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Ultimate 2022 User Guide: How to Turn Off Nespresso Vertuo

Want to learn how to turn off Nespresso Vertuo? Read on to learn more about this machine, including a comprehensive user guide on how to clean it, and more.

Looking for a coffee machine that can make a decent cup of coffee and espresso shots? The Nespresso Vertuo might be just the right fit for you! Nespresso Vertuo makes regular coffee and real espresso shots, at a touch of a button.

Read on to learn more about the Nespresso machine, including a comprehensive user guide on how to turn off Nespresso Vertuo, how to clean it, and more.

Nespresso Vertuo Features

The Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and espresso machine brew 4 single-serve cup sizes all with the touch of a button.

Each machine includes a complimentary welcome set with a range of Nespresso Vertuo capsules with unique aroma profiles. Nespresso Coffee and Espresso Machine by De’Longhi make use of dual-size single-serve capsules for brewing either coffee or espresso with consistent flavor at the touch of a button.

Nespresso Vertuo uses a large capsule for coffee and a small for espresso and has patented Centrifusion extraction technology that reads barcodes on the rim of compatible single-serve capsules and automatically sets brewing parameters. The Vertuo machine brews four cup sizes: 1.35 oz Espresso, 2.7 oz Double Espresso, 5.0 oz Gran Lungo, and 7.7 oz Coffee.

Additional features include an adjustable tray, 54 oz. water reservoir, the machine will automatically eject capsules after brewing; holds up to 17 use capsules. Heat up time of only 15-20 seconds and energy-saving automatic shutoff after 9 minutes of inactivity. Instantly enjoy one of the 12 capsules included with your machine.

Below is a closer look at its features:

  • Automatic Coffee/Espresso Machine. Create barista grade brewed single serve coffee or espresso cups at the touch of a single button. Designed for use with Nespresso Vertuo capsules only.

  • Versatile Coffee Maker. Brew 4 different cup sizes at the touch of a button – 5oz and 7.77 oz coffees, and single and double espresso. Pour over ice to create your favorite iced coffee and latte drinks.

  • Smart Coffee Maker. Brew the perfect single serve coffee or espresso drink time after time, thanks to Nespresso’s Centrifusion technology using barcodes to deliver the best in-cup results including the perfect crema for large coffee cup sizes.

  • Features. Extra-large 54 oz water tank and a very large 17 count used capsule container; This machine also has a fast heat up time of only 15 seconds; There is an energy saving automatic shutoff at 9 minutes of inactivity.

  • Nespresso Capsules. Includes a complimentary starter set of Nespresso capsules (capsule assortment may vary from picture); Designed for Nespresso Vertuo Capsules only.

Nespresso Vertuo User Guide

If you’re not familiar with the Nespresso Vertuo, don’t worry! Here’s a quick guide to help you.

  • First Use or After A Long Period of Non-Use

First time using a Nespresso Vertuo machine? Or maybe, you haven’t used it in a long time. To safely use your Vertuo, please keep these reminders in mind:

  1. Rinse and clean the water tank before filling it only with fresh drinking water. Put the water tank in place.

    1. Ensure the capsule container and the cup support (if necessary for the selected cup size) are in place. For your safety, operate the machine only with cup and capsule container in position.

    1. Plug the machine into the outlet.
    1. Turn the machine “ON” by pushing the button. The button will gradually illuminate as the machine heats up in approximately 15 seconds.

    1. Steady light indicates the machine is ready.

    1. Place a cup of at least 0.5 l under the coffee outlet.

    1. Close the machine if open and lock the machine by turning the lever left to the lock symbol on the machine head.

    1. Press the button 3 times within 2 seconds to start cleaning and let the cleaning procedure complete automatically. It will take less than 2 minutes before a flow comes out. The procedure consists of 3 cycles of pumping water in.

    1. This operation may take up to 5 minutes. The procedure can be stopped at any time by pushing the button. The button will go to steady light. In case you want to resume the cleaning process, push the button again.

      To brew a coffee, insert a capsule, then close, lock the machine by turning the lever left and push the button.

How to Turn Off Nespresso Vertuo (Energy Saving Concept)

The Nespresso Vertuo machine can be turned “OFF” at any time by holding the button for 3 seconds. Further, with its Energy Saving Concept, it has an automatic ‘OFF’ mode – the machine will turn off automatically after 9 minutes of non-use.

  • Coffee Preparation

Here’s a quick guide to help you prepare a cup of coffee or espresso using your Nespresso Vertuo machine.

