How To Install Surface/ Wall Mounted Dolce Gusto Capsule Holders
The installation of the wall mounted Dolce Gusto Capsule Holder is extremely straight forward and I am going to talk you through the process in six simple steps. The process is simple but I would highly recommend reading through this article first to ensure your holder is installed in the best location for you and all preparation has been completed to ensure the Dolce Gusto Capsule Holder stays in place for years to come.
If you are short on time, here is the basic installation procedure for your wall mounted Dolce Gusto pod holder, however I do believe that reading the full article would be highly beneficial:
Firstly, find a suitable smooth surface, remember to consider the height of the holder for access, you will need to be able to reach in and remove the capsule from the top of the holder. Also consider access to other moving elements in your kitchen, such as cupboard, fridge doors or people etc.
Next, ensure the surface is free from dust and grease by cleaning with a mild dishwashing liquid/water mix. Then allow the surface to dry completely. This is important because the tape will not adhere to grease or dust and could cause future problems.
The next step is to remove the backing from the self adhesive strips on the back of the holder and position the wall mounted Dolce Gusto Capsule holder on the surface/wall making sure that it is level. Remember that due to the self adhesive mounting method this product can only be installed once so it is essential to make sure the holder is in the correct position.
Once on the wall you should then remove the protective film from the front surface of the wall mounted Dolce Gusto Capsule holder.
At this point you can slot in the identifier capsule clips into the slots located at the bottom of the holder. Locate the top edge of the identifier pod in the clip and rotate the pod down until the round feature on the bottom of the pod locates into the hole on your holder.
All that is left to do is fill the holder with your favourite blends and relax with a well deserved coffee!
Fully Detailed instructions:
Receiving Your Wall Mounted Dolce Gusto Pod Holder, what will you receive?
When you receive your wall/surface mounted Dolce Gusto Capsule holder expect to receive the following items:
A single piece holder with the self adhesive strips pre-assembled.
Pod identifier clips to suit the number of columns that you have purchased.
Instructions on the front surface of the holder (these are to be used in conjunction with this article).
Finally, packing strips (depending on the holder size purchased), Please note these strips are for packing purposes only and are not required for the installation of your holder.
1: Choosing the best Surface To Install Your Surface Or Wall Mounted Dolce Gusto Capsule Holder
As mentioned previously in "Modern Dolce Gusto Capsule Holder - Simple, Elegant storage that works" article there are numerous suitable surface areas on which to install your capsule holder. Walls, inside of cupboards, ends of cupboards, they are all possible places. An important question to ask yourself is "Do I want to see the holder or would I prefer it to be tucked away?" Personally, I like to display the capsules as they are very eye-catching, if this is the case then a wall or cupboard end would be the best place to locate your Dolce Gusto Capsule holder, but make sure the surface is smooth and not heavily textured. Some tile surface are quite rough and therefore would not be suitable for installation. If you would prefer them to be tucked away then the inside of a cupboard is perfect, however it is still worth considering the surface roughness, however cabinet surfaces tend to be fairly smooth and therefore would be perfectly suitable for installation.
It is important to choose the correct installation height. As your wall mounted Dolce Gusto capsule holder is filled from the top and when in use capsules are also removed from the top, ensure the capsule holder is installed at a height that all users can reach.
Another consideration that sometimes gets overlooked is the movement of people or doors in a kitchen. For example placing a wall mounted Dolce Gusto capsule holder near a door way that gets a lot of traffic through could be a bad idea as the holder may get knocked. When installing on the inside surface of a cupboard door may be fine when the door is open but you need to be mindful of shelves and items in the cupboard as the door is closed. These are just a couple of examples but it's worth considering such things when choosing your installation surface.
2: Preparing your surface prior to installation
The wall mounted Dolce Gusto capsule holder has pre-installed double sided foam tapes on the rear surface, these are used to hold the capsule holder on the selected installation surface.
The wall mounted Dolce Gusto capsule holder has pre-installed double sided foam tapes on the rear surface, which are there to hold the capsule holder onto the selected installation surface. For these tapes to adhere effectively it is important that the installation surface is completely free from dust, dirt and grease etc. So the surface must be cleaned and dried before installation. For cleaning the installation surface we would recommend using a mild dishwashing liquid/water mix, followed by a reasonable period to allow the surface to dry completely.
3: Positioning Your Wall Mounted Dolce Gusto Capsule Holder On To The Chosen Surface
Remove the backing from the self adhesive strips and position the wall mounted Dolce Gusto capsule holder on the surface/wall ensuring that it is level and positioned correctly. Once you are happy with the position press down firmly along the lengths of the adhesive strips to ensure good adhesion. Please remember that due to the self adhesive mounting method this product can only be installed once so it is essential to make sure the holder is in the correct place.
4: Removal of The Protective Film From The Front Surface Of The Wall Mounted Dolce Gusto Capsule Holder
The wall mounted Dolce Gusto Capsule holder is shipped with a protective film on the front surface. Once you have installed your capsule holder gently remove this film by lifting it at one corner and then pulling the film away across the face of the capsule holder. Do not pull the film away perpendicular to the wall as this may pull the newly installed holder away from the wall.
5: Inserting the Identifier Clips And Capsules
Firstly remove the protective films from both sides of the identifier capsule clips to show a transparent clip. Slot the identifier capsule clips into the slots at the bottom of the holder. To install the identifier capsule itself, locate the top edge of the identifier pod in the clip and rotate the capsule down until the round feature on the bottom of the pod locates into the hold on the holder.
6: Filling Your Wall Mounted Dolce Gusto Pod Holder With Your Favourite Blends Of Coffee
Now comes the fun part! Filling your wall mounted Dolce Gusto pod holder could not be easier. Simply fill the holder from the top and slide the pod to the down towards the bottom of the column near the identifier pod, then repeat this process until the column is completely full. Removing the pods for use is exactly the same process in reverse, starting at the top. And that’s it you're all done, now the tricky part is to decide which blend to drink!
After Care of your Wall Mounted Dolce Gusto Capsule Holder
In general your wall mounted Dolce Gusto capsule holder should not need any maintenance other than the occasional clean. This is a very simple process, just remove all the identifier capsules and identifier clips. Wipe clean with a lint free damp cloth using a mild dishwashing liquid/water mix (do not use chemical cleaning products). The same method is used to clean the individual clips. Then replace all clips and capsules.
If you do happen to lose a clip under the cooker, behind the fridge etc, don't panic we sell spares! Click here for spare clips.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post and hopefully you have found it informative and useful. However, if you still have questions please do not hesitate to contact me via The Coffee Pod Holder Shop contact form. Alternatively, please leave any thoughts in the comments section, and of course please feel free to share this post via the social media icons below. Take care... Darren