Breville 800esxl User Manual

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Model 800ESXL

Issue 1/07

Breville Customer Service Center

US Customers

Mail: PO Box 47170

Gardena

CA 90247

Phone: Customer Service:

1(866) BREVILLE

Email Customer Service

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Canada Customers

Mail: Anglo Canadian

2555, Avenue de l’Aviation

Pointe-Claire

(Montreal) Quebec

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© Copyright Breville Pty Ltd 2007

Due to continual improvements in design or otherwise, the product you purchase may differ slightly from the one illustrated in this booklet.

ESPRESSO MACHINE

ESPRESSO MACHINE

CONTENTS

6 Breville recommends safety first

8 Know your Breville Die Cast Series™ Espresso Machine

10 Assembling your Breville Die Cast Series™ Espresso Machine

13 Operating your Breville Die Cast Series™ Espresso Machine

17 How to froth milk for a cappuccino or latté

20Using the hot water function

21Coffee making tips

25

Care and Cleaning

28

Trouble shooting guide

32

Coffee Variations

37

Recipes

40

French

78

Spanish

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Congratulations

on the purchase of your new Breville Die Cast Series™ Espresso Machine

From its superbly crafted and sensitive temperature control through to its professionally styled casing, your Die Cast Series Espresso Machine represents a perfect balance of functionality, reliability and absolute style.

In developing this booklet, our goal was to provide you with the fundamental point from which you can start to discover the incredible versatility of your 800ESXL; the Espresso Machine that delivers simply superior coffee. Our hope is that with each page,

you gain increasing pleasure from your 800ESXL and its ability to help you create a wonderfully broad range of flavor-rich coffees.

We would just like to say thank you, congratulations and…

enjoy.

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BREVILLE RECOMMENDS SAFETY FIRST

IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS

We at Breville are very safety conscious. We design and manufacture consumer products with the safety of you, our valued customer foremost in mind. In addition we ask that you exercise a degree of care when using any electrical appliance and adhere to the following precautions:

Carefully read all instructions before operating and save for future reference.

To protect against fire, electrical shock and injury to persons do not immerse the appliance, cord or plug in water or any other liquid.

This appliance is for household use only.

Do not use this appliance for anything other than its intended use.

Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.

Do not leave the appliance unattended when in use.

Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles.

Always use the appliance on a dry, level surface.

To disconnect, turn all controls to ‘OFF’, then remove plug from power outlet.

Do not place this appliance on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or where it could touch a heated oven.

Do not let the cord hang over the edge of a table or counter, touch hot surfaces or become knotted.

The use of accessory attachments not recommended by Breville may cause a risk of injury to persons, fire or electric shock.

Strictly follow cleaning and care instructions.

Do not use this appliance for anything other than its intended use. Do not use in moving vehicles or boats. Do not use outdoors.

Carefully read all instructions before operating and save for future reference.

Always switch the appliance to ‘OFF’, and then remove plug from the power outlet when the appliance is not being used and before cleaning.

An extension cord is not recommended, however, if one is needed, the extension cord should be a grounded type and its electrical rating must be the same or more wattage as the appliance. Regularly inspect the supply cord, plug and actual appliance for any damage. If found damaged in any way, immediately cease use of the appliance and call Breville Customer Service at 1-866-BREVILLE.

For any maintenance other than cleaning, call Breville Customer Service at 1-866-BREVILLE.

Refer servicing to qualified personnel.

Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance malfunctions, or has been damaged in any manner. Return appliance to the nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair or adjustment.

SPECIAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Only use cold water in the water tank. Do not use any other liquid.

Never use the machine without water in it.

Ensure the filter holder is firmly secured when using the machine.

Never remove the filter holder during the brewing operation as the machine is under pressure.

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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY

NOTE: Your Breville appliance comes with the unique Assist™ Plug, conveniently designed with a finger hole in the power plug, for easy and safe removal from the outlet. For safety reasons it is recommended you plug your Breville appliance directly into the power outlet. Use in conjunction with a power strip or extension cord is not recommended.

