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Steve Murray

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at 09-21-2013 8:57am
Urnex Cafiza Espresso Machine Cleaner
Urnex Cafiza Espresso Machine Cleaner

Do you need a closed portofilter to backflush with Caffiza? I have a single shot for a Gazzia RED.

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mjackson ♦ Yes you need to get a backflush disk like this one -[ http://www.wholelattelove.com/Rancilio/rancilio-espresso-machine-blind-filter-basket-and-backflush-disc.cfm?. You alos need to be sure to read this as well. http://www.wholelattelove.com/articles/backflushing_an_espresso_machine.cfm

09-24-2013 8:24am |

CosmoC

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at 06-05-2013 1:29pm
Urnex Cafiza Espresso Machine Cleaner
Urnex Cafiza Espresso Machine Cleaner

Is this cleaner recommended for the Gaggia Classic? Is backflush actually recommended for the Classic?

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Sanfam ♦ While Gaggia does not recommend backflushing the classic, the 3-way solenoid it uses allows this to be done. Should you want to backflush the machine, Cafiza is the right product for the job!

07-02-2013 8:13pm |

Phyllis Kayten

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at 11-05-2012 1:46pm
Urnex Cafiza Cleaner
Urnex Cafiza Cleaner

I have a 12 year old Pasquini Livia 90 expresso machine. I hadn't back flushed it in probably a year, and didn't have the Cafiza powder, and mistakenly bought Jura tablets and dissolved 2 in the tank as directed by a salesperson at SurLaTable and ran through the machine. Now I realize I should never have put any cleaner through the tank. The coffee tastes fine, the hot water is fine, but the steamer makes the milk taste soapy. Have I damaged the machine and am I being poisoned?

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mjackson ♦ Phyllis,
I am afraid I would be liable to give you an answer. You need to get the machine cleaned out. The only way to do that is to keep running hot water out of your tank not the steam. Or take it to a professional to have drained and cleaned.

11-06-2012 8:21am |

Tim Gozanski

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at 04-24-2012 1:14pm
Urnex Cafiza Cleaner
Urnex Cafiza Cleaner

I don't have a back flush on my cheap espresso machine and I'm wondering if I'm supposed to put this Cafiza powder in the water tank or just the filter pod. If in the tank, how much powder with how much water?

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Mike Russo ♦ Tim...Thank you for the posting to our Super Wall. Urnex Cafiza is designed to Back Flush an espresso machine. If you are suppose to Back Flush your machine you would put the Cafiza into the portafilter, and then follow the instructions for Back Flushing your machine. Thanks.

04-25-2012 10:12am |

Lyndsy Clark

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at 08-31-2011 3:56pm
Urnex Cafiza Cleaner
Urnex Cafiza Cleaner

Are these tablets or powder?

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mjackson ♦ Lyndsy,

It is a powder to back flush with.

09-01-2011 8:19am |

dcupstateNY

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at 07-25-2011 8:45pm
Urnex Cafiza Cleaner
Urnex Cafiza Cleaner

I just received my new La Pavoni Europiccola, and performed the "First Time Operation" (out of box) cleaning procedure, using the supplied packet of Cafiza. My question is how many rinse cycles do you recommend ... the supplied instructions only call for one rinse. My concern is that because it's Cafiza and was run through the boiler, should more than one rinse be performed? And if so, how many?

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mjackson ♦ David,
The instructions are correct for the use of the product. You may feel more comfortable doing a few rinse cycles. I will normally do at least two as I just feel more comfortable.

07-26-2011 8:01am |

William Rindone

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at 05-10-2011 12:34am
Urnex Cafiza Cleaner
Urnex Cafiza Cleaner

I recently bought a EXPOBAR Office lever espresso machine....is this product the correct product to purchase/use for cleaning/back-flushing the machine?

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Mike Russo ♦ William...Yes Urnex Cafiza Cleaner is t he correct product to use for back-flushing your Expobar. Thanks.

05-10-2011 8:04am |

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William Rindone Michael- I got one extra filter for my EXPOBAR Office Lever...I can't find them on the WLL website here....am I missing it or where do I need to go to get them?

05-13-2011 1:05am |

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Mike Russo ♦ William...Please contact our Technical Support Department directly at 1-888-411-5282 option 3 to help you order a brew basket.. Thanks.

05-13-2011 9:56am |

Peggy Baldwin

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at 12-15-2010 12:39pm
Urnex Cafiza Cleaner
Urnex Cafiza Cleaner

I recieved a packet of this cleaner with my Napolitana La Pavoni - can't tell from your chart if this is the recommended cleaner for my machine. Can you help me with cleaning products?
Thank you, Peggy

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Mike Russo ♦ Peggy...Urnex Cafiza Cleaner is used for back flushing your group head. Thanks and happy brewing.

12-16-2010 8:20am |

Diane Notarianni

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at 11-03-2010 8:11pm
Urnex Cafiza Cleaner
Urnex Cafiza Cleaner

actually, I need info on cleaning my EXPOBAR Lever. I bought this about 4-5 years ago. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT. Bought Cafiza as was told to clean it every month which I do. But now for some time actually, my cups come out bitter and no it isn't the coffee. What can I do to clean my machina better? Diane

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Mike Russo ♦ Diane...I am so glad you LOVE your machine. A couple of things could be making your coffee bitter. So if you don't believe it to be the coffee, and you have back flushed your group head with an empty porta filter (after using the Cafiza)to rinse it. The temperature of the water for brewing maybe be to hot. Or the amount of time you are brewing your shot is to long. Here is what I suggest you try to help you get rid of the bitterness of your coffee. Check the temperature (should be 190-200 degrees)of the water coming out of an empty porta filter. When you do this make sure the probe for the thermometer is in the center of the water flow. Also make sure that if you are frothing milk that you do it after you have drawn a shot. Or if you choice to froth your milk first you will need to cool the boiler down before your brew your shot. To cool the boiler down simply draw some water through your group head for 15 seconds or so. Secondly next time you brew a shot use a stopwatch to ensure you are not brewing for more than 30 seconds, as this will cause the coffee to be bitter. If this doesn't work or if you have any further questions please feel free to contact our technical support at 1-888-411-5282 option 3. Happy brewing.

11-04-2010 8:44am |

Patrick Reid

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at 10-24-2010 11:11am
Urnex Cafiza Cleaner
Urnex Cafiza Cleaner

I have the Expobar Office Pulser and was wondering how often I should backflush with Cafiza? Also, I am using the monthly replaceable filters. In this case how often should I descale and what product would you recommend? Thanks.

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ToddS Patrick, for home use we recommend that you back flush with Cafiza one a month. Also please remember to hit the brew button after you remove the portafilter to give the shower screen a quick rinse after each brew. The filters do a nice job so the machine will not require a lot of descaling. If you descale it with urnex Dezcal every 6 months that will be fine.

10-24-2010 9:06pm |

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ToddS Patrick, for home use we recommend that you back flush with Cafiza one a month. Also please remember to hit the brew button after you remove the portafilter to give the shower screen a quick rinse after each brew. The filters do a nice job so the machine will not require a lot of descaling. If you descale it with urnex Dezcal every 6 months that will be fine.

10-24-2010 9:07pm |

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