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    Philips Support

    When and how should I descale my Philips steamer?

    Published on 2021-11-14

    When the time has come to descale your Philips steamer, a light will start to flash. When this happens, please follow the descaling instructions below:

    Step 1:

    Fill the water tank with white vinegar (8% acetic acid) up to the maximum level. Do not use any other kind of descaler.

    Step 2:

    Put the drip tray, the steaming bowls and the soup/rice bowl on the base properly.

    Step 3:

    Put the lid on top the soup/rice bowl.

    Step 4:

    Put the plug in the wall socket.

    Step 5:

    Press the menu button for carrots and the + button to let the appliance operate for 25 minutes.

    Note: If the vinegar starts to boil over the edge of the base, unplug the steamer and reduce the amount of vinegar.

    Step 6:

    When the steamer switches to the keep warm function after 25 minutes, unplug it and let the vinegar cool down completely. Empty the water tank afterwards.

    Step 7:

    Rinse the water tank with cold water several times.

    Note: Repeat the procedure if there is still some scale in the water tank.

    The information on this page applies to the following models: HD9140/91 .

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