A Nespresso machine with a cup of coffee
Give Your Nespresso The Care It Deserves With A Weekly Clean Cycle
Besides descaling a Nespresso machine, you can remove coffee oils and stray grounds simply by running a cycle of clean water through the machine once a week.
Original-line Nespresso machines (the ones that use the smaller capsules) can be started without a coffee pod. To run hot water through them, empty the brewer and press start.
For your weekly clean with these types of Nespresso machines, allow several cycles of water to run through, or until the water is no longer tinted coffee color.
Vertuo machines won't start this way, but they have a cleaning mode option that takes three presses of the start button. Make sure your water tank is full before using it.