Basic aspects of coffee machine self-service
Think it takes too much time and effort to take care of your coffee machine? Let us prove otherwise!
These service tasks are very simple but highly important for the long life of your appliance. And your coffer flavour, of course.
Here are what you need to pay attention to:
Disclaimer: This post is for informational purposes only and is not a guide to action. Please, ensure your safety while servicing your coffee machine. Servicing your coffee machine on your own you take full responsibility for your actions. If you are not sure you are qualified enough to accomplish these tasks, turn to professional assistance.
Do not leave the portafilter cup full of coffee powder or capsule leftover after you have brewed espresso. After all, you don’t want to have some rancid taste and odor in your next cup of espresso, do you?
Enjoy your coffee and then clean and wash a portafilter cup. Also, it is good to give it a little wipe instead of leaving it just to dry on its own.
All is in around 30 seconds.
There are at least three reasons why you should clean the streamer arm after every use. First, milk residues inside its nozzle get sour and will spoil your flavoured beverage next time you will make it. Second, this is an excellent breeding ground for bacteria and, thus, doesn’t make any good to your health. Third, dried milk particles narrow and then block the nozzle. Therefore, it may cause coffee machine breakage, and you will have to surf the Internet with a request kinda “coffee machine repairs near me”.
The drip tray is another detail you should clean after every use. Perhaps, the drip tray is one of the most visible parts of the coffee machine. And, evidently, this is the place where some drops of espresso always get. To clarify, a dirty drip tray looks bad as a minimum.
Its cleaning includes three steps. First, remove the tray. Second, wash it using soap water. Third, wipe it and leave to dry. Oh, and put it back after a while, of course!
Plus, around 45 seconds in total.
Fortunately, the water tank does not need your special attention every day. Still, it is good practice to descale it sometimes. Once a month is an excellent descaling schedule. However, once three months is also a good one.
Pour water into the water tank, add some de-scaler, put any bowl or jug to collect water. Then, turn the descale mode on (of espresso mode, if your appliance doesn’t have this mode).
It takes just a few minutes, no more.
To sum up, servicing your coffee machine takes just about 1.5 minutes every time you brew your coffee plus a few minutes once three months (though, once a month is always better). It isn’t too much of your time, is it?
And, of course, contact us if you need thorough maintenance or quality repair for your coffee machine.
LE Company team