Posted Sun May 19, 2013, 8:59am Subject: Re: Rocket R58 cloudy water problem
Urnex offers a descaling product called Dezcal. It's available online if you don't have a vendor nearby that sells espresso machines. Dezcal comes in individual packets so you know how much to use and it offers proven performance.
You mentioned that you use filtered water with your R58. Filtered water does not remove minerals that can cause scale. The typical water filter just removes water contaminates. Rocket offers a filter packet that is supposed to remove minerals from the water. The packet drops in the machine's water reservoir and last 6 months. I use the filter packets with my Rocket Evo and they seem to help prevent scale. I order the filters from Seattle Coffee Gear.
DShef Senior Member Joined: 24 Oct 2012 Posts: 6 Location: Guelph, Ontario Canada Expertise: I live coffee
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Posted Fri May 24, 2013, 7:37pm Subject: Re: Rocket R58 cloudy water problem
I have an R58. Have had two actually. The only time I had cloudy water was when I had a new water filter that had not been flushed long enough. My machine is plumbed in and I am using an in line filter (BWT). If you left your machine for a while.... was it filled with water from a system with a newish filter before you left it? I would try flushing both boilers and the filter system. If that doesnt work move to descaling. Just my thought. Let me know how you make out. Also... does it affect taste?
iroast Senior Member Joined: 3 Nov 2011 Posts: 73 Location: NJ Expertise: I live coffee
Posted Fri Jun 7, 2013, 8:38am Subject: Re: Rocket R58 cloudy water problem
I used 2 tablespoons of citric acid for my 3-liter tank and that cleared up the cloudy water issue. However, it had an adverse affect...chrome flakes are now coming out of the grouphead and hot water dispenser. I've flushed through 4 tanks already. Will keep trying until I don't see anymore flakes.
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