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Thread: Cleaning BES400 Breville Ikon

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    Cleaning BES400 Breville Ikon

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    Hi,

    I'm trying to figure out a simple way of regularly cleaning this machine.

    It does not have a 3-way valve so as I understand it I cannot backflush with a blind filter (even if I found one the correct size).

    I also have been unable to locate a cleaning tablet holder that would fit this (51mm) portafilter.

    I've been thinking maybe of using just a cleaning tablet or cleaning powder in the single dual wall filter.

    Any suggestions welcome.

    thanks

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    Ok,

    for decalc I have 'Clean Bean' Descaler solution from Woolies $7 250ml (I believe that this is basically Cafetto LOD).

    I am thinking a Cafetto S15 tablet in the dual wall filter to clean.

    Am I on the right track?

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    G'day hj...

    Sounds good re: the Cafetto tablet in the filter basket.
    And if the Woolies product is based on Cafetto LOD then that should also do a good job.
    When descaling, always a good idea to thoroughly rinse out the system afterwards to ensure all of the product and any residues have been completely removed. Don't forget the Steam circuit...

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    When cleaning with Cafetto powder or descaling I always rinse well then pull a shot and dump it down the sink to clear out any residual chemicals.
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    I think its a SS boiler - would a soak w/ descaler also be safe with that solution ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotjava View Post
    I think its a SS boiler - would a soak w/ descaler also be safe with that solution ??
    It should be Ok as I don't believe that the oxidised layer on the s/s will be disturbed, leading to the possibility of s/s pit corrosion.

    Perhaps Lyrebird will spot this the thread and offer his knowledgeable comment...

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