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mariog7
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Posted Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:27am
Subject: Quick Mill Vetrano - to Descale or Not?
 

Hello, all.  I have a beautiful Quick Mill Vetrano for about a year now.  I keep it extremely clean, and I was thinking its it's time to Descale.  However, Chris' Coffee recommends not to descale.  I tested my water hardness and it is within spec, about 3ppm, so according to them I shouldn't need to.

What do you guys think - is descaling really not necessary?

Thanks!
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Posted Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:27pm
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I would not till recommended.  IT is a PITA.

 
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Posted Sat Nov 17, 2012, 1:57pm
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Coffeenoobie Said:

I would not till recommended.  IT is a PITA.

Posted November 17, 2012 link

Hoping you'd say that ;-)
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Posted Sat Nov 17, 2012, 6:41pm
Subject: Re: Quick Mill Vetrano - to Descale or Not?
 

I really do not find it that difficult to de-scale my Vetrano. It takes a while but there is nothing complicated about it.

 
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Posted Sat Nov 17, 2012, 6:43pm
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sweaner Said:

I really do not find it that difficult to de-scale my Vetrano. It takes a while but there is nothing complicated about it.

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Scott, can you please explain how to descale the Vetrano?
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Posted Sun Nov 18, 2012, 1:59am
Subject: Re: Quick Mill Vetrano - to Descale or Not?
 

There's no way it's more of a pain than descaling Oscar >.<
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Posted Sun Nov 18, 2012, 4:55am
Subject: Re: Quick Mill Vetrano - to Descale or Not?
 

From the SCG website:

"Caring for the Quick Mill Vetrano
   Descale every two to three months. We recommend using Dezcal."

 
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Posted Sun Nov 18, 2012, 7:13am
Subject: Re: Quick Mill Vetrano - to Descale or Not?
 

Strange.  That totally contradicts Chris' Coffee, the US Quick Mill distributor, who recommends not to descale.  

Does anyone have a procedure?  It is not published in the manual because they recommend against it.
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Posted Wed Nov 21, 2012, 3:09pm
Subject: Re: Quick Mill Vetrano - to Descale or Not?
 

Markarian Said:

There's no way it's more of a pain than descaling Oscar >.<

Posted November 18, 2012 link

I thought the Oscar couldn't be descaled because there wasn't a way to drain the water?
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Posted Wed Nov 21, 2012, 3:57pm
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I descaled today.  All set, thanks
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