Capresso E Series Instruction manual

Professional Espresso &
Cappuccino Machine
Model #118
• Instructions
• Warranty
1050W / 120V / 60 Hz
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
Before using the electrical appliance, the following basic precautions should always
be followed including:
1. Read all instructions and any other literature included in this packaging prior to
using this appliance.
2. Before using check that the voltage of the wall outlet corresponds to rated
voltage marked on the machine.
3. To protect against fire, electric shock or personal injury, do not immerse cord,
plug or appliance in water or other liquid.
4. Unplug appliance from outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow
appliance to cool down before putting on or taking off parts, and before
cleaning the appliance.
5. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the
appliance malfunctions, or has been damaged in any manner. Return appliance
to the nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair or adjustment.
6. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by the appliance
manufacturer may result in fire, electric shock or injury to persons.
7. Place appliance on flat surface or table, do not hang power cord over the edge
of table or counter, or touch any hot surfaces.
8. Do not place the machine on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated
oven.
9. To disconnect, turn any control 'OFF', then remove plug from wall outlet.
Always hold the plug and never pull on the cord.
10. Do not use appliance for other than intended use.
11. Close supervision is necessary when your appliance is being used near
children to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
12. This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with
reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning
use of the appliances by a person responsible for their safety.
13. Use extreme CAUTION when dispensing hot steam.
14. Do not touch the hot surface of appliance. Use handle or knobs. Do not touch
the warming plate as it is HOT!
15. Do not operate the espresso machine without water as it can damage the boiler.
16. Do not remove the portafilter when the appliance in brewing coffee or when
steaming.
17. Do not operate or store the appliance in environments less than 35°F.
18. Do not use outdoors.
FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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SPECIAL CORD SET INSTRUCTIONS
1. A short power supply cord is provided to reduce risks resulting from
becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
2. Longer detachable power-supply cords or extension cords are available
and may be used if care is exercised in their use.
3. If a longer detachable power-supply cord or extension cord is used,
a. The marked electrical rating of the detachable power-supply cord or
extension cord must be as great as the electrical rating of the appliance,
b. If the appliance is of the grounded type, the extension cord should be a
grounding type 3-wire cord, and
c. The longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the
countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over.
4. This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). To
reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug will fit in a polarized outlet only
one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still
does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to defeat this
safety feature.
CAUTION
This appliance is for household use only. Any servicing other than cleaning
and user maintenance should be performed by an authorized service agent.
1. Do not immerse in water or try to disassemble appliance.
2. To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not remove the top or base.
No user serviceable parts are inside. Repair should be done by authorized
service personnel only.
3. Never use warm or hot water to fill the water tank. Use cold water only!
4. Keep hands and cord away from hot parts of the appliance during operation.
5. Never clean with scouring powders or hard implements.
6. Operate the appliance with the drip tray and support grid in place.
7. Never heat flammable liquids using steam.
8. To maintain the life of your machine, follow the instructions for Decalcifying
in chapter 11.
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Fig. 1 Capresso EC PRO
User Components
F. Water tank lid
A. Off/On switch
G. Removable
water tank
B. Coffee/Steam
switch
H. Selector dial
C. Portafilter with sieve
I. Frothing grip
J. Frothing wand
K. Coffee scoop/
tamper
D. Grid
E. Drip tray
Bottomless portafilter with 1-cup
bottomless sieve
Double spout portafilter with 2-cup sieve
Fig. 2
bump
notch
Fig. 3
Fig. 4
Brew Head
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1. The EC PRO Professional Espresso & Cappuccino Machine
Thank you for purchasing the Capresso EC PRO Professional Espresso &
Cappuccino Machine. This professional style machine includes a boiler which
will internally keep a reserve of water at the ideal temperature for brewing
which provides more consistent results. The EC PRO includes two different
portafilters: one for convenience, one for control. The high-powered professional
frothing wand can be used to create the perfect froth for cappuccinos or lattes.
For Warranty please see the end of this booklet. For accessories and parts
please contact Customer Service or order on our website: www.capresso.com
Tips for obtaining the best brew:
• Always use fresh high-quality coffee, preferably ground right before brewing.
• Use "espresso grind" coffee for pump espresso machines which is finely
ground with a similar texture to fine sugar.
• Store your coffee in a dark, airtight container and leave it in a cool place
(cabinet or pantry). Do not store coffee in the refrigerator. Only store unopened
bags of whole coffee beans in the freezer and defrost before grinding.
