Cleaning your Nespresso machine has never been easier, with the easy-to-use Caffenu cleaning capsules. These cleaning capsules perform the essential task of cleaning and removing old coffee, residue, and oils from your Nespresso machine. What’s incredible, is that you can clean your Nespresso machine the eco-friendly way. Find out more about Nespresso cleaning capsules and how you can use them in your machine, with our informative instruction video.
Each time a coffee or hot drink is brewed in your coffee capsule machine, old coffee and residue accumulates. Furthermore, a combination of the build-up and moisture makes it attractive for bacteria to colonise in and around the brewing chamber.
Thankfully, Caffenu offers two different cleaning capsules for your Nespresso machine, with each one boasting its own unique cleaning formula. Learn about the Caffenu ‘Original Formula’ and ‘Eco Formula’ cleaning capsules. You can’t go wrong with these capsules, as they both effectively rid your machine of unwanted build-up and bacteria with a powerful foaming agent.
Additionally, the Caffenu cleaning capsules are fully compatible with all Nespresso Original Line capsule machines, but not Vertuo machines.
Try a Caffenu cleaning capsule and witness the formula in action! Watch the video below and learn how to effectively clean your Nespresso machine the eco-friendly way.
Moreover, it is important to note that descaling is also essential in maintaining your Nespresso machine!
Cleaning a coffee machine is vital for its performance and lifespan, as well as the quality of coffee it brews. We have previously posted about cleaning a Nespresso® Original machine and how you can do it. If you however own a Nespresso® Vertuo® machine, you might still be asking yourself how to clean it? Worry not, we are going to discuss Nespresso® Vertuo® Cleaning vs Nespresso® Original Cleaning.
Right now there is not many cleaning products available on the market for the Nespresso® Vertuo® aside from a descaler for limescale prevention/removal. The machine does however have a rinsing cycle “feature”, which flushes water out the machine. This flush cycle however lacks the required foaming action to remove hardened coffee oils and tannins. Until a cleaning capsule is available for the Vertuo® system, the water only flush cycle will unfortunately be your only option to flush out your machine.
You should also clean the externals of the machine with a soft, damp cloth and soak the drip tray, capsule basket, and water tank. Using the descaler will also ensure you prevent limescale and mineral build-up, keeping your machine in good working order to brew hot coffee.
Nespresso® Original capsule machines have a more intensive cleaning solution available. Original machines such as the Nespresso® Essenza®, Inissia® etc., have a convenient and easy-to-use cleaning capsule at hand.
The cleaning capsule has a unique foaming action which penetrates inaccessible parts of these machines, flushing out coffee residues and oils. This cleaning helps keep the machine working properly, bacteria away, and most importantly, your coffee fresh.
Like any other coffee machine, these machines also have to be descaled, keeping the limescale and mineral build-up at bay. The Nespresso® Original can easily be descaled without too many steps to follow, but always be sure to follow the usage instructions from both your machine manufacturer and the descaler instructions.
If you are in need of a cleaning routine for your Nespresso® Original machine, then you will find the best spring cleaning routine here. It will take you less than 5 minutes to enjoy a perfectly fresh cup of coffee!
Hopefully you now have a better understanding of Nespresso® Vertuo® cleaning vs Nespresso® Original cleaning! If not, contact us and we will be happy to assist.
Caffenu® has two choices when it comes to the Nespresso® compatible Cleaning Capsule range; our Original Formula Capsule and also an Eco Formula cleaning capsule for Nespresso® coffee machines. Now you might wonder what the difference between the two is?
There are a few slight differences; the most notable difference being that the Eco Formula cleaning capsule is completely non-hazardous. Below is a list of the main differences between the Original Formula and Eco Formula cleaning capsule.
As mentioned, the main difference between the Original and the Eco formulation is that the Eco Formula is completely non-hazardous. But what does this mean? Depending on the concentration of certain ingredients inside cleaning formulas, products are allocated to a certain hazard category. This is an international standard and serves to make the products safe for consumers to use. Thus, making them aware about potential hazards when using them.
The Eco formula has a very low concentration of certain ingredients hence it is classified as non-hazardous. The Original formula, however has a higher concentration of certain ingredients, it is classified as the lowest form of a Hazard, an Eye irritant Class 2. However, it’s unlikely for the product to come into contact with your eyes, as the formula is sealed inside the capsule. Furthermore, the capsule inserts directly into your coffee machine, making it a safe and convenient product to use at home.
Because of the higher concentration of active ingredients, the Original formula is stronger and slightly more effective than the Eco product. However, while the Eco formula is milder, it is still very effective, especially for domestic applications and without a doubt the perfect tool to clean your Nespresso® coffee machine at home.
As mentioned above, the Original formula is stronger. That is in part due to two main ingredients: One being sodium percarbonate – which is a non-chlorine-based, oxygen-based bleaching agent and two being sodium carbonate. These products by themselves are quite strong and both are responsible for giving the Original Formula its “Hazardous” classification. The Eco formula consists of natural and readily biodegradable materials. It also has a lower concentration of active ingredients, hence the mildness of the product.
Both products are very eco-friendly, as both use readily biodegradable surfactants, organic materials, and minerals. Neither product contains chlorine or phosphates. The Original formula contains sodium percarbonate. This ingredient must break down into the natural components it’s made from, so it takes more time to break down. Apart from the eco-friendliness of the actual ingredients, there is also a difference on the capsule form between Original and Eco. The Original capsules are 100% recyclable whereas the Eco Cleaning Capsules now come in fully compostable capsules.
