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Posted Mon Jul 16, 2012, 2:06pm
Subject: Silvano temp setting and descale
 

Hey there...I was wondering what other solvable owners have their temp set to.
Also curious if others have rescaled using Durgol,  and how they did it.

I assume it is OK for the aluminum thermoblock but I have heard 2 other opinions
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Posted Wed Jul 18, 2012, 6:24am
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right now, I have mine set at 199, but when I change beans I play with the temp until I like the result.

I bought my Silvano from Chris's Coffee, who are very clear that you should not descale the machine. So I don't. I just back flush. I've only had the machine a few weeks now, but I imagine at some point I'll need to clean it with a detergent.
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Posted Wed Jul 18, 2012, 1:29pm
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i have mine at 203,  i wonder if it seems high.

i actually talked to chris coffee and they said (after prodding) that it is ok to descale and to use cictric acid.  because it is safe to consume.  when i mentioned Durgol he said it was not good because it is unsafe to consume.  I wonder then why Durgol is OK for other machenes.  i would obviously flush the system for several resevoirs.

Has anyone here had this machine longer than 2 years?  ( enough time to need a descale )
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Posted Wed Jul 18, 2012, 3:12pm
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i have had my silvano for 7 mo. and just backflush. I have my temp set at 200 but most of the time it just sits around the 199 mark. The temp never stays right at 200.
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