right - This is one of the most durable and best quality coffee brewers we have ever tested, and it's clearly built to last.
  • Expensive - The KBG741 is more expensive to purchase than other models however it is designed to last longer, so over time there should be a break even point
  • Industrial Design - The KBG741 has a larger more industrial design that may not be to everyone's liking or kitchen design aesthetic.


Manufacturer Technivorm
Model Number KBG741-PS
Width 13 inches
Depth 6.25 inches
Height 13.75 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 8.8000
Watts 1400 watts
Volts 110 volts
Reservoir Size 40 ounces
Built-In Grinder No
Cup Warmer No
Max/Min Ounces per Pot 40 ounces maximum
Warm Up: Brew Time 5 minutes
Mid-Brew Interrupt Yes
Programmability No
Available Carafe Styles Glass
Aroma No
NSF Certified No


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Why did you choose this?
Seattle Coffee Gear Store
I wanted the best coffee maker available and after considerable research it was a rather simple decision...Do I want a glass or insulated carafe with my Technivorum
Chad G on Apr 7, 2012
Is it me or is the scoop that comes with Technivorm a little more the 2 tbls.?
I compared it to 3 other scoops I have and this one does hold more coffe in it.
Robert on Oct 8, 2013
Best Answer: I didn't measure, but I find that 7 full scoops makes the perfect pot (10 cups). This is true with the scoop that came with the brewer and another 1 I have.
Reply · Report · Jonathan H on Nov 4, 2013
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What is the difference between the KBG 741 & the KB 741?
A shopper on Jun 23, 2013
Best Answer: The Technivorm KBG741 has the auto drip stop, meaning if you pull the carafe out mid brew, the flow of coffee will stop, allowing you to pour a cup before the until has finished brewing. The KB741 has a manual drip stop, meaning that before you pull out the carafe, you need to flip the toggle switch on the brew basket to stop the flow of liquid before you remove the carafe. The manual drip stop version, the KB741, also allows you to put the toggle switch into a half position to slow down the flow of liquid for brewing a half pot, when you'd use half the amount of grounds and water, while the KBG741 does not.
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Jun 27, 2013
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Does this technivorm have the automatic shutoff of the hotplate after 100 minutes?
bmullan b on Apr 20, 2013
Best Answer: Yes, this Technivorm does have the auto-off feature, but it is after 2 hours, or 120 minutes.
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Apr 23, 2013
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The Technivorm Moccamaster comes with a metal or glass carafe.....the glass carafe system has a way to keep the coffe warm. Has anyone had experience with both types and is one better than the other.????
Karen M on Nov 1, 2014
Best Answer: We have glass carafe with 2 levels of heating plate with I believe thermostatic control...i.e. Hot plate not simply "on" . Works very well. No burned tasting coffee even after a hour or more. Don't have any experience with the thermal insulated carafe. Hope this helps.
Reply · Report · Michael R on Nov 4, 2014
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Does this model have the automatic turnoff?
Ron M on Feb 23, 2016
Best Answer: Yes it does. The heating plate has two temperature levels and I leave it on the lower temperature. It keeps the coffee warm enough without making it bitter tasting. Once the brew cycle is completed the heating plate stays on for one hour. After that it shuts off automatically. I have to tell you though, the Moccamaster makes such good tasting coffee you'll surely finish it all before the hour is up.
Reply · Report · Larry S on Mar 11, 2016
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Does the coffee stay at a constant temperature while setting in the pot?
Jim L on Apr 4, 2012
Best Answer: Yes, the coffee stays very hot for quite a while. It helps that the water coming out of the heating element is very hot. Remember though, the longer you keep coffee on a heater, the more bitter it will become. If you plan to keep it for a while, you might consider getting a good thermos bottle to keep the coffee. i really like this machine, it makes great coffee.
Reply · Report · Evangeline T on Apr 6, 2012
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how do you clean it?
A shopper on Jul 15, 2016
Best Answer: I clean up after every brew with warm water and scrub the filter holder with a soft toothbrush. Also don't forget to turn the machine upside down to drain the water reservoir. About a shot glass of water is always left inside and comes out through the center tube. If you want to clean the coils (if you don't use filtered water) then use the descaling cleaner Seattle sells.
Reply · Report · Larry S on Jul 15, 2016
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Can I add a timer such as the WeMo switch in the use of this product so that the coffee will be ready when I wake up? Thanks!
Sibylle C on Mar 26, 2017
Best Answer: Check with WeMo, but I doubt it. I assume the coffeemaker would need to already be powered on. The Moccamaster only has a manual on/off switch. Unlike a table lamp that you just power on and then switch off (and on) with the WeMo.
Reply · Report · Wanita L on Mar 26, 2017
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I'm getting bitter or tangy coffee. I'm using filtered cold water and the proper filters. I've tried 4 different types of coffee from Twilight to Dunkin Donuts. I've also tried full and half pots. I've tried pre-infusing as well as different ratios of coffee to water. I'd like to not think my $300 coffee maker doesn't make coffee as well as a self packed k-cup. What gives?
Steven M on Dec 4, 2013
Best Answer: Steven,

