How and How Often to Clean a Melitta Bean to Cup Coffee Machine?

All coffee machines require regular maintenance to run smoothly and to ensure they consistently make a good cup of coffee. Compared to most bean to cup machines, Melitta Caffeo Barista coffee machines are easy to clean. For any of the chemical cleaning programmes, the machine will tell you when it needs cleaning.


Cleaning the Brewing Unit – Once a week

Cleaning the brewing unit under cold waterSwitch off the coffee machine and open the cover on the side of the machine to take out the brewing unit. Rinse the entire brewing unit thoroughly from all sides under running water. Make particularly sure that coffee residues are removed from the sieve. Once dry, insert it back. Ideally, this should be done once a week.

Easy Cleaning Programme – Each time you have finished preparing a milky drink

The milk system is rinsed using the "Easy Cleaning" programme. Each time after preparing a beverage with milk, the appliance requests you to execute the "Easy Cleaning" programme. You can also run the "Easy Cleaning" programme manually by navigating through the menu on the screen.


Milk Cleaning Programme – As often as requested depending on milk use (at least once a month)

To clean the milk pipe properly, run the milk cleaning once a week using the Melitta Perfect Clean Espresso Machines Milk System Cleaning Liquid. Don’t use the whole bottle. You only need one fifth – 50ml, dissolved in 500ml of water.

Melitta PERFECT CLEAN Espresso Machines milk system cleaner

To run the programme:

  1. Place a vessel with a capacity of at least 0.7 litres beneath the outlet.
  2. Press the "menu/ok" button for 2 seconds. » The menu appears on the display.
  3. Navigate to the Care > Cleaning milk system menu.
  4. Use the arrow buttons to select Start and confirm with "menu/ok".
  5. Follow the further instructions on the display up to the end of the intensive cleaning programme.



Cleaning Coffee System Programme – Small Tablets – every two months

To clean the machine of coffee residues and oils, run the Cleaning Programme using Melitta Perfect Clean Espresso Machines Cleaning Tablets at least every two months. You can do this more often if you are using dark roasted oily beans.

To run the programme: Melitta PERFECT CLEAN Espresso Machines cleaning tablets

  1. Press the "menu/ok" button for 2 seconds. » The menu appears on the display.
  2. Navigate to the Care > Cleaning menu.
  3. Use the arrow buttons to select Start and confirm with "menu/ok".
  4. Follow the further instructions on the display up to the end of the cleaning programme.


Descaling programme –  every 3 months

The descaling programme is used to remove limescale deposits in the interior of the appliance using coffee machine descaling agents. To avoid damage to the appliance, we recommend carrying out the descaling programme every 3 months or as requested by the appliance. The descaling programme takes approximately 25 minutes and should not be interrupted. It can take a bit longer, as it will slowly run through all the water in the water tank.

To descale your machine, use Melitta ANTI CALC Espresso Machines Liquid Descaler. Mix about 50ml of the liquid in 500ml of water. Follow the instructions on the machine:

To run the descaling programme:

Melitta ANTI CALC descaler

  1. Press the "menu/ok" button for 2 seconds. » The menu appears on the display.
  2. Navigate to the Care > Descaling menu.
  3. Use the arrow buttons to select Start and confirm with "menu/ok".
  4. Follow the further instructions on the display up to the end of the descaling programme.


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