How Often should I Descale my Gaggia Cadorna Barista Plus?

Descaling Cycle Frequency

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



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 litre of water corresponds to approximately 2,000 pulses.


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