📹 How to Descale the Gaggia Accademia

On Descaling

This article discusses how to descale your Gaggia Accademia, how often you should descale, and why it is so important. If you're looking to learn how to best descale your Accademia, please review the following instructions.

Descaling your machine is critical to ensure that your machine is performing at its peak. Neglecting descaling could lead to failure of your machine that would not be covered by the warranty. The video below shows how to descale the Gaggia Accademia.

Descale Frequency


Water Hardness

Without Water Filter

With Water Filter


Soft water (up to 7°dH)

"Approx. every 6 months / 240 litres"

Approx. every 12 months / 480 litres


Medium water (7° - 14°dH)

Approx. every 3 months / 120 litres

"Approx. every 6 months / 240 litres"


Medium water (7° - 14°dH)

"Approx. every 6 weeks or 60 litres"

"Approx. every 3 months / 120 litres"


"Very hard water (over 21°dH)"

"Approx. every 4 weeks or 30 litres"

"Approx. every 6 weeks or 60 litres"

The default water hardness level is 3. Each litre of water corresponds to approximately 2,000 pulses

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