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How to Backflush

Posted by Brendan Pasquini on

How to Backflush

What is backflushing? Backflushing is the process of sealing the grouphead of the machine and forcing hot pressurized water (most often with detergent) back through the brew circuit and out the release valve to clean the machine. This is important to do as it rids the machine of excess coffee oil and debris build up. If this build up is left unattended, it will inevitably destroy your solenoid valve ($100+ Repair) and will clog your grouphead preventing you from even making espresso.  How often should backflushing be done? We recommend to backflush with Pasquini Cleaning Powder or  Pasquini Cleaning Tablets at least every two...

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Water Usage Guide

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Water Usage Guide

Water quality is the single most important factor when using your machine and can be the difference between decades of happy usage or hundreds/thousands of dollars in service bills. IMPORTAANT WARRANTY INFORMATION: Only use water WITHOUT calcium carbonate! Calcium damage from using hard/inappropriate water will VOID your warranty on new, Pre-Loved, and even repaired espresso machine(s).  Below is a list of ways to get soft water and safe water sources to use: Water softening packet  The BWT Bestsave packet is a simple pouch that lives in your machines reservoir and neutralizes calcium carbonate for up to 2 months at a time. This is the easiest solution as...

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