How to Clean Nespresso Vertuo Next Coffee Machine


An easy step-by-step guide on cleaning your Nespresso Vertuo Next coffee machine and need-to-know maintenance information.


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Whether you’ve just purchased a Nespresso Vertuo plus coffee machine and looking forward to making your first cup of coffee, or you’ve had the machine a while and need to do a little maintenance. We have step-by-step Nespresso cleaning instructions with tips and tricks on how to maintain and clean your coffee machine, so you’ll always have the best-tasting coffee possible.

How to clean Vertuo Next Nespresso Machine

How to clean Nespresso Vertuo Next?

The Vertuo Next coffee machines have a very simple cleaning cycle and will take less than 10 minutes from start to finish.

  • The first step is to remove the water tank from the back of the coffee machine and clean it with hot soapy water and rinse it.
  • Remove the cup support and the capsule drop container and clean them in the same way.
  • Refill your tank with fresh water and return it to the back of your Nespresso machine; replace the lid, the cup support, and the capsule container also.
  • Plug in your coffee machine and switch it on.
  • Press the button on top of your machine for a few seconds until it stays illuminated.
  • Place a measuring jug under the coffee head and press the button on top of your machine 3 times within 2 seconds. Doing this triggers the cleaning cycle.
  • The cleaning cycle takes about 5 minutes and will stop automatically when it has finished.
  • Once the cleaning cycle has finished, remove, and empty the measuring jug.
  • Open the top of the coffee machine by turning the lever it’s pointing forwards towards the unlock position.
  • Now the cleaning cycle is all done. It’s time to insert your favorite coffee capsule and make yourself a delicious coffee. You know you deserve it.

These cleaning cycle instructions are for the Nespresso Vertuo Next coffee machine. Each Vertuo coffee machine model may have slightly different cleaning cycle instructions, if you have any queries go to Nespresso’s website and check your model’s cleaning instructions.

How often should I run the cleaning cycle on my Vertuo machine?

This cleaning cycle should be done every few weeks. It requires no equipment or supplies other than filling the water tank, placing a jug under the coffee head, and simply letting the machine do the cleaning for you.

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How often should I run the descale on my Vertuo machine?

Your Nespresso Vertuo coffee machine will also need to be descaled a couple of times a year, too. The descaling process is a little more complex and requires a descaling solution, which runs from the water tank. If you are planning to run a descaling treatment through your coffee machine, I would suggest running the cleaning cycle after and not before. Nespresso recommends you descale your coffee machine regularly, normally around twice a year or when you’ve used about 600 capsules, whichever comes first.

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What happens if you don't regularly clean and descale your coffee machine?

Is it really necessary to run regular cleaning and descaling cycles on your coffee machine? Well, the simple answer is yes, and here’s why, without the proper care and attention, your coffee machine can build up coffee residue each time you make a coffee. Over time this can build up and cause your morning coffee to not only taste bitter but your coffee machine to produce a weird smell as time goes on. The functionality of your coffee machine may also be at risk. As the coffee residue builds up, it can clog or block pipes, meaning the water can’t flow like it’s supposed to. This then leads to leaking or even worse, your coffee machine stops working altogether. Another point that most people don’t think of, is that your machine is the perfect environment for bacteria growth. Inside your machine, it’s warm, dark, and more often than not damp. Regular cleaning and descaling prevent bacteria from growing. Nespresso has made the cleaning and descaling of their coffee machines super easy, so there’s no reason why you should ever be without a clean coffee machine.

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Google Reminders

You can set reminders for cleaning, and descaling your coffee machine on your google calendar; to be honest I would be lost without my calendar. If you haven’t used the google calendar app before, don’t worry, it’s super simple to use, once you have the app open, simply click on the plus symbol in the bottom corner of your screen and enter your reminders, and choose which date and time to clean your coffee machine that would best suite to you and press save. It’s really that easy, now you’ve set your reminders to go off throughout the year. I think you deserve another coffee.