Original vs Eco: The choice is yours! No matter if you choose Original or Eco, you can be sure that your coffee machine will be well looked after, giving you fresher coffee one clean at a time!
Looking at Troubleshooting and Solutions for Nespresso® Coffee Machines could give you the answer to your very own Coffee Machine Problem. Because even though Nespresso® Coffee Machines are magnificent appliances, providing the convenience of brewing café quality coffee in just a few seconds, they can develop problems and issues. The quick convenience of these capsule coffee machines may one day wear out. This could have many reasons.
Let us look at some of the most common problems you might face with your Nespresso® Machine, and what the solutions to those problems are.
Let us start with the most obvious first. Please ensure the machine is properly plugged in and that the plug is fine and working. We know this happens, right? The plug may experience wear and tear if frequently unplugged, or a wire may be loosened which can obviously be a quick fix. Additionally, the machine may have automatically switched off upon turning it on. Unplug your machine and make sure that no wires are exposed. Then ensure the plug looks to be in good, standard shape (no burn marks on the prongs of the plug). Plug in and switch on again.
Make sure the water tank is filled up and placed correctly. There might also be clogging in the brewing chamber of your machine, caused by an accumulation of old coffee residue and oil. Learn how to best unclog and fix the poor flow in your Nespresso® machine.
You could preheat your cup, and you may need to descale/decalcify your machine because of limescale and calcium build-up on the machine’s element, thermo block and internal pipes. This build-up gathers due to minerals in our tap water which is used in the coffee machine’s tank. See how changing your tank’s water can benefit your machine. Through effective descaling, you can easily remove the unwanted build-up and keep your coffee hot.
We have mentioned that your machine builds up old coffee residue and oils in the brewing chamber. These build-ups are not only a cause for poor-tasting coffee but also germs multiplying in the chamber. Therefore, it is best to ensure your machine is effectively cleaned to rid your machine of germs and old coffee. Learn how effective cleaning makes way for a much-improved coffee experience.
Please make sure the coffee capsule is placed correctly in the capsule holder. Additionally, the washer plate could also be blocked by the coffee residue that has built up over time, causing spurts of leakage. Have a look at the following illustration of how the washer plate accumulates coffee residue.
This could be due to the variety of coffee you are using; strong coffees such as the ristretto pour slower due to the coffee being a finer grind. Another reason could be that there is a build-up of old coffee residue and oil in the wall of your machine’s nozzle, washer plate and brewing chamber; causing a blockage that leads to the slow pour. See how much dirt and coffee residue accumulates in the brewing chamber of your coffee machine when it does not receive the thorough cleaning that it requires every now then.
The latter can be fixed with proper cleaning, using a Cleaning Capsule. The Caffenu® Cleaning Capsule has a unique cleaning agent with a foaming action that effectively works its way through and cleans the inaccessible parts of the coffee machine, allowing a better coffee pour, as well as taste.
If your machine stops after a few seconds in, it might be programmed wrong, and you need to reprogram it. In most cases, you simply hold down the button for as long as you want the machine to run for. Then next time you press the button once, it will remember this setting.
It could also be that your machine has run out of water, or the water tank is not inserted properly? Please check that as well. And lastly, it could be that your washer plate once again is blocked. Then please use a Cleaning Capsule (or even two) that can remove all the blockages in the nozzle for you, so that your coffee can pour out again like it used to.
An additional problem that should be considered lies within the milk container on the Nespresso® Lattissima®. Milk circuits build up milk blockages, which can prevent your milk from frothing as it should. This could possibly lead to machine failure.
To ensure your cappuccinos and lattes are always made to perfection, you should give your milk frother proper cleaning and maintenance.
So, these are a few common problems and solutions you might face with your Nespresso® Machine. If you need any assistance with troubleshooting your Nespresso, please contact us, we are always happy to help.
We trust that you will keep your machine in tip-top shape!
Our Caffenu® cleaning capsules for Nespresso® machines are currently one of the best-selling coffee accessories across Scandinavia, thanks to Elkjøp Nordic.
Elkjøp – better known as Elgiganten outside Norway, is the largest consumer electronics retailer in the Nordic countries, with 400 stores in six countries and 10,000 employees.
Elkjøp started selling Caffenu® products last September, and Caffenu® is now available in 203 of their stores across 4 countries.
Nespresso® users want to clean their coffee machine
Elkjøp saw the gap in the market right from the start. They knew this unique product would be a hit, but there were a few things that Elkjøp did, that make Caffenu such a huge success.
Elkjøp knew that a cleaning capsule for a Nespresso® machines will sell best when placed next to Nespresso® products, such as Nespresso® coffee machines, and compatible Nespresso® capsules.
The integrated euro slot design made the display easy, no shelf space required.
Elkjøp customers who had bought Nespresso® machines before, received a direct mail offering them a discount on the Caffenu® cleaning capsules and it also educated them about the benefits of cleaning their coffee machine.
Elkjøp trains their sales staff on what the product does. Elkjøp staff know that the cleaning capsule is very different to the Caffenu® descaler, and that both products are necessary in order to clean all the parts of the machine. Read more about the difference between cleaning and descaling here.
Well done Elkjøp! Thanks to you Nespresso® machine owners can now enjoy fresh coffee, and take care of their expensive coffee equipment the best way possible. Check your nearest store or online retailer to grab your share of Caffenu® cleaning products here.
Here is a breakdown of all the Elkjøp owned stores where Caffenu® is being sold:
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