Category Archives: Maintenance of the espresso machine

Backflushing the Rancilio Silvia

Step-by-step guide to backflush the Rancilio Silvia. If you don’t clean, your espresso machine, you will gradual discover, that you can’t control the taste of the coffee: different coffees will taste the same, and they will all be more bitter than desired. Furthermore the espresso machines valves won’t work as precise as necessary. [Read more]

Descaling the Rancilio Silvio

Guide to de-scaling the Rancilio Silvia. Calcium/scale buildup is perhaps the one thing that causes most problems on the machinery as heat valve leakage and pump failures. [Read more]

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