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  • Silvia Cleaning - Use vs Frequency of Cleaning?

    Hi folks,

    I was hoping for a little help on cleaning Silvias.  A search through the forum suggested members have a range of ideas/preferences, but some were difficult to quantify as there wasnt much said on how heavily machines were used.  

    At the moment my machine gets used for 2-3 doubles a day.  After every use I flush water through the group head, brush the portafilter gasket and give the shower screen and surrounding areas a wipe-over with paper towel.

    I havent back flushed it yet, but see recommendations ranging from water only daily, to Cafetto Espresso Cleaner once a week , to once a month or so.

    Id love to hear from you if you have a regime that works for you.  An idea of how much use your machine gets would be great too.

    Cheers,
    Greg

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    Re: Silvia Cleaning - Use vs Frequency of Cleaning

    Hi Greg, I usually do about 4-5 doubles a day.
    I backflush once a week with detergent and usually once a day I water flush to keep the group clean, other shots I run water through pf and wipe clean gasket and screen, its amazing how much gunk builds up in there in a short period of time.

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      Re: Silvia Cleaning - Use vs Frequency of Cleaning

      Thanks greenman - any particular sort of detergent?

      Originally posted by greenman link=1221633646/0#1 date=1221637421
      Hi Greg, I usually do about 4-5 doubles a day.
      I backflush once a week with detergent and usually once a day I water flush to keep the group clean, other shots I run water through pf and wipe clean gasket and screen, its amazing how much gunk builds up in there in a short period of time.

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        Re: Silvia Cleaning - Use vs Frequency of Cleaning

        I was given 500g when I purchased machine, it has their label on it, but I think it might be cafetto or similar.

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          Re: Silvia Cleaning - Use vs Frequency of Cleaning

          Originally posted by greenman link=1221633646/0#3 date=1221652050
          I was given 500g when I purchased machine, it has their label on it, but I think it might be cafetto or similar.
          Cafetto is the goods - the others arent a touch on it.

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            Re: Silvia Cleaning - Use vs Frequency of Cleaning

            Originally posted by Dennis link=1221633646/0#4 date=1221655458
            Originally posted by greenman link=1221633646/0#3 date=1221652050
            I was given 500g when I purchased machine, it has their label on it, but I think it might be cafetto or similar.
            Cafetto is the goods - the others arent a touch on it.  
            Erm- I think you may have forgotten the Bombora product Dennis. Clean Machine is also an outstanding product and certified for organic systems. Either are brilliant choices.

            Chris

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            • #7
              Re: Silvia Cleaning - Use vs Frequency of Cleaning

              Thanks gents - Ill check them out.
              Rgds,
              G.

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