how often do you clean coffee urns, espresso machines, airpots, etc. with chemical cleaners?

which chemicals (ie: puro caff) do you use?

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Ali Hojeij said:
Well daily before closing you should flush your coffee screen with the porta filter one that is closed for flushing using pulycaff. It is a good item and make sure you soak all porta filters and screens in a pulycaff powder half tea spoon in hot water and soak over night. But make sure always and daily flush with also half tea spoon of pulycaff in the closed screen and open while hot water is falling to get all the grinds from teh pipes.

You can see how by checking on the net how to clean and flush the coffee screen with the porta filter.

Ali hoejij

Despite what you may read on the back of the jar, half a teaspoon of espresso cleaner is WAY too much - at least 4 times more than actually needed. If you do it daily, a small amount (the size of a dime) is more than enough.
What about urns and brewers? I use Luxus pots, and I'm really not sure how often we should be using some kind of chemical (Urnex etc).
- back-flush the machine with Urnex machine cleaner one a day and soak the screens, portafilters, etc. in the same cleaner for at least 10 minutes and then scrub them with a Pallo brush.

- clean our french presses like any other dish every few uses (we rinse well with hot water between each use of course).

- and we clean our mugs with dish soap every 8th customer... ;)
Adam Wilson said:
- back-flush the machine with Urnex machine cleaner one a day and soak the screens, portafilters, etc. in the same cleaner for at least 10 minutes and then scrub them with a Pallo brush.

- clean our french presses like any other dish every few uses (we rinse well with hot water between each use of course).

- and we clean our mugs with dish soap every 8th customer... ;)

8 customers?! Overkill much? We don't even think about scraping off the grime until 20-25 uses =)

-bry
We're open 24 hours so we backflush our machine with water 3x day and once with purocaff. We're still trying to figure out the schedule for cleaning airpots but every Friday seems to be working now.

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