Caring for your Café Modena is simply but does require some time.

After each use.

  • The Steam Wand and Froth Enhancer should always be cleaned immediately after frothing milk.
  • Remove the Froth Enhancer and rinse under warm water.
  • Wipe the Steam Wand with a soft damp cloth, making sure that no milk residue remains.
  • Turn the Selector Control to ‘STEAM’ briefly, for just a few seconds. This will purge out any milk that may be in the tip of the Steam Wand.
  • If the steam does not come evenly out of the Steam Wand or if it seems blocked, use the Cleaning Tool’s pin end and slide the pin into the openings on the end of the Steam Wand to remove any blockage. The tip of the Steam Wand can also be removed with the center opening of the Cleaning Tool to soak if the blockage is persistent.
  • The outer housing can be cleaned with a soft damp cloth. Do not use abrasive cleaners or cloths which can scratch the surfaces of the housing and cup warming tray.
  • Directly after use, remove used coffee ground by tapping the portafilter on the edge of a trash bin or by doing so on one of Breville’s Knock Boxes. Rinse the filter under water then remove the filter and rinse the portafilter.
  • Lock the portafilter back onto the machine and brew water with no coffee through it for 10 to 15 seconds to flush out any coffee residue.
  • Should the filters become clogged, the pin end of the Cleaning Tool can be used to poke through each of the holes on the interior of the filter and the single hole on the bottom exterior to clear out any blockage.
  • Remove the drip tray, empty it and rinse it and the drip tray grid off under warm water.

Every 3 months.

Every 3 months or so, the machine will need to be decalcified.

  • In the water tank, mix 1 part white vinegar and 1 part water, about half and half for the tank.
  • Turn the machine ‘On’ and let it heat up to the appropriate temperature.
  • Place a large container under the Group Head and the Steam Wand
  • When the brewing temperature is reached, set the Selector Control to ‘ESPRESSO’ and let half of the decalcifying solution run through the group head.
  • Turn the Selector Control to ‘STEAM’ for about 20 to 30 seconds then set the Selector Control to the ‘STANDBY’ position.
  • Allow the solution to remain in the machine for an hour or two.
  • Turn the Selector Control to ‘STEAM’ again for another 20 to 30 seconds, flushing out the Steam Wand.
  • Turn the Selector Control to ‘ESPRESSO’ again and let the rest of the decalcifying liquid run out of the Group Head.
  • Once no more liquid will come through, turn the Selector Control to ‘STANDBY’ and remove the water tank.
  • Wash the water tank with warm soapy water and rinse thoroughly. Refill the water tank with fresh clean water and replace it back into the machine.
  • Repeat the previous steps, letting about 1/2 of the tank of fresh water run out of the Group Head and the remaining fresh water come out of the Steam Wand.