Buying a coffee maker can be a surprisingly difficult decision. Not only are there multiple kinds to choose from- drip, pour over, French press- but, for most coffee drinkers, it is an appliance that will be used every single day. Learn more about how to clean your coffee machine below.

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Top Coffee Machines Price List 2021

Top 10 products Price Store
Philips Automatic espresso machine ₱ 18,500.00 Shopee
Breville BES870 ₱ 34,999.00 Shopee
Breville Nespresso Vertuo Black ₱ 12,236.00 Galleon
NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Piccolo XS ₱ 4,499.00 Shopee
DeLonghi EC 155 ₱ 16,085.00 Galleon
NESCAFE Mini Me ₱ 6,499.00 Shopee
Breville BES920 ₱ 71,990.00 Shopee
Breville Nespresso Vertuo ₱ 12,236.00 Galleon
Philips Saeco Super-automatic espresso machine ₱ 135,579.00 Galleon
Breville BNE800 ₱ 48,841.00 Galleon
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What You Need to Know About Coffee Machines in Philippines

A buildup of coffee residue and mineral deposits from water can affect the flavor of your coffee and clog the components of your coffee maker. Over time, it may impair your brewer’s efficient drip operation. Coffee grounds have natural oils that aren’t removed by rinsing with water. You may notice your coffee becoming increasingly bitter if you don’t clean the brewing basket and other parts regularly. The moist environment of leftover coffee grounds can lead to the growth of yeasts, molds, or bacteria. Mineral deposits, especially if you have hard water, will narrow the water channel and your coffee maker will work more and more slowly if they are not removed.

How Often to Clean a Coffee Maker

You should clean your coffee maker after every use, removing the grounds and cleaning the brew basket, lid, and carafe. The deeper cleansing of descaling to remove mineral deposits should be done at least every three months.

If your home has hard water (water with heavy mineral content), or if you tend to fill the water reservoir of your coffee maker from a rinsed carafe (not washed), the residue may build up more quickly. In this case, a monthly cleaning is recommended.

Some coffee makers have an audible or visible cleaning signal and that usually precedes a forced downtime. You can avoid downtime by being proactive with maintenance. Other brewers have a cleaning cycle set-up, which is usually detailed in the manual. Always follow the manufacturer’s detailed instructions for cleaning.

How to Clean a Coffee Maker with Soap and Water

  • Remove Brew Basket and Filter: After each use, remove the brew basket and discard the grounds and any disposable paper filter.
  • Run Hot Water: Partially fill your sink or a suitable container with hot water.
  • Add Soap: Add dishwashing liquid, especially a brand that is formulated for removing oil.
  • Clean Brew Basket and Permanent Filter: Place the brew basket and, if using, permanent filter into the soapy water. Wash with a sponge or soft cloth to remove any coffee grounds and oily residue.
  • Clean Carafe: Discard any remaining coffee and rinse the carafe in warm water. Add a little of the warm soapy water and clean the carafe with a sponge brush.
  • Rinse with Warm Water: Rinse the brew basket, permanent filter, and carafe with warm water. Wipe with a soft cloth and set to dry.
  • Wipe Down Coffee Maker: Dip a soft cloth or paper towel in the soapy water and wipe down the inner lid, outer lid, and brewing area to remove any residue. Dampen a cloth in fresh water to wipe away any soap residue.
  • Reassemble the Coffee Maker: When the parts are dry, put your coffee maker back together.

Cleaning a Coffee Maker with Vinegar

Use this process to descale your coffee maker, removing the calcium mineral buildup. Before you begin, check your coffee machine’s manual to ensure that cleaning with vinegar is recommended by the manufacturer. There are some brands that do not advise it, usually because of their coffee maker’s metal parts.