I've had no such trouble using the machine for two years. I am using coffee beans from Mayorga (local roaster in Rockville, MD), Starbucks or coffee beans from Costco. I use a burr grinder and then make fresh coffee using about a tbs per cup. It always turns out very good. The coffeemaker makes such good coffee because it heats the water to a very high temp and does it quickly. Perhaps your maker heats up the water too much? When the coffee is done you should be able to drink it right away (it will be hot!), but it should not burn you. If it does, there may be a problem with the thermostat. Perhaps give it a try with freshly ground high quality coffee, if that does not work, have the machine evaluated for its brewing temp. A friend and I have had this machine (in separate households) for a few years now, and we both enjoy the coffee it makes.

Hope this helps,

Doug B (fiance of Evangeline T)
Reply · Report · Evangeline T on Dec 5, 2013
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What are the major differences between the KBG741 and the Grand?
Jim P on Dec 12, 2016
Best Answer: Technivorm's Grand series is larger than the classic KBG, 64-oz vs 40 oz.

Otherwise, the CD Grand has a flat bottom brew basket with a manual drip stop, while the KBG has a cone shape filter basket with an auto drip stop.

Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Dec 12, 2016
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Regarding the Tecnivorum coffee Brewers: What is the difference in the models KB741AO and KBG 741 AO?
Betty A on May 16, 2016
Best Answer: The differences seem slight. Looks like it's mostly a difference between the filters - basket v. cone - and a pause in brewing. Also slightly different dimensions overall, but the same quantity of coffee is brewed.

I own the model that takes the #4 cone filters and like it very much, with one exception. The glass carafe does not keep the coffee very warm for an extended period. Though the coffee brews at the optimal temp, the hot plat doesn't keep it warm enough for any length of time. It seems that both models would have the same issue. If I had it to do over, I would purchase the thermal carafe.
Reply · Report · Darcy L on May 21, 2016
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Is there a minimum amount of water it needs to brew? Can it do say 16 or 24 fl.oz instead of the full 40 fl.oz or would that cause damage to the heating element?
A shopper on Nov 27, 2015
Best Answer: You can brew less, though most reviewers tend to find the coffee tastes better if you brew a full pot
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Dec 6, 2015
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Does the KGB 741 have the automatic pre-infusion like the upgraded KGBT 741?
Tyler J on Nov 23, 2015
Best Answer: The KBG741 does not have a preinfusion option. The Technivorm that has this function is the KBT741 and the KBTS741.
Reply · Report · Samantha BStaff on Nov 25, 2015
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Beneath the silver piece in the water tank there is a white square shaped object. What is that and what is the purpose?
Carol S. on Apr 10, 2015
Best Answer: That is the float that elevates when there is water in tank. When the float is elevated, it activates the heating element so your coffee is nice and hot!
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Apr 24, 2015
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How many cups does it make?
Bonnie G on Dec 18, 2014
Best Answer: This is a "10" cup coffee maker, but please keep in mind that they are referring to European measurements for cups of coffee, which is a 4 oz. cup. Most Americans have a larger idea of a cup of coffee, typically 8oz. or more (depending on your cup size). This machine will make 40 oz. of coffee, which is usually seen as more like 5 cups or less depending on your cup that you have at home.
Reply · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Dec 19, 2014
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Can one or two cups of good coffe be brewed with this machine?
Lisa N on Oct 14, 2014
Best Answer: The Technivorm KBG741 has the auto drip stop, meaning if you pull the carafe out mid brew, the flow of coffee will stop, allowing you to pour a cup before the until has finished brewing. The KB741 has a manual drip stop, meaning that before you pull out the carafe, you need to flip the toggle switch on the brew basket to stop the flow of liquid before you remove the carafe. The manual drip stop version, the KB741, also allows you to put the toggle switch into a half position to slow down the flow of liquid for brewing a half pot, when you'd use half the amount of grounds and water, while the KBG741 does not. That being said, plenty of folks are satisfied with the flavor they get brewing smaller carafes on the KBG741, even without that toggle switch on the brew basket!
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Oct 15, 2014
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What is the difference between the KBGC and the KBC 741?
A shopper on Feb 8, 2014
Best Answer: The different Technivorms offer either glass or thermal carafes, and the models like the glass KB741 and the thermal KBT741 have a manual drip stop on the brew basket to stop the flow of coffee when you want to pour a cup mid brew. The glass KBG741 and the thermal CDGT741 and KBGT741 models have an auto drip stop, meaning that if you want to pour a cup before the machine is done brewing you simply remove the carafe and the machine automatically stops the flow of coffee from your brew basket until you replace the carafe. Hope this helps clarify!
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DeliciousReview by ILikeTheSyrup
Have this brewer for 5 days now. Yes, some of the parts are plastic, but those are really just the moveable washable parts. They are easily replaced if they break, but they shouldn't break. The main unit is solid.

