Tech Tip: Disassembling Brew Groups

Keeping your espresso equipment clean is essential to producing consistently excellent shots. Backflushing on the Rancilio Silvia and machines with the patented E61 brew group will definitely address the brew group and screen, but it’s still a good idea to take them apart every so often and give them a good scrub down. You’ll also need to know how to do this when replacing the brew head gasket, also an important part of regular care and maintenance.

Watch Gail take apart the brew head on the Rancilio Silvia:

Now watch her take apart an E61 brew head:

2 comments for “Tech Tip: Disassembling Brew Groups

  1. Ben Blake
    April 26, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Reinstalling the screen — I don’t know it this works on all E-61 brew heads but on the Rocket machines the screen can be easily reinstalled by putting the screen in the portafilter and locking the portafilter in place.

    • Kat
      April 26, 2010 at 10:47 am

      Oh – nice tip!

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