There are a number of good reasons to make espresso machine maintenance part of your routine. The first and foremost reason is to safeguard your investment. After all, your espresso machine took a great deal of capital to purchase and regular maintenance will keep it in top form. Additionally, with regular maintenance and a water filtration system, you are going to maximize the efficiency of your machine, while reducing the number of breakdowns and downtime related to repairs.

When you make regular maintenance a key part of the care of your machine, it will also increase the life expectancy of your espresso machine. As your business grows, you want to be known for the quality of your drinks. Regular maintenance also is part keeping your costs fixed, because you are less likely to be surprised by an unexpected repair.

Byo Quick Milk Powder Module Cup Warmer

Byo Quick Milk Powder Module Cup Warmer

The BYO uses an Android tablet as a fixed screen on the machine, or as an external device to interact remotely with the machine through Bluetooth technology. The BYO app adjusts to the screen dimension of your tablet and characteristics can be customized to provide operational solutions in a flexible format. Includes dual grinders made by Ditting™. The iSteam automatic steam wand froths milk to the perfect texture and temperature. The machine is made of stainless steel and ABS plastic and features an easy 3-step automatic daily cleaning program.

C5 USB Tall 2GR Compact Black ISO

C5 USB Tall 2GR Compact Black ISO

The Rancilio Classe 5 S takes the same boiler and element layout of the Classe 5 USB, and puts you in the driver's seat with full semi-automatic controls and a manual hot water control knob.

Class 5 USB 3 Group

Class 5 USB 3 Group

Industrially inspired functional minimalism and a contemporary aesthetics are the strong points of Classe 5 A machine that transforms basic essential and elegance into distinctive personality traits.

ESP1

ESP1

With a fully automatic design and user friendly capabilities, the Cecilware Venezia II ESP1-110V one group espresso machine can help create one-of-a-kind hot beverages for your casual restaurant or coffee shop.

ESP2

ESP2

With a fully automatic design and user friendly capabilities, the Cecilware Venezia II ESP2-220V two group espresso machine can help create one-of-a-kind hot beverages for your casual restaurant or coffee shop.

ESP3

ESP3

With a fully automatic design and user friendly capabilities, the Cecilware Venezia II ESP3-220V one group espresso machine can help create one-of-a-kind hot beverages for your casual restaurant or coffee shop.

Home Model Silvia

Home Model Silvia

Influenced by modern design, Silvia is perfect for any type of décor and offers totally professional levels of performance and reliability. Thanks to Silvia, you no longer have to choose between style and functionality or design and performance. Experience the pleasure of a perfect professional espresso.

Kobalto

Kobalto 1

This espresso machine features one whole bean hopper and three soluble product hoppers so that you can make delicious cappuccino, mocha, latte, and more.

Kobalto

Kobalto 2

The Kobalto 2/2 FM is an extraordinary machine, creating up to 16 perfect espresso-based beverages with coffee beans, chocolate, and fresh milk

Korinto

Korinto

This espresso machine features one whole bean hopper and two soluble product hoppers so that your staff or customers can make a flavorful cup of coffee in a variety of flavors.

Kryo 65 Grinder

Kryo 65 Grinder

KRYO 65 OD is fitted with high-capacity 64 mm-diameter mills, ensuring production of 3.5 g/second. Grinding is instant, and takes place directly in the filter holder, ensuring a fresh, correctly dosed product.

Quamar M80

Quamar M80

Quamar's M80 grinders are assembled in Italy using nearly 100% Italian parts. They have embraced both Italian tradition and modern innovation in the construction of the M80s offering both traditional dosing grinders for high volume cafe environments as well as doserless grinders for baristas looking for precise control.

Rancilio Lever 2 Group

Rancilio Lever 2 Group

The Rancilio Classe 7 2 Group Lever Espresso Machine is a simple and manual machine. The manual controlled Rancilio espresso machine has complete control over the brewing process. The lever in combination with electrical heating elemet makes this a smiple push down process

Silvia And Rocky Grinder W Stand

Silvia And Rocky Grinder W Stand

Both of these machines contain commercial grade components that work together to give you café quality espresso and coffee drinks every time.

What goes into a regular maintenance program for your espresso machine?

Every three months, you will need to do minor services that will not take that long but can benefit your machine and its performance.

Here is what is involved in that three-month maintenance; replacement of the group gaskets; replace the shower screens (this is also a good opportunity to upgrade to VST or IMS screens, if you do not already have them). Test the group flow rates and temperature to make sure they are all working correctly and all your switches. If they are not working properly, now is the time to get them replaced.

Keep in mind that if you find anything not working properly or you see any signs of damage, it is important to make sure that you have it checked out by an experienced service tech and any replacements made promptly.

Every six months, you need to have a major service completed. This process involves doing everything that you did for a minor service, but also includes; rebuilding the steam assembly, replacing your port filter baskets (this is also a good opportunity to upgrade into IMS baskets, if you have not already done so). Replace your waste pipe (if it is necessary) as well as the capacitor on pump motor and before solenoids. Replace the sight glass and servicing your non-return valve. Checking for steam or water leaks with a dentist’s mirror.

Remember that the point of this service is similar to a routine oil change and checkup. You are keeping your machine running at its best because you are taking the time to address any potential issues before they become problems.

There are also going to be items that will need to be addressed from time to time outside of your routine maintenance schedule. The reality is that some items have a specific lifetime that is unrelated to how often you service the machine. There are items that might last forever, or they might need regular replacement, depending on the conditions of use. A café with poor quality water, for example, might have to change their filters and descale their machine twice a year. A café with great water, on the other hand, might only need to do this every two years.

These are the things that you need to be careful with, to avoid potential issues; changing the water filters, replacement of your pump, Replacement of switches and solenoids (electro-valves), descaling of the machine, replacement of pressure regulating valve, check elements, replacement of worn-down bells on group heads and changing or resetting pressure gauges.

Espresso machine servicing is a key part of keeping your machine in top form. Our experienced team can assist you handling all of your maintenance needs.