ELECTRIC CORD STATEMENT

Your Die Cast Series Espresso Machine has a short cord as a safety precaution to prevent personal injury or property damage resulting from pulling, tripping or becoming entangled with the cord. Do not allow children to be near or use this appliance without close adult supervision. If you must use a longer cord or an extension cord when using the appliance, the cord must be arranged so it will not drape or hang over the edge of a countertop, tabletop or surface area where it can be pulled on by young children or tripped over. To prevent electric shock, personal injury or fire, the electrical rating of the extension cord if you must use one must be the same or more than the wattage of the appliance (wattage is marked on the underside of the appliance).

BREVILLE RECOMMENDS SAFETY FIRST

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KNOW YOUR BREVILLE DIE CAST SERIES™ ESPRESSO MACHINE

Extra large cup warming plate

15 bar pump Italian designed and made

Chromed/brass filter holder with solid phenolic handle and silicon burn guard

Removable 2.32 quart (2.2 liter) water tank use insert handle to remove from the front of the machine

Extra large cup height for coffee mugs

Removable 1.06 quart (1 liter) drip tray and grid

Cord storage

Hot water button

press while the Selector Control is turned to ‘Steam’ to utilize hot water function

Steam button

will illuminate to indicate that the steam function is selected

Brew Head

for easy fit of the filter holder

2 dual wall stainless steel filters (1 cup filter and 2 cup filter)

Pre-brew function:

for optimum coffee extraction pressure

Auto purge function:

ensures that coffee is extracted at the correct temperature and not burnt

8 KNOW YOUR BREVILLE DIE CAST SERIES ESPRESSO MACHINE

Power On/Off button surround illuminates when the button is pressed

Thermoblock heating system ensures coffee is extracted at the correct temperature

Advanced dual wall crema system for the perfect crema

External viewing back-lit water window

Drip tray full indicator

Integrated accessory drawer

Heating light

illuminates in red when the Power On/Off button is pressed to ‘On’

Selector Control – for Espresso , Standby () and Steam

Commercial swivel steam wand with stainless steel frothing attachment

Accessories (not shown in picture)

Custom designed stainless steel frothing jug Custom designed measuring/tamping spoon Custom designed cleaning tool

KNOW YOUR BREVILLE DIE CAST SERIES ESPRESSO MACHINE

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ASSEMBLING YOUR BREVILLE DIE CAST SERIES™ ESPRESSO MACHINE

Your Die Cast Series Espresso machine will have the Drip Tray and Water Tank in place when you unpack it from the box.

The Storage Tray, 2 stainless steel Filters, Cleaning Tool and Measuring/tamping Spoon will be packed in a plastic sleeve. The Filter Holder and Frothing Jug will be packed inside the foam packaging. Ensure you have located all parts and accessories before throwing out the packaging.

Remove the Drip Tray and Water Tank and wash all parts and accessories in warm, soapy water using a non-abrasive washing liquid. Rinse and dry thoroughly.

NOTE: Do not clean any of the parts or accessories in the dishwasher

TO REASSEMBLE: STEP 1

Insert the Storage Tray into the base of the machine and slide in towards the back wall. This is a convenient location to store the Cleaning Tool, stainless steel Filters and Measuring/tamping Spoon when not in use.

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Before first use: It is recommended to complete a water brewing operation without ground coffee before brewing your first espresso coffee to ensure that all internal piping has been preheated (follow Steps 1 and 4 in Operating your Breville Die Cast Series Espresso Machine – Pages 13 and 15).

STEP 2

Slide the Drip Tray, with the Drip Tray Full Indicator and Grid in place, into the base of the machine and in front of the Storage Tray.

STEP 3

Slide the Water Tank over the Drip Tray and into the front opening of the machine and into position above the Storage Tray. Ensure the Water Tank aligns flush with the sides of

the machine.

ASSEMBLING YOUR BREVILLE DIE CLASS SERIES ESPRESSO MACHINE

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Operating

OPERATING YOUR BREVILLE DIE CAST SERIES™ ESPRESSO MACHINE

STEP 1 – FILLING THE WATER TANK

Ensure the Power On/Off button is ‘Off’ and the Selector Control is set to the ‘•’ Standby position.

Turn the machine off at the power outlet and unplug the power cord.

Remove the Filter Holder if locked into the Brew Head and move the Steam Wand to the side of the machine.

Remove the Water Tank by pulling with the handle insert in the front of the Espresso Machine.

