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    This much cleaning?! - CEBO 50B

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    Is the cleaning really necessary to carry out as often as the instruction manual dictates?

    I can understand the milk-frothing system clean after cappuccinos, but the weekly bubbler body clean and daily brewer clean seems quite demanding. I plan on only making a few coffees every day and there will be days when I don't use it.

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    I dont know the machine but if it says to clean daily why would you want to let it sit and have the coffee oils start to go rancid?

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    You probably don't need to clean it on the days you don't use it

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    Daily group head backflush after use is not excessive cleaning regime, it's part of the ritual to a great coffee journey IMHO
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    There are many home users here who backflush after every shot with a chemical backflush every week or even every day.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Javaphile View Post
    There are many home users here who backflush after every shot with a chemical backflush every week.


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    That's me, well not every shot, but certainly after every session, usually twice a day.

    Never heard of problems caused by over cleaning, cant say the same for the reverse.
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    If you get a taste for good coffee, that taste can be well over shadowed by a dirty machine. I clean mine weekly sometimes twice a week depending on usage. Like Yelta above has said i've never heard of a problem from over cleaning nor have i had one.

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    Surely the potential issue with very frequent cleaning (with detergent) is with regard to the lubrication of the various bits like the mechanism to start/stop the shot?

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    G'Day Barry,

    I agree, however, weekly with detergent doesn't seem excessive to me, even weekly the water that comes out is pretty brown, indicating build up of gunk.
    Anyhow, have been doing it for many years with no adverse results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    G'Day Barry,

    I agree, however, weekly with detergent doesn't seem excessive to me, even weekly the water that comes out is pretty brown, indicating build up of gunk.
    Anyhow, have been doing it for many years with no adverse results.
    Yep. I don't use the chemicals quite so frequently, upside/downside might well vary across machines too. While I can certainly notice the difference in the smoothness of the working parts for a short time after a chemical backflush, this disappears after a seasoning shot or two.



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