Founded in 1936, Urnex Brands, LLC manufactures and distributes cleaning products for professional and household coffee machines. Urnex successfully co-brands its products for over 40 of the world’s leading machine manufacturers and can be found in over 70 countries. Urnex produces all of its cleaning products at its manufacturing and corporate headquarters in Elmsford, NY. Urnex has always been committed to helping people everywhere brew and serve the best coffee. We sell our products under the brand names of Urnex®, Puro® and Full Circle™. For more information about Urnex Brands, LLC please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coffee is by nature a very oily substance. Over time, coffee oils accumulate inside of your machine to form a rancid residue. This residue is responsible for the acrid smell you may recognize coming from a poorly maintained machine. Unfortunately, this residue causes more than just bad odor. If allowed to develop, residue inside of your machine will eventually clog its filters and tubes and cause it to malfunction. Well before your machine clogs or you even notice the signs of neglect, the stale residue lining the inside of your machine will begin to affect the taste of the fresh coffee you prepare.
Descaling is the process of removing limescale (also known as mineral scale) from inside the hot water tank of your machine. With regular descaling, you can extend the life of your brewer and your coffee will maintain its proper brewing temperature, which means you will get the most out of your coffee.
Cleaning your coffee equipment removes built-up coffee oil residue that accumulates inside your machine. Over time, that residue will cause your coffee to taste bitter. Proper cleaning ensures that your coffee will always taste fresh. If your machine is left alone without cleaning for long enough, coffee residue can cause clogging and blockages that render a machine unusable.
Descaling your coffee equipment removes the mineral buildup that forms on the heating element of all coffee equipment. This buildup prevents the water in your machine from reaching the optimal temperature. At insufficient temperatures, it is impossible to extract the full flavor from your chosen coffee beans/grinds and which will negatively affect the taste of your coffee.
Vinegar is a fairly effective natural cleaner, its fine for hard wood floors and some other niche household cleaning jobs. It’s also a common DIY descaler but it pales in comparison to specialty coffee cleaners and descaling solutions like those made by Full Circle. Full Circle products are not only faster, they are significantly more effective odorless and leaves no aftertaste.
Full Circle Products are made from natural and renewable ingredients, they are biodegradable, phosphate free, and packaged in 100% recyclable bottles for commercial use and 100% recyclable cartons for home use. The Full Circle Grinder Cleaning Tablets are also gluten free.
All of the ingredients used to make Full Circle Brand cleaners are derived from natural materials. There are no petroleum based materials used in these products.
All of these ingredients occur naturally and there are no petroleum based materials used in our products.
Sodium Bicarbonate: Commonly known as baking soda, sodium bicarbonate is used in baking to help dough rise for cookies and bread. In cleaning products, it is used to deliver oxygen bubbles to the surface of your coffee machine.
Sodium Carbonate: This is a naturally occurring salt that is used in a wide range of products including toothpaste and traditional German pretzels. It can be found in seaweed or the hills of Wyoming. Sodium Carbonate is commonly used to modify pH levels.
Sodium Gluconate: Produced by the fermentation of glucose (sugars), Sodium Gluconate is a compound, the sodium salt of gluconic acid, which occurs naturally in fruit, honey and wine. It is commonly used in dairy products.
Sodium Citrate: Derived from fermented corn sugar, it is commonly known as “sour salt” because the citric acid has a sour taste and the sodium tastes salty. In modern gastronomy, Sodium Citrate is used to make perfect melted cheese that does not separate. To learn more about the use of Sodium Citrate in cooking, go here.
Sodium Percarbonate: Popular in toothpastes for its oxygen-based bleaching abilities, it is used as an oxidizing agent in a number of eco-friendly home and laundry detergent products.
Sodium Coco-Sulfate: As the name suggests, Sodium Coco-Sulfate comes from coconuts (and palm oils too). It is a terrific foaming agent that is commonly used in toothpastes, shampoos, shaving creams and bubble bath products. Some lesser known uses include shark repellent and food additives (an emulsifying or whipping aid).
Alkyl Polyglycosides: Also a foaming agent, Alkyl Polyglycosides are found in many detergents made for dishwashing and delicate fabrics. They are derived from glucose. We chose to use them here because they readily biodegrade.
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Most percolators are made from aluminum. We do not generally recommend using our products on aluminum. However, if you have a stainless steel percolator, our Urnex Brand Cleaning Powder and Descaler will work to remove coffee oil buildup and prevent the accumulation of mineral scale from inside the percolator.
Urnex Brand bottles and jars do not contain BPA. We use exclusively HDPE bottles which do not contain BPA.
There are seven classes of plastics used in packaging applications:
Types 1 (PET), 2 (HDPE), 4 (LDPE), 5 (polypropylene), and 6 (polystyrene) do not use Bisphenol A (BPA) during polymerization or package forming.
Type 3 (PVC) can also contain bisphenol A as an antioxidant in plasticizers. 
Type 7 is the catch-all "other" class, and some type 7 plastics, such as polycarbonate (sometimes identified with the letters "PC" near the recycling symbol) and epoxy resins, are made from Bisphenol A monomer.
Learn more about BPA at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisphenol_A
You can buy Full Circle™ through our website and several online retailers including Amazon.com. You can also find the full range of Full Circle products at Williams – Sonoma, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target and Meijer. For more information on retail locations in your area contact email@example.com or 800-222-2826.
If you are interested in buying larger quantities of Full Circle™ for resale, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.