Your machine must be delimed when you begin to notice an increase in steaming or if the pumping action stops before all the water has been pumped out of the machine. The frequency of cleaning depends on the hardness of your water.
To delime, follow these easy instructions.
Suggested cleaning intervals:
Soft Water - Every 80 brew cycles
Hard Water - Every 40 brew cycles
The scientific reason for the cloudiness of tea is the precipitation of the tannins in the tea that occurs when the tea is cooled. Cloudiness does not affect the flavor of the tea.
Add a small amount (1/4 cup) of boiling water into the brewed tea to help reduce the amount of cloudiness.
Use the suggested amount of tea noted below:
3 Quarts - 5-7 bags or 2-3 Tbsp. of loose tea
2 Quarts - 3-5 bags or 1-2 Tbsp. of loose tea
1 Quart - 1-3 bags or 1/2-1 Tbsp. of loose tea
Use the suggested amount of coffee noted below:
3 Quarts - 7-11 level Tbsp. or 4-6 coffee scoops
2 Quarts 4-7 level Tbsp. or 2-4 coffee scoops
1 Quart - 2-4 level Tbsp. or 1-2 coffee scoops
With some iced tea makers, you may experience difficulties with starting a brewing cycle when you first begin using your iced tea maker because the start button may be tight.
To correct this, do the following: