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Posted Sun Aug 25, 2013, 6:34am
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I am curious as I can't seem to find this information. What are the Breville tablets made out of? My Breville is telling me to clean it, and I don't have the tablets handy. What are they made from?I would like to make some homemade. Yes, really.
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Posted Sun Aug 25, 2013, 2:17pm
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Different tablets have different ingredients, although there are some similarities.

Common ingredients are sodium percarbonate, and TSP.

You can find the precise ingredients list by looking up the MSDS for each product.  "Cafiza tablet msds" for example.  The Full Circle tablets are different and are a different weight.
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Posted Sun Aug 25, 2013, 6:47pm
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wether77 Said:

I am curious as I can't seem to find this information. What are the Breville tablets made out of? My Breville is telling me to clean it, and I don't have the tablets handy. What are they made from?I would like to make some homemade. Yes, really.

Posted August 25, 2013 link

No need to make them.  Just get a blank disc and the cleaner of your choice - Joe Glo, Urnex Full Circle, Cafiza, etc.  All of these are basically Sodium bicarbonate/carbonate/gluconate/citrate/parcarbonate, and Alkyl Polyglycosides.  Breville makes pucks out of the stuff instead of giving it to you in powder form and charges a ridiculous price for what you get.  500 grams of cleaner (150+ applications) will set you back $10-$15 and will last you a lot longer.  Also, if you need to clean yor machine, your portafilter is probably way overdue, and you should be using the same cleaner for it.  Take out the black plastic insert, if you haven't already.
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Posted Sun Aug 25, 2013, 7:48pm
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Cafiza works brilliantly. ( I may eat that pronouncement someday, but today, so far so good.)
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