• Always brew espresso into a pre-warmed cup. This can be done by leaving the
cup on the warming platform or running hot water into the cup before brewing.
• Always purge the brew head and frothing wand to ensure hottest performance.
See chapter 4.
• For best flavor, drink the espresso immediately after it is made.
• Follow all cleaning, maintenance and decalcifying instructions.
Off/On
switch
Selector
dial
Coffee/Steam
switch
2. Control Panel
a) The "OFF/ON" switch on the front of the machine turns the machine on and
off. When the machine is switched "ON" the indicator light next to the switch
will illuminate orange, signifying that the machine is warming up the boiler.
b) The COFFEE/STEAM switch on the front of the machine switches the function
from coffee brewing to steaming/frothing. Press the switch on the left side
for coffee brewing towards the " " icon. Press the switch on the right side for
steaming/frothing towards the " " icon. When the Coffee/Steam indicator
light turns on, the switch will illuminate green and the machine is heated to
the right temperature for either brewing coffee or for frothing/steaming milk
for each position.
NOTE: It is important to have the Coffee/Steam switch in the correct position
for each function.
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c) The SELECTOR DIAL has three positions:
• LEFT (
) brewing coffee,
• CENTER (•) standby, brewing and steaming stops,
• RIGHT (
) steam production through the frothing wand
NOTE: It is important to have the Selector Dial in the corresponding position
to the Coffee/Steam switch when brewing or frothing.
d) To turn the machine off, make sure the Selector Dial is in the center "•"
position and press the OFF/ON switch to "OFF" position.
NOTE: During brewing or steaming, the green Coffee/Steam indicator light
will turn off, specifying the heating system is on, maintaining the proper
temperature for brewing or steaming.
3. Before Using for the First Time
After carefully unpacking your EC PRO, wash all removable parts with warm
soapy water and rinse thoroughly. Familiarize yourself with the appliance and
read the instruction manual. To ensure the first cup of coffee tastes excellent,
you should flush the internal parts of the machine with water as follows:
a) Fill the water tank with fresh, cold water. The water level should not exceed
the "MAX" mark on the tank. Then close the water tank lid.
NOTE: The appliance has a removable water tank for easy cleaning; you can
fill the tank with fresh water directly at your sink and then put the tank back
onto the appliance, pushing down firmly to engage the base valve. Make
sure the two hooks on the back of the water tank are inserted into the
openings in the back of the machine.
b) Place the portafilter with sieve onto the machine with no coffee inside the
sieve, then insert the portafilter into the appliance from the "INSERT" position.
Push up and attach the portafilter by firmly turning it counterclockwise until
it is in the "LOCK" position.
c) Place a cup on the removable drip tray. Make sure the OFF/ON switch is
pushed to the left in the OFF position.
d) Plug the power cord into a grounded wall outlet according to the safety
instructions; press the power switch to the "ON" position by pressing the
right side of the switch. The orange power indicator will be illuminated and
the appliance will start heating.
e) Press the left side of the Coffee/Steam button which corresponds to the " "
icon, wait until the ready indicator light illuminates green. Turn the Selector
Dial to the " " position. The water will flow out.
f) After about one minute, turn the Selector Dial to the center "•" position to
stop brewing, discard the hot water; now you can start brewing.
NOTE: There may be noise when pumping the water for the first time, it is
normal; the machine is releasing the air in the appliance. After about 20
seconds, the noise will disappear.
4. Warming Internal Components and Cups/Purging the Machine
Before making espresso, it is important to pre-warm all the internal components
in the appliance and the cups by purging the machine. This short procedure
will add 10° to 15° F to the first cup of espresso.
a) Make sure the Selector Dial is in the center position "•".
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b) Remove the water tank and open the tank lid to fill it with fresh water, the
water level should not exceed the "MAX" mark on the tank. Then place the
tank into the appliance properly, pushing down firmly to engage the base
valve. Make sure the two hooks on the back of the water tank are inserted
into the openings in the back of the machine.
c) Switch "ON" the machine. The "ON" button indicator will illuminate orange.
Make sure the Coffee/Steam switch is pressed to the left in the Coffee
position " ".
d) Place the sieve inside the portafilter (without coffee). See Fig 2 for proper
inserting of the sieve.
e) Align the portafilter at the inscription "INSERT", push the portafilter up and
turn it firmly to the right towards the inscription "LOCK" until it feels tight.
