How To Use A Nespresso-Citiz-Machine-After-A-Long-Period-Of-Non-Use
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Are you struggling with how to use your Nespresso machine after a long period of non-use? Take it easy! As I am here for you. During resting time, dirt and debris can start to accumulate in the machine, which not only affects the coffee taste but is also harmful to your health. So it’s necessary to thoroughly clean your machine internally to make it clean for your upcoming brewing. I will guide you on how to efficiently clean your brewer internally and make it available for use.

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A Step-By-Step Guide On Preparing Your Nespresso Citiz After A Long Period of Time

Follow the given instructions carefully. Doing so will not only clean your machine internally but also enhance your coffee taste. So here we go:

Instructions:-

  1. Rinse the water tank thoroughly and fill it with fresh water.
  1. Plug in the machine to the mains.
  1. Place a container of a minimum of 1 L under the coffee outlet.
  1. Turn ON the machine by pressing any beverage button, either Espresso or Lungo.
  1. The LED lights will start blinking, ensuring the machine has gone into the pre-heating phase. The whole heating process will take approx. 25 seconds.
  1. To internally clean the brewer, press any beverage button.
  1. The dirty water will start pouring into the placed 1L container.
  1. After the pouring process stops, drain the dirty water and place the container back under the coffee outlet.
  1. Repeat points 6-8 for three times to clean the brewer thoroughly.
  1. Your machine is now ready to brew delicious coffee cups. 

Video On How To Use Nespresso Citiz After A Long Period Of Non-Use

I present a video below if you want to see the directions visually. By clicking on it, you can see the directions on how to use the Nespresso Citiz machine after a long period of non-use.

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How To Use Nespresso Citiz After A Long Period Of Non-Use Guide

This guide will let you know more about the Nespresso Citiz machine and answer all the possible questions that might have popped up in your mind while using the machine. So here we go:

How do I activate my Nespresso Citiz machine?

To activate or turn ON your Nespresso Citiz machine, plug in the cord (remember to follow safety Precautions) and press any beverage button. The LED lights will start blinking means the machine has been turned ON and is now in the pre-heating phase.

How do I reset my Nespresso Citiz?

To reset your Nespresso Citiz machine, plug the cord and do not turn ON the machine. Press and hold the Lungo button for 5 seconds. After this, LEDs will start blinking fastly for three times. It means resetting has been done. After this, the machine will start the heat-up process.

How long does Nespresso Citiz last?

Nespresso Citiz has a strong body and high-quality material, which helps in keeping the brewer in shape for about 10-15 years. 

What happens if you don’t clean the Nespresso Citiz machine?

If you don’t clean your Nespresso Citiz machine, then dirt and coffee buildup will start forming inside the brewer, which not only affects the coffee quantity but also deteriorates coffee quality.

Can I clean my Nespresso Citiz machine with vinegar?

You can clean your Nespresso Citiz machine with vinegar instead of a descaling solution. But you should know that it is not advisable by Nespresso itself. If you don’t have a descaling kit at your hand, then go for vinegar; however, try to use a Nespresso Descaling kit more often instead of vinegar for cleaning your Nespresso machines, as vinegar can harm your machine.

Can I leave water in my Nespresso machine?

It’s not good to keep the water in the tank for so long because harmful bacteria or fungi can form and would be unhealthy for you.

Can Nespresso Citiz just do hot water?

The primary purpose of the Nespresso machine is to brew coffees such as Espresso and Lungo, but you can also dispense only hot water from the Nespresso Citiz machine. Press any beverage button (Espresso or Lungo) when there is no capsule in the capsule compartment, and hot water will start pouring into the placed mug/cup.

Do all Nespresso machines need descaling?

Yes, every Nespresso machine needs descaling two times a year to keep the brewer in good health. When you brew coffee, again and again, coffee grounds and dust start to accumulate inside the brewer. It affects the coffee quality and quantity. So to prevent it, descale your brewer on advisable time. If you want to know how you can descale your Nespresso Citiz machine, then check out our How to Descale Nespresso Citiz guide to understand better.

How Do I Clean My Nespresso Citiz?

