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Coffee Machine Filter Cleaning

A good coffee at home or in the cafe is the hero of moments that we all enjoy very much. In the morning, he is a true supporter who brings us face to face with the day. Making #cafe quality coffee at home is now quite possible with the developing technology. But in this case, you need to take great care of the #coffee machine at home.

To enjoy a great cup of coffee, it is not enough just to choose the right blend and a good coffee machine, in fact, it is necessary to carefully clean every part of the machine to prevent limescale and coffee grounds without altering the taste of your espresso.

It is very important to clean the filter of the coffee machine regularly. Because the #filter is an indispensable part of the #coffee machine and the correct cleaning and maintenance is essential for the machine to work properly and to enjoy a good coffee.

The part that receives the ground coffee, that is, the part with numerous holes through which the water passes to extract the coffee, is called the filter. The filter holes, if observed carefully, resemble a small funnel shape, the diameter of which gradually narrows to prevent the passage of dust. That's why it's important to clean the holes perfectly with a needle, at least once a week, because the simple pass under the water jet may not be enough to remove all dirt and dust residue. .

However, there are other methods to clean the filter properly, for example immersing the machine's filter in boiling water for at least 10-15 minutes and scrubbing it well with a toothbrush (prefer a hard-bristled toothbrush) so that the water can clog the filter holes due to the passage of time. You can also remove limescale deposits.

In order to avoid limescale deposits, it is a good rule to use mineral water for brewing coffee instead of conventional tap water rich in calcium and magnesium salts.

The most effective method of cleaning the coffee machine filter, which can remove all the dirt and coffee residues through the small holes, is undoubtedly a mixture of vinegar and baking soda. Place the filter in a basin of hot water, to which you previously added two tablespoons of baking soda and half a glass of vinegar, and let the filter soak for at least 15 minutes, then rub it and finally rinse it thoroughly under running water. In this way, you will have a clean and shiny filter just like new, of course, this is not a routine cleaning, but only when the filter is particularly dirty. When we decide to clean it this way, the only precaution is to rinse the filter well because traces of vinegar and baking soda can change the flavor of the coffee.

Despite regular cleaning, the filter does not last forever and in any case wears out and therefore there is a risk of "breakdown", so it must be changed periodically. There are very simple ways to understand when it is time to change the filter in your coffee machine. After cleaning, observe the passage of water through the holes, if it no longer flows like a shower, your filter is broken. Obviously, every coffee machine has its own filters (original or compatible), so it is necessary to know the model of your machine. Filter replacement times of espresso machines are on average one year for machines used at home, 5-6 months for machines used in offices, and even 2-3 months for cafes.


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