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A Guide To Resetting Every Nespresso Machine

Using a factory reset on your Nespresso machine can be useful in a couple scenarios, such as when you are trying to restore default settings or if your machine is giving you an error signal. How to reset your Nespresso machine will depend on which model you have (Vertuo or Original). I put together a summary of the steps to follow for every type of machine.

When And Why To Reset Your Nespresso Machine

Nespresso Vertuo and Original machines come programmed to brew pods to a certain amount of time to get a standard size. Some users like to try to adjust those default settings to make more or less coffee. Other users change them only by accident. More advanced models like the Nespresso Lattissima and Creatista range also allow you to customize settings like temperature and the amount of or milk foam (these settings options will vary by model).

Maybe you tried to change some settings and are not happy with the results. In that case, a reset will be the easiest way to restore the settings to what they were on your first day. You can then try to change them again to make your perfect cup, knowing that it will always be easy to get back to the original settings.

A reset may also be helpful if your machine is having an error and is not working, such alert lights staying on after running a descaling or cleaning cycle. If you have an blinking orange or red light alert or a solid or flashing white light that you can’t seem to get rid of any other way, you want to try a reset. But beware, if you’ve customized any settings you will loose them if you do this.

Keep reading to learn how to perform a factory reset on your Nespresso Vertuo or Original coffee maker.

How To Reset Nespresso Vertuo Machines

Below you will find instructions on how to reset every Nespresso Vertuo model. You can also find them in your user manual. The instructions are the same whether your model is made by Breville or De’Longhi.

Vertuo Next

  1. Turn the machine on.
  2. Unlock and open the head to eject any used coffee pods.
  3. Close the head and leave the handle in the unlocked position.
  4. Push the button five times within three seconds. The button will blink orange five times and then turn to a steady white. That signals that the Next has been set to factory settings and the machine is ready.
Nespresso Vertuo Next Reset

Vertuo Plus or VertuoPlus Deluxe

  1. Press the lever down for three seconds to turn the machine off.
  2. Enter factory settings mode by pushing the button and the lever down together for three seconds.
  3. A steady orange light will turn on to confirm that you are in the Special Functions menu.
  4. Press the lever down three times to return to factory settings. Push the button to confirm.
  5. An orange light will blink fast 3 times and then turn to a steady green, at which point the it is ready to use.

Vertuo

  1. Make sure your coffee maker is on.
  2. Unlock and open the head to eject any used capsule.
  3. Close the head and leave the handle in the unlocked position.
  4. Push the button five times within three seconds. The button will blink orange five times to confirm it has been set to factory settings.

Evoluo

  1. Ensure that the brewer is on.
  2. Unlock and open the head to eject any used coffee capsules.
  3. Close the head and leave the handle in the unlocked position.
  4. Push the button five times within three seconds. The button will blink orange five times to confirm it has been set to factory settings.

How To Reset Nespresso Original Line Machines

Below you will find instructions on resetting every Original espresso maker model. The instructions are the same whether your model is made by Breville or De’Longhi.

Creatista Pro

Use the display to scroll all the way to the end of the menu. Tap to select “factory reset” and then follow the on screen instructions.

Creatista Plus

To clear drink settings only, turn the knob and stop on SETTINGS. Select this, then select RESET, then select COFFEE RESET. Select the checkmark to confirm or the X to cancel.

To restore the machine to all factory settings, select FACTORY RESET instead of COFFEE RESET. Press the checkmark to confirm. The coffee maker will shut off. The next time you turn it on, you will need to follow the first use instructions displayed on the screen.

Creatista Uno

Turn the machine on and press and hold the Lungo button and Ristretto button together for 5 seconds. They should start to blink. Next, press either button once to confirm. To cancel, press any button that is not blinking.

Lattissima Pro

Select the gears icon on the display. Scroll until you see an option for FACTORY SETTINGS. Select this option to restore all parameters to factory settings.

Gran Lattissima

  1. Turn the machine on and remove the milk jug.
  2. Press the HOT MILK and FLAT WHITE buttons for three seconds to enter menu mode. The descale and clean alert light will start blinking.
  3. Next, press the FLAT WHITE button. It will start blinking.
  4. Press the FLAT WHITE button again. It will blink fast 3 times, which confirms that the process is complete.
how to reset gran lattissima nespresso
Gran Lattissima menu (source: Nespresso user manual)

Lattissima One

  1. Turn the machine on and remove the milk jug.
  2. Press the milk drink button for three seconds to enter Menu mode. The descaling and cleaning alert lights will start blinking.
  3. Press the milk button once to enter reset mode. The light will blink.
  4. Press it again to confirm. All buttons will blink three times then the machine will automatically exit the menu and it will be ready for use.

CitiZ

  1. Turn the machine off.
  2. Press and hold the Lungo button for five seconds.
  3. The LED lights will blink quickly three times to confirm that the CitiZ has been set to factory settings.
  4. The lights will then continue to blink as it heats up.
  5. When the lights go steady, it is ready to use.

Essenza Mini

  1. Turn the machine off by pressing both buttons.
  2. Press and hold down the Lungo button for five seconds.
  3. The LED lights will blink quickly three times to confirm that it has been restored to factory settings.
  4. The lights will then keep blinking as the it heats up.
  5. When the lights go steady, it is ready to use.

Pixie

  1. Make sure the machine is turned off.
  2. Press and hold the Lungo button for five seconds.
  3. The LED lights will blink quickly three times to confirm that the it has been restored to factory settings.
  4. The lights will then continue to blink as it heats up.
  5. When the lights go steady, it is ready to use.

Inissia

  1. Turn the machine off by pressing both buttons.
  2. Press and hold down the Lungo button for five seconds.
  3. The LED lights will blink quickly three times to confirm that it has been restored to factory settings.
  4. The lights will then keep blinking as the it heats up.
  5. When the lights go steady, it is ready to use.

If the factory reset does not resolve the issue you are trying to solve, you should contact Nespresso support.

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