How and How Often to Clean your Bravilor Novo Filter Coffee Machine?
It is very important that your Filter Coffee Machine and it's accessories are kept clean for optimum results, sometimes the result of a bad brew of coffee can be down to the cleanliness of the machine! The following instructions are specifically for a Bravilor Novo filter coffee machine. Following these instructions you will be keeping it in prime condition. These instructions would also apply to most other filter coffee machines.
Daily Cleaning or Cleaning After Each Use
Firstly, after each use of the machine you should remove the carafe/jug, as well as the brew basket. Wash these two pieces in hot soapy water, taking great care to wash thoroughly. Vacuum flasks and air pots can also be rinsed with hot water. You can clean the outside of the machine whenever necessary using a damp cloth.
We would recommend thoroughly cleaning your machine at least once a month. For deep cleaning you can use dissolvable cleaning tablets such as the Puly Caff Brew Tabs – these will dissolve and clean the oils from both your filter basket and the coffee jug. You may need to do this more frequently if you are using the machine more often or if you feel it is necessary. These tablets dissolve and clean the oils from both your filter basket and the coffee jug.
- Place 1 tablet into the brew basket, this is for every 2 litres of water capacity.
- Start the brew cycle into serve and wait
- Remove any residue and eliminate solution
- Rinse everything with clean water
Hard water is packed with minerals including calcium, magnesium and limestone. These minerals can build up in your coffee maker over time. This can impact the taste of your coffee and even block holes in your fixtures and appliances. When you descale you are simply removing this build up.
How often should I Descale?
The answer to this question depends on a few variables. When choosing how often to descale your filter coffee machine, you should consider the quality of the water running through your machine, and how much water is going through it. This will determine how much limescale build up will occur. You can try using a Water Hardness Test Kit to determine how hard your water is. As a rule of thumb we would suggest descaling once a month.
For descaling the Bravilor Novo we would recommend using Bravilor's Renegite descaler. These come as a box of 15 x 50g Sachets.
- Mix 100g with 0.5L of water
- Start brew cycle and let this flush through the machine once
- Repeat with just water to rinse out
So to put it briefly: Remember to clean the jug/decanter and the filter pan after each use. Deep clean the machine using cleaning powder around once a month and descale around once a month - this will ensure the best outcome for your coffee from the cleanest machine!
- Sadie Taylor