Setting up your Duo-Temp™ is quick and easy.

  • Rotate the steam wand so that it is pointing away from the espresso machine.
  • Fill the water tank up with fresh water and insert into the espresso machine.
  • Select the filter cup that will be used and place the remaining filters, the cleaning tool, and the other small accessories into the storage tray.
  • Slide the storage tray into the opening beneath the water tank.
  • Slide the drip tray into place beneath the water tank and set the drip tray grill on top of it.
  • Insert the filter into the portafilter.
  • Fill the portafilter with the appropriate amount of ground espresso depending on the filter size used using the Measuring/Tamping spoon. One scoop for the one-cup filter and two scoops for the two-cup filter. Tamp the grounds with the tamping end of the Measuring/Tamping spoon.
  • Press the Power ON/OFF button to ‘On’ which will illuminate the button surround and a vibrating sound can be heard.
  • The heating light will be flashing while the machine is heating the water. Once the heating light goes out, the machine is ready to use.
  • Place the cup being used under the brew head and, WITHOUT the portafilter locked into place, turn the Selector Control to espresso for a short time, just a few seconds. This will purge get the heated water moving through the machine and will also add in hot water to the cup, pre-heating it for use.

  • Once the cup has a little water in it, turn the Selector Control to ‘Standby’ and remove the cup, setting it aside. The espresso machine may need to heat again so if the light comes on, wait for it to go out once more.
  • Swivel the steam wand until it is pointed at the center of the drip tray. Move the Selector Control to steam and allow the pump to kick in until steam begins to come out of the steam wand. When the espresso machine is heating up, it is heating for espresso. This will be about 200°F. Steam, however, occurs at 212°F so a little extra heating will need to occur before the steam comes out the steam wand.
  • While the espresso machine is heating up for steam, hold the cup with the water in it and swirl the cup, moving the water over the inside surface, heating it.
  • Once you have gotten steam from the steam wand, return the Selector Control to ‘Standby’. Water and/or steam may come out of the machine and move into the drip tray. This is normal and is the auto purge kicking in to remove water that is not at the correct temperature for espresso use (200°F). The machine may once again turn on the heating light.
  • Ensure that the Selector Control is set to ‘Standby’ and empty the cup that held the water. Lock the portafilter into place