Ask Gail: Accidentally Put Oily Beans In A SuperAuto?
First off, don't panic! Everything is going to be ok. In fact it could be worse, you could think there is nothing wrong with putting oily beans in your brand new super-automatic espresso machine! The horror!
Maybe a friend brought over a bag of the oily stuff, or maybe you "accidentally" grabbed the wrong bag at the store. However the oily beans got there (we aren't here to judge), here is what you need to do.
Step One: get the beans out of the grinder! Flip the machine over, vacuum them out, whatever you need to do.
Step Two: Put a medium roast into your grinder! Grinding a light or medium roasted bean through your machine will help get rid of those oils.
If you have been using oily beans for a while in your super automatic, you may notice a clog forming. In this case you want to try and clean that clog out with an air compressor or vacuum. Unfortunately you can not use a grinder cleaner on your super automatic, those are designed specifically for stand alone grinders. If the clog is stubborn you will need to have your machine professionally cleaned.