When the Water Tank is removed, a black tube slides and extends out from the Water Tank storage area. Do not touch or try to remove this tube, it will automatically slide back into position when the Water Tank is reinserted.

Fill the Water Tank with cold water to the maximum mark on the Water Window and slide the Water Tank carefully back into position in the machine.

NOTE: Check the water level before use and replace the water daily.

The water tank should be refilled with fresh cold water before each use.

Do not use mineral or distilled water or any other liquid.

OPERATING YOUR BREVILLE DIE CAST SERIES ESPRESSO MACHINE

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STEP 2 - PREPARING THE COFFEE

Place the 1 or 2 cup filter into the Filter Holder (use the smaller filter for 1 cup and the larger filter for 2 cups).

Use 1 level measure of ground espresso coffee for the 1 cup filter and 2 level measures for the 2 cup filter. It is important to use the correct amount of coffee for each Filter as the filter perforations have been constructed to utilise the pressure in the machine to extract optimal flavor with each brewing. (Refer to The Grind on Page 21).

STEP 3 - TAMPING THE COFFEE

Distribute the coffee evenly in the Filter and press down lightly with the tamping end of the measuring spoon (Refer to Coffee Making Tips on Page 21).

Clean any excess coffee from the rim of the Filter holder to ensure a proper fit into the Brew Head.

NOTE: THE FILTERS ARE HELD IN PLACE FIRMLY TO ENSURE THAT THEY DO NOT GET EMPTIED INTO THE TRASH ALONG WITH COFFEE.

TIP: REMOVE THE FILTER USING THE INDENTS IN THE SIDE OF THE FILTER HOLDER, IF THIS PROVES DIFFICULT THE 800ESXL COMES WITH 2 FILTERS. USE THE EDGE OF THE FREE FILTER AS A LEVERAGE AID TO REMOVING THE FILTER THAT IS FITTED.

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STEP 4 – PRIMING THE BREW HEAD

Before placing the Filter Holder into position, it is recommended to run a short flow of water through the Brew Head.

Ensure the Selector Control is in the ‘Standby’ position and plug the power cord into a 110/120V power outlet and switch on. Press the Power On/Off button to ‘On’ and the button surround will illuminate. The Steam button surround will also illuminate.

The machine will make a pumping noise then the Heating Light will illuminate red. When the correct temperature has been reached the light will cycle out.

Place a container under the Brew Head.

Prime the Brew Head by quickly turning the Selector Control to the ‘Espresso’ position until water flows then turn back to the ‘Standby’ position. A pumping noise will be heard in this operation.

STEP 5 - PRE-WARMING THE CUPS

The Cup Warming Plate will start to warm as the machine heats.

Pre-warm the espresso cups by placing on the Cup Warming Plate. This will help maintain the coffee’s optimal temperature when brewed into the cups.

NOTE: The machine remains ready for brewing and maintains a constant heating temperature while the Power On/off button is in the ‘On’ position. If the temperature lowers, the heating light will illuminate and the Thermoblock Heating System will automatically reheat to the correct brewing temperature

STEP 6 – INSERTING THE FILTER HOLDER

Place the Filter Holder underneath the Brew Head so that the handle is aligned with the insert graphic. Insert the Filter Holder up into the Brew Head and rotate the handle to the right until resistance is felt, this will be at an approximate 90° angle to the machine.

OPERATING YOUR BREVILLE DIE CAST SERIES ESPRESSO MACHINE

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STEP 7 - BREWING THE COFFEE

The red ‘Heating’ light cycles off when the machine has reached the correct temperature for brewing.

Ensure the Drip Tray and Grid are in place.

Place one or two pre-warmed cups beneath the Filter Holder outlet.

Set the Selector Control to the ‘Espresso’ position.

After a few seconds, aromatic coffee will begin to brew into the cups. A pumping noise will be heard in this operation.

When sufficient coffee has flowed into the cups, set the Selector Control to the ‘Standby’ position. This will stop the flow of coffee.

If the steam function is not required, leave the Selector Control to the ‘Standby’ position, unplug the power cord and allow the machine to cool.