NOTE: In the beginning it might not be possible to turn the portafilter all the
way to the "LOCK" position. Just make sure the portafilter is firmly placed.
Over time the portafilter can be moved closer to the "LOCK" position.
f) Place cup(s) underneath the portafilter. At this time the green indicator light
illuminates next to the Coffee/Steam switch showing the machine is ready to
brew.
g) Turn the Selector Dial to the left towards the " " icon. Hot water will be
pumped through the filter and into the cup(s).
h) Turn the Selector Dial to the center position "•" to stop the flow of hot water.
i) Empty the cup(s) and remove the portafilter. Dry the cup(s), sieve and
portafilter well. All parts are now pre-warmed and the machine has been
purged.
CAUTION! Never leave the machine unattended during brewing or steaming.
You always must turn the Selector Dial to the center position "•" to stop
brewing and/or steaming.
TIP: Place espresso cups upside down on the warming plate on top of the
machine. As long as the machine is on, the internal heater will keep the top
plate warm.
5. Filling and Inserting the Portafilters
Double spout portafilter with 2-cup sieve
Bottomless portafilter with 1-cup
bottomless sieve
The EC PRO includes two espresso portafilters – one for convenience, one for
control. Choose the one that’s right for you.
a) Double Spout Portafilter
The double spout portafilter is convenient and easy to use, even if you’re brewing
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espresso for the first time. Use the large 2-cup sieve with the double spout
portafilter. The large 2-cup sieve is pressurized and will produce a good crema
by creating extra pressure within the sieve to enrich the crema. We recommend
beginners use the double spout portafilter and 2-cup sieve to create the optimal
brew, quickly and easily.
a. Place the 2-cup sieve firmly inside of the double spout portafilter. See Fig 2
for proper inserting of the sieve.
TIP: Ensure the sieve is dry so no coffee sticks to it.
b. Fill sieve with finely ground coffee until it is slightly overflowing. Lightly tap
portafilter up and down on a level surface to evenly distribute grounds then
level the coffee with your fingers to fill in all open space inside the sieve.
NOTE: Ground coffee should be similar texture to table salt or granular sugar.
c. Using the flat side of the included coffee scoop/tamper, pack (tamp) the
espresso firmly into the sieve with approximately 30 pounds of pressure.
NOTE: Use the same amount of pressure it takes to remove a tight lid from a jar.
d. Wipe any coffee grounds from the rim of the sieve and the portafilter.
e. Insert and lock the portafilter (see chapter 4, e).
b) Bottomless Portafilter
The bottomless portafilter and 1-cup/bottomless sieve lets you brew barista
style and perfect your technique. We suggest bottomless style brewing for
advanced/expert espresso brewers. It will allow the barista to visually see their
technique and learn how to improve upon it by diagnosing the errors. The
bottomless filter takes practice to use but by adjusting the grind size, tamp
pressure or quality/age of the coffee, your espresso brewing technique will
drastically improve the taste of your coffee. When used correctly, the bottomless
filter will produce a richer crema and a hotter brew.
CAUTION! Using the bottomless portafilter can produce spurts of espresso
which can spray the machine, counter and/or the user with espresso. This
indicates the ground coffee was not dosed/tamped correctly or the grind
size needs adjusting. Take care when using the bottomless filter to avoid
direct contact with the hot espresso.
a. Place the bottomless sieve firmly inside of the bottomless portafilter and
ensure it is fully locked inside the portafilter.
TIP: Ensure the sieve is dry so no coffee sticks to it.
b. Fill with extra fine ground coffee until it is slightly overflowing and level the
coffee with your fingers to fill in all open space inside the sieve.
NOTE: Ground coffee texture should be finer than sugar,
but not as fine as powdered sugar.
c. The bottomless portafilter can be placed on
the side of your countertop as shown on the
right to create a level tamping surface. Using
the flat side of the included coffee scoop/
tamper, pack (tamp) the espresso firmly into
the sieve with approximately 30 pounds of
pressure.
NOTE: Use the same amount of pressure it
takes to remove a tight lid from a jar.
d. Wipe any coffee grounds from the rim of the sieve and the portafilter.
e. Insert and lock the portafilter (see chapter 4, e).
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Tips on diagnosing extraction with the bottomless portafilter:
• Blonding: A very light colored shot may be an indication that more coffee
grounds need to be added to the sieve or the grind is too coarse.
