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How to improve your coffee / Re: Home Espresso Workflows / Steps
« Last post by Simon on Yesterday at 09:03 PM »
Yep, good workflow tips there!

And yeah same Pat, I do about 2x blind filter water backflushes after every session.

Ah yikes that reminds me.. I needa do a descale :s. Have heard folk say that you shouldn't descale HX machines but others say it should be done, whilst others say the whole group needs to be removed etc....

Had my machine for a bit more than a year and haven't done one yet, just follow the directions in Profitec Pro 500 manual in terms of descaling (assuming it's a safe practice)?
when I had my cafe I had a 3 month maintenance schedule for all coffee equipment and a major service annually - kept everything working like a charm, after all it's often cheaper to maintain than it is to repair, even so things can and do go wrong with heavy use, and the home environment is no different in that regard

I recommended an annual device for all home equipment whether it needs it or not, in addition to a regular maintenance schedule

here's a tip for young players at home: I back wash the group's head after every coffee that I make and it cwr6 seems to extend the working life of the machine !

How to improve your coffee / Re: Home Espresso Workflows / Steps
« Last post by Brett H on Yesterday at 10:38 AM »
Maintenance is a funny one! A bit of realism needs to be injected into the conversation I reckon.  Irrespective of the brand, all of our machines at some point will need major components replaced/repaired. It's the nature of owning something that makes heat, uses water and has moving parts. Some folks I talk to have the mindset that once the big dollars are spent, provided appropriately filtered water is used they have a machine for life. No more to doooooo!!!!

The reality needs to be made clear that like your dishwasher, heat and water are not the long-term friends of PCBs, Relays, Caps...................

The point need to be made that buying a high-end Euro machine means that these issues that arise are not game-over events... unlike the appliance brand machines.  Do you have customers Paul that phone you irrate that their machine is not working after only two years?
How to improve your coffee / Home Espresso Workflows / Steps
« Last post by K_Bean_Coffee on 09/12/2018, 11:04 PM »
Hi Members,

When I sell any coffee machine to a Melbourne local I run through the workflows below during free training:

1. Espresso
2. Milk
3. Maintenance


Feedback, questions, comments, etc, welcome - on the forum or via PM.
I'm always open to new ideas, and always looking to improve, 

Enjoy :)
New Here? Drop in and Say Hi. / Re: new moderator: Paul - K_Bean
« Last post by K_Bean_Coffee on 09/12/2018, 10:59 PM »
Congratulations on the appointment  :thumb:
Hope you don’t have a hard time controlling the crowd  :tearhair:


Thanks heaps for the congrats KK.
It shouldn't be too much hard work hard. There aren't too many trouble makers on this forum ;)
Yes, certainly sounds like service time.
agreed I get my equipment serviced once per year whether it needs it or not in the end it's cheaper to service than it is to replace or repair!
I think that items 17 and or 18 need cleaning or replacement
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Welcome mate.  Is your return valve stuck open???  Scale?  Time for a service!!  If you don't like the idea of electricity, water and lots of conductive metal perhaps it's a job for a pro.  Better to have the machine offline for a bit rather than you or a family member.
Hi,  when I hear my Silvia up to steam, steam comes out one of the tubes and bubbles into the water tank. It’s regularly descaled and backflushed. What is wrong with Miss Silvia?

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