Patent Number: 8,585,827

Title: Beverage preparation device with in-line scale removal system and descaling method using such system

Abstract: Beverage preparation machine comprising: a fluid circuit comprising a water reservoir, a water pump, a heating means, a beverage producing module, which are fluidically connected for circulating water from the reservoir to the beverage producing module, wherein an inline descaling system is provided in the fluid circuit comprising a dedicated compartment intended for receiving a predetermined dose of a water soluble/dispersible descaling agent. The invention also relates to a method for automatically descaling and rinsing the fluid circuit.

Inventors: Boussemart; Christophe S. (Lugrin, FR)

Assignee: Nestec S.A.

International Classification: B08B 7/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018