Alternatively, a shot that is too dark can mean there is too much coffee
grounds in the sieve or the grind is too fine. Use a conical burr grinder and
experiment to fine the perfect grind.
• Under-extraction: Occurs when coffee is weak in taste. It can be too coarsely
ground or not enough coffee is packed inside the sieve. Follow the instructions
in Chapter 5b, a-d, on how to properly fill and tamp the coffee grinds.
• Over-extraction: Occurs when boiler water is too hot. There will be a thin,
dark crema and the flavor will be harsh and very strong. Ensure
Coffee/Steam switch is in the coffee position and always allow the boiler to
cool down after steaming.
• Channeling: The shot is not flowing evenly in one central stream and is
spurting off to the sides. This is caused by uneven tamping. Ensure to place
even pressure on the ground coffee when tamping.
• Tiger striping: Are the visual effects of a good extraction. The tiger stripes
are formed by the contrasting light and dark colors of the crema flowing
down the steam of espresso into the cup.
6. Preparing Espresso
a) Make sure the machine is turned ON, the Selector Dial is in the "•" position
and there is water in the water tank. The machine and your cup(s) should be
pre-warmed as described in chapter 4.
b) The Coffee/Steam switch should be in the " " position.
c) Fill the sieve of the portafilter with ground coffee as described in chapter 5.
Ensure the ground coffee is properly tamped and place the portafilter
securely onto the machine.
d) Place cup(s) underneath the portafilter.
TIP: Use two espresso cups or one large wide-mouthed cappuccino cup
when using the double spout portafilter. Use one espresso cup or one
cappuccino cup when using the bottomless portafilter.
e) When the green indicator light is illuminated next to the Coffee/Steam
switch, turn the Selector Dial to the left towards the cup symbol " ".
Espresso will being to flow into your cup(s).
WARNING: Do not leave the espresso machine unattended during operation,
as you need to operate it manually.
f) When the desired amount of espresso is brewed, stop the flow by turning
the Selector Dial to the center position "•".
NOTE: It is normal for the green Coffee/Steam indicator light to turn off
during brewing indicating the heating system is active.
g) Remove the cup(s) and enjoy. Within seconds the green Coffee/Steam
indicator light will illuminate, indicating that the EC PRO is ready for the next
brewing cycle.
h) Carefully and slowly, remove the portafilter from the appliance by moving the
handle to the left.
CAUTION! Hot water may still be on top of the coffee grinds in the sieve.
Be careful.
i) Turn the portafilter upside down and tap out the used coffee grounds.
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j) Rinse sieve and portafilter under warm water and make sure the holes are
free of coffee deposits. Dry the portafilter and sieve with a clean cloth.
You are ready to prepare the next espresso.
TIP: We recommend purging the brew head, (Fig. 4) with hot water after
removing the portafilter to ensure all coffee residue is removed from the
brew head. Place a large cup under the brew head and turn the Selector Dial
to the left towards the cup symbol " " and let water flow for 5 to 10
seconds then turn the Selector Dial to the center position "•".
7. Preparing Cappuccino
Cappuccino is the combination
of one or two shots of espresso
with an equal or larger amount
of hot milk and milk froth (for
Latte see chapter 8).
Frothing grip
Frothing wand
NOTE: When frothing, the sieve
and portafilter should be
assembled in the "LOCK"
position.
O ring
Frothing tip
Frothing Milk
For best results always start with fresh, cold milk (about 34°F). The ideal end
temperature for frothed or steamed milk is between 140°F-160°F. Any type of
milk can be used when frothing. Whole milk will produce good microfoam
(small bubbles) while low-fat and fat-free milk with produce large, airy bubbles
in the froth. Non-dairy milks will not hold the froth as well but can be steamed
and heated for lattes.
a) Prepare espresso first into a large, pre-heated cup as described in chapter 6.
Ensure Selector Dial is in the center position "•" once the espresso has
finished brewing.
b) Press the Coffee/Steam switch to the right which is the " " steam/frothing
position. Wait for the Coffee/Steam indicator to illuminate green showing
that the machine has reached the right temperature to steam.
c) Fill a stainless steel pitcher with 3 to 4 oz. of cold milk for each cappuccino
to be prepared.
