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FAQs - frequently asked questions
If you are considering acquiring a MAVEA filter system or if you are already a MAVEA user and you have a question, why not first browse through the Frequently Asked Questions pages – we may have anticipated your questions and the answer is there.
MAVEA MAXTRA filtration technology is an optimal mixture of activated carbon and ion exchange resin beads that work together with the unique cartridge shape to improve water taste and reduce limescale* and other contaminants (e.g. metals like cadmium, copper or mercury, pesticides like atrazine or simazine, organic impurities like benzene, MTBE or tetrachloroethylen).
*Limescale reduction certified in internal tests, not certified by WQA
Tap water, whilst safe to drink, may contain substances which affect its taste, smell, appearance and overall quality of drinks. MAVEA water filter provides cleaner, great-tasting drinking water. MAVEA filtered water:
Makes great-tasting cold drinks, coffee and tea
Makes coffee and tea develop their full flavor
Prolongs domestic appliance life by reducing limescale build up
With regard to the company's responsibility for the safety of its products, we consider all products and the raw materials used in manufacturing process to be subject of extremely strict external and internal controls.
In order to maximize our products safety, each MAVEA cartridge is hygienically sealed.
The raw materials and the finished products are rigorously controlled and tested against defined quality requirements in our company. In addition, independent institutes and scientists continuously test our products and production facilities.
Water quality varies considerably from place to place and even from day to day in the same place. This in turn has an effect on the life of a cartridge. To ensure that your MAVEA filter is always working well we recommend that the cartridge is changed regularly, at least every 8 weeks or 40 gallons /150L.
Should your machine not be in use for a prolonged period (e.g. vacation), we recommend that you discard any water left inside the tank and leave the cartridge inside the funnel. Before using the system again take out the cartridge and clean the tank and the funnel. Now prepare the cartridge as if inserting a new one (immerse in cold water, shake to remove air, click cartridge into place, discard first two fillings). You can now use your cartridge for the remaining time based on a total life time of 8 weeks.
Coffee lovers know that the quality of the water plays a major role in the optimum enjoyment of their favorite beverage: Soft water allows the flavors to develop better. To enhance your hot beverage experience, the new TASSIMO brewer by Bosch features an integrated MAVEA MAXTRA cartridge.
Other features are:
MAVEA LCD display that reminds you automatically when to change the cartridge
Patented barcode technology that ensures a perfectly brewed cup every time
dishwasher safe parts
Widest variety of hot beverages at the touch of a button, including coffee, cappuccinos and lattes made with real milk, espresso, tea, crema and hot chocolate
Enjoying your coffee with MAVEA filtered water is easy! Just exchange the MAVEA MAXTRA cartridge every three months. It is easily inserted into the water tank of the brewer and ready for use within seconds! You will find all information on the exchange frequency in the TASSIMO MAVEA information guide.
The TASSIMO brewer by Bosch with MAVEA MAXTRA cartridge is available in the USA and Canada.
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