Coffee Update #1: How to clean your Espresso Machine

While you enjoy your Espresso coffee every day, it is crucial to keep in mind that your Espresso machine needs a regular clean up to get rid of all the milk and coffee residue which gets accumulated in your machine after every use. Although you might be rinsing your machine after every use, it is much more important to clean it properly every week to dissolve all the debris and residues.

But how to keep your machine clean? Here are a few tips you should follow to keep your Espresso machine neat and clean.

  1. Clean your Espresso Machine after every use

One of the most basic steps to follow is to rinse your Espresso machine and its equipment every time before and after you use it. You do not need to use a cleaning solution, just use hot, soapy water for a basic cleaning session.

Wipe down the machine’s surface and clean any drips or stains near or on it. This will ensure you a clean work space and a somewhat clean machine’s inside too.

  1. Deep-Clean your Espresso Machine once every week

Make sure that you perform a vigorous cleaning session on your Espresso Machine once in every week. Sometimes oil grease, mineral deposits, milk proteins, etc. get stuck to the machine and might affect the working of your machine. In such cases, it is good to use a cleaning solution to clean your machine properly every week.

If you leave the deep cleaning for a long time, it would take you double the initial time to completely clean your Espresso Machine. So do perform this activity every week.

  1. Use a scrub or brush

If you want to make sure that your machine is cleaned properly and quickly, it would be advisable to buy an Espresso machine cleaning brush for the same. These brushes will help you in a vigorous cleaning of the machine and will make the whole process faster.

You can use a group head brush with a 90-degree angle as this brush will be sure to reach all the cracks and nooks of the machines.

  1. Descale your machine with a vinegar solution

Sometimes due to the usage of impure water, mineral deposits form on the machine in the form of limescales. These limescales may interrupt the working of your Espresso machine or could clog the coffee output part which would result in the machine not working or providing you with little drips of coffee.

This deposition has been known to create a lot of problems for your machine and is found best to be removed as soon as possible. You can use a vinegar and hot water solution to remove the limescale and clean your machine. Vinegar has been found effective in dissolving limescale quickly, leaving a smooth surface behind it.

  1. Disassemble all the removable parts and clean them

When you are cleaning your Espresso machine, make sure you clean and wipe every nook and cranny. Ensure that you detach all the removable parts and clean them separately. Once you have cleaned the machine and its parts, you can fix them back together and start using your machine again.

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