Tips – Tech

Tech Tips: Test Mode on the Saeco Intuita

One of the hidden secrets of many espresso machines is that they come with an accessible test mode section. What is great about test mode is that it is an excellent resource for troubleshooting your machine. For instance, test mode…

How to Descale the Crossland CC1

It’s hard not to love the Crossland CC1. This compact machine is easy to use, makes consistently good shots and has a large water reservoir. However, just like every other espresso machine, the Crossland CC1 needs a little TLC every…

How to Descale the Saeco Aroma

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to clean up and de-clutter around the home, so why not start by performing some maintenance on your espresso machine? One of the easiest steps is to descale, which, depending on…

How to Descale the Rancilio Silvia

If there is one thing that we simply cannot abide, love, it’s an uncared for espresso machine. Making sure your most important piece of equipment is in tip-top shape will not only extend its overall life, it will result in…

How to Descale a La Pavoni

We’ve descaled double boilers, heat exchangers, every superautomatic under the sun and even simple thermoblock-driven machines, but in all of our years giving scale the what-for inside espresso machines, we had not descaled a La Pavoni. So when Sam’s Uncle Bob…

Tech Tip: Saeco Minuto Test Mode

While the Saeco Minuto offers some unique functionality compared to Saeco’s other superautomatic espresso machines — such as brewing coffee at a lower pressure to produce a more drip coffee like flavor — it still offers a Test Mode to…

How to Descale the Rocket Espresso R58

If you’re not using a sophisticated water filtration system in your house or on your espresso machine, then descaling it regularly is essential maintenance. A few hallmark signs of scale build-up include decreased steam power, temperature fluctuations and leaking from…