Used Silvia Cleaning
I just picked up a second hand Rancilio Silvia v3. It was about 18 months old but looks brand new as its only ever made about 4 coffees, and I believe him. The issue with it hardly making any coffees is that when I first ran water through it the water was quite murky and foamy and smelt chemically. It cleaned up after a few litres going through it. After running the steam through more came out.
It still smells a little bit but is relatively clean.
Would you recommend cleaning it prior to using in case more starts coming out and would you worry about the smell?
I was thinking of just getting some descaler? Or do you have to backflush it and buy a backflush piece.
I would certainly run a descaler through it and give it a good flush before using it.
I've found Cafetto Restore to be a good easy to use product. Barista Accessories Cafetto Coffee Machine and Grinder Cleaning Products | Coffee Parts
Thanks. I have ordered a blind filter, brushes, descaler, and backflush.
Just need to find a good deal on a grinder now.