How to Clean & Descale the Sage Barista Touch Coffee Machine

Descale your Sage Barista Touch coffee machine with our quick and easy guide. Keeping your machine well looked after is vital for making great tasting coffee and for ensuring the machine will function properly during its lifetime. 


Sage Barista Touch Cleaning Cycle

There will be a message prompt when a cleaning cycle is required. This is a back-flushing cycle and is separate from descaling. Simply follow the instructions on the screen. This cycle requires the Sage Espresso Cleaning Tablets and the sage cleaning disc which are included with your machine.


Sage Barista Touch Descaling Cycle

After regular use, hard water can cause mineral build up in and on many of the inner functioning components, reducing the brewing flow, brewing temperature, power of the machine, and taste of the espresso. Even if you used the provided water filter, we recommend you to descale if there is scale build-up in the water tank.

Go to 'Settings' and select 'Descale cycle'. Follow the instructions on the screen.

WARNING Do not immerse power cord, power plug or appliance in water or any other liquid. The water tank should never be removed or completely emptied during descaling

Cleaning The Steam Wand

You should always clean the steam texturing milk. Simply wipe with a damp cloth. If any of the holes in the tip of the steam wand become blocked, it may reduce frothing performance. Go to 'Settings' > 'Steam wand cleaning' and follow the guide on the screen.

Cleaning The Filter Baskets and Portafilter

The filter baskets and portafilter should be rinsed under hot water immediately after use. This will remove all coffee oil residue. If any of the holes in the filter basket become blocked, use the pin on the end of the provided cleaning tool to unblock the hole(s). If the hole(s) remain blocked, dissolve a cleaning tablet in hot water and soak filter basket and portafilter in solution for around 20 minutes. Then rinse thoroughly.

Cleaning the Shower Screen

The group head interior and shower screen should be wiped with a damp cloth to remove any ground coffee particles. Periodically purge the machine. Place an empty filter basket and portafilter into the group head. Touch the 'Hot Water' button and run a short flow of water to rinse out any residual coffee.

Cleaning The Drip & Storage Tray

The drip tray should be removed, emptied and cleaned at regular intervals, particularly when the drip tray full indicator is showing EMPTY ME! Remove the grill from the drip tray. Lift the coffee grind separator and dispose of any coffee grounds. The EMPTY ME! indicator can also be removed from the drip tray by pulling upwards to release the side latches. Wash all parts in warm soapy water with a soft cloth. Rinse and dry thoroughly. The storage tray (located behind the drip tray) can be removed and cleaned with a soft, damp cloth. Do not use abrasive cleansers, pads or cloths which can scratch the surface. NOTE: All parts should be cleaned by hand using warm water and a gentle dish washing liquid. Do not use abrasive cleansers, pads or cloths which can scratch the surface. Do not clean any of the parts or accessories in the dishwasher.

Cleaning The Outer Housing & Cup Warming Tray

The outer housing and cup warming tray can be cleaned with a soft, damp cloth. Polish with a soft, dry cloth. Do not use abrasive cleansers, pads or cloths which can scratch the surface

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