Lavazza Espresso Machines: Lavazza Espresso Point Matinee Cleaning Instructions
As is true with any piece of equipment, Lavazza espresso machines require a certain amount of regular cleaning and maintenance. By taking a few minutes each day to make sure your Lavazza Espresso Point Matinee espresso maker is clean and in good working over, you can extend the life of the machine and make your investment of a pricey coffee machine well worth the cost. While it may seem like hassle to perform daily cleaning tasks, if you make it a habit, you will find the time commitment to be far from daunting.
Like any espresso machine, your Espresso Point Matinee will develop Lavazza coffee grounds in its internal components. Removing this buildup will help the machine to run to the best of its potential. Fortunately, the Espresso Point Matinee comes with the cleaning tools necessary to perform proper routine maintenance. Two cleaning rods, one single-pronged rod and one double-pronged rod, will help you clean out every crevice inside the machine. The Espresso Point Matinee also comes with a key to insert into the pod compartment to help with cleaning, as well as empty pods that assist in running cycles after cleaning has been completed.
In order to clean the pod compartment (where pods are inserted into the Espresso Point for brewing), insert the key, and then insert and remove the double-pronged cleaning wand into the pod compartment at least ten times. Make sure that you moisten the cleaning rod with lukewarm water before performing this task. The brewing nozzle should be cleaned with the single-pronged rod that has been wet with lukewarm water. Perform the same insertion/removal motion as with cleaning the pod compartment so that the buildup of coffee grounds is removed.
The steam dispenser can be disengaged and separated into three parts: A metal tube, a smaller metal part, and a knob. Make sure to position the steam dispenser as if you were going to use it before removing its components, then wash each part with lukewarm water using the single-pronged cleaning wand.
The pod drawer, which holds up to 32 used Lavazza espresso pods, may be cleaned with lukewarm water. Use a damp cloth to clean the Espresso Point’s external components. Soapy water can be used to clean the cup compartment. It is extremely important to not use any harsh, abrasive cleaning agents to clean any of the espresso machine’s components so that the integrity of each part is not compromised.
After you have completed these cleaning tasks, you will want to use an empty pod to run a trial cycle before using your machine to brew coffee once again. Place an empty pod into the machine; water will collect in the used pod drawer, which should be empty when you perform this cycle. After you have run an empty pod through the machine’s brewing process; empty the pod drawer and your Espresso Point will be ready to be used for beverage making once again.
By performing these simple tasks daily or several times a week, your Lavazza Espresso Point Matinee should be in tip-top shape for years to come!