Cleaning Fully Automatic Machines
Please check your instruction manual for details on cleaning your fully-automatic coffee machine as there are considerable variations. Some machines, for example (like Delonghi) require you to open it up, take the brew unit out and clean it manually. With others, like Jura, all cleaning steps are fully automated.
CLEANING THE BREW UNIT
We recommend to use Urnex Cafiza Tabs. Every 180 - 220 cups the machine will automatically notify you to insert a tab into the ground coffee container and press the cleaning button. After 10 - 15 minutes the cleaning is done and you can continue to make great tasting coffee. The tabs are completely safe but we still recommend to throw out the first espresso made cleaning.
Why? This cleaning, which is mandatory (i.e. the machine will not let you make coffees after giving you the notification to clean) is to keep the brew unit in proper operating condition. The more coffee is made, the more oil from the beans builds up inside and becomes rancid. This impacts taste and, after a while, normal operations.
DESCALING THE UNIT
There are two options to remove lime scale from the heating element. The most convenient, but more expensive, option is to use original Jura Claris Filters, either for the ENA series or the IMPRESSA series. With these no additional cleaning is needed. The other option is to use Jura Descaling Tabs solution once every few months. This procedure takes about 45 minutes but is fully automated.
Why? Lime scale gradually builds up in the brew unit, affecting it’s efficiency and shortening it’s lifespan. The harder the water the faster this happens. Every Jura machine has a water hardness tester delivered with it that can determine the hardness of your water and the machine can be adjusted to automatically tell you when descaling is necessary.
CLEANING THE MILK FROTHER
If you use your machine’s automatic milk frothing system then the milk intake hose should be rinsed daily with Urnex Rinza. Just mix a bit of Rinza solution with water and run it through the frothing system as you would with milk. Thereafter repeat the procedure twice with clean water.
Why? Milk contains fats and other substances that get stuck in the hose. Without proper cleaning these may get sour and impact the flavor and your health.