PRE-BREW FUNCTION

When the Selector Control is set to the ‘Espresso’ position, the 15 bar pump pumps water momentarily, followed by a pause, then continues to pump the water through to the ground coffee in the Filter Holder. This prebrew function is an advanced feature of the 800ESXL. The ground coffee is moistened by a small amount of water before full extraction. The ground coffee expands and when greater pressure is built up, the brewed coffee is extracted with its full flavor.

STEP 8 – EMPTYING THE FILTER HOLDER

Remove the Filter Holder from the Brew Head by turning the Filter Holder to the left until it releases. Turn the Filter Holder upside down to empty the used coffee (used coffee grounds should be thrown away and not put down the sink which may block drains). Remove the Filter by using the indents on the side of the Filter Holder. Rinse the Filter and Filter Holder with water and allow to dry.

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HOW TO FROTH MILK FOR A CAPPUCCINO OR LATTÉ

The Die Cast Series Espresso Machine comes complete with a Commercial Swivel Steam Wand and Stainless Steel Frothing Attachment. When using the Frothing Attachment a large amount of froth is easily created.

If less froth is required, remove the Frothing Attachment and steam the milk using the Steam Wand. To remove the Frothing Attachment, ensure it is cool then simply pull down and remove. The Frothing Attachment can be stored in the Storage Tray inside the machine if not used regularly.

To refit the Frothing Attachment ensure it is securely attached to the Steam Wand by inserting it, from either end opening, onto the Wand and pushing firmly upwards onto the rubber surround. Ensure the fine steam holes on either end of the Frothing Attachment are clean to achieve optimal frothing.

The first step in making a cappuccino or latté is to make a short espresso. Refer to “Operating your Breville Die Cast Series Espresso Machine” on Page 12.

Then fill the stainless steel frothing jug 1/3 full with cold fresh milk.

CAUTION: THE METAL PARTS OF THE FILTER HOLDER MIGHT STILL BE VERY HOT. COOL THESE PARTS IN COLD WATER.

Turn the Selector Control to the ‘Steam’ position and press the ‘Steam’ button. (Refer to information on Steam and Hot Water buttons on Page 19.) The ‘Heating’ light will start to flash indicating that the Thermoblock Heating System is heating and preparing to create steam.

HOW TO FROTH MILK FOR A CAPPUCCINO OR LATTÉ

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NOTE: When the 800ESXL is creating steam a pulsing noise can be heard. This is the normal operation of the 15 Bar pump.

When the red ‘Heating’ light stops flashing, quickly insert the Steam Wand into the jug of milk so that the Froth Attachment is just immersed into the milk.

NOTE: If steam starts coming from the Steam Wand before it is

immersed in the milk, pause the steam by turning the Selector Control back to the ‘Standby’ position. This will avoid the steam pressure blowing milk out of the jug. A pumping noise will sound for a short time.

Hold the frothing jug at an angle so that the Frothing Attachment sits just below the surface of the heating milk and the steam will move the milk around the inside of the jug in a circular motion.

When the milk starts to increase in volume, immerse the Frothing Attachment deeper into the jug to heat the milk.

Hold the jug at an angle with one hand and place your other hand on the outer base of the stainless frothing jug.

When the base of the jug becomes too hot to touch, set the Selector Control to the ‘Standby’ position, stopping the steaming function before removing the jug. A pumping noise will sound for a short time.

Pour the steamed milk into each cup of freshly brewed espresso coffee and spoon in the frothed milk, in the following ratios:

Cappuccino - 1/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk, 1/3 frothed milk

Latté - 1/3 espresso topped with steamed milk and about 1/4 inch (1cm) of frothed milk (traditionally served in a glass)

NOTE: The 800ESXL features a Swivel Steam Wand assembly so

the position of the Steam Wand can be changed to a comfortable angle.

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STEAM BUTTON/HOT WATER BUTTON

 

The Steam button surround will automatically

NOTE: Always ensure that the

 

illuminate when the machine is switched ‘On’

Frothing Attachment has been

 

with the Power On/Off button.

 

firmly pushed onto the Steam

 

 

The machine will always automatically default

Wand and connects with the

 

to the Steam button when the appliance is

rubber surround.

 

first switched on.

For best results use cold fresh

Both buttons cannot be operated at the same

milk (low fat milk will froth easier).

 

time.

