Regular cleaning is an integral part of owning a high-end espresso machine. Never fear, Cafiza Espresso Machine Cleaner Powder is specifically made for the backflush cleaning process, combining maximum solubility and cleaning power with easy rinsing. Cafiza is recommended for use with a wide-range of traditional espresso machines and is NSF-certified for metal compatibility and safety, so you can rest easy knowing it's designed to de-gunk your machine without causing harm.
Is Cafiza safe to use on pressurized portafilters like Saeco Aroma's for soaking?
A shopper on Sep 14, 2014
Best Answer:Yes, you can use Cafiza to remove oil build up in your pressurized portafilter, just be mindful of the amount of time you soak and only let plastic components soak for an hour or so before thorough rinsing.
Can you use Urnex Cafiza Cleaning products on Jura machines ? Will doing so void your warranty ? Or is it the same analogy as getting an oil change with your car, you can pay $50 at the dealer, but can pay 30 anywhere else and you warranty won't be void.
A shopper on Jan 21, 2013
Best Answer:I love cafiza. I use it at home the powder for my rancillo and at work. It cleans like a dream. I would use it on your espresso machine. I have used it on every machine I have ever worked on.
I do not own a Jura - I have an Expobar so I cannot speak to the warranty. Cafiza is excellent for clean a portafilter or brew head. I would consult either the dealer or manufacturer on how to clean the interior components of a full automatic prior to putting any chemical in the unit.
I only use the Urnex Cafiza to soak my portafilter and to back flush my Rocket. I use the Cleancaf Coffee/Espresso Machine Cleaner & Descaler packets to descale the machine. I can't imagine that it would void a warranty. But you may want to call and ask.
Best Answer:If you happened to get Cafiza into your boiler, you will want to flush a number of tanks through the system to hopefully clear it all out. Unfortunately there is no way for us to say for certain that there is no damage to the machine without taking a look in our repair center. Hopefully you were able to catch it right away and completely flush it out of your machine!
Thanks! I flushed out the system with about five full tanks of water until the water ran clear (it was blue at first, presumably due to reaction with the copper boiler and piping) and I'm hoping for the best. I'm hoping that the aftertaste I still get is just in my head. :-(
Do you use this product with due care? It contains Trisodium Phosphate (TSP), commonly used to strip paint from walls. it's toxic, causes burns, and can persist in the environment indefinitely. Here's a quote from the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS): "Chemical goggles, full-face shield, or a full-face respirator is to be worn at all times when product is handled. Contact lenses should not be worn; they may contribute to severe eye injury." A Google search for trisodium phosphate is quite an eye-opener.
A shopper on Jul 29, 2014
Best Answer:I can certainly understand your concern- that does sound alarming! When I use Cafiza I do notice that if I get it on my hands it does seem a bit harsh- it has an irritation and drying quality almost like bleach. I take care not to touch the solution too much and then after I back flush or soak components in Cafiza I will thoroughly flush with water and brew and discard a shot. I have not experienced any issues from using this product. Hopefully this info helps you out!
I added to the water container for our Capresso expresso machine. SO much debris came out once I started running the water through. Not only that, the little carafe that catches the espresso absolutely sparkled once I simply dumped what had flowed into it. Normally I'll put that in the dishwasher, yet it never gets as clean as I saw here. The calcium clogs that were in the machine all sputtered out immediately. Fantastic product. So easy to use. Much faster and more effective than vinegar, but gentle on the machine parts and no vinegar smell in the kitchen. (Posted on 10/30/2014)
Worked just fine!Review by Cube
Worked well on cleaning the clogged filters. Beats needling! (Posted on 8/24/2013)
No doubt the best cleaning agentReview by Gedit
I've been using it for many years and I don't think there is any reason to look for something else. This gets the job done. (Posted on 9/30/2012)
Works great!Review by GVDub
Regular maintenance is the key to keeping your machine in top shape. Weekly (or more frequent, depending on use) detergent backflush cleaning and monthly dispersion screen, portafilter, and basket soaking in a good detergent should be part of that routine. You do want your investment in a quality espresso machine to keep paying off over the years, right? (Posted on 8/4/2012)
Great for Backflush CleaningReview by Home Barista Wantabe
It's hard to get excited about cleaning powder, but it is a very important part of your espresso machine maintenance.
Use this cleaning powder and a backflush basket about once a month to clean out the group head screen and the 3-way valve / drain tubing. You can also soak your portafilter in some of this solution to help clean out the coffee buildup that gets trapped in there. Great product.
Easy To Use
None (Posted on 3/16/2012)
Quintessential espresso machine cleanerReview by carlhpretired
An outstanding product
Easy To Use, Incredibly effective, Commercial Grade
None (Posted on 5/27/2010)
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