I read the criticisms of the carafe and I don't understand them. The carafe is solid and pours nicely. Not difficult to use at all.

The coffee is delicious, but it requires good beans. The flavour extraction exposes bad beans.

Really happy with the machine. I haven't used the bonavita, but I'm glad I got the technivorm. (Posted on 7/3/2017)
Very good but could be better.Review by psjohn
First off I have to say that this machine makes outstanding coffee. It is fast, quiet, and very sleek looking. My main complaint is the power cord. It is so thick and bulky that it is very hard to move the coffee maker with out the cord knocking into other appliances on the counter. There is no way to inconspicuously hide the cord. It stands out like a sore thumb. My other complaint is the carafe. The handle seems rather thin and it does get warm. Not enough to burn your hand but it is very warm. At this price it seems they could have used some sort of silicone insulation. Like many coffee makers, you need to pull this one out from under the counter to fill the water reservoir.
The rubber feet make this a cumbersome task. I got some little adhesive ceramic like disks from Bed Bath & Beyond and that solved the problem.
I'm not sorry at all that I got this machine but I do think the price is a bit much. If you are worried about price, I think the Bona Vita is a very acceptable alternative.
It was nice of Seattle Coffee Gear to include a gold filter. But the Moccamaster manual recommends not using a gold filter... go figure! (Posted on 1/16/2015)
A short reviewReview by Happy Coffee Drinker
To all,
I purchased the KBG741 based on these reviews, the video and great Coffee Gear employees. Don't normally do these so, here we go:
1. Buy the coffee maker
2. Follow the directions makers directions closely
3. Presoak the coffee for 1 cup of drip by holding out the filter.
4. Enjoy the amazing results!

(Posted on 1/4/2015)
Great productReview by pjm
I never thought a coffee maker could make THAT MUCH difference. The Technivorm lives up to it's reputation. It brews an incredible cup of coffee. I am sold (Posted on 11/22/2014)
makes a great cup of coffeeReview by jd
I have had this machine a couple weeks. This makes a great cup of coffee and quick to brew. I find I use less coffee with this machine than previous coffeemakers I have owned. I am very happy with the coffeemaker. (Posted on 6/17/2014)
Great CoffeeReview by Steve
This is a great coffee maker. It will most likely last a lifetime.
Expensive, but you really do get what you pay for. (Posted on 4/25/2014)
Expensive, but Worth ItReview by scw
I've been using the Technovorm for a week now. I had my doubts about spending double the amount I had intended. However, I took the plunge and am very happy. Physically, it's not as big as I expected--a plus. It fits nicely on my counter. You have to experiment with the amount of coffee to use. I found I had to increase by 50%, but the coffee is delicious. With my previous coffee makers, the coffee would go bad after 30 min. I use the 3/4 setting and it is still good after an hr. Many thanks to Gail in her videos! I learned so much! I only have one complaint, wish the carafe and lids were dishwasher safe, but it's still worth the purchase. (Posted on 4/4/2014)
Even better than I expectedReview by Mikeg
After a fair amount of research I decided on the Technivorm. I expected it to make good coffee but I am truly surprised with how well it brews. Simple, solid, and elegant. (Posted on 2/22/2014)
So far love our new MoccamasterReview by DJ & Bo
We received our Moccamaster a couple of days ago and a small piece was broken off on the brew basket. Seattle Coffee Gear was very prompt in handling the issue and has already shipped a replacement. So we went ahead and brewed our first pot of coffee as all still worked. So far we love it. Very easy to use and fast. The water dispenser is a big selling point as no more looking into the small chamber to see if the water level is correct. We drink very strong coffee and we are finding we are getting better tasting coffee with using less coffee so in the end it will probably pay for the premium price. (Posted on 12/1/2013)
Great coffee - poor carafe handleReview by David
I love the elegant simplicity of this machine and it does make great coffee. The carafe handle on this KBG model is not very comfortable. I opted for the KBG model because I wanted the Auto Drip-Stop feature. In hindsight, I would choose a KB model which appears to have a more functional carafe handle. (Posted on 11/19/2013)
Heavy duty heat plateReview by Blzr
This is my 2nd. time using this machine. You do have to have the correct grind per what type of java.
Big let down is there is no flow control on the model I purchased.
But that must cost more, not sure?
Then again I never had that feature before so I do not miss it, I hope? (Posted on 10/8/2013)
Not for everyoneReview by Sac
This is a great quality hand made Dutch coffee maker. Its expensive by drip maker standards and does put out a great cup of joe, but its not for everyone. To get the "golden" cup out of this machine takes a lot more work than the maker I replaced when buying the moccamaster.

