What type of descaling agents can I use?


Only citric acid-based descalers are suitable for descaling the SENSEO® machine. This type of descaler descales the machine without damaging it.

Note: Do not use white vinegar to descale your Senseo. Do not use a descaling agent based on mineral acids such as sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid, sulfamic acid and acetic acid (e.g. vinegar) either. These descaling agents will certainly damage your Senseo coffee machine. 

Philips has developed a special descaler for SENSEO® machines: HD7012, HD7011 and HD7006. 
The special descaler can be bought via

Information how to descale your SENSEO® please visit

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