  • Remove and Clean the Parts: Empty your coffee maker, remove and clean the carafe, brew basket, and permanent filter with hot soapy water. Remove the water filter, if applicable. Replace the empty filter basket and carafe.
  • Mix Vinegar and Water: Mix equal parts of white vinegar and water, sufficient to fill your water reservoir. One easy way to do this is to fill the chamber to half with vinegar and then fill it to the top with water. But if you can’t see the level in your brewer, mix it separately to add.
  • Fill Reservoir and Replace Carafe: Fill your water reservoir with the vinegar and water solution. If you use paper filters, place a paper filter in the brew basket.
  • Run Half of a Drip Cycle: Run your coffee maker through half of a drip cycle, stopping it so the solution can sit in the reservoir and the water channel. Allow it to sit for 30 minutes to an hour in both the reservoir and the carafe.
  • Resume Brew Cycle: After 30 to 60 minutes, resume the brew cycle and finish brewing the vinegar and water mixture through your coffee maker. Discard the vinegar and water solution from the carafe and replace the paper filter (if using).
  • Run Cycle with Water Twice: Fill the water chamber with plain water and run it through the system for a full brew cycle. Discard the brew water, replace the paper filter (if using). Allow the coffee maker to cool down. Repeat a full brew cycle with water,
  • Clean Carafe and Brew Basket: Clean the removable filter basket, permanent filter, and carafe with hot, soapy water. A change of water filter is also a good idea if your brewer has one. Thoroughly wipe the exterior of your coffee maker with a soft cloth.

Types of Coffee Machine

Before making any purchase, make sure you’ve got enough space on the counter to put your coffee machine. They aren’t small (or light) pieces of kit, so they’ll need to have their own dedicated spot in the kitchen.

Bean-to-cup

Bean-to-cup coffee machines produce the freshest coffee because they have inbuilt grinders that grind beans moments before they are used, preserving the flavor of your coffee. And although these machines can look slightly intimidating, they’re actually simple to use: put the beans in the grinder, select the right grind setting and press go.

Most feature adjustable strength and size settings too, so you can customize your coffee to your taste, and many froth milk automatically, dispensing the hot milk straight into the cup. Cleaning is also simple, as almost all bean-to-cup machines feature an automatic cleaning program.

Espresso

Espresso coffee machines look like miniature versions of the ones you see in coffee shops and use ground coffee instead of fresh beans. They come with lots of accessories too, such as a milk frothing jug, portafilter, tamper and interchangeable filters.

These machines require more skill when making coffee compared to bean-to-cup or pod models, as you need to make sure you’re using the right amount of coffee and not tamping down too lightly or too hard. Espresso machines do allow you to have total control over the milk being frothed though, which is helpful when making cappuccinos, lattes and macchiatos. They are also generally cheaper than bean-to-cup and pod models.

Pod

As the name suggests, these machines make single-serve coffees using pods or capsules. They’re a fuss-free option and are consistent in what they produce. To use: simply insert a pod or capsule into the hole in the machine, close the lid (which will piece the pod), select a program, then water is pressed through the pod to extract the coffee. There’s no pre-grinding or measuring out needed. Most models also include an automatic milk frother.

Things to Consider When Buying

Milk Frother

Ideal for those who love a cappuccino or a flat white, almost all pod machines will come with a milk frother. There are three types available:

  • Automatic Frothing: Machines with automatic frothers will usually have programs that allow you to froth milk or make a cappuccino by pressing a button. The detachable jug (for easy cleaning) is sealed and usually made from plastic or glass with “min” and “max” markers. Some jugs will also have an adjustable spout that pours hot milk straight into a cup.
  • Frothing Accessory: These are similar to automatic milk frothers but tend to be separate from the coffee machine, so there isn’t an automatic frothing program available. Here, if you want to make a milky coffee, you’ll need to pour coffee and froth the milk manually. Some frothing accessories are able to froth cold milk, too (for iced coffees).
  • Steam Wand: Used on commercial machines in coffee shops, a steam wand uses steam pressure to froth milk. It’s arguably the trickiest milk-steaming method, but it gives you total control over the texture of the milk and produces fine and glossy microfoam- perfect for latte art. These are most commonly found on espresso coffee machines and some models come with an accompanying stainless steel milk jug.

Personalisation

On most bean-to-cup coffee machines you’re able to adjust the strength and size of your coffee, and adjust the strength of the aroma. These settings can be saved too, allowing you to choose your favorite coffee setting day after day.

Smart Controls

Some more expensive coffee machines connect to an app, so you can make a coffee without having to get out of bed- provided you have enough beans and water in the tank, and a mug ready under the spout.

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