Espresso Connection Recommends:
- Reduce Wear: The SILVIA DOES NOT have an auto-refill feature. Do not leave your Silvia on for more than an hour unattended. They can run dry and do damage. Read your manual!
- Water Filtration: Filtered tap or bottled water alone is not enough. Espresso machines require softened/treated water to prevent scale build-up. Mix 2-3 parts distilled water to one part filtered (bottled) water. This will greatly prolong the life span of the machine and improve the coffee flavor. Our target is number 150ppm of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS).
- Care for your SILVIA: Clean your grouphead(s) daily with a brush and damp towel. Backflush daily. Clean the steam wand(s) after every use; purge before and after every use. Clean, disassemble and soak portafilter(s) and baskets at lease once a week in Puly Caf detergent.
What to Consider:
Users can’t steam and brew simultaneously.
“Surfing” the group to achieve ideal brewing temp.
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