Our Valued Sponsor
OpinionsConsumer ReviewsGuides and How TosCoffeeGeek ReviewsResourcesForums
Espresso: Espresso Machines
Question on Brew Group Cleaning - Help!!
Learn @seattlecoffeegear
Learn all about coffee, watch videos, read how-to articles.
www.seattlecoffeegear.com
 
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered  
Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Discussions > Espresso > Machines > Question on Brew...  
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
Author Messages
inopethflames
Senior Member


Joined: 8 Mar 2013
Posts: 25
Location: illinois
Expertise: I love coffee

Posted Wed Mar 20, 2013, 1:08pm
Subject: Question on Brew Group Cleaning - Help!!
 

I just took out & cleaned the brew group on my saeco vienna plus for the first time, and i noticed on the bottom of it and a little on the lower sides there was some sticky gel, is that somehow from the coffee or is that just like a gel that is put in from the maker to help with lubrication or something.  should i try cleaning it all off? or just leave it because it helps the machine work right.  thanks!!
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
kboom1
Senior Member
kboom1
Joined: 31 Aug 2009
Posts: 310
Location: Northeastern Pennsylvania
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Alex2HX,Alex Duetto,Rancilio...
Grinder: Rancilio Rocky,Vario
Roaster: Behmor x2 / USRC Sample...
Posted Wed Mar 20, 2013, 4:07pm
Subject: Re: Question on Brew Group Cleaning - Help!!
 

you want to keep it greased. if you dont your brew group will fail more often. Take note where they have the lube and relube every other week/ month, ect. you can purchase food grade lube at some hardware stores,repair places, online ,ect. I got mine from parts guru and a tube will last quite a while.

kboom1: DSCF0066 (FILEminimizer).JPG
(Click for larger image)
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
inopethflames
Senior Member


Joined: 8 Mar 2013
Posts: 25
Location: illinois
Expertise: I love coffee

Posted Wed Mar 20, 2013, 4:36pm
Subject: Re: Question on Brew Group Cleaning - Help!!
 

Ok thanks for the info, I'll have to check it out more carefully next time I clean it.  

Brew groups are supposed to be cleaned like once a week right.  Is that true if I use it about twice a day?
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
kboom1
Senior Member
kboom1
Joined: 31 Aug 2009
Posts: 310
Location: Northeastern Pennsylvania
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Alex2HX,Alex Duetto,Rancilio...
Grinder: Rancilio Rocky,Vario
Roaster: Behmor x2 / USRC Sample...
Posted Wed Mar 20, 2013, 5:21pm
Subject: Re: Question on Brew Group Cleaning - Help!!
 

with most superautos the grinds are not too precise on their aim. I would do it atleast once a week.
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
Discussions > Espresso > Machines > Question on Brew...  
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered     Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
Discussions Quick Jump:
Symbols: New Posts= New Posts since your last visit      No New Posts= No New Posts since last visit     Go to most recent post= Newest post
Forum Rules:
No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards.
No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum.
No SEO style postings will be tolerated. SEO related posts will result in immediate ban from CoffeeGeek.
No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum.
Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards.
Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics.
Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies.
Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies.
Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts.
Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.
Cafe Espresso Machines
Video reviews, nationwide installation, leasing options... Nuova Simonelli, Rancilio, La Marzocco.
www.seattlecoffeegear.com
Home | Opinions | Consumer Reviews | Guides & How Tos | CoffeeGeek Reviews | Resources | Forums | Contact Us
CoffeeGeek.com, CoffeeGeek, and Coffee Geek, along with all associated content & images are copyright ©2000-2014 by Mark Prince, all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Content, code, and images may not be reused without permission. Usage of this website signifies agreement with our Terms and Conditions. (0.339246034622)
Privacy Policy | Copyright Info | Terms and Conditions | CoffeeGeek Advertisers | RSS | Find us on Google+