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Neve1073
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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.  

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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, 12:05pm
Subject: Re: Initial cleansing of a new espresso machine
 

When I got my Duetto a little over 2 years ago, I did lke Wayne...setup and use.  I'm still walking upright, but like he said...flush yourself silly if you want to.

 
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Posted Tue Apr 8, 2014, 12:15pm
Subject: Re: Initial cleansing of a new espresso machine
 

Hey thanks so much for the reply. Oh, I guess that was my first post.  I didn't even realize it. Maybe I'll just flush the machine a few times before using it.

Thx for the great advice.  I think I'll be OK with my Vario for now. I may get a Mazzer mini in the future, but I'm going to get used to the espresso machine first.

For beans, I usually use Counter culture and sometimes Intellegentsia. I just ordered some Storyville too.  I hope it's as good as is was in the store.
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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!

 
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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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