What is the longest recommended time the Gaggia Brera should be left in standby mode.  If I skip a day or two of brewing espresso, I can't help but feel anxious seeing that flashing button....

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Much like other modern machines with built-in power saving modes, the Brera can be left plugged in and switched on (at the rear switch, that is) for extended periods of time without issue.  We typically suggest turning it off at the main switch if you expect to be away from the machine for more than one day at a time, as this disconnects it from the main power and reduces the risk of damage due to power surges or other electrical gremlins during your absence.  If the blinking light is a source of anxiety, you can feel safe switching it off after use without any risk of harm or damage.  

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