Many businesses, including yours, may be returning to normal business very soon. Below are some tips from our team of experts for re-opening your espresso machine.
If your espresso machine has been sitting completely idle for two or more weeks, we recommend:
- Take these steps 2-3 days before you re-open to ensure the machine is working.
- If installed softener/filter cartridge has been idle for 30+ days, we recommend it be changed before the machine is used; if that can’t happen, go to step 3.
- Purge the water softener/filter cartridge
- A. Open the softener rinse valve
- i. Usually located immediately after the softener head
- ii. Mavea has a flush button on top of the filter head
- iii. If there is no flush valve, disconnect the water line at the machine
- B. Put a bucket under the rinse valve or water line (or extend line to a drain)
- C. Ensure water to the softener is turned on
- D. Open rinse valve
- E. Run 4-5 gallons of water through the flush valve
- F. Discard water
- G. Close rinse valve
- Turn on espresso machine
- Wait till the steam boiler is completely heated and pressurized (approx. 1.1 Bar)
- Using the hot water tap, purge two times your boiler capacity; discard water
- A. Determine boiler size
- i. Check your user manual
- ii. Check the manufacturer’s website
- iii. Most 2-group heat exchanger machines have an 11-14 liter boiler
- iv. If your machine has separate steam and coffee boiler, assume an 8-10 L steam boiler
- Purge each group head
- A. For heat exchanger machines, flush 2 L through each group
- B. If your machine has separate coffee boilers, flush 3x coffee boiler capacity through each group
- Clean each group head thoroughly; do it a 2nd time.
- Call if you need maintenance
- We have 7-day service available
- We are waiving all overtime charges through June 30th.
- Follow similar steps for your coffee brewer
Welcome Back & Good Luck!
And remember, we’re here to assist you with all of your espresso machine service and repair needs!