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How to clean and maintain my Saeco Espresso Machine

It is important to keep your Saeco Espresso Machine clean so the machine and its parts keep working properly and so that coffee tastes good.

More detailed cleaning instructions for your espresso machine can be found in the user manual. We have added some general instruction videos below on how to clean your machine and its parts.

Always make sure that you clean the milk circuit system in your coffee machine. Try to prevent milk from drying up in it, as dried up milk is difficult to remove.

Cleaning the brew group

The brew group needs weekly and monthly maintenance. Our instructional video below explains how to do this.
•    Weekly cleaning: Rinse your machine's brew group using lukewarm water  
•    Monthly cleaning: Use the Coffee oil remover tablets CA6704 to remove oil from the filter on the brew group
Cleaning the Saeco milkfrother, pannarello, classic milkfrother
Cleaning the Saeco milkfrother, pannarello, classic milkfrother

Lubricating the brew group

It is important to lubricate the brew group frequently, so that the mechanical parts in your espresso machine continue to move easily.
Lubricate the brew group every 2 months.
1.    Apply a thin layer of grease on the piston of the brew group
2.    Apply a thin layer of grease around the shaft located on the bottom of the brew group
3.    Apply a thin layer of grease to the rails on both sides.

Cleaning the drip tray, coffee grounds container and water tank

Below you will find information on how often you should clean the drip tray, coffee grounds container and water tank:
•    Drip tray: Empty it daily or as soon as the red indicator pops up through the tray
•    Coffee grounds container: Clean it weekly and empty the coffee grounds container when prompted by the machine
•    Water tank: Clean and rinse it weekly under tap water

Please note: Only the drip tray for the GranAroma series can be cleaned in the dishwasher.

Cleaning the internal cappuccinatore

Find below instructions on how to clean the cappuccinatore or watch the movie.
• Daily: Perform the 'HYGIESTEAM' program in the cleaning menu.
• Weekly: Remove and disassemble the internal cappuccinatore.
  Rinse all parts under the tap with some washing-up liquid.
• Monthly: Perform the 'DEEP MILK CLEAN' procedure in the cleaning menu and use the Philips (CA6705) milk circuit cleaner.

Cleaning the milk carafe

Find below instructions on how to clean the milk carafe of your Saeco Espresso Machine or watch the video.
 • After each use: Most machines show a cleaning icon for a while on the display after brewing.
  Place an empty cup under the milk spout and follow the instructions on the display.
• Daily: Rinse the tube and the top part of the milk carafe with lukewarm water.
• Weekly: Disassemble the milk carafe and clean all the parts in lukewarm water.
• Monthly: Use Philips milk circuit cleaner (CA6705) to prevent the milk circuit from clogging.

Cleaning the classic milk frother

Find below the instructions on how to clean the classic milk frother.
•    Daily clean: Remove the external part of the classic milk frother and rinse it with water. Make sure you also clean the tiny hole. If it looks clogged, insert a needle in it to unclog it. 
•    Monthly clean: Use the Philips milk circuit cleaner (CA6705) to prevent the milk circuit from clogging.
For the classic milk frother with a knob, also make sure that you remove the knob when cleaning under the tap and dry the parts before assembly.

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