Learn Espresso Making and the Fine Craft of Coffee – Maintenance

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: March 30, 2022
  • Time to read: 2 min.

Espresso Machines Maintenance – Cleaning And Maintenance Of Espresso Machines

We are going, to begin with, the best way to keep your espresso machine efficient and in good condition: the maintenance of the machine.

You should never use soap or acidic cleaners when cleaning your espresso machine.

The next step is to clean the inside of the showerhead because this is where all of the coffee grinds end up. Before opening up your machine, you will want to put a towel down on its surface so that it is not damaged by any spilled liquids.

Pour white vinegar into one side of the two-spray arm and then place a towel over it so that only one arm is still showing.

Learn Espresso Making and the Fine Craft of Coffee – Espresso Machines Maintenance

Turn on just that side and let it sit for about 15 minutes before turning off both arms and removing the filter. Rinse off the vinegar and you will see that the calcium and coffee buildup is gone.

The next step is to clean the blind filter. This is a small round filter that sits in between the two-spray arms. It becomes clogged with coffee grinds over time and needs to be cleaned every few months.

You can clean it by using a small brush or toothpick. If it is really dirty, you can soak it in white vinegar for a few minutes before rinsing it off.

Espresso Machine Maintenance FAQ

Espresso machine maintenance is important for keeping your machine in good condition and ensuring that your coffee always tastes its best. By following these simple steps, you can keep your machine running smoothly and efficiently.

My espresso machine is making a funny noise. What could be the problem?

There are several things that could be causing this noise. It could be that the water tank needs to be filled, the pump needs to be oiled, or there is something caught in the grinder.

I think there is coffee grinds in my espresso machine. How can I clean it?

Disassemble your machine and use a small brush or toothpick to clean out the grinds. Soak the blind filter in white vinegar if it is really dirty.

The coffee coming out of my espresso machine tastes burnt. What could be wrong?

You may need to descale your machine. Descaling removes all of the build-up that can occur over time and causes coffee to taste burnt.

How often should I clean my espresso machine?

You should clean your machine every month or so. You should also descale it every few months.

My espresso machine is leaking. What could be the problem?

There are several things that could be causing this leak. The water tank may need to be filled, the O-ring may need to be replaced, or there may be a problem with the gasket.

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