Neve1073 Senior Member Joined: 13 Nov 2013 Posts: 2 Location: Washington DC Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Tue Apr 8, 2014, 10:25am Subject: Initial cleansing of a new espresso machine
I should be receiving a new Vetrano 2b espresso machine very soon. I remember reading a very informative post about how to flush your machine before using it so that all the factory chemicals can be cleaned out. I have been searching for quite some time and I cannot find that thread. Does anyone remember where this thread is? I have searched several websites as well.
calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 7,726 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32 Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major Vac Pot: 40s era Silex Drip: Msl. Com. brewers Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Tue Apr 8, 2014, 10:31am Subject: Re: Initial cleansing of a new espresso machine
I don't remember a thread like that but if it worries you, just do a descale procedure, that will flush out every hose, tube, pipe, nook and cranny.
If it were mine, I would just connect to water and go for it but that is me, YMMV!
OH, welcome to the board and congrats! Stock reply here, you need a good grinder, the grinder is more important than the machine and don't forget fresh beans, they are mandatory, less than two weeks from the day they were roasted.
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Posted Tue Apr 8, 2014, 12:30pm Subject: Re: Initial cleansing of a new espresso machine
fyi: most everyone I "know" who owns a Vario and who has more experience than me, says it's better than the Mini, more akin to the Super Jolly. Of course, when you start researching what grinder to upgrade to (if you ever go that route), you're would find that out then. Enjoy you're gear. It's a great setup!
. Always remember the most important thing is what ends up in your cup!
Posted Tue Apr 8, 2014, 1:15pm Subject: Re: Initial cleansing of a new espresso machine
I too have a QM machine. When i received it from Chris' coffee, I remember just flushing a little water through the group and began using soon after checking brew pressure w/ the backflush disk. Overall since Chris Coffee is a main US distributor things should be pretty well setup. Just plug in, fill, and enjoy!
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