Don't worry, nothing is wrong with your Babycook. The red light is just the descaling reminder light. Follow the instructions for descaling; you can find the instructions in your manual or on this site. Once you have descaled with a white vinegar and water solution, it is important that you unplug the unit for several minutes. Then, plug it back in. Lock your Blending Bowl(s) in to place (Listen For Click) press down on arrows at the top of your lid to assure your lid is locked, and then PRESS and HOLD the steam button down for 30 seconds to reset the cycle counter. The steam button will turn white again.
Instructions on how to descale your Babycook:
Please follow these steps to descale your Babycook reservoir:
1) Unplug appliance and let cool, descaling is done when the appliance is cold
2) Pour a mixture of 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar (or for a more stubborn build-up 1 full cup of white distilled vinegar) into the reservoir and let it sit overnight or for up to 24 hours
3) Pour out the vinegar by tipping appliance oven sink
4) Repeat as many times as necessary until clean (check inside after each soak by using a small flashlight or your cell phone)
5) Once clean, run 2 steam cycles with plain water using water level 3 to rinse out the vinegar
6) Clean accessories with warm soapy water
If you find that you have a more stubborn organic build-up in your reservoir that cannot be removed with vinegar, an alternative method is cleaning with lemon juice. For instructions on how to clean your Babycook reservoir with lemon juice, please click here.
*Be sure not to run the cooking cycle until the reservoir is completely clean. Otherwise, you are just "baking" the build-up onto the sides of the reservoir.
NOTE - If the reservoir appears discolored but there is no visible build-up on the surface, descaling is not necessary (as this discoloration cannot be removed).
*Once the reservoir is clean, be sure to descale your Babycook at the first sign of build-up. Keeping the reservoir clean is much easier than trying to remove stubborn build-up.