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    Machine maintenance & cleaning

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    Hey guys just got a new Silvia & Rocky just wondering about cleaning and maintenance of it. How often do I need to clean/ descale/ backwash etc. What do I need to do etc. Im new with a new machine. :P

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    Re: Machine maintenance & cleaning

    Hi there mmm
    Not sure on the specifics of this machine but the in general

    descaling - will depend on the quality of water in your location and whether or not you are using a filter

    backwashing - with chemical will depend on how many coffees you make each day, i generally do this once a month which equates to about 100 coffees thereabouts. You can use cafetto backwash detergent.

    General cleaning should be done on a regular basis to keep the shower screen and group head/handle and portafilter clean.

    Mal

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    Welcome mmmcoffee

    www.espressomyespresso.com

    The guys name is Randy and he is a member here and his website is about his coffee journey including very good information on both the Silvia and Rocky.
    Great combo, enjoy !

    Chris

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    thanks guys I live in Brisbane. We have one of those Brita water filters should I be using the water our of it? Its what I have been using. Each time Im finished using it I clean everything thoroughly and rinse groupheads etc.
    How often should I backwash with the blind cover in the grouphead without chemicals??

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    Hi

    Brita water should be fine, that is all i ever put through my machine.
    I backflush without chemicals at the end of the day but to qualify that, i dont do any more than about 6 shots per day as a general rule and most times during the week only 2 per day.

    Its not going to do any harm to get into a good routine.

    Mal

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    When I had my Silvia is used to hot water flush daily and every Saturday morning give it a chemical backflush and a thorough clean all over. Use filtered water only. Dont forget to prime the boiler after steaming milk most important. I used to do a descale 3 times a year as Perth water isnt the best.
    Good luck Im sure you will get great joy out of Silvia.
    gm

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    thanks again guys, much appreciated!!



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