If it looks dirty clean it. And for most equipment that means it should have been cleaned sooner! Can't brew or serve great coffee with dirty any part of the process.
really? clean it when it's dirty? :)
miKe mcKoffee aka Mike McGinness said:If it looks dirty clean it. And for most equipment that means it should have been cleaned sooner! Can't brew or serve great coffee with dirty any part of the process.
thanks everyone for input,
i'm always weary of overuse of chemicals, just wondered how others felt about using them.
The amount of chemical cleaner that is used is so very small that it is really not a threat to the environment even if it has phosphates. The environment is being ruined by the use of huge quantities of any cleaner by the uninformed who may not read manufacturer's directions and add more to be sure. There are studies now that say that phosphates were not bad, overuse was the problem!! And...overuse of detergents is being found to be just as bad as the bad old phosphate days!
I can clean better and more with a quarter teaspoon of machine cleaner than I can with a large amount of any other product. Bye the way, many dish washing products have lotion and aromatics which can leave an off taste from parts which are in the water path like baskets and portafilters.