Gaggia Cadorna Barista Plus: Descale Cycle Frequency

Learn how often you should descale your Gaggia Cadorna Barista Plus depending on water hardness and whether or not a water filter is installed.

Descaling Cycle Frequency


Water Hardness

Without Water Filter

Not Reactivating the Filter


Soft water (up to 7°dH)

Approx. every 6 months / 240 litres

210 litres


Medium water (7° - 14°dH)

Approx. every 3 months / 120 litres

105 litres


Hard water (15° - 21°dH)

Approx. every 6 weeks or 60 litres

52.5 litres


Very hard water (over 21°dH)

Approx. every 4 weeks or 30 litres

26.25 litres

The default water hardness level is 4. Each liter of water corresponds to approximately 2,000 pulses.

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