📹 How to Descale Gaggia Anima Prestige

On Descaling

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

To keep your super-automatic in tip top shape, it's important to perform regular cleaning and maintenance functions, and descaling is a majorly important one to ensure any machine has a long life slinging your favorite brews. Check pages 21 - 23 of the Anima Prestige's PDF manual for machine-specific descaling instructions, and watch the video below to learn more about why it's important to avoid scale build-up.

Descaling Cycle Frequency

The following table shows how often you should descale your Gaggia Anima Prestige depending on water hardness and whether or not a water filter is installed.




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


Hard water (15° - 21°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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