NOTE: In choosing the size of pitcher ensure there is enough room for the
milk to increase in volume by 2 to 3 times.
d) Using the black silicon frothing grip for the tips of your fingers, move the
frothing wand down toward the holes in the drip tray and turn the Selector
Dial to the right, steam/frothing " " position to release steam for about 10
seconds in order to clear the internal tubing. Turn the Selector Dial back to
the "•" position.
CAUTION! Never touch the metal part of the frothing wand, use the black
silicone grip.
e) Using the black silicon grip, pull frothing wand forward and insert the frothing
wand into the milk about one centimeter from the surface (Fig. 4), then turn the
Selector Dial to the right, steam/frothing " " position. Steam will be produced
from the wand and microfoam can be created by tilting the frothing pitcher
at a 45° angle and keeping the wand close to the surface of the milk. Try to
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create a cyclone with the milk so it spins rapidly for about 30-40 seconds.
Then plunge the frothing wand all the way into the milk until the desired
temperature is reached.
TIP: Milk will start to scorch around 176°F so we suggest to stop frothing
before the temperature reaches 170°F.
f) When the desired amount of froth is reached or temperature has reached
170°F, turn the Selector Dial to the "•" position.
CAUTION! Never remove the frothing wand from the milk while the Selector
Dial is still in the steam position " ". Always turn the selector dial to the
center "•" position before removing the frothing wand from the milk or it
could cause hot milk to splatter.
NOTE: Carefully clean the frothing wand with a wet cloth immediately after
frothing to avoid milk build up. Take care to avoid contact with hot parts.
g) Tap the pitcher on the counter to settle the milk and force any air bubbles
to the top. Right before pouring, roll the milk gently around the pitcher to
incorporate the foam and the milk. The milk should have a shiny, smooth
surface that is free of any large bubbles.
h) Pour the frothed milk into the prepared espresso, now the cappuccino is
ready. Sweeten to taste and add any ingredients you desire such as flavored
syrups, extracts or cocoa powder/spices.
NOTE: After frothing, we recommended you allow the machine to cool down
for at least 5 minutes before making espresso again. This allows the machine
to cool down from steaming temperature to the proper espresso brewing
temperature. If multiple cappuccinos will be made, prepare all the espressos
first into hot cups and then froth the milk after.
TIP: If you would like to prepare more espresso immediately after steaming
milk, the boiler must be refilled with cold water in order to bring the boiler’s
temperature down and avoid a burnt espresso taste from brewing at too
high of a temperature. Change the Coffee/Steam switch to the coffee " "
position. Place a large empty cup on the drip tray and turn the Selector Dial
towards the cup symbol " ". Allow the cup to fill with water to empty the
hot water from the boiler. Turn the Selector Dial to the center "•" position to
stop the flow of hot water and remove the portafilter. Dry the portafilter well
and the boiler should be at the correct temperature for espresso brewing.
8. Preparing Latte
Latte is the combination of one or two shots of espresso with an equal or larger
amount of hot steamed milk without or very little froth.
Steaming Milk
For best results always start with fresh, cold milk. The ideal temperature for
steamed milk is between 140°F-160°F.
a) Follow steps a – d above in chapter 7. Using the black silicon grip, pull frothing
wand forward and insert the frothing wand into the milk about half way down
the pitcher, then turn the Selector Dial to the right, steam/frothing " "
position. Steam will be produced from the wand and will heat the milk.
Slowly move the pitcher around and heat to desired temperature.
TIP: Milk will start to scorch around 176°F so we suggest to stop frothing
when the temperature reaches 170°F.
b) When the desired temperature is reached, turn the Selector Dial to the center
"•" position.
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CAUTION! Never remove the frothing wand from the milk while
the Selector Dial is still in the steam position " ". Always turn the selector
dial to the center "•" position before removing the frothing wand from the
milk or it could cause hot milk to splatter.
NOTE: Carefully clean the frothing wand with a wet cloth immediately after
steaming to avoid milk build up. Take care to avoid contact with hot parts.
c) Pour the steamed milk into the prepared espresso, now the latte is ready.
Sweeten to taste and add any ingredients you desire such as flavored
syrups, extracts or cocoa powder/spices.
NOTE: After steaming, we recommended you allow the machine to cool
down for at least 5 minutes before making espresso again. This allows the
machine to cool down from steaming temperature to the proper espresso
brewing temperature. If multiple lattes will be made, prepare all the espressos
first into hot cups and then steam the milk after.
