How To Make Hot Water In A Nespresso Vertuo Next Machine
Activate The Descaling Mode
The first way is super simple and you won’t need an empty pod for it. First things first, pop open the water tank, pour out any old water hanging around in there, and replace it with fresh, filtered water. You want the good stuff, trust me!
Now, press that brew button three times in a row – quick! You’ll see the button’s light start blinking, signaling that descaling mode is on and doing its thing. But careful here – if you hit it four times, you’ll cancel the process. We don’t want that!
For this method, don’t put any coffee capsules inside. We’re going for plain hot water here, so leave the coffee out of this. Place a sizable container under the spout to catch all the hot water coming your way.
Depending on how much water you have in the tank, the whole process should take between two to five minutes. And don’t fret about splashes; the water comes out in a gentle stream.
When it’s all done, refill the tank with more filtered water, hit the brew button again, and voilà – you’ve got hot water ready for tea or hot chocolate!
I know, I know – some folks might worry about the descaling mode pushing out gross, old coffee residue. That won’t happen if you start with new filtered water, so no stress!
Make Hot Water With An Empty Coffee Pod
If you’re up for a tiny bit more effort, here’s method number two. Start by taking out any used coffee pod from the machine and opening it up. Dump out the coffee grounds (psst…they make great fertilizer!).
Then, give that empty pod a good rinse with clean water, pat it dry, and seal it tight with some aluminum foil. Pop it back into the machine, press the brew button, and watch as hot water flows through without brewing any coffee. Simple, right?
Remember, the Vertuo Next is a bit picky and only works with Nespresso’s special pods. So, the amount of hot water you get depends on the size of the pod you use. For instance, with a Gran Lungo pod, you get about five ounces of water. With a Mug pod, it’s 7.7 ounces, and an Espresso pod gives you 1.35 ounces.
Why Your Vertuo Next Machine Fails To Pump Hot Water
If you’re new to the Nespresso world, the Vertuo Next might have you scratching your head, especially if it refuses to pump out hot water. I’ve been there! I got my first Nespresso Vertuo Next as a gift and was super excited to use it. I could hear the pump, but where was the water?
The Vertuo Next is a bit unique compared to its OriginalLine cousins. When it didn’t work at first, I suspected an airlock issue. After some tinkering and a chat with the friendly folks at Nespresso customer service, I learned it was actually a descaling issue. So if you’re having similar troubles, descaling might be your answer!
What If Your Nespresso Vertuo Next Is Leaking?
Another hiccup you might face with your Vertuo is leaking. If you hit the brew button and plain water drips out without a trace of coffee, it could be a few things. Maybe your water tank is misplaced or damaged, or perhaps the tank valve connection is all clogged up.
If everything looks good with the tank, check the drip tray and cup support. Sometimes they overflow or hide invisible damage. If you suspect something’s broken, don’t hesitate to take your machine to a professional for a check-up.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1: Can Nespresso machines make hot water?
2: How do I get hot water from a Nespresso machine?
- Ensure the machine is plugged in and turned on.
- Fill the water tank with fresh, cold water.
- Place a cup or container under the coffee outlet.
- Press the button for hot water. The specific location of the button may vary depending on the model of your Nespresso machine.
- Wait for the hot water to be dispensed.
- Remove the cup or container once you have the desired amount of hot water.