Always clean the Steam Wand

To select steam: when the Steam button

and Frothing Attachment after

 

surround is illuminated, just set the Selector

every use. Refer to Care and

 

Control to ‘Steam’

 

Cleaning on Page 20.

To select hot water: press the Hot Water

 

 

button and the surround will illuminate, then

 

 

just set the Selector Control to ‘Steam’.

 

If the machine remains switched ‘On’, the last

 

 

button function used (Steam or Hot Water)

 

 

will stay illuminated.

 

AUTO PURGE FUNCTION

For brewing more coffee immediately after using the steam function, the 800ESXL features an auto-purge function. This ensures that ground coffee will not be burnt by the initial water flow from the thermoblock that could be too hot. Instead this water is automatically released internally into the Drip Tray ensuring that the internal thermostat is at optimal temperature for extracting coffee. Your coffee will always be extracted at this optimal temperature ensuring only the best flavored coffee is achieved.

CAUTION: DO NOT ALLOW MILK TO RUN OVER THE TOP OF THE FROTHING ATTACHMENT, OTHERWISE IT WILL NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY.

TO AVOID SPLATTERING OF HOT MILK, DO NOT LIFT THE END OF THE FROTHING ATTACHMENT ABOVE THE SURFACE OF THE MILK WHILE FROTHING.

ENSURE THE SELECTOR CONTROL IS IN THE ‘STANDBY’ POSITION BEFORE REMOVING THE FROTHING JUG.

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USING THE HOT WATER FUNCTION

The 800ESXL features a separate Hot Water function that can be used for making tea, hot chocolate and other warm drinks. The hot water is dispensed from the Steam Wand.

To use the Hot Water function, remove the Frothing Attachment from the Steam Wand. Press the Hot Water button then turn the Selector Control to ‘Steam’. The Hot Water button surround will illuminate when selected.

Place a jug or cup underneath the Steam Wand to collect the hot water.

To turn the hot water off, turn the Selector Control to the ‘Standby’ position.

Limit the extraction of hot water to 2 quarts (2 liters) each use.

The machine is not designed to make whole pots of coffee and tea. The more the amount of water is extracted the cooler it becomes.

NOTE: If the machine remains switched ‘On’, the last button function used will stay illuminated. To change to the steam function, simply press the Steam button so that the steam light surround illuminates and turn the Selector Control to the ‘Steam’ position. Refer to Steam Button/Hot Water Button information on Page 19.

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COFFEE MAKING TIPS

Making a good cup of coffee is an art that is simple to achieve. Here are some tips to help you make the perfect coffee.

THE COFFEE

Pre-ground coffee can be used and should be stored in an air-tight container, in a cool, dry area. Pre-ground coffee should not be kept for longer than 1 week as flavor will diminish. Do not refrigerate or freeze.

Whole coffee beans, freshly ground just before use, are recommended. Coffee beans should be stored in an air-tight container, in a cool, dry area but should not be kept for longer than 1 month as flavor will diminish. Do not refrigerate or freeze.

WATER FLOW

When brewing coffee, make sure the water flows through the Coffee Filter at the correct rate.

If the water flow is too slow the coffee will be over extracted and will be very dark and bitter, with a mottled and uneven crema on top.

If the water flow is too fast, the coffee will be under extracted – the optimal flavor will not develop, the coffee will be watery and lack the thick crema on the top.

The water flow can be adjusted by varying the pressure that the coffee is tamped (pressed down) in the Filter or by changing the grind of the coffee.

THE GRIND

If using a pre-ground coffee, ensure an espresso grind suitable for espresso/cappuccino machines is purchased.

If grinding coffee beans, the grind should be fine but not too fine or powdery. The grind will affect the rate at which the water flows through the coffee in the Filter and therefore the taste of the coffee.

If the grind is too fine (looks like powder and feels like flour when rubbed between fingers), the water will not flow through the coffee even when under pressure. The resulting coffee will be over extracted, too dark and bitter, with a mottled and uneven crema on top.

If the grind is too coarse the water will flow through the coffee too quickly. This will result

in an under-extracted coffee lacking in flavor and without the thick crema on the top layer

of coffee.

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TAMPING THE COFFEE

After measuring the ground coffee into the Filter it must be tamped (pressed down) using the flat end of the measuring spoon. The ground coffee should be tamped quite firmly.

