How Often Should You Descale the Gaggia Brera?

Descaling Cycle Frequency

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

 

Hardness

Water Hardness

Without Water Filter

With Water Filter

1

Soft water (up to 7°dH)

Approx. every 3 months / 120 litres

Approx. every 6 months / 240 litres

2

Medium water (7° - 14°dH)

Approx. every 2 months / 90 litres

Approx. every 4 months / 180 litres

3

Hard water (15° - 21°dH)

Approx. every 6 weeks or 60 litres

Approx. every 3 months / 120 litres

4

Very hard water (over 21°dH)

Approx. every 4 weeks or 30 litres

Approx. every 6 weeks or 60 litres

 

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