Procedure to clean the group head using Benki Clean:
Remove coffee filter/basket from porta-filter/group handle, and replace with “blind” filter.
For daily cleaning add 1 cap full of Benki Clean into the porta-filter/group handle and insert as if brewing espresso. If the machine is cleaned less often, use 2 caps full.
Start cycle and allow run for 10 seconds to ensure water and cleaner combine well.
Stop cycle and allow to sit for 5 seconds.
Start and stop cycle 4 more times – run for 10 seconds, stop for 5 seconds.
Remove the group handle and rinse well the blind filler under stream of water from the group head.
Then use a group head cleaning brush in circular motion to ensure the inside of the group head is thoroughly cleaned.
Re-insert handle with blind filter, start & stop cycle 10 times – run for 5 seconds, stop for 2 seconds to ensure thorough rinsing. Remove blind filter & insert regular filter.
Brew and discard a single espresso to re-season machine.
Daily procedure to clean filters and group handles:
Soak shower screen, group handles and filters in 500ml of hot water with 2 cap full of Benki Clean® for 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly in running hot water and use a soft scrubber or brush to reach places where fingers cant.
Procedure to clean the steam wand using Benki Clean:
Add 1 cap full of Benki Clean into the milk pitcher and 300 ml of water; froth the solution in the same way as frothing milk.
Repeat the action with fresh water and wipe away the steam wand.
Procedure to clean the milk frother using Benki Clean:
Add two cap full of Benki Clean into the water tank of the fully automatic coffee machine or into a milk pitcher in case of a coffee machine with a milk suction tube.
Add 300 ml of water.
Run the solution through the system and repeat if the machine has not been cleaned regularly.
Repeat the above procedure with 500ml of clean water to rinse all the components thoroughly.