  1. Fill the water tank with fresh drinking water.

    1. Turn the machine “ON” by pushing the button.

    1. Lights will blink for approximately 15 seconds while the machine is heating up.

    1. Steady light indicates the machine is ready.

    1. The factory settings and recommended cup sizes are: Alto: 414 ml, 230 ml for Mug / 150 ml for Gran Lungo / 40 ml for Espresso.

    1. The cup support has 3 positions and can be temporarily removed to accommodate various cup sizes.

    1. Place a cup of sufficient capacity under the coffee outlet. Risk of scalding may occur due to overflowing.

    1. Unlock and open the machine head completely.

    1. This machine operates with Nespresso Vertuo capsules. Nespresso classic capsules cannot be used in this machine.

    1. Insert a capsule with the dome shape at the bottom. Be careful not to injure yourself on sharp points or trap your fingers when reaching inside the machine.

    1. Close the head and lock the machine by turning the lever left to the lock symbol on the machine head.

    1. Push the button to start the coffee preparation. It will take some time before the coffee flow comes out (due to barcode reading and coffee pre-wetting).

    1. To stop the coffee flow early, push the button

    1. To manually top off your coffee, push the button and push again to stop when desired volume is reached.

    1. Turn the lever to the right and open the head to automatically eject the capsule.
  •  Cleaning and Maintenance

To ensure that your Nespresso Vertuo machine lasts, cleaning and maintaining it is crucial.

Follow the guide below for proper cleaning and maintenance instructions of your Vertuo.

Note: The machine has a predefined cleaning procedure that can be launched at user discretion. Office use: Daily cleaning.

  1. Rinse and clean the water tank before filling it with fresh drinking water. Put the water tank in place.

  2. Rinse the cup support. Place a container of at least 0.5 l under coffee outlet.

  3.  Open the machine head and let the used capsule be ejected. Empty and rinse the capsule container.

  4. Close the head and turn lever left until “LOCKED” position.

  5. Push the button 3 times within 2 seconds. The button will blink quickly during the procedure. It will take less than 2 minutes before a flow comes out. The cleaning procedure will run automatically for 5 minutes. The procedure consists of 3 cycles of pumping water in/internal cleaning/water flowing from outlet to complete.
  • Descaling

Aside from cleaning your Nespresso Vertuo regularly, it is important that you descale it as well.

  1. Turn the machine “ON” by pushing the button. Blinking light: heating up. Steady light: ready.

  2. Open the machine head and let the used capsule be ejected.

  3. Close the machine and leave the lever in “UNLOCKED” position: towards the front of the machine.

  4. Empty the cup support and the used capsule container.

  5. 5. Fill the water tank with 1 unit of Nespresso descaling liquid and add 0.8 l of water.

  6. To enter the descaling mode, hold the button for at least 7 seconds.

  7. The button will start blinking rapidly. You now have 45 seconds to confirm you want to enter descaling mode.

  8. Follow the next step to do so otherwise the machine will return to the ready for brewing coffee mode.

  9. Lock the machine by turning the lever left to the lock symbol on the machine head and unlock by turning right. Hold the button again for at least 7 seconds in “UNLOCKED” position.

  10. Place a container (minimum volume: 0.8 l) under the coffee outlet.

  11. To start descaling, lock the machine by turning the lever left and push the button. The machine will stop automatically when complete.

  12. Empty, rinse and clean the water tank and cup support thoroughly.

  13. Fill the water tank with fresh drinking water and put it back in place on the machine.

  14. When ready, push the button to rinse the machine. The machine will stop automatically when complete. The procedure can be stopped at any time by pushing the button.

  15. To exit the descaling mode, hold the button for at least 7 seconds.

  16. The button will stop blinking rapidly and become steady.

  17. Descaling is completed. Allow the machine to dry for 10 minutes before using it.

  18. The machine is now ready for use.

Nespresso Vertuo: A Comparison Guide

There are several machines under the ‘Nespresso Vertuo’ range. Below is a quick comparison of each model:

 
 Vertuo NextVertuoPlusVertuo
Release Year202020162015

Brewing system: Centrifusion with barcode reading


Coffee 5oz, 8oz, 14oz


Single & Double Espresso


Automatic capsule ejection & storage; Automatic power off


Water tank capacity

37ozStandard: 40oz; Deluxe: 60oz54oz

Product dimensions (in)

5.5W x 16.90D x 12.4H9.8W x 13.3D x 12.7H9W x 12.3D x 12.2H

Capsule container capacity

81017

Weight

9lbs10lbs11lbs

Differentiating features

Made from 54% recycled plastic; Bluetooth connectivityAdjustable water tank placement; Convenient motorized open/close

The Bottom Line

We hope this guide on how to use the Vertuo machine, including its cleaning process, how to turn off Nespresso Vertuo, and more helps you!

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