Tassimo

Maintenance of the Bosch Tassimo

Descaling the Bosch Tassimo

All household appliances must be properly cared for. This also goes for Tassimo coffee makers from Bosch. When you use this appliance, build-up of oils, pollutants and lime scale will occur. By using the recommended Tassimo descaling tablets from Bosch you can be sure that every cup of coffee tastes as good as the very first one. Proper maintenance of your Tassimo coffee maker not only guarantees the quality of your coffee, tea and chocolate drinks, it also increases the lifespan of your appliance. The pictures below illustrate step-by-step how to clean and descale your Tassimo machine. The descriptions explain how these steps have to be carried out point by point. 

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Picture 1: Preparing your Bosch Tassimo machine

1. Remove the water tank from the Tassimo appliance. Remove the paper instruction guide and drip tray from the water tank.
2. Next, place the drip tray on the front side of the Tassimo machine and connect the mains cable to the back of the machine. The machine can be switched on once the mains cable is connected to it.
3. Switch the machine on by switching the On/Off button on the right side of the Tassimo appliance to the On position.
4. Open the holder for the capsules at the front of the Tassimo appliance. It can be opened by pulling the latch upwards.
5. Remove the yellow 'descaling disck' from the tray under the Tassimo appliance and keep it in a safe place. The drawer at the base of the Tassimo appliance is ideally suited for this.
6. Place the yellow descaling t-disk inside the pod holder that you have already opened. This must be placed in the upper drawer. The drawer is specially shaped to hold the capsules and/or pods.
7. Then close the capsule holder on the front of the Tassimo appliance. It can be closed by pressing the latch downwards.
8. Place the water tank under a faucet and rinse it thoroughly. When the water tank is clean, you can fill it up to the 'Max' line.
9. Next, place the filled water tank back inside the Tassimo appliance.
10. Place a mug or cup that holds at least 250 ml under the spout at the front of the Massimo appliance.
11. Next, press the button on the front, right side of the appliance.
12. After you press the rinse button, the appliance starts to rinse. Repeat this three times and then empty the mug or cup. When the appliance has been rinsed three times, you can reopen the capsule holder at the front of the Tassimo appliance.
13. Remove the descaling cleaning disc from the pod holder and place it back at the bottom of the machine.
14. Once you have completed all the steps above, your Bosch Tassimo coffee machine is ready for use.

 

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Picture 2: Using your Bosch Tassimo machine for the first time

1. Remove the water tank from your Tassimo machine and fill it with water to the 'Max' level indicator.Once you have filled it, you can place the water tank back inside the machine.
2. Switch the machine on by switching the On/Off button on the right side of the Tassimo appliance to the On position.
3. Open the capsule holder on the front of the Tassimo appliance and place a mug or cup under the coffee spout.
4. Place the coffee, tea or chocolate pod of your choice in the Tassimo machine.
5. Close the pod holder.
6. Press the coffee button on the front, right side of the Tassimo appliance.
7. The selected drink is prepared. Remember, the drink is hot! As long as the production light on the right front of the Tassimo appliance is lit, the cup holder at the front of the appliance cannot be opened. If you wish to stop the appliance, press the coffee button to stop making the drink. If you wish to make a larger serving of coffee, tea, or chocolate drink, keep the coffee button pressed and this will continue to pour until you release the button.
8. When the production light stops blinking, the drink is ready and the cup can be removed from the cup holder.
9. The used capsule can be disposed of in the gray container (not in the container for organic, plastic, paper or glass waste). Enjoy your beverage! It is ready to drink!

 

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Picture 3: Cleaning your Bosch Tassimo machine

1. Switch the machine off by switching the On/Off button on the right side of the Tassimo appliance to the Off position. To be absolutely safe, pull the mains plug from the wall socket.
2. Next, remove the drip tray at the front of your Tassimo machine. Once you have removed the drip tray, you can remove the lid from the tray and clean this along with the drip tray. These can be also cleaned in the dishwasher.
3. Remove the pod holder. Clean it thoroughly. The pod holder can also be cleaned in the dishwasher.
4. Remove the drain tube from the machine. This can be done simply by pushing the spout from the bottom in an upward direction. Once you have removed this tube, you can clean it. It can also be cleaned in the dishwasher.
5. Once you have removed all the components mentioned above from the machine, you can use a cloth to clean any oily build-up, coffee or other residues from the inside of the machine. 6. Once the inside of the Tassimo appliance has been cleaned you can reinsert the spout in the main part of the appliance.
7. Place the capsule holder back in the main part of your Tassimo appliance and place the drip tray back under the spout tube.
8. You can easily clean the water tank with a cloth (optionally with a dampened cloth). The water tank cannot be washed in the dishwasher. Once it has been cleaned, you can again fill the water tank to the "Max" line.
9. Once you have filled the tank to the 'Max' level indicator, you can place the tank back inside the machine and plug the machine back into the mains power supply.
10. Switch the machine on by switching the On/Off button on the right side of the Tassimo appliance to the On position.
11. Place the yellow descaling cleaning discinto the pod holder. This must be placed in the upper drawer.The drawer is specially shaped to hold the capsules and/or pods. Place a mug or cup that holds at least 250 ml under the spout at the front of the Massimo appliance.
12. Close the machine.
13. Activate the appliance by pressing the coffee button on the front, right side of the Massimo appliance.
14. After having done this, you can remove your mug or cup from under the Tassimo appliance and discard its contents.
15. After this cleansing you can place the yellow descaling cleaning disc back in the drawer under the appliance.
16. Your Tassimo coffee machine is clean and ready to use.

 

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Picture 4: Descaling your Bosch Tassimo machine

1. If the red light shown in the picture starts to blink, you must descale your Tassimo machine. First remove the water tank from your Tassimo appliance. 2. Fill the water tank to the level indicator marked with the descaling symbol (see image 2) and add two Bosch Tassimo descaling tablets to the water in the tank.
3. Place the water tank back inside your Tassimo machine and then remove the drip tray.
4. Put a container (pitcher, mug or cup) with a volume of at least 500 ml in the place where the drip tray belongs. Once the container is in place, open the pod holder.
5. Place the yellow descaling cleaning disc into the pod holder.
6. Close the pod holder of your Tassimo machine.
7. Press the button on the control panel located on the right side of your Tassimo appliance for about 5 seconds. After pressing this button for about 5 seconds, the appliance starts to descale; this can last about 30 minutes.
8. After the machine has descaled for 30 minutes, the red light switches off.
9. You can remove the water tank from your Tassimo machine and then rinse it thoroughly under the faucet, using a cloth, sponge or brush to clean it (the water tank cannot be cleaned in the dishwasher). Once the water tank is cleaned, you can fill it to the 'Max' level indicator.
10. You can now remove the mug or cup from under your Tassimo appliance, empty it, and put it back.Open and then shut the capsule holder of your appliance.
11. Keep the coffee button pressed to allow the appliance to flush through.
12. Run the Tassimo machine three times to rinse it and then discard the contents of the container (pitcher, mug, or cup).
13. Remove the descaling cleaning disc from the pod head and place it back in the storage compartment at the base of the machine. Remember to place the drip tray back under your Tassimo coffee machine.
14. Your Bosch Tassimo coffee machine is now completely descaled and ready to serve you a delicious cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate.

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