This is not a set and forget type experience, its hands on and if you are into that you will like this machine a lot. If you are not willing to play around with your grind everytime you get different beans, and mess with the flow rate by letting some of the water flow into the grinds before you add the carafe, this is probably not the unit for you.

The first week I was making the most bitter tasting coffee using this machine. Fresh ground beans I loved in my old Cuisinart drip machine now tasted un-drinkable using the Moccamaster.

I wanted to make this work and get the golden cup I read could come from brewing at the right temp. I worked on it for a while and now am enjoying what I get almost everytime!

I found that the moccamaster needs a different grind than I was using before because the thing about having the water at 200 degrees is it brings out a lot of flavors/components of coffee you don't get in a brew at 150 degrees (the difference between the two machines using a candy thermometer). The more oily the beans, the finer the grind I had to use to avoid bitter coffee. On a rocky rancillo I was moving between 40 and 30 depending on the bean, 30-35 for oily PTs John Brown or Peets major d, 40 for PTs Blue Batak. You want the consistency of corn meal for drip and light roasts, a bit finer for oily dark roasts.

I tried using a gold tone reusable filter I used in the Cuisinart a few times when first trying out the machine. I found that with the hotter water and design of the mochamaster, the coffee needed a specific contact time with the water and the gold filter let the brew out too fast. Using the paper filters as instructed is probably a requirement with this machine for consistent results. I found that to get it just right I needed to wet down the paper filter, then add the ground coffee to it to get the right flow rate.

I don't make a full pot of coffee everytime I use this machine. In fact I usually make less than half of one pot for my own morning consumption. It seems that you get a bitter cup when making a smaller batch of coffee if the grounds don't get a good minute of soaking in the water before adding the carafe. I fill the maker up to the 4 mark and let it fill the filter basket until it reads 2, then put the carafe on letting the brew flow out. This ensure the grounds sit in hot water for a while giving proper contact time. This prevents the need to stir the grounds which I think adds bitterness, and gives me the flavor I like.

I was not able to get a good tasting cup of coffee out of the machine using the recommended one scoop per 2 cups of water for most of the beans I tested. When I fill the unit to 4, I usually add 3-3.5 scoops to get a rich cup. This depends on the beans and I have had good results with between 1.5-2 scoops per cup.

I also found that not using the splash guard cover over the brew basket has resulted in a less bitter brew. It may be lowering the brewing temp as a result, but frankly all I want is a good cup of joe, I don't care what temp its actually brewing at.

Finally, being a European maker, they dont use our 8 oz cup size. This machine creates about 8 US cups even though its labeled 10 servings. I think the EU cup size is about 4.2 ozs, so just be ready that the output when full is less than a typical US coffee maker labeled 12 cups. To get the unit to the 4 mark, it takes 2 US cups of water (16 oz).

I like the speed in which this unit boils water and starts spitting it out. I like the looks and size of this unit. I love the simplicity of just two switches, a shower arm and brew basket. I really appreciate the glass and copper innards of this machine, but wish the brew basket was not plastic(you can replace with a ceramic one cup if you find the right base). I do appreciate the BPA free designation of the plastic however. The tube inside the carafe is weird, and seemingly useless but it does make it distinctive and its part of owning a Technivorm.

