How to Clean and Maintain A Fully Automatic Espresso Machine?

Why go for a refurbished espresso machine?

Purchasing refurbished or used coffee machines is a low-risk investment with so many advantages. A 12-month warranty also backs reconditioned coffee machines, so you can rest easy knowing you’re covered.  

The most common advantage of a refurbished machine is the cost savings compared to a new unit.

Is it true that automatic espresso machines are better?

Because the operator has complete control over all of the variables that go into the coffee, manual espresso machines are claimed to produce better quality than automatic ones. This, however, takes time and effort, as well as, more crucially, consistency.

What’s the difference between a fully automatic espresso machine and a semi-automated espresso machine?

In a nutshell, semi-automatic machines remove a lot of the guesswork from espresso brewing. Simply grind the beans, tamp them down, and place the portafilter on top. The remainder is taken care of by the machine. Fully automatic machines go a step further by controlling the volume of water pumped through the grounds.

Why is it necessary to clean a refurbished espresso machine?

Clean equipment produces the best-tasting coffee. Regular cleaning of coffee machines and maintenance are important for the taste of the espresso your machine produces, as well as the machine’s normal life and functionality. Whether it is a new espresso machine or a refurbished one, cleaning is the important part.  

Why is it necessary to clean an espresso machine regularly?

The fact that there is no mess and no fuss is perhaps what drew you in the first place. The regular circulation of coffee beans, on the other hand, leaves behind coffee bean oils and tiny debris, which can quickly accumulate and produce obstructions. 

It is critical to clean the milk components thoroughly. The milk residue will clog the wand or hoses if not cleaned, and it can also allow hazardous bacteria to thrive.

Limescale is formed when water is heated. Limescale-clogged pipes not only slow down the healing process, using more energy, but they can also cause the equipment to fail. Limescale has a negative impact on the flavor of coffee as well. 

How many cleaning tablets should I use for each cleaning job?

Refurbished JURA automatic coffee machines include built-in rinsing and cleaning programs that are displayed by the machine automatically. One cleaning tablet is sufficient. The JURA cleaning tablets’ composition and size are ideally suited to a single cleaning operation cycle. This ensures thorough cleaning.  

Does the use of mineral water in Refurbished JURA’s automatic coffee machines make any difference in the cleaning process?

Mineral water is of exceptional quality and provides our bodies with needed minerals. On the other hand, mineral water is not suitable for our coffee machines since the amount of calcium in water with a hardness of up to 60°dH is relatively too high compared to mains water.

How often should the cleaning be done?

Regular inspections and the replacement of some items once a year should be part of your maintenance program. You may be able to prevent corrective maintenance by changing small parts regularly, resulting in the café being closed while the equipment is repaired.

Daily cleaning            

Depending on how many coffees you make each day, you may need to empty this drip plate every day or every couple of days. Mold can grow in the dreg drawer if old espresso grinds are left there for several days.  

A milk carafe should also be thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis. You may not need to clean a milk carafe straight away because any kind of milk that has not been used can be stored in the fridge. When it’s empty, however, you make sure to clean it thoroughly with hot water.

Cleaning your machine once a week

Always consult your user handbook while cleaning any type of coffee machine. When attempting to clean your new gadget on a deeper and more complete level, this should also be your first step. It’s critical that you tend the brew group and go a little further into your machine.

Monthly cleaning

At some point, all machines will require descaling. Super automated espresso machines normally require descaling once a month, depending on usage and, more importantly, water hardness. To guarantee that all traces of the descaler have been gone, rinse your water tank and enable your machine to dispense one to two tanks of fresh water. It’s also a good idea to prepare a few cups of coffee and throw them away.

PRO TIP – Fully automatic espresso machines in coffee places require considerably more frequent cleaning than your household appliance. After each use, clean down the steam wand. Before and after each usage, you should purge the wand. Keep your cleaning rags in great condition. Replace them every two to three days.

You should replace some tiny parts once a year before they become a significant issue. 

What cleaning products should you use for cleaning a refurbished espresso machine?

For cleaning products, consult the manufacturer of your espresso machine. Some people clean with vinegar and water in an environmentally friendly manner, but if you attempt this, make sure to rinse properly to avoid any vinegar overtones in your espresso.

The Bottom Line

Espresso machine upkeep isn’t the most glamorous aspect of the coffee industry, but it’s one you can’t avoid. You must maintain your espresso machine if you want to deliver delicious espressos that will keep your clients coming back. 

Reassemble your espresso machine after cleaning and washing the components and ensuring that it functions properly. Then take a shot of espresso to wake yourself up.

It’s certainly worth the money to invest in a good refurbished coffee machine. Not only will you save more money per cup than if you bought it from a coffee shop, but it will also be faster and more convenient than traveling to your local coffee shop.

With an automatic espresso machine, there is less water spillage and no loose coffee grounds. As a result, they only need to tidy up the bare minimum.