Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: HX shower screen, frequency of cleaning.

  1. #1
    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Moonta SA.
    Posts
    7,050

    HX shower screen, frequency of cleaning.

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Have often wondered what others do, I remove and clean screen and seal at the end of each day.

  2. #2
    A_M
    A_M is offline
    Guest
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    6,381

    Re: HX shower screen, frequency of cleaning.

    Quote Originally Posted by 407C756D78190 link=1280562922/0#0 date=1280562922
    Have often wondered what others do, I remove and clean screen and seal at the end of each day.
    Why over do it... Oils is teh main contamination and that is why I do a chemical back-flush...

    HOWEVER:

    If ya grinding super fine and OVER / UP Dosing then you may get more physical matter up and between teh head and shower screen.

    OPPS. My gauge does not work (EM6910) or is bouncy ;D Coffee fines in the line and only one way to get it there = through the screen.

    Fresh Coffee made a great post on cleaning teh other day... He actually covered off on shower screens 8-)

  3. #3
    Senior Member GregWormald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    2,288

    Re: HX shower screen, frequency of cleaning.

    Less often than the least often option offered. I do know what a shower screen is.

    As Attilio mentioned somewhere--if the machine is used correctly and backflushed regularly, then the screen and area will likely be clean even a year down the track.

    As long as my handle seals correctly, I never remove the seal.

    On my first machine (a dual purpose, single boiler) I wasnt aware that any of this needed doing and the first clean of any kind, other than a brush and wipe, was about 10 years in. The tech said it was fine, other than needing a new seal.

    Greg

  4. #4
    Senior Member bennett's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    294

    Re: HX shower screen, frequency of cleaning.

    I took mine off recently after 6 months of use (750g/fortnight) chemical backflush every 2-3 weeks. The shower screen was absolutely spotless. It looked like it had gone through the dishwasher. Attilio is spot on - if you do the appropriate backflushing the showerscreen shouldnt need removing.

  5. #5
    Mal Dimal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Warwick, QLD
    Posts
    17,115

    Re: HX shower screen, frequency of cleaning.

    I havent removed mine yet and thats after 16 months of ownership and constant use. However, a weekly chemical back-flush keeps everything bright, shiny and as good as new. Even the Group Gasket is still in excellent condition - nice and soft and pliable. This gets cleaned after every session using a Group Head Brush and then the GH Wiggle afterwards.

    Ive used the same routine on previous machines and achieved the same outcomes so as Attilio often says - "If it aint broke then dont fix it." Wise words those.... ;) 8-)

    Mal.



Similar Threads

  1. Cleaning the Shower-Screen - Need help
    By Dutchie in forum Brewing Equipment (non-machine specific)
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 15th October 2010, 06:11 PM
  2. Cleaning Shower Screen
    By Secksy in forum Brewing Equipment (non-machine specific)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 3rd October 2007, 11:30 AM
  3. [m]: Cleaning Shower Screen
    By Dimal in forum General Coffee Related...
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 2nd October 2007, 08:49 PM
  4. Cleaning the E61 grouphead shower screen
    By thomas_cho in forum Brewing Equipment (non-machine specific)
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 2nd June 2005, 02:48 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •