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11. The Espresso Machine is equipped with a 3-way solenoid
valve that instantly releases pressure in the brew group
when the water pump is switched off, so the filter holder
can be removed immediately after brewing. Remove
the filter holder by moving the handle to the left. When
knocking coffee grounds from the filter basket, avoid
striking the filter holder handle.
12. After removing the filter holder, place a cup under the
brew head and press the "
This cleans the shower screen and flushes any coffee oils
and grounds that have migrated into the brew head.
Frothing and steaming milk
Frothing and steaming milk requires a bit of practice, but
you'll be surprised how quickly your skills will develop. The
Artisan Espresso Machine gives you all the tools you need:
a stainless steel jug shaped especially for frothing, a frothing
arm that adjusts horizontally and vertically for a comfortable
working position, a frothing nozzle designed to enhance
frothing, and a "
" dial that lets you precisely control the
volume of frothing steam.
1. Press the "
" button to turn the Espresso Machine on.
2. Wait until the Espresso Machine has reached operating
temperature; this will take approximately 6 minutes. When
the frothing boiler temperature gauge needle climbs into
" zone, the Espresso Machine is ready to froth.
3. Fill the frothing jug 1/3 full with cold milk.
4. With the frothing arm pointed into an empty cup,
open the "
" dial for a moment to purge excess
water from the line. To open the "
slowly counterclockwise; to close the "
rotate it clockwise until it stops.
" button for a second or two.
" dial, turn it
13. To brew more espresso, repeat steps 6 through 12, but
see the barista tips below.
When brewing multiple cups:
1. Use a towel to clean and dry the filter basket before filling
with coffee. This will help insure even coffee extraction.
2. To maintain the proper brewing temperature, it is
important to keep the brew group warm, so:
• Do not rinse the filter holder with tap water – doing
so will cool the filter. It's best to wipe leftover grounds
from the filter with a towel.
• When you're busy with other tasks, like grinding coffee
or frothing milk, keep the empty filter holder warm by
attaching it to the brew head.
5. With the "
" dial closed, adjust the frothing arm so
it's in a comfortable working position, and submerse
the tip of the frothing nozzle just below the surface
of the milk in the frothing jug.
6. Slowly open the "
" dial by turning it counterclockwise.
The farther the "
" dial is rotated, the greater the
volume of steam that will be released. Tilt the jug to one
side to create a whirling motion in the milk, keeping the
tip of the frothing nozzle about 5 mm below the milk's
surface. If large bubbles are being created or if the milk
spatters, the nozzle is being held too high.
7. As the froth expands, it will be necessary to lower the jug.
8. When the frothed milk has expanded to about 3/4 the
volume of the jug, lower the frothing nozzle into the jug
to finish steaming (heating) the milk. Keep the jug tilted
to maintain a whirling motion in the milk. Steam the milk
until it's between 60 and 74 degrees Celsius. (At these
temperatures, the jug will be very warm to the touch.)
Avoid scalding the milk, which occurs at 80 degrees.
9. Before removing the frothing arm from the milk, close
" dial by turning it clockwise until it stops. This
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