IT was intended to assist with the removal of the Hot water and the steam tip... However different tips are now available..Originally Posted by Hoyks link=1225497767/0#0 date=1225497767
So you did all this and not hubby ;) Well done. I would not worrty too much about the Black on the main solid part...So, in an effort to work it out and being an insatiably curious thing that I am, this morning I decided to undo partially the group head shower screens to see if the tool fit in there. *I undid the screw in the shower screens and gently took the shower screens out and nearly dry retched when I saw how much black gunky oil had built up on the back of the shower screens. *I took this as I obviously dont backflush enough (I can get a bit lazy and only do it every second or third day, so after about 6-8 coffees during the week). *So I gave the shower screens a good going over with the good old toothbrush and soapy water and got rid of it. *Also removed some (but not all and I didnt want to attack it too much with a scourer) of the black gunk on the solid bit at the top of the group head. *I also gave the seals a good wipe over and got rid of as much coffee grounds off them as I possibly could without taking them out, which I didnt want to do because I figured it might do something untowards to the seals and I didnt want to stuff the seals up.
I tend to do a cleaning tablet about every month or two, but again it depends on use. In addition I also do a manual clean every other month or two. That way I get to see what dirt there is and do not spend so much on the tabs etc.So, my second question is, is what I just did the equivalent to using a cleaning tablet and running it through the comprehensive cleaning program, or should I still try and get my hands on some cleaning tablets (I saw some on EvilBay a few weeks ago for only about $4.00 plus postage) and do this as well. *As in, does the thorough cleaning cycle clean more than just the shower screens and group head?
As I use filtered water I have not done a full system flush on my home system for some 12 months...