📹 Gaggia Anima: How to Descale

Learn how to descale your Gaggia Anima, as well as how often you should descale, and why it is so important.

On Descaling

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 your manual for machine-specific descaling info, and watch the video on the right to learn more about why it's important to avoid scale build-up.

The following table shows how often you should descale your Gaggia Anima 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 6 months / 240 litres

Approx. every 12 months / 480 litres

2

Medium water (7° - 14°dH)

Approx. every 3 months / 120 litres

Approx. every 6 months / 240 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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