If the coffee is not tamped firmly enough, the water will flow through the water too quickly and the coffee will be under extracted. If the coffee is tamped too firmly, however, the water will flow through the coffee too slowly and the coffee will be over extracted.

NOTE: The taste of your coffee will, of course, depend on personal preference and on many other factors such as the type of coffee bean used, the coarseness or fineness of the grind and the tamping pressure (pressed down). We recommend experimenting by varying these factors to achieve the coffee taste of your preference.

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Cleaning

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CARE AND CLEANING

CLEANING THE STEAM WAND AND

FROTHING ATTACHMENT

The Steam Wand and Frothing Attachment should always be cleaned after frothing milk.

Remove the Frothing Attachment and rinse in warm tap water. Ensure the two fine steam holes on either end of the Frothing Attachment are clear. Use the pin on the Cleaning Tool to unblock these holes.

Wipe the Steam Wand with a damp cloth, then with the Steam Wand directed back into the drip tray, briefly set the Selector Control to the ‘Steam’ position and press the Hot Water button. This will clear any remaining milk from inside the Steam Wand.

Ensure the Selector Control is in the ‘Standby’ position. Press the ‘ON/OFF’ button to ‘OFF’, switch off at the power outlet, unplug the power cord and allow the machine to cool.

If the Steam Wand remains blocked, use the pin on the Cleaning Tool to clear the opening.

If the Steam Wand continues to be blocked, the tip of the Steam Wand can be removed by using the spanner in the middle of the Cleaning Tool.

Soak the tip in hot water before using the pin on the Cleaning Tool to unblock. Replace the tip back onto the Steam Wand and secure with the Cleaning Tool.

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CLEANING THE FILTERS, FILTER HOLDER AND BREWING HEAD

The stainless steel Filters and Filter Holder should be rinsed under water directly after use to remove all coffee particles. Should the fine holes in the filters become blocked, the fine pin on the Cleaning Tool can be used to clear the holes.

The Brew Head interior should be wiped with a damp cloth to remove any ground coffee particles.

Periodically run water through the machine with the Filter Holder in place, but without any ground coffee, to rinse out any residual coffee particles.

CLEANING THE OUTER HOUSING /

CUP WARMING PLATE

The outer housing and cup warming plate can be cleaned with a soft, damp cloth (do not use abrasive cleansers, pads or cloths which can scratch the surface).

CLEANING THE DRIP TRAY

The Drip Tray should be removed, emptied and cleaned at regular intervals, particularly when the Drip Tray Full Indicator is showing full.

Remove the Drip Tray Full Indicator and Grid from the Drip Tray, wash with warm soapy water, using a non-abrasive washing liquid, rinse and dry thoroughly.

If further cleaning is required the full indicator can be removed from the drip tray by releasing the side snaps.

CLEANING THE STORAGE TRAY

The Storage Tray can be removed after the Drip Tray is removed then cleaned with a soft, damp cloth (do not use abrasive cleansers, pads or cloths which can scratch the surface).

NOTE: Do not clean any of the parts or accessories in the dishwasher.

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DECALCIFYING

After regular use, hard water can cause mineral build up in and on many of the inner functioning components, reducing the brewing flow, power of the machine, and affecting the quality of coffee.

We advise decalcifying the machine on a regular basis (every 2-3 months) using a liquid decalcifying agent (such as vinegar). Follow the instructions provided, or use the following as a guide:

Diluted solution (for softer water)

1 part decalcifying agent

2 parts cold tap water

Concentrated solution (for harder water)

1 part decalcifying agent

1 part cold tap water

DECALCIFYING THE MACHINE

Ensure the Selector Control is in the ‘Standby’ position, the Power On/Off button is set to the ‘Off’ position so that the machine is switched off and unplugged.

Remove the Filter Holder and Frothing Attachment. Pour the decalcifying agent into the water tank.

Plug the machine into the power outlet and switch on.

Set Power On/Off button to the ‘On’ position and the Selector Control to the ‘Standby’ position

Place a large container under both the Brew Head and the Steam Wand.

When the brewing temperature is reached the ‘Heating’ light will switch off. Set the Selector Control to the ‘Espresso’ position and let half the decalcifying solution run through the Brew Head.

