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Cleaning/Descaling SV Unit??

Do you ever? 

I pulled mine out to use it tonight and it registered 162° right out of the drawer and went in a random up and down temp pattern and wouldn’t level out. Water was 125 out of the tap SV showed 142.  

Read about descaling the unit so I added 2cups of vinegar and ran it through 3 cycles from cool to 160 and run for 20mins or so.  It is now reading accurate with the TP.  

Just curious if anyone else has experienced this.  


2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.


  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 4,074
    I've had to do it on the Anova. Good ol central Indiana hard water. Did what you described 
    ~ John - Instagram @hoosier_egger
    1-XL BGE, 2-LG BGE, KJ Jr, Ardore Pizza Oven, King Disc 
    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 6,231
    Interesting , just went and grabbed mine ( SV ) and upended it up, not bad but can use a cleaning...thanks for sharing 
    Visalia, Ca
  • GregWGregW Posts: 2,098
    I use vinegar also. I don't have a specific ratio, I always taste the water/vinegar solution, and if it tastes acidic,  I let the pump circulate water. I check it in 15 minutes. If it's not cleaning the scale, I add more vinegar and run it through another time cycle.
    I think it's better to clean it before there is a lot of scale buildup and to always use the minimal acid concentration to do the job.
    Birmingham, AL
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