At the end of the day, Im a coffee geek, so I like this machine because its weird, most people don't have one, and it has all the science behind it to create the golden cup. Its a pain to use compared to the standard drip machine, but puts out a superior product if you are willing to figure out what it takes to make your output just right. It takes longer to use, clean and perfect than any other maker I have used. If you are into this extra work, then buy this machine, you wont be disappointed with its quality. If you are into easy, keep shopping, this is not the machine you are looking for!! (Posted on 8/28/2013)
BEST of Them AllReview by SoCalGal
I had a Capresso for over 20 years and wanted the same (or better) quality and I finally found it with the classic Technivorm Moccamaster! It is simple and easy to use. It makes a pot in about 5 minutes - it is super fast. Finally, my coffee no longer has that "muddy" flavor. I use filtered water, so it is the machine that is doing the job. The copper tubing does a fine job of warming it and it is a pleasure. If you're careful, you do not need to remove the spray bar, which is something I was concerned with since it is plastic and really, should have been metal, which is why I rated the quality at 4 stars. SeattleCoffeeGear has the best deal and they ship quickly, too. It has auto shut-off after 2 hours and it has brew-interrupt too - both of which are what I look for as must-have gadgets. If you want great coffee from a well made machine and do not need tons of bells and whistles, this is IT! (Posted on 8/29/2012)
Coffee Tastes Truly Amazing!Review by Jen, The Working Mommy
I don't give out 5 Star Ratings very often, but this definitely gets 5 start even though I would add a couple things.

We have had a Cuisinart for a couple years and it has been pretty good. After reading reviews on the Technivorm, we decided to try it as an Anniversary Present to ourselves. WOW!!! The first cup of coffee was the smoothest I have ever tasted. There truly is a difference!
CONS: The main con is we are used to a 12 cup coffee pot, most places that sold the Technivorm (Williams Sonoma for example) only sell the 8 cup. We only wanted the glass container. The Silver Thermos was bigger, but I like the visual on how much coffee is left. We ordered from Seattle Coffee Gear and they were great, plus we were able to find a promo coupon.
No clock or Automatic Timer, which we were used to with our Cuisinart, but we are surviving!

If you are a true coffee drinker, this is worth every penny! I look at it as cost per use, and we use it everyday...

Quick Brewing, Quiet, Easy To Clean, Great Taste, Easy To Use, Auto shut off

Small Water Container, No Clock or Timer (Posted on 6/1/2012)
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Cons (Posted on 6/1/2012)
Excellent Brewing W/ Average QualityReview by Elroy
There is no question that the Moccamaster coffee maker makes excellent coffee, we all agree with that. The problem I have (and as has been expressed by others here), is the obvious cost cutting that Technivorm has done on these models. The filter holder should be stainless steel for one. I hate to think that the plastic filter holder leeches BPAs- especially due to the fact that 200 deg. water is run across it! For nearly [$] I don't think it is unrealistic to expect a stainless steel filter basket. This Technivorm that I bought from Seattle Coffee Gear replaced a Kithenaid Pro Line semi-commercial quality cofffee maker. The Kitchenaid was of all metal construction, had a stainless steel filter basket and retailed for about the same as the Technivorm. If Technivorm would up the quality to at least equal that of the Kitchenaid Pro Line and give it at least a 10 year warranty, THEN they would have THE absolute BEST coffee maker in the world! They could still offer the cheaper version but introduce a Rolls Royce of coffee makers for hard core coffee lovers like me who will spend money for QUALITY that lasts! Another thought is that maybe Technivorm could offer an aftermarket "upgrade" stainless steel filter holder assembly that we could buy for our existing Technivorm coffee makers. Anybody listening at Technivorm?

Great Taste, Easy To Use

Cheap plastic parts (Posted on 10/4/2011)

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Warranty Information

What it Covers: Technivorm coffee makers

Length: 5 Years

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Warranty Contact Information: 1-855-662-2200

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Care and Maintenance

For detailed care instructions, please refer to your machine's user manual. We recommend that you also incorporate the following into your cleaning routine:

  • Descale every 2 - 3 months. We recommend using Dezcal or Cleancaf for descaling
  • Clean the water tank and lid regularly
  • Soap out the inside of the kettle and brew basket on a regular basis. Use Cleancaf if necessary to remove an coffee stains or residue.

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