Set the Selector Control to the ‘Steam’ position and allow the remaining solution to run through the Steam Wand. When the solution stops flowing, set the Selector Control back to the ‘Standby’ position.

After decalcifying, remove the Water Tank and rinse thoroughly then re-fill with fresh cold water. To rinse the machine, run half the water through the Brew Head and half through the Steam Wand.

The machine is ready for use.

CAUTION: DO NOT IMMERSE CORD, PLUG OR APPLIANCE IN WATER OR ANY OTHER LIQUID.

THE WATER TANK SHOULD NEVER BE REMOVED OR COMPLETELY EMPTIED DURING DECALCIFYING.

NOTE: The stainless steel Filters should not come in contact with any decalcifying agents.

Do not use powdered decalcifying agents.

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TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE

PROBLEM

POSSIBLE CAUSES

WHAT TO DO

 

 

 

Coffee does not run through

Machine is not turned on or plugged in

Ensure the machine is plugged in, switched on

 

 

at the power outlet and the ‘ON/OFF’ button is in

 

 

the ‘ON’ position.

 

 

 

 

Water tank is empty

Refer to step 1 – Filling the water tank on page 13.

 

 

 

 

Selector Control not in ‘Espresso’ position

Turn the selector control to the ‘Espresso’ position.

 

 

 

 

Coffee grind is too fine

Ensure you use a suitable espresso grind. Refer to

 

 

‘The Grind’ on page 21.

 

 

 

 

Too much coffee in the filter

Refer to ‘Preparing the coffee’ on page 14.

 

 

 

 

Coffee tamped too firmly

Refer to ‘Tamping the coffee’ on page 14.

 

 

 

 

The filter is blocked

Use the fine pin on the cleaning tool to clear the

 

 

holes. Please refer to ‘Cleaning the filters’ on page 26.

 

 

 

Coffee runs out too quickly

The coffee grind is too coarse

Ensure you use a suitable espresso grind. Refer to

 

 

‘The Grind’ on page 21.

 

 

 

 

Not enough coffee in the filter

Refer to ‘Preparing the coffee’ on page 14.

 

 

 

 

Coffee not tamped firmly enough

Refer to ‘Preparing the coffee’ on page 14.

 

 

 

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PROBLEM

POSSIBLE CAUSES

WHAT TO DO

 

 

 

Coffee runs out around the

Filter holder is not inserted in the brew

Refer to ‘Inserting the filter holder’ on page 15.

edge of the filter holder

head properly

 

 

 

 

 

There are coffee grounds around the filter rim

Clean any excess coffee from the rim of the filter

 

 

holder to ensure a proper fit into the brew head.

 

 

 

 

Too much coffee in the filter

Refer to ‘Preparing the coffee’ on page 14.

 

 

 

 

Coffee has been tamped too firmly

Refer to ‘Tamping the coffee’ on page 14.

 

 

 

 

Incorrect filter for amount of coffee used

Ensure you use the small filter for 1 cup of coffee

 

 

and the large filter for 2 cups of coffee.

 

 

 

Coffee filters out in drops

The water tank is empty or low

Refer to step 1 – Filling the water tank on page 13.

from the filter holder

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coffee grind is too fine

Ensure you use a suitable espresso grind. Refer to

 

 

‘The Grind’ on page 21.

 

 

 

 

Machine is blocked by mineral deposits

Decalcify the machine; please refer to ‘Decalcifying’

 

 

on Page 27.

 

 

 

Machine is too loud

Water tank is empty

Refer to step 1 – Filling the water tank on page 13.

 

 

 

 

Water tank is not securely in place

Refer to step 1 – Filling the water tank on page 13.

 

 

 

Coffee is too weak or watery

Coffee grind is not fine enough (use coffee grind

Ensure you use a suitable espresso grind. Use a dark

 

suitable for espresso machines)

roast coffee generally labelled ‘Espresso Blend’.

 

 

Refer to ‘The Grind’ on page 21.

 

 

 

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PROBLEM

POSSIBLE CAUSES

WHAT TO DO

 

 

 

Coffee is too cold

Machine not preheated

Ensure the red ‘Heating’ light cycles off as this is

 

 

when the machine has reached the correct

 

 

temperature.

