• Check the water level in the tank before each use and replace the water daily. The water tank should be refilled with fresh cold filtered water before each use. Do not use mineral water or distilled water. Do not use any other liquid in the machine.
  • To stop the Auto Grinding midway through a grinding cycle, push the portafilter once or press the FILTER SIZE button.
  • Tamping between measures can create a layer in the ground espresso that can impede full extraction.
  • When a preset shot size is selected, the machine will initially pump water for a moment, followed by a pause, then continue to pump water through the grounds in the portafilter. This initial water release is called pre-infusion, used to allow the grounds to swell slightly, giving the extraction water more surface to pull oils and flavor from the grounds. This also results in higher pressure build up in the filter allowing for more créma.
  • Pressing the 1 Cup or 2 Cup button during an extraction will immediately stop the pour.
  • When the espresso machine creates steam, a pumping noise can be heard. This is the normal operation of the 15 bar pump.
  • After 5 minutes of continuous steaming, the machine will automatically disable the steam function. The Steam Light will flash. When this occurs, return the steam dial to the ‘STAND BY’ position.
  • When steaming milk, milk should not be allowed to run over the top of the frothing attachment, otherwise it will not function properly. To avoid splattering of hot milk, do not lift the end of the frothing attachment above the surface of the milk while frothing.
  • Always ensure that, if you are using the frothing attachment, it is firmly pushed onto the steam wand and connects with the rubber surround.
  • Always wipe the filter and portafilter dry before preparing the espresso as moisture can encourage ‘drilling’ – this is when water bypasses the ground espresso coffee during extraction. The tighter the packed espresso, the more steady pressure all around that must be exerted in order to get the liquid through it. If ‘drilling’ occurs, small wet or damp areas will be present, offering the water a ‘path of least resistance’; instead of the needed steady all around pressure, the pressure will push the water through the easier to move through channels, resulting in an under-extraction.