Breville is proud that our machines are made with the finest quality materials. However, with all machine, a little bit of maintenance and care is needed to ensure you will enjoy your espresso machine for years to come.

After Every Use

  • Remove the froth enhancer and rinse under warm tap water.
  • Wipe the steam wand with a damp cloth. Then, with the wand directed back into the drip tray, briefly set the ‘SELECTOR CONTROL’ so the ‘STEAM’ position for a few seconds to clear out any milk that may be inside the steam wand.
  • If the steam wand becomes blocked, use the pin end of the Cleaning Tool to unblock the fine holes on the tip of the steam wand.
  • If the wand continues to be blocked, use the spanner, or opening, in the center of the Cleaning Tool to unscrew the tip and soak it in hot water for 10 to 20 minutes before using the Clean Tool pin end to open the holes.
  • The Filters and Portafilter should be rinsed under warm water immediately after use to flush any residual coffee grounds or oils and prevent them from blocking the holes.
  • The group head interior should be wiped down with a soft damp cloth to remove any remaining coffee particles.
  • Wipe the outer housing with a soft damp cloth, but do not use any abrasive cleaners or cloths which can scratch the surfaces.
  • Remove the drip tray grid and slide the drip tray out from the machine. Turn the drip tray on it’s side over a sink and allow the coffee and water to pour out then rinse and wipe thoroughly under warm water, paying special attention to the ‘Empty Me!’ full indicator as the swing hinge can cease moving freely if there is coffee or grounds built up around it.
  • Wipe all parts and accessories dry thoroughly and replace in the machine.

Every 2 to 3 Months

  • Decalcification may be required on your machine a bit more often then every 2 to 3 months depending on the mineral content of the water you use, however, that is the generally recommended time frame.
  • Empty the water tank and create a solution of 1 part white vinegar and 1 part water, half and half for the full tank.
  • Put the most used Filter into the Portafilter and lock this into the group head with NO coffee in it.
  • Place a large empty container beneath the group head and one beneath the steam wand.
  • Plug the Café Venezia in the turn the ‘POWER’ button on.
  • Once the red ‘HEATING’ light goes out, turn the Selector Control to espresso and allow half the tank to run out into the container.
  • Turn the Selector Control to ‘STANDBY’ and empty the container.
  • Turn the Selector Control to ‘STEAM’ and allow steam to come out of the steam wand for a full minute or two.
  • Turn the Selector Control to ‘STANDBY’ and empty the steam container.
  • Allow the solution to remain in the machine for 1 to 2 hours which the machine still turned on to keep the water heated.
  • Empty any remaining solution from the water tank, wash thoroughly and rinse well. Refill the tank with cold fresh filtered water and replace in the machine.
  • Replace the container beneath both the group head and the steam wand.
  • Turn the Selector Control to espresso and allow half the tank to empty through the group head.
  • Turn the Selector Control to ‘STANDBY’ and remove and empty the container.
  • Turn the Selector Control to ‘STEAM’ and allow steam to come out of the steam wand for a full minute or two to flush the solution from the steam wand.
  • Remove and empty the container from beneath the steam wand and refill the tank, once again, with fresh cold filtered water