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    How to descale my Philips Avent baby food maker?

    Updated on 2020-02-12

    Descaling your Philips Avent baby food maker helps keep it clean and extends its lifespan. Find out how to descale your Philips Avent baby food maker.

    Philips Avent 2-in-1 healthy baby food maker

    If the product is not working because of wrong/insufficient descaling, any malfunction will not be covered by the guarantee.

    1. Make sure the appliance is switched off and unplugged.
    2. Add one sachet of citric acid (10g) to 200ml of warm water. Alternatively you can use a solution of 150 ml water and 50 ml of white vinegar (8%)
    3. Fill the water tank with the descaling solution. Use the measuring cup- do not fill in the water into the water tank directly from the water tap.
    4. The jar -without food inside- needs to be in steaming position.
    5. Plug the device back in and turn the control knob to steaming position. The steaming light lights up orange to indicate that the appliance is steaming.
    6. Switch off the appliance after 5 - 6 min of steaming and unplug it. Approximately, 150ml water remains in the water tank.
    7. Pour out the used solution of the water tank.
    8. Rinse the tank thoroughly with fresh water several times.
    9. Fill the tank with 200ml water and run two complete steaming cycle with an empty jar (until the appliance switches off automatically) before you use the appliance again. Be sure to leave 10 minutes in between each steaming session.
    10. Check, if the water tank is completely empty from water and leave the lid open to avoid bacterial growth.

    Philips Avent Essential baby food maker / Philips Avent 4-in-1 healthy baby food maker

    If the product is not working because of wrong/insufficient descaling, any malfunction will not be covered by the guarantee.

    1. Make sure the appliance is switched off
    2. Mix 80 ml of white vinegar (6% acetic acid) with 80 ml of water. Alternatively, you can use citric acid with warm water to descale the water tank
    3. Add the solution to the water tank
    4. Put the water tank lid on the water tank and turn the lid clockwise to lock it securely in place
    5. Wait for 6 hours, leave it overnight, or until all limescale has dissolved
    6. Pour the used solution out of the water tank
    7. If the limescale buildup has not completely dissolved, repeat the previous steps
    8. Pour some fresh water into the water tank and flush it out. Repeat as necessary until the water tank is clean
    9. Rinse the water tank lid thoroughly under the tap
    10. Fill the water tank with 200ml (4-in-1 baby food maker) /180ml (Essential baby food maker) of water and let the appliance complete a steaming cycle with the jar empty before you use the appliance with food again
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