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Date: 02 Oct 2006 14:28:26
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: semi regulardescaling reminder
Just a reminder that citric acid is just what the Dr. ordered for descaling
your espresso machine (You DO descale regularly, right?). I buy mine from
The Great American Spice Co: http://tinyurl.com/n8h5q, where the purity is
guaranteed by their FDA certification (Who knows what's in that stuff you've
been buying on the internet?).

I hate to say this, but judging from the machines I've repaired for friends
& the machines I buy to sell on eBay, most of you guys (and gals) aren't
doing much to maintain your expensive toy! To paraphrase the ol' Brylcreem
ad, "A little flush will do ya."
--
Robert (Cleanliness in next to fanaticism!) Harmon
http://tinyurl.com/pou2y
http://tinyurl.com/psfob
http://tinyurl.com/fkd6r






 
Date: 04 Oct 2006 06:35:27
From: Brewer Bob
Subject: Re: semi regulardescaling reminder


Robert Harmon wrote:

>Just a reminder that citric acid is just what the Dr. ordered for descaling
>your espresso machine (You DO descale regularly, right?). I buy mine from
>The Great American Spice Co: http://tinyurl.com/n8h5q, where the purity is
>guaranteed by their FDA certification (Who knows what's in that stuff you've
>been buying on the internet?).
>
>I hate to say this, but judging from the machines I've repaired for friends
>& the machines I buy to sell on eBay, most of you guys (and gals) aren't
>doing much to maintain your expensive toy! To paraphrase the ol' Brylcreem
>ad, "A little flush will do ya."
>
>

I run cleancaf through Ms. Slivia on the 1st and the 15th of every month.

Brewer Bob.


 
Date: 03 Oct 2006 12:33:34
From: daveb
Subject: Re: citric acid 'futures'
Use Urnex CleanCaf to descale.


wes wrote:
> Guys,
>
> I'm confused. I run cafiza regularly (every week) in a backflush to
> keep the brew group clean, but I don't think my machine's boiler has
> ever been descaled. Is there a link to instructions somewhere, and
> directions on what cleaner to use (citric acid, or something else?)
>
> I want to descale my machine, but not sure how.
>
> thanks,
>
> Wes
>



 
Date: 03 Oct 2006 10:34:04
From: wes
Subject: Re: citric acid 'futures'
Guys,

I'm confused. I run cafiza regularly (every week) in a backflush to
keep the brew group clean, but I don't think my machine's boiler has
ever been descaled. Is there a link to instructions somewhere, and
directions on what cleaner to use (citric acid, or something else?)

I want to descale my machine, but not sure how.

thanks,

Wes

daveb wrote:
> Harmon must have a corner on "citric acid futures"
>
> the way he touts it here so often. there are far superior Commercial
> compounds, so cheap that the cost is negligible.
>
> It is the time spent, and the results -- NOT the pennies for cleaner
> that count.
>
> BTW, I'm not seeing a lot of turnover on those machines you inspect --
> for ebay, harmon.
>
> dave "121"



  
Date: 03 Oct 2006 17:51:21
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: citric acid 'futures'
Try this site: http://www.espressomyespresso.com/ or
http://www.espressotec.com/ummain.asp

--
Robert (consider the source) Harmon
http://tinyurl.com/pou2y
http://tinyurl.com/psfob
http://tinyurl.com/fkd6r

"wes" <wnance3@rochester.rr.com > wrote in message
news:1159896844.408390.134970@m73g2000cwd.googlegroups.com...
> Guys,
>
> I'm confused. I run cafiza regularly (every week) in a backflush to
> keep the brew group clean, but I don't think my machine's boiler has
> ever been descaled. Is there a link to instructions somewhere, and
> directions on what cleaner to use (citric acid, or something else?)
>
> I want to descale my machine, but not sure how.
>
> thanks,
>
> Wes
>
> daveb wrote:
>> Harmon must have a corner on "citric acid futures"
>>
>> the way he touts it here so often. there are far superior Commercial
>> compounds, so cheap that the cost is negligible.
>>
>> It is the time spent, and the results -- NOT the pennies for cleaner
>> that count.
>>
>> BTW, I'm not seeing a lot of turnover on those machines you inspect --
>> for ebay, harmon.
>>
>> dave "121"
>




 
Date: 03 Oct 2006 09:00:30
From: daveb
Subject: Re: citric acid 'futures'
Harmon must have a corner on "citric acid futures"

the way he touts it here so often. there are far superior Commercial
compounds, so cheap that the cost is negligible.