TIP: If you would like to prepare more espresso immediately after steaming
milk, the boiler must be refilled with cold water in order to bring the boiler’s
temperature down and avoid a burnt espresso taste from brewing at too
high of a temperature. Change the Coffee/Steam switch to the coffee " "
position. Place a large empty cup on the drip tray and turn the Selector Dial
towards the cup symbol " ". Allow the cup to fill with water to empty the
hot water from the boiler. Turn the Selector Dial to the center "•" position to
stop the flow of hot water and remove the portafilter. Dry the portafilter well
and the boiler should be at the correct temperature for espresso brewing.
9. Cleaning the Frothing Wand
It is recommended to wipe the frothing wand clean with a damp cloth each and
every time immediately after frothing or steaming milk to prevent build up. Deep
clean the frothing wand before turning OFF the machine to ensure cleanliness.
a) Wipe off as much milk residue as possible from the frothing wand using a
damp cloth.
CAUTION! The frothing wand may be hot!
b) Ensure the Coffee/Steam switch is in the " " steam/frothing position. Using
the black silicon frothing grip, move the frothing wand down toward
the holes in the drip tray and turn the Selector Dial to the right, steam/
frothing " " position to release steam for about 10 seconds in order to clear
the internal tubing. Turn the Selector Dial back to the center "•" position.
NOTE: If no steam comes out of the frothing wand, hardened milk may be
built up inside of the frothing wand. See chapter 12, Troubleshooting on how
to clean the blocked frothing wand.
c) Fill a small pitcher or cup with cold water and immerse the frothing wand
deep into the cold water so it is close to the bottom of the pitcher.
d) Turn the Selector Dial to the right, steam/frothing " " position to release steam.
e) Hold the frothing wand at the bottom of the pitcher for 20 to 30 seconds
then turn the Selector dial back to the center "•" position.
f) Remove pitcher from frothing wand and wipe frothing wand with a damp cloth.
g) Turn the machine OFF by pressing the OFF/ON switch to the left.
10. Cleaning and Maintenance
a) Always disconnect the plug from the wall outlet and allow the appliance to
cool down completely before cleaning.
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b) Do not immerse the appliance in water or any other liquid.
c) Do not use harsh abrasives to clean. Wipe down the appliance housing with
a damp cloth.
NOTE: Do not clean with alcohol or solvent cleanser.
d) Wipe the brew head with a damp cloth.
CAUTION! HOT! Danger of burning or scalding! Allow the appliance to cool
down completely before cleaning.
e) Rinse the water tank, the grid and drip tray regularly with water.
f) Empty the drip tray regularly and clean with hot soapy water.
g) Detach the 2-cup sieve from the double spout portafilter by turning it
clockwise, remove coffee residue with a stiff bristled brush. If any coffee
particles are stuck in the small holes, they can be removed with a pin.
h) Detach the 1-cup/bottomless sieve from the bottomless portafilter by firmly
pushing it out. Remove coffee residue with a stiff bristled brush. If any coffee
particles are stuck in the small holes, they can be removed with a pin.
i) If the inner screen inside the brew head, (Fig. 4) accumulates coffee oils, it
can be unscrewed for a thorough cleaning using a screwdriver. Ensure it is
attached back onto the machine the same way after cleaning.
j) Clean the seal around the brew head with a damp cloth and always keep it
clean to maintain the life of your machine.
k) Clean the frothing wand after every use. See chapter 9.
l) Remove the tip of the frothing wand and soak in hot water. Clean the
threads of the frothing tip with a hot damp cloth. Regularly inspect the
opening of the frothing wand to ensure there is no milk build up. Regularly
inspect the o-ring of the frothing tip to guarantee its integrity. If there is any
damage (rips or tears) to the o-ring call Customer Service to order a
replacement. Screw the frothing tip (with o-ring) back onto the frothing wand.
NOTE: Do not operate the machine’s frothing wand without the frothing tip
and o-ring in place.
11. Decalcifying
When making espresso, always use cold clean water. Using spring water or
filtered water will slow down calcium build up. We recommend decalcifying the
machine after 100-200 uses or at least every 2-3 months.
• When using commercial decalcifying agents it is important to follow their
instructions. You can also use Capresso Cleaning Solution, available at
www.capresso.com. Dissolve 1 packet of Capresso Cleaning Solution with
30 oz. of water and add to the water tank.
NOTE: Do not use vinegar as this will considerably shorten the life of the seal
inside the brew head.
Decalcifying the Brew Head
a) Remove the portafilter.
b) For best results unscrew the screen inside the brew head. Wipe off any
coffee residue with a damp cloth.
c) Fill the water tank with the decalcifying solution and water.
d) Place a large bowl beneath the brew head.
e) Push the OFF/ON button and turn the Selector Dial to the left, cup " "
position. Allow 1/3 to 1/2 of the solution to be pumped through the system
and the brew head.
NOTE: There is no need to wait for the green ready light to illuminate.
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f) Turn the Selector Dial to the center "•" position to stop the process.
g) Let the machine sit for approximately 10 minutes.
Decalcifying the Frothing Wand
h) Fill a pitcher with 6 to 8 oz. of cold water and immerse the frothing wand
into the cold water.
i) Ensure the Coffee/Steam switch is in the " " steam/frothing position. Turn the
Selector Dial to the right, steam/frothing " " position and let steam
pass through for about 30 seconds. Repeat this process three or four times.
j) Now process the remaining decalcifying solution through the brew head by
pressing the Coffee/Steam switch to the brewing " " position and turning
the Selector Dial to the left, cup symbol " " until all decalcifying solution
has been emptied from the water tank.
Rinsing the System
k) Remove the water tank and rinse thoroughly, then fill with fresh cold water.
l) Repeat above steps (d through j ) with fresh cold water.
m) Replace screen in the brew head and tighten the screw securely.
12. Troubleshooting
Symptom
Cause
Water leaks from the bottom There is too much water in
of the espresso machine. the drip tray.
Corrections
Clean and dry the drip tray
and replace.
The coffee maker has possible Contact Jura Capresso
Customer Service.
internal defect.
Coffee runs down the side Portafilter not properly
of the portafilter. inserted.
Edge of sieve not free of
ground coffee.
Sealing ring inside brew
head is dirty.
Sealing ring no longer has
elasticity.
Very little or no coffee flows No water in water tank.
through the portafilter.
The screen inside the brew
head is blocked.
The sieve is blocked.
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Turn the handle of the
portafilter further to the right.
Switch OFF the appliance,
remove the portafilter and
clean the edges of the sieve.
Switch OFF the appliance,
remove the portafilter and
brew head screen and clean
sealing ring with a hot damp
cloth. CAUTION! HOT!
Sealing ring must be replaced.
Please contact Jura Capresso
Customer Service.
Fill water tank with fresh,
cold water.
Brew water through the
screen without the portafilter
inserted. If no water comes
through, unscrew the screen
and clean and replace.
See chapter 10,i.
Clean the sieve, insert into
the portafilter and pump
water through without coffee.
If no water comes through
the sieve call Jura Capresso
Customer Service for a
replacement sieve.
Symptom
Cause
Espresso only brews out in Coffee grounds are too fine
drops. or packed down too firmly.
Corrections
Do not tamp coffee grounds
so firmly. Use a coarser
grind of coffee.
Coffee/Steam switch is not
in the correct position.
Ensure the Coffee/Steam
switch is in the left, cup "
position.
Machine is blocked by
calcium deposits.
Decalcify the appliance. See
chapter 11.
No crema. Coffee is old or too dry.
"
Use fresh coffee that is
ground right before brewing.
Coffee is not tamped firmly
enough. Water pushes
through the coffee too fast.
Tamp coffee grounds more
firmly. Use a finer grind.
Coffee too coarse.
Use a finer grind.
Coffee blend not suited to
espresso coffee.
Change brand/roast of coffee.
We recommend a medium to
dark roast of high quality
Arabica beans such as the
Capresso brand of Grand
Aroma Beans.
Acid (vinegar) taste in Did not fully rinse the
espresso coffee. system after decalcifying.
The coffee is not fresh or of
high quality.
Espresso not hot enough. Pre-warm cups and system.
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See chapter 11 for detailed
instructions on rinsing the
system after decalcifying.
Grind fresh whole bean
coffee right before brewing.
After opening store whole
beans in a dark, air-tight
container to maintain its
freshness. Use beans within
1 week.
Pre-warm cups with hot
water or on the cup warming
tray. Purge brew head and
portafilter immediately before
brewing. Dry portafilter and
sieve before filling with
grinds. See chapter 4.
Symptom
Cause
Uneven cup filling. Outlet in sieve or portafilter
blocked.
Uneven dosing or tamping
of ground coffee into sieve.
Loud pump noise/no water No water in water tank.
from brew head.
