Are your customers complaining about the taste of your coffee or not coming back for more …. then it’s more than likely that your espresso machine needs a thorough clean!
Cleaning your coffee machine with grinder quickly on site … at your least busy time … will make all the difference to the taste of your espresso coffees.
Don't ever wash or rinse the external surface of your machine with water. Wipe the outside surfaces with a damp cloth using standard household or kitchen detergent.
There are no excuses for not cleaning the frothing wand after every time milk is frothed. NEVER! - place the frothing wand in a container of liquid!
Ensure the frothing wand remains clean at all times ... after each frothing, wipe the wand clean with a damp cloth and supply a one second full pressure burst of steam to clean out the inside of the frothing wand.
NB: If the Frothing Wand is neglected, a crust of dried milk forms on the inside and outside, eventually blocking the steam nozzle. This leads to milk finding its way into the boiler and rotting the water, resulting in a major breakdown situation.
Remove the drip tray and wire rack located below the group heads and wash them.
Flush out the waste drain tub underneath the drip tray. Remove excess coffee grounds to keep the drain unblocked.
Wipe the counter top underneath the machine.
Watch the video below to see how to clean the Filter Holder Rubber Seals, the Group Head Shower Sieves, Backwashing and Washing Filter Holders.