Daily Cleaning

  • Prior to the first use every day, once the espresso machine has reached brewing temperature, turn the Control Dial to ESPRESSO for approximately 10 seconds before the first shot is pulled.
  • Prior to the first steaming every day, turn the Control Dial to STEAM for approximately 10 seconds. This will allow any cooler water that may be steam condensed from previous use to be flushed out.
  • After brewing is complete, empty the filter basket of all coffee and lock it back into place in the brew head. Turn the Control Dial to ESPRESSO for approximately 10 seconds to allow hot water to flush out any coffee residue or grounds that may be in the filter basket. Return the Control Dial back to the STAND BY position and unlock the portafilter. Rinse under running water and wipe dry.

Periodic Cleaning

    Water Filter

  • Every 2 months, replace the water tank filter.
  • When replacing the filter, simple soak the new one in a cup of water for 5 minutes and rinse under running water for 5 seconds. Insert the new filter into the filter mesh and lock on the oblong filter handle. Press the entire filter into the bottom of the water tank until it clicks, locking into place.

Cleaning Cycle

  • Every 2 to 3 months a cleaning cycle is recommended. This is NOT a descale and does not clean the entire machine. This cleans the brew head only but it is necessary.
  • Insert the silicone cleaning disc into the portafilter with the pull tab up and place a cleaning tablet on the center of the disc.
  • Insert the portafilter into the brew head and lock into place.
  • Ensure that the espresso machine is turned ON.
  • Turn the Control Dial to the ESPRESSO position for 20 seconds.
  • Turn the Control Dial back to the STAND BY position for 3 seconds.
  • Repeat this 3 or 4 times or until the cleaning tablet is dissolved.

Decalcifying

  • On the average, decalcifying should be done every 2 to 3 months. Roughly the same time line as the Cleaning Cycle. However the steps for this are a bit more involved.
  • If a commercial decalcifying agent is used, please follow the manufacturers instructions.
  • For a diluted solution (for softer water) use 1 part White Vinegar and 2 parts cold tap water.
  • For a more concentrated solution (for harder water), use 1 part White Vinegar and 1 part cold tap water.
  • Ensure that the the Duo-Temp™ Pro Control Dial is in the STAND BY position, the POWER button is off and the machine is unplugged.
  • Remove the water filter from the water tank.
  • Plug in the espresso machine and press ensure that the POWER button is on.
  • Fill the tank to the MAX mark with the vinegar/water solution.
  • Wait for the machine to pump water into the system and get up to brewing temperature.
  • Place an empty container below the brew head. The portafilter can be locked into the brew head but there must be no coffee in it.
  • Turn the Control Dial to the ESPRESSO position and allow half the mixture to run through the brew head into the container.
  • Turn the Control Dial to the STEAM position and allow the remaining liquid to flow out of the steam wand. When the liquid stops flowing, turn the Control Dial to the STAND BY position.
  • Remove the water tank and rinse thoroughly 2 or 3 times to remove any remaining solution.
  • Fill the water tank with fresh cold water and place back onto the espresso machine.
  • Run half the tank through the brew head and half the tank through the steam wand to rinse the machine of any remaining solution. This may need to be done twice.
  • Refill the water tank once more and the machine is ready for use.