There are a few different types of cleaning needed for the Die-Cast Programmable Espresso Machine.

After each use.

  • Empty out the puck from the portafilter by tapping it on the edge of either a trash bin or a Knock Box. Rinse the portafilter out under running water and wipe with a soft damp cloth. Dry thoroughly.
  • Wipe under the group head with a soft damp cloth to remove any coffee residue.
  • Empty the drip tray and rinse with warm water,
  • Remove the frothing attachment and wipe down the steam wand with a damp cloth to remove any milk residue. Rinse the frothing attachment in warm tap water and use the cleaning tool to ensure that the holes on either end are clear.
  • After frothing, turn the steam on and run a few seconds of steam through the steam wand to clear any milk from the end.

Every three months

    Every few months the Die-Cast Programmable Espresso Machine will need to be decalcified.

  • In the water tank, create a solution of 1 part white vinegar and 1 part water.
  • Put the filter used the most into the portafilter and lock into place in the group head, but add no coffee.
  • Power on the machine and wait until the heating cycle is complete and all button surrounds on the control panel are illuminated.
  • Place a large mug under the portafilter and press the single or double cup button to allow for a manual pour.
  • Release the button, empty the mug, replace it, and begin the manual pour again until half of the water tank has been used.
  • Swivel the steam wand to the side and place the end in a cup. Turn the Selector Control to ‘STEAM’ and allow steam to run through the steam wand for approximately two minutes.
  • Turn the Selector Control to Hot Water and allow about 1/2 a cup to run into the cup then turn the Selector Dial to ‘Standby’.
  • For deep cleaning, allow the liquid to remain in the machine for approximately 2 hours to over night.
  • Once the cleaning is done, remove the water tank, fill it with fresh, clean water, and replace the tank back into the machine.
  • Once again, run about half the tank through the group head by placing a mug underneath the portafilter and pressing and holding either the single or double cup button.
  • Run the same fresh water through the steam wand as steam and hot water both.