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12 years 6 months ago #2892 by colin
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Rancilio sez what? They have spoken with you?

I would back-flush at least ONCE a week and descale at least once a month depending on how crappy your water is.

Considering how much back-pressure is developed when you are brewing espresso, I think that regular back-flushing is trivial.

Colin has spoken.
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12 years 6 months ago #2893 by Bobby
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colin wrote:

I am not sure what they do in Australia. Then again... Who cares what they do in Australia! Bwah-ha-ha- he-he-he ho-ho-ho!


:lol: the 'evil genius' laugh cracked me up
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12 years 6 months ago #2894 by Troll
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colin wrote:

Rancilio sez what? They have spoken with you?

I would back-flush at least ONCE a week and descale at least once a month depending on how crappy your water is.

Considering how much back-pressure is developed when you are brewing espresso, I think that regular back-flushing is trivial.

Colin has spoken.


Spoken to me personally? No, but it's stated in the manual that it is not recommended and any damage resulting from the process would not be covered under warranty. With that said, I tend to agree with ya bout it being trivial since there is backpressure with every shot being pulled.

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12 years 6 months ago #2895 by cappuccino1
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What do you guys mean when you say \"backflushing\" is trivial- you mean don't backflush at all?
And what is backpressure when brewing espresso?
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12 years 6 months ago #2897 by cappuccino1
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I placed this article in the wrong forum again.
While doing research on my Silvia on the web and I have put in many,many, many hours into this and while looking up backflushing as I am going to be using the Urnex Cafiza Powder for this purpose I found on the instructions related to backflushing with this product that you apparently must remove your filter basket and put in it a backflush disc also called a blind filter. Then, of course, on the first step you put 1/2 a teaspoon of the Cafiza powder into your portafilter holding this disc and begin the first step in the backflushing process. I am wondering how to obtain the disc. Is it sold separately from your backflush cleaning agent? Have not seen it sold with the cleaning agent.
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12 years 6 months ago #2899 by colin
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Sorry -- that did not come out the way I intended. What I meant was:
Backflushing regularly does not harm the Silvia OR any machine with a 3-way solenoid.
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