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  • How often do you rinse out your group handle and basket?

    Just a quick question guys and gals. How often do you rinse out your group handle and baskets?

    If I am making multiple coffees in a sitting, I knock out the basket and wipe it with a dish cloth and dose again but I dont rinse between baskets as the courses I have done say that it effects the coffee. I do how ever rinse if I know that the basket (even emptied and wiped) will be sitting in the machine for a few hours before the next coffees will be made.

    A friend of mine insists that if I make 4 coffees in the morning and 4 in the evening that I should only rinse the handle and basket out at the end of the day when I do my back flush.

    Just wondering what the general consensus is?

    Cheers,

    Dean

  • #2
    Re: How often do you rinse out your group handle and basket?

    I rinse mine out between every "set", as long as the handle will have a chance to heat up before the next extraction.

    Is your mate saying he likes the taste of 8 hour old coffee? Im afraid Im fussier than that. ;D

    Greg

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    • #3
      Re: How often do you rinse out your group handle and basket?

      Interesting question. For the record I follow the same routine as you.

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      • #4
        Re: How often do you rinse out your group handle and basket?

        I knock out the puck and if any coffee is left I rinse under the group head. This is to flush the coffee off the brew group too. I then wipe any water off. This isnt the only way I do it. Some times I only wipe out

        Once a week I soak the group handle and basket in cafetto. I only do about 3-5 coffees a day.

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        • #5
          Re: How often do you rinse out your group handle and basket?

          Again i follow the same routine as you, it just works out simpler that way.

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          • #6
            Re: How often do you rinse out your group handle and basket?

            same here, i used to rinse from the brew head between every set, but it was filling my drip tray too fast! now just remove PF, bang, flush (to get coffee off screen(for about 1-2 secs), wipe, and repeat

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            • #7
              Re: How often do you rinse out your group handle and basket?

              I rinse mine after every session.
              Using a naked gh shows the coffee stains on the underside of the basket.

              Do you really want that sitting there until the next time you make a coffee?

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              • #8
                Re: How often do you rinse out your group handle and basket?

                I rinse the PF & filter after every shot because its home and I am pedantic

                The group head is spotlessly cleaned at the end of the session

                KK

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                • #9
                  Re: How often do you rinse out your group handle and basket?

                  If I am making multiple coffees then I usually give shower screen a brief flush immediately after removing the pf, but will only wipe the pf out before reloading and pulling the next shot/s. As soon as I know there will be a break before the next shots I will flush the filter basket, and shower-screen and do brief water back-flush.

                  If I am only using machine once then everything gets flushed immediately after.

                  As TG mentioned, the staining on the bottom of the filter basket is a good reason to flush everything as soon as reasonably possible.

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                  • #10
                    Re: How often do you rinse out your group handle and basket?

                    Thanks guys, that pretty much follows what I do. I thought it would a good topic to get opinions on though.

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                    • #11
                      Re: How often do you rinse out your group handle and basket?

                      Originally posted by 1410362F2F2A35222D430 link=1256203891/5#5 date=1256207928
                      same here, i used to rinse from the brew head between every set, but it was filling my drip tray too fast! now just remove PF, bang, flush (to get coffee off screen(for about 1-2 secs), wipe, and repeat
                      Found the same thing with my GPP. I still rinse after every set, but I just put a shallow plastic container on the tray to catch the water from the rinse. Much easier to dump out.

                      Caff.

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                      • #12
                        Re: How often do you rinse out your group handle and basket?

                        Originally posted by 7E5C5B5B58545358627B545853593D0 link=1256203891/10#10 date=1256248727
                        Found the same thing with my GPP. I still rinse after every set, but I just put a shallow plastic container on the tray to catch the water from the rinse. Much easier to dump out.

                        Thats what I do. My Silvia has a thimble for a drip tray, so I use a plastic container when flushing and rinsing.

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                        • #13
                          Re: How often do you rinse out your group handle and basket?

                          rinse mine after each use. back flush after i know i wont be making coffees for the rest of the day.

                          was lazy once and forgot to wash my drip tray. you could see a layer of brown covered over the stainless steel tray and this was just overnight.

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                          • #14
                            Re: How often do you rinse out your group handle and basket?

                            I rinse after every shot because i only ever make one shot, for myself as the wife doesnt drink coffee often. I also soak in cleaning solution every couple months.

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                            • #15
                              Re: How often do you rinse out your group handle and basket?

                              Originally posted by 0D3A2323263B3B4F0 link=1256203891/8#8 date=1256246160
                              If I am making multiple coffees then I usually give shower screen a brief flush immediately after removing the pf, but will only wipe the pf out before reloading and  pulling the next shot/s.  As soon as I know there will be a break before the next shots I will flush the filter basket, and shower-screen and do brief water back-flush.

                              If I am only using machine once then everything gets flushed immediately after.  

                              As TG mentioned, the staining on the bottom of the filter basket is a good reason to flush everything as soon as reasonably possible.
                              As per above... I guess it depends on the number of coffies being made and what I am intending to do..

                              Further more it really should be the wifes job as it is in the kitchen... But I can not trust her :-)

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