 

 

 

 

Cups not preheated

The cup warming plate starts to warm up as the

 

 

machine warms up. Please refer to ‘Pre-warming the

 

 

cups’ on page 15.

 

 

 

 

Milk not heated enough

When the base of the jug becomes too hot to

 

(if making a cappuccino or latté)

touch this is when the milk is heated at the

 

 

correct temperature. Please refer to ‘How to froth

 

 

milk for a cappuccino or latté on page 17.

 

 

 

No crema

Coffee is not tamped firmly enough

Refer to ‘Tamping the coffee’ on page 14.

 

 

 

 

Coffee grind is too coarse

Ensure you use a suitable espresso grind. Refer to

 

 

‘The Grind’ on page 21.

 

 

 

 

Ground Coffee is not fresh

Pre-ground coffee should not be kept for longer

 

 

than a week. Please refer to ‘The coffee’ on page 21.

 

 

 

 

Filter holes are blocked

Use the fine pin on the cleaning tool to clear the

 

 

holes. Please refer to ‘Cleaning the filters’ on page 26.

 

 

 

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PROBLEM

POSSIBLE CAUSES

WHAT TO DO

 

 

 

No steam is generated

Machine is not turned on

Ensure the machine is plugged in, switched on at

 

 

the power outlet and the ‘on/off’ button is in the

 

 

‘on’ position.

 

 

 

 

Water tank is empty

Refer to step 1 – Filling the water tank on page 13.

 

 

 

 

Selector Control not in ‘Steam’ position

Turn the selector control to the ‘Steam’ position.

 

 

Ensure the steam button is selected for steam and

 

 

‘Hot Water’ button selected for hot water.

 

 

 

 

Steam Wand is blocked

Use the pin on the cleaning tool to clear the

 

 

opening. If the steam wand continues to be blocked,

 

 

remove the tip of the steam wand using the spanner

 

 

in the middle of the cleaning tool. Please refer to

 

 

‘Care and cleaning’ on page 25.

 

 

 

Milk is not foamy after frothing

Not enough steam

Steam wand may be blocked. Please refer to ‘Care

 

 

and cleaning’ on page 25.

 

 

 

 

Milk is not fresh and cold

Milk must be cold and fresh. Please refer to ‘How

 

 

to froth milk for a cappuccino or latté’ on page 17.

 

 

 

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COFFEES TO TRY

ESPRESSO

Intense and aromatic, an espresso or short black as it’s also known uses about 7g of ground coffee. It is served in a small cup or glass to a level of approximately 30ml.

LONG BLACK

FLAT WHITE

A long black is generally served as a standard

A single dose of espresso in a cup topped with

espresso with hot water added to taste.

steamed milk, 13 coffee and 13 milk.

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CLASSIC CAFE LATTÉ

Traditionally the morning coffee of Italy and France, taken with plain au chocolate or sweet biscotti. This blend of 13 espresso to 23 milk is made with a single shot of espresso. Top with steamed milk, poured down the inside rim of the glass to give a creamy consistency and perfect layer of froth.

CAPPUCCINO

MACCHIATO

The real thing is served very light and luke

A shot of espresso served short in a 70ml

warm with 13 espresso to 13 steamed milk

demitasse and stained with a dash of finely

and a generous final third of creamy froth.

frothed milk.

For added finesse, hold a piece of card over

 

one half of the the cappuccino before dusting

 

with chocolate.

 

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MOCHA FRAPPE (serves two)

Ready in minutes this impressive refresher will delight chocolate and coffee drinkers alike. Melt two heaped teaspoons of quality chocolate bits into a double shot of espresso. Add 12 cup cold milk and 9 ice cubes and process in blender on a low speed to a smooth, velvety consistency. Pour evenly into two glasses and serve immediately.

ESPRESSO AFFOGATO

Totally irresistible, this sweet temptation is simply a single scoop of premium vanilla bean ice cream, drenched in espresso and if desired, your favorite liqueur. To create a sense of occasion, serve ice cream in a martini glass with shots on the side.

CON PANNA

Meaning ‘with cream’ this heart warmer

is a chic variation on old-fashioned Vienna Coffee. In a 90-120ml cup, dress a double shot of espresso with a dollop of fresh cream, whipped until glossy. Dust with cinnamon

and serve immediately.

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