Nespresso Accessories

If you are a coffee lover or you know someone, that is, why not treat them to one of Nespresso’s many accessories that complement their beautiful stylish coffee machines? My favorite accessory at the moment is the Aeroccino4 Milk Frother. I’ve even spotted Reese Witherspoon with one in her Instagram reels. It’s a milk frother that makes hot foam, hot milk, and cold foam. It’s perfect to use for all sorts of coffee recipes, from hot foamy Lattes to iced foamy Frappés and everything in between. Or you might want a Nespresso coffee capsule dispenser; they come in a variety of styles to suit your kitchen decor, take a look. I’m sure you’ll find something you love.

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Nespresso Mugs

You can’t drink coffee without a mug! And Nespresso has a lovely range of coffee mugs for you to choose from in all sorts of sizes. Nespresso has beautiful coffee mug sets from Vertuo Espresso Sets made from tempered glass, giving you an extra-strong and impact-resistant mug, to the elegant Reveal Lungo Glasses made of crystal glass. Nespresso has exclusive tasting glasses designed by glass masters. The coffee glasses are designed to elevate your tasting experience and take it to a new level. They hold a variety of different coffees. Each glass is designed with a different strength coffee in mind which will enhance the incredible aromas giving you a more intense body and full flavored coffee. As I said, these Nespresso coffee glasses will take your coffee-tasting experience to a whole new level.

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How to Clean Nespresso Vertuo Next Coffee Machine

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An easy step-by-step guide on cleaning your Nespresso Vertuo coffee machine and need-to-know maintenance information.
4.2 from 14 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 Clean Coffee Machine

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  • The first step is to remove the water tank from the back of the coffee machine and clean it with hot soapy water and rinse it.
    The first step is to remove the water tank from the back of the coffee machine and clean it with hot soapy water and rinse it.
  • Remove the cup support and the capsule drop container and clean them in the same way.
    Remove the cup support and the capsule drop container and clean them in the same way.
  • Refill your tank with fresh water and return it to the back of your Nespresso machine; replace the lid, the cup support, and the capsule container also.
    1 Liter Water
    Refill your tank with fresh water and return it to the back of your Nespresso machine; replace the lid, the cup support, and the capsule container also.
  • Plug in your coffee machine and switch it on. Press the button on top of your machine for a few seconds until it stays illuminated.
    Press the button on top of your machine for a few seconds until it stays illuminated.
  • Place a measuring jug under the coffee head and press the button on top of your machine 3 times within 2 seconds. Doing this triggers the cleaning cycle.
    Place a measuring jug under the coffee head and press the button on top of your machine 3 times within 2 seconds. Doing this triggers the cleaning cycle.
  • The cleaning cycle takes about 5 minutes and will stop automatically when it has finished.
    The cleaning cycle takes about 5 minutes and will stop automatically when it has finished.
  • Once the cleaning cycle has finished, remove, and empty the measuring jug.
    Once the cleaning cycle has finished, remove, and empty the measuring jug.
  • Open the top of the coffee machine by turning the lever it's pointing forwards towards the unlock position.
    Open the top of the coffee machine by turning the lever it's pointing forwards towards the unlock position.
  • Now the cleaning cycle is all done. It's time to insert your favorite coffee capsule and make yourself a delicious coffee. You know you deserve it.
    Now the cleaning cycle is all done. It's time to insert your favorite coffee capsule and make yourself a delicious coffee. You know you deserve it.

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How to clean Vertuo Next Nespresso Machine

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Tips & Tricks
These cleaning cycle instructions are for the Nespresso Vertuo Next coffee machine. Each Vertuo coffee machine model may have slightly different cleaning cycle instructions, if you have any queries go to Nespresso's website and check your model's cleaning instructions.
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4 thoughts on “How to Clean Nespresso Vertuo Next Coffee Machine

  1. 5 stars
    Thanks for these cleaning tips! I just got a Nespresso Vertuo Next, and I was wondering how to keep it in top shape. The step-by-step guide makes it super easy to follow.

  2. 5 stars
    This article is a lifesaver for coffee enthusiasts like me. Regularly cleaning and descaling your coffee machine is so crucial. Neglecting it can turn your morning ritual into a nightmare. The tips about setting Google reminders are handy – no more forgetting! ☕👍

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