how to descale bonavita coffee maker

how to descale bonavita coffee maker

How to Descale a Bonavita Coffee Maker

If you have a Bonavita coffee maker machine and are concerned about scale/mineral buildup, you should descale it regularly. Descaling does not take long, but it does require time and a few products that are commonly found in most households. This is how to properly descale your Bonavita coffee maker.


  1. Fill the carafe with 12 cups (or 96 ounces) of cool water.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar or lemon juice.
  3. Insert the carafe into the machine and waitfor the water to settle.
  4. Turn on the brewer and wait for machine to finish.
  5. Once finished, discard the rest of the water/vinegar from the carafe.
  6. Refill the carafe with 12 cups (or 96 ounces) of cool water.
  7. Run the brew cycle again to rinse the machine.
  8. Once finished, discard the water again.
  9. Refill the carafe again with cold water.
  10. Run the brew cycle one more time.
  11. Once it finishes, your Bonavita coffee maker is descaled and ready to use.

Descaling your Bonavita machine will help keep it running optimally and help prevent scale buildup from occurring. However, if the machine is heavily soiled, you may need to repeat these steps a few more times.





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