To clean your Nespresso Citiz machine inside, pass the hot water through the internal pipes by pressing any beverage button (without any capsule in the machine).

How do I know if my Nespresso needs cleaning?

If your coffee quality and quantity are not the same as before, you should definitely clean your brewer.

How often does a Nespresso machine need descaling?

Descaling is necessary for your machine as it wipes out all the harmful buildups that can affect your health and coffee taste. So remember to descale your Nespresso Citiz as it demands twice descaling in a year for good coffee quality and quantity. 

Can vinegar damage your coffee machine?

If you are using vinegar for cleaning the brewer, then it’s not good. You can use the vinegar only in small amounts when the Nespresso Descaling kit is unavailable. However, you should prevent using it to clean the brewer as it seriously affects its internal parts. Some vinegar also leaves their smells that can affect coffee quality.

How do you flush water out of a Nespresso machine?

To flush water out from the Nespresso Machine, you have to put the machine in emptying mode. To do so, press and hold the Espresso and Lungo button simultaneously. It will turn off the machine. Now lift the lever and remove the water tank. Again press the Espresso and Lungo button for 3 seconds. The LEDs will start blinking alternatively. Your machine will begin flushing out the water. The machine will automatically be blocked for 10 minutes when the procedure is completed.

How do you use a Citiz Nespresso machine?

Read the given manual carefully before operating the Nespresso Citiz machine. A short and straightway method to your Nespresso Citiz machine is to rinse and fill the water tank, place the capsule in the capsule compartment, turn on the machine, place a cup under the coffee outlet and press a beverage button. Hot coffee will start pouring into the mug, and voila!

How many times do you have to press the Nespresso button?

To activate the machine, press one time on any beverage button. Similarly, for pouring coffee, press a beverage button one time. 

What are the 2 buttons on Nespresso Citiz?

There are two buttons on the Nespresso Citiz machine. One is Lungo, and the other is the Espresso button. By pressing the Lungo button, 110 ml of Lungo will start pouring into the placed cup, and by pressing Espresso, 40 ml of coffee will be served. To know in detail about the Nespresso Citiz buttons and their functions in the different processes, see our Nespresso Citiz parts guide.

How do I know when my Nespresso Citiz needs to be cleaned?

If you feel any change in the working of the Nespresso Citiz machine, such as coffee quality and quantity, it’s time to clean the brewer.

Can Nespresso be cleaned with vinegar?

Yes, you can clean the Nespresso Citiz with vinegar. But it can affect the machine’s internal parts. So it is advisable to use a Nespresso Descaling kit for cleaning instead of vinegar. And also, vinegar is not a Nespresso-approved cleaning agent.

How do you turn on a Nespresso Citiz machine?

To turn ON the Nespresso Citiz machine, press any beverage button.

Conclusion

I hope from the above guide; you will now be able to prepare your brewer for brewing serene coffee cups and also be able to know more about Nespresso Citiz machines. Last but not least, I recommend you also read essential guides on the Nespresso Citiz machine to know more; as we know, “the more, the merrier.”

By clicking on the links below, you will land on your determined spot right away 🙂

FAQs

How do you store a Nespresso machine when not in use?

You should do a few things before storing your Nespresso Citiz machine. These are:

  1. Clean and dry the water tank to prevent molding
  2. Rinse and dry the drip tray and capsule holder as well.
  3. Remove any capsule from the capsule compartment.
  4. Nicely tuck the wire in one place.

How do I reset my Nespresso Citiz machine?

To reset your Nespresso Citiz machine, follow the below instructions.

  1. Plug in the machine cord but do not turn ON your machine.
  2. Press and hold the Lungo button for 5 secs.
  3. LEDs will start blinking three times, ensuring the machine has been reset to factory settings.
  4. LEDs will continue to blink for 25 seconds after the reset (heating up phase).

What is the lifespan of a Nespresso Citiz machine?

Nespresso Citiz machines last up to 10-15 years.

How do I turn on my Nespresso Citiz?

To turn on the Nespresso Citiz machine, press any beverage button. The LED light will start blinking means the machine has been turned on.

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