To clean your steam espresso maker, please see the below instructions:
- Turn the unit to "OFF" and unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.
- The frothing tube may still be hot, do not touch it with your hands until it has cooled. Remove frothing aid and wipe frothing tube with a damp cloth. Using the wrench built into the measuring spoon, unscrew the frothing aid and clean valve with a needle or toothpick.
- The carafe, carafe lid, filter, brew basket and drip tray can be washed with soapy water or placed on the top rack of your dishwasher. CAUTION: Do not immerse appliance in water. Do not remove reservoir cap or brew basket will appliance is under pressure.
- After the pressure has been released, remove reservoir cap. Discard the remaining water through the top opening of the water reservoir by turning the appliance upside down over the sink. Always empty the water reservoir between uses. Do not immerse appliance in water. Screw the reservoir cap back in place.
- Wipe housing with a soft wet cloth. Do not use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads as they will scratch the finish.
Do not store the filter holder in the brew head. This can adversely affect the seal between the brew head and the filter holder while brewing espresso.
Mineral deposits built-up in the Espresso Maker will affect the operation of the appliance. Your Espresso Maker must be delimed when you begin to notice an increase in the time to brew espresso, or when there is excessive steaming. Also, you may notice a build up of white deposits on the surface of the brew head.
The frequency of cleaning depends upon the harness of the water used. The following table gives the suggested cleaning intervals.
TO DELIME WATER RESERVOIR:
- Make sure the unit is off and that the power cord is disconnected from the electrical outlet.
- If the appliance is cool and the pressure has been released, (See Section “CAUTION: PRESSURE” on Page 7) remove the reservoir cap and pour 8 ounces of fresh, undiluted white household vinegar into the water reservoir.
- Allow appliance to sit overnight with the vinegar solution in the water reservoir.
- Discard vinegar through the reservoir of the machine.
- Rinse the water reservoir thoroughly with tap water by filling it.
TO DELIME INTERNAL PARTS:
- Make sure you delime the inside of the water reservoir first by following the "Deliming" steps above.
- Make sure all controls are "OFF," the power cord is disconnected from the electrical outlet, the appliance is cool and all pressure in the appliance has been released. Fill carafe to the top of the metal band with vinegar and pour into reservoir.
- Screw the cap back on top of the water reservoir. Make sure the cap is tight.
- Insert the brew basket (with filter) and place the glass carafe with lid on the drip tray.
- Plug the power cord into the electrical outlet.
- Turn the control knob to the position. When vinegar begins to flow into the carafe, place a cup with cold water under the frothing aid. Insert the frothing tube into the water and slowly turn the control knob to the position. After ten seconds turn the control knob to the "OFF" position. This will clean any residue left in the frothing tube from frothing milk.
- Turn the control knob to the position. When all the vinegar has been pumped into the carafe and the flow has stopped, turn the control knob to "OFF" and allow the appliance to cool.
- Repeat Steps 1-7 using only tap water to rinse any remaining traces of vinegar out of the machine. Repeat this rinsing process, allowing the machine to cool and pressure to be released before each rinsing.
Suggested cleaning intervals:
Soft Water - Every 80 brew cycles
Hard Water - Every 40 brew cycles