Tech Tip: Removable Brew Group Maintenance
This entry was posted on January 30, 2009.
This tip goes out to all of you Saeco superautomatic espresso machine owners out there. Keep your machine humming along by taking regular care of the removable brew group -- we suggest performing the following tasks about once a week (more or less depending on your usage):
- Remove the group and thoroughly rinse with very hot water -- do not use soap
- Older models with a removable screen: Take it off (by unscrewing the screw in the middle) and wash it thoroughly -- you will find there is a fine coffee silt behind it
- Lubricate all moving parts with a food grade lubricant (give us a call if you need ideas on where to get this)
- When the group is out of the machine, thoroughly wipe down the interior chamber to make sure all of the connection points are grounds-free