Question

How do I clean my machine?

Answer

Depending on how often you use your machine, you have to clean it at least once a week. Make sure that the electrical parts do not come into contact with water. Always clean the display and the buttons with a damp cloth.

All detachable parts (drip tray, coffee bean hopper, pannarello, cappuccinatore) can be cleaned with running water. You can also use some dishwashing liquid. Do not use alcohol, solvents and/or abrasive objects to clean the machine. Attention: None of these parts are dishwasher proof.       

Clean the inside of the machine with a damp cloth regularly. Use the cleaning brush to remove coffee residues and deposits from the pre-ground coffee compartment. Do not forget to clean the area behind de brew group, as this is where the drain channel for excess water is located.

Coffee grounds drawer:
Empty and clean the coffee grounds drawer daily while the machine is on. The machine only registers that the coffee grounds drawer is emptied and resets the ‘coffee grounds drawer full’ signal when it is turned on. Other maintenance operations should be carried out when the machine is turned off and unplugged.

 


Water tank and drip tray:

Empty and clean the water tank daily. Remove the small white filter from the water tank and clean it with fresh water. Put the filter back into its housing by gently pressing it while you turn it.

The drip tray can be pulled forward out of the machine. Empty and clean the drip tray daily and each
time the ‘drip tray full’ indicator pops up through the drip tray cover. Clean the area under the machine where the drip tray is located.


Steam wand / Pannarello (if present)

It is important that you clean the external part of the pannarello daily or after each time you have frothed milk for hygiene reasons and to ensure perfect milk froth consistency next time. Remove the external part of the Pannarello and clean it with fresh water. Note: When removing the part, hold the top of the wand where it meets the body of the machine to prevent the steam wand from breaking.

Clean it more thoroughly each week. To do so, you have to disassemble all the parts of the pannarello. Remove the external and upper part of the pannarello and clean them with fresh water. Clean the hot water/steam wand with a wet cloth to remove milk residues.

 

Brew group: 
You have to clean the brew group every time you fill the coffee bean hopper or at least once a week.
Make sure that the machine is off when you remove the brew group.
Rinse the brew group with lukewarm water and clean the upper filter carefully. Also clean the inside of the machine with a soft, damp cloth. Do not forget to clean the area behind de brew group, as this is where the drain channel for excess water is located.



Caution: Do not use any cleaning agent or soap to clean the brew group.
When you rinse the brew group, you also wash away some grease. If you clean the brew group frequently, you also have to lubricate it frequently. 

The following video shows you which parts of the brew group need special attention when rinse or grease it.

       

 

Expert’s tip: “A pipe cleaner is particularly useful for cleaning hard-to-reach places, especially the steam wand and the coffee dispensing spout” 


Expert’s tip: "For hygiene reasons, all parts that come into contact with milk must be rinsed thoroughly with running hot water after each use. Soaking the parts in warm water can help to remove any residues. Rinse all items very well after you have cleaned them with dishwashing liquid. Soap or cleaner residues can result in no foam being created when you froth milk"

 

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