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What Are Semi Automatic Espresso Machines?
There are various types of espresso machines that can get you a delicious cup of espresso at home. Everything depends on what kind of espresso machine you buy. There are espresso machines that make great coffee and are expensive. They have too many controls and might be difficult to use,...
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How Do I Clean Out Espresso Strainer Clogged By Coffee Grounds Which Were Too Fine?
Q: I tried soaking it in boiling water, and also a coffee pot cleaner which is supposed to remove hard water and mineral deposits. The strainer has a double layer, which I can't separate, and the grounds are caught between the two layers.
A: Just switch on the stove, keep the strainer on it on a distance of 6-7 inches, and just move the strainer over the heat or flame for 4-5 minutes, then wash it with mild dish washing soap. Your strainer will look brand new. I don't know why, but this solved my problem! I used this method as a last ditch effort because I was afraid that the excessive heat might somehow ruin the strainer for good, but nothing else I tried worked, so I went for it. I couldn't see how this would help, but it's the only thing that did! Is this part of an Espresso Maker/Machine? If so, try the manufacturer's website or customer service help number. You may need a new filter if you cannot separate the 2 layers. Coffee pot cleaners dissolve the mineral deposits so that they wash away. Espresso grounds do not dissolve. Try using a Dishwasher for removing the coffee grounds. Some filters can be dish washed in the dishwasher. Good Luck!