📹 Gaggia Brera: How to Descale and How Often to Descale

Learn how to descale your Gaggia Brera, as well as why it is so important to descale.

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.

To automatically descale your Gaggia Brera, watch the video below to see how it's done.

Note: The first 40 seconds of this video contain information that can sometimes cause confusion. For this reason, the video starts at 40 seconds. Just know that this video pertains to machines manufactured from 2015 and later.


How to Automatically Descale a Gaggia Brera

Note: The current version of the Gaggia Brera will use the descaling instructions above, rather than the instructions listed in your user manual. Brera models produced prior to 2015 will use the instructions listed in the user manual.

Associated Products:

Descaling Cycle Frequency


Water Hardness

Without Water Filter

With Water Filter


Soft water (up to 7°dH)

Approx. every 3 months / 120 litres

Approx. every 6 months / 240 litres


Medium water (7° - 14°dH)

Approx. every 2 months / 90 litres

Approx. every 4 months / 180 litres


Hard water (15° - 21°dH)

Approx. every 6 weeks / 60 litres

Approx. every 3 months / 120 litres


Very hard water (over 21°dH)

Approx. every 4 weeks / 30 litres

Approx. every 6 weeks / 60 litres

Failure of normal wear and tear items such as group gaskets, seals, and shower screens are not covered under warranty.  Issues due to scale build-up or lack of maintenance are not covered.

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