It is the time spent, and the results -- NOT the pennies for cleaner
that count.

BTW, I'm not seeing a lot of turnover on those machines you inspect --
for ebay, harmon.

dave "121"



 
Date: 02 Oct 2006 21:55:31
From: Heat + Beans
Subject: Re: semi regulardescaling reminder

shall wrote:

> I use the "Recurrence" feature on my Outlook Calendar as my reminder
> (for detergent backflushes, too).
>
> shall

Ah yes, backflush. Did mine yesterday. Regular and as usual. Once
completed, on a whim, I added a tad (1/4 tsp) of Cafiza, flushed and
let sit. Got a bunch of crud into the blank. Kept on until "as usual
clear." Another whim and 1/4 tsp. Same thing. New crud. Spent about
an hour and 2-3 more rounds of detergent until I got no more crud.
Also, my leaky pf lever (Isomac Tea) got cured. Sort of makes me
rethink my cleaning protocol.
tin



  
Date: 03 Oct 2006 14:32:05
From: Marshall
Subject: Re: semi regulardescaling reminder
On 2 Oct 2006 21:55:31 -0700, "Heat + Beans" <heatgunroast@gmail.com >
wrote:

>
>shall wrote:
>
>> I use the "Recurrence" feature on my Outlook Calendar as my reminder
>> (for detergent backflushes, too).
>>
>> shall
>
>Ah yes, backflush. Did mine yesterday. Regular and as usual. Once
>completed, on a whim, I added a tad (1/4 tsp) of Cafiza, flushed and
>let sit. Got a bunch of crud into the blank. Kept on until "as usual
>clear." Another whim and 1/4 tsp. Same thing. New crud. Spent about
>an hour and 2-3 more rounds of detergent until I got no more crud.
>Also, my leaky pf lever (Isomac Tea) got cured. Sort of makes me
>rethink my cleaning protocol.
>tin

Michael and Angelo over at Espresso Parts Source have been encouraging
me for some time to try Puly Caf (they're the U.S. distributor). It's
the best selling European brand, and it's "sudsier" (sounds like a
50's Tide commercial). So, I got some on my last visit. Yup. Lots of
suds. Lots of crud came out.

But, I think I'd have to take my machine apart and take "before and
after" pictures with Puly Caf and competing brands to confirm whether
it really does a better job (sounds like a Ken Fox project!).

shall


   
Date: 05 Oct 2006 12:44:45
From: Danny
Subject: Re: semi regulardescaling reminder
shall wrote:

> Michael and Angelo over at Espresso Parts Source have been encouraging
> me for some time to try Puly Caf (they're the U.S. distributor). It's
> the best selling European brand, and it's "sudsier" (sounds like a
> 50's Tide commercial). So, I got some on my last visit. Yup. Lots of
> suds. Lots of crud came out.
>
> But, I think I'd have to take my machine apart and take "before and
> after" pictures with Puly Caf and competing brands to confirm whether
> it really does a better job (sounds like a Ken Fox project!).
>
> shall

I've only ever used Puly Caf and yes, lots of suds. It's nice to see
brown suds as it does it's work. I also use the Puly milk stuff.


--
Regards, Danny

http://www.gaggia-espresso.com (a purely hobby site)
http://www.malabargold.co.uk (UK/EU ordering for Malabar Gold blend)



 
Date: 02 Oct 2006 15:01:06
From: Marshall
Subject: Re: semi regulardescaling reminder
On Mon, 02 Oct 2006 14:28:26 GMT, "Robert Harmon"
<r_h_harmon@Zhotmail.com > wrote:

>Just a reminder that citric acid is just what the Dr. ordered for descaling
>your espresso machine (You DO descale regularly, right?). I buy mine from
>The Great American Spice Co: http://tinyurl.com/n8h5q, where the purity is
>guaranteed by their FDA certification (Who knows what's in that stuff you've
>been buying on the internet?).
>
>I hate to say this, but judging from the machines I've repaired for friends
>& the machines I buy to sell on eBay, most of you guys (and gals) aren't
>doing much to maintain your expensive toy! To paraphrase the ol' Brylcreem
>ad, "A little flush will do ya."

I use the "Recurrence" feature on my Outlook Calendar as my reminder
(for detergent backflushes, too).

shall