Philips 1200, 2200, 3200 Superautomatic Espresso Machine User Manuals & Instructions PDF

Brew up your favorite blend, sit back, and prepare to embark on a delightful journey through the world of exceptional coffee with the Philips Superautomatic Espresso Machines. In these user manuals, you'll find everything you need to know to unleash the full potential of your Philips Superautomatic Espresso Machine. From initial setup and operation to maintenance tips and troubleshooting advice, we're here to support you every step of the way on your quest for coffee perfection.

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Before First Use

  1. Setting up the machine: After you have switched on the machine, some water may be dispensed from the hot water spout or coffee spout. This is normal.
  2. Activating the AquaClean water filter (5 min.)
  3. Setting the water hardness
  4. Assembling LatteGo (specific types only)
  5. Assembling the classic milk frother (specific types only)

Brewing Drinks: General Steps

  1. Fill the water tank with tap water and fill the bean hopper with beans.
  2. Press the on/off button to switch on the machine.
  • The machine starts heating up and performs the automatic rinsing cycle. During heating up, the lights in the drinks icons light up and go out slowly one by one.
  • When all lights in the drink icons light up continuously, the machine is ready for use.

3. Place a cup under the coffee dispensing spout. Slide the coffee dispensing spout up or down to adjust its height to the size of the cup or glass you are using.

Personalizing Drinks:

This machine allows you to adjust the settings of a drink to your own preference. After selecting a drink you can:

  1. Adjust the aroma strength by tapping the aroma strength icon. There are 3 strengths, the lowest is the mildest and the highest is the strongest.

2. Adjust the drink quantity by tapping the drink quantity and/or the milk quantity icon (specific types only). There are 3 quantities: low, medium and high. You can also adjust the coffee temperature to your own preference (see 'Adjusting the coffee temperature').

Brewing Coffee with Beans

  1. To brew a coffee, tap the drink icon of your choice.
  • The aroma strength and quantity lights go on and show the previously selected setting.
  • You can now adjust the drink to your preferred taste (see 'Personalizing drinks').

2. Press the start/stop button.

  • The light in the drink icon flashes while the drink is being dispensed.

Specific types only: An americano is made of espresso and water. When you brew an americano, the machine first dispenses an espresso and then water.

3. To stop dispensing coffee before the machine is finished, press the start/stop button again. To brew 2 coffees at the same time, tap the drink icon twice. The 2x light lights up.

Brewing Milk-Based Drinks with LatteGo (milk container)

LatteGo consists of a milk container, a frame and a storage lid. To avoid leakage, make sure the frame and the milk container are properly assembled before you fill the milk container.

  1. To assemble LatteGo, first insert the top of the milk container under the hook at the top of the frame. Then press home the bottom part of the milk container. You hear a click when it locks into place.

Note: Make sure that the milk container and the frame are clean before you connect them.

2. Slightly tilt LatteGo and put it on the hot water spout. Then press it home until it locks into place.

3. Fill LatteGo with milk up to the level indicated on the milk container for the drink you are brewing. Do not fill the milk container beyond the maximum indication. If you have personalized the milk quantity, you may need to fill the milk container with more or less milk than indicated for this drink on LatteGo. Always use milk coming directly from the fridge for optimal results.

4. Place a cup on the drip tray.

5. Tap the milk-based drink icon of your choice.

  • You can now adjust the drink to your own preference (see 'Personalizing drinks').

6. Press the start/stop button.

  • The light in the drink icon flashes while the drink is being dispensed. When you brew a cappuccino or latte macchiato, the machine first dispenses milk and then coffee. When you brew caffè latte, the machine first dispenses coffee and then milk.
  • To stop dispensing milk before the machine has dispensed the preset amount, press the start/stop button.

7. To stop dispensing the complete drink (milk and coffee) before the machine is finished, press and hold the start/stop button.

Frothing Milk with Classic Milk Frother

Always use milk coming directly from the fridge for the best foam quality.

  1. Tilt the black silicone handle on the machine to the left and slide the milk frother onto it.

2. Fill a milk jug with with approx. 100 ml milk for cappuccino and approx. 150 ml milk for latte macchiato.

3. Insert the milk frother approx. 1 cm into the milk.

4. Tap the steam icon.

  • The light in the steam icon goes on and the start light starts pulsing.

5. Press the start/stop button to froth the milk.

  • The machine starts heating up, steam is forced into the milk and the milk is frothed.

6. When the milk foam in the milk jug has reached the required volume, press the start/stop button again to stop frothing milk. Never froth milk longer than 90 seconds. The frothing automatically stops after 90 seconds. You do not have to move the milk jug during milk frothing to get the best milk froth quality.


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