For ardent coffee lovers, espresso machine is a valuable asset. This machine helps them to start their day right with the right blend of coffee. The best espresso makers you can buy tend to be expensive for so many reasons. One of them is the quality materials that are used in making an espresso machine. That said, it is necessary for espresso machine owners to know how to properly take good care of their valuable machines. After all, these machines are good investment. As such, one of the best ways to take good care of an espresso machine is to know how to clean it accordingly. To help you out, here are some tips to help you clean your espresso machine.
The very first thing to do is to get a clean cloth run under hot water and wipe off your steam wands. Try to get off any milk onto the wand that has been scorched. If you can unscrew the tip of the wand, you can take it off as well and clean it.
Get a small bucket with hot water and add a solution cleaner for espresso machine and soak the parts you took off overnight.
Take off the group handle and use a screwdriver to take off the filter basket. Clean them with soap and water then put them in the bucket of solution, soak them overnight.
Place the blind filter into the group handle and add ½ teaspoon of commercial espresso machine cleaner.
Turn off the espresso machine and let the steam wands be open in order to release the pressure of the machine. Leave them overnight.
Clean the shower heads.
Pull the gratings and drain it. Clean the drip tray and leave it overnight to dry out.
Using paper towels, clean your espresso machine to dry and make it shiny.