Corrections
Remove sieve from portafilter.
Clean with stiff brush. Clean
portafilter.
Evenly distribute the finely
ground coffee into the sieve
and tamp firmly and evenly.
Fill water tank with fresh,
cold water.
Air blockage in pump.
Coffee/Steam switch should
be in the steam position.
Place small frothing pitcher
under frothing wand and turn
Selector Dial to steam. After
a few seconds a steady
stream of water should
emerge from the frothing
wand. Allow a few ounces
of water to flow out of the
frothing wand then turn the
Selector Dial back to the
center position "•".
Water tank is not in the
correct position.
Adjust the water tank so it is
in the right position. See
chapter 3, a.
Water tank drips/leaks The base valve on the bottom Use finger to push valve
back into place while holding
when removed. of the water tank may be
the water tank over a sink.
stuck.
The appliance does not Not plugged in/power outlet
operate damaged.
(no power).
Mechanical or electronic
defect.
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Plug the power cord into
a functioning wall outlet
correctly, if the appliance
still does not work, please
contact Jura Capresso
Customer Service.
Contact Jura Capresso
Customer Service.
Symptom
Cause
Corrections
No steam produced from The Coffee/Steam switch is
the frothing wand. not in the correct position.
Ensure the Coffee/Steam
switch is in the right,
steam/frothing “
” position
The green ready indicator is
not illuminated.
Only after the Coffee/Steam
switch is in the steam position and the ready indicator
is illuminated, the steam can
be used to froth.
Frothing wand blocked by
milk or calcium deposits.
Turn the Selector Dial to the
center "•" position. Carefully
use a needle to loosen the
milk residue. Then steam
again. See chapter 10,l to
clean the frothing tip. See
chapter 11 for decalcifying
the frothing wand.
Not enough froth when Milk not fresh.
frothing milk.
Use the freshest milk possible.
Do not use milk that has
been opened for a few days
as this can affect the quality
of froth.
Milk not suitable.
Non-dairy milks do not froth
as well as fresh, dairy milk.
Milk was too warm before
frothing began.
Use cold, refrigerated milk
preferably at 34°F. Use a
cold stainless steel frothing
pitcher.
Not enough milk to froth.
Use more cold milk inside of
a cold stainless steel frothing
pitcher.
Do not attempt to repair the appliance yourself.
Contact customer service or an authorized service facility for service
or repair.
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13. LIMITED ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
This warranty covers your CAPRESSO machine, model #118 espresso machine.
The model # can be found on the bottom of the machine. This warranty is in
effect for one year from the date of the first consumer purchase. This warranty
covers all defects in materials or workmanship (parts and labor). This warranty
does not cover:
• Any machine not purchased from an Authorized JURA CAPRESSO Dealer.
• Commercial use of machine.
• Damage caused by accident, abuse, negligence, misuse, improper operation
or failure to follow instructions contained in this manual.
• Damaged caused to pump or boiler by running the machine without water.
• Any service or alteration performed by an unauthorized person, company, or
association.
Other limitations and exclusions: Any implied warranties including fitness for use
and merchantability are limited in duration to the period of the express warranty
set forth above and no person is authorized to assume for JURA CAPRESSO
any other liability in connection with the sale of the machine. JURA CAPRESSO
expressly disclaims liability for incidental and consequential damages caused by
the machine. The term “incidental damages” refers to the loss of the original
purchasers’ time, loss of the use of the machine or other costs relating to the
care and custody of the machine. The term “consequential damages” refers to
the cost of repairing or replacing other property which is damaged when this
machine does not work properly. The remedies provided under this warranty are
exclusive and in lieu of all others. This warranty gives you specific legal rights,
and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
17. JURA CAPRESSO CUSTOMER SERVICE:
Capresso EC PRO, Model #118 Product Registration
Please go to our website www.capresso.com to register your product.
Your information will help us to better serve you
Customer Service
1-800-767-3554
Mon-Thu 8AM – 9PM • Fri 8AM – 8PM • Sat 9AM – 5PM
Eastern Standard Time.
email: contact@jura-capresso.com
Jura Capresso Inc.
81 Ruckman Road, Closter, NJ 07624
201-767-3999 • Fax: 201-767-9684
Website: www.capresso.com
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Jura Capresso Inc.
81 Ruckman Road, Closter, NJ 07624
201-767-3999 • Fax: 201-767-9684
Website: www.capresso.com