Contents
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
Introduction
This user manual
Intended use
General safety instructions
Manufacturer liability
Identification plate
Disposal
2 Description
2.1 Product description
3 Use
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
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Before first use
First use
How to prepare espresso coffee
How to prepare a cappuccino
How to dispense hot water
Accessing the settings menu and changing the settings
How to cool down the boiler
4 Cleaning and care
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
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1 Instructions
Instructions
Cleaning the body of the coffee machine
Cleaning the coffee machine components
Descaling
What to do if...
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notice. The illustrations and descriptions contained in this manual are therefore not binding and are merely indicative.
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Instructions
1 Instructions
1.1 Introduction
Key information for the user:
Instructions
General information on this user
manual, on safety and final
disposal.
Description
Appliance description
Use
Information on using your
appliance.
Cleaning and care
Information for proper cleaning and
maintenance of the appliance.
Safety instructions
Information
Advice
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1.2 This user manual
This user manual is an integral part of the
appliance and must therefore be kept in its
entirety and in an accessible place for the
whole working life of the appliance.
1.3 Intended use
The appliance can be used to prepare
espresso and cappuccino coffee using
ground coffee or coffee soft pods. Every
other use is considered improper. Do not
use the appliance for anything other than its
intended use.
1.4 General safety instructions
• The appliance must not be
used by persons (including
children) with reduced
physical, sensory or mental
capabilities or with a lack of
experience and knowledge,
unless appropriately
supervised, or instructed on the
safe use of the appliance by a
person responsible for their
safety.
• Children must be supervised at
all times to ensure they do not
play with the appliance.
• Cleaning and maintenance of
the appliance must not be
performed by children, unless
closely supervised.
• Never submerge the appliance
in water.
• This appliance is intended for
household use. Moreover, it
cannot be used:
• in kitchen areas provided for
employees in shops, offices
and other working
environments;
• in farms/farm stay facilities
• by guests in hotels, motels
and residential environments;
• in bed and breakfasts.
• If the power cord is damaged,
contact technical support to
arrange for this to be replaced
in order to avoid any possible
hazards.
Only for European markets:
• This appliance may be used by
children from the age of 8
provided they are supervised
or instructed on the safe use of
the appliance and they
understand the associated
risks.
• Cleaning and maintenance
may be performed by children
from the age of 8 as long as
they are appropriately
supervised.
• Keep the appliance and its
cord out of reach of children
under the age of 8 years.
• Children must never play with
the appliance.
• The appliance may be used by
people with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities
or lack of experience and
knowledge if they have been
given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the
appliance in a safe way and if
they understand the hazards
involved.
• Disconnect the appliance from
the power socket before
assembly, disassembly and
cleaning.
Hot surfaces
• Surfaces marked with this
symbol will become hot during
use. This symbol is only present
only on some models.
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Instructions
Instructions
For this appliance
• Follow all safety instructions in order to
use the appliance safely.
• Read this user manual carefully before
using the appliance.
• Switch off the appliance immediately
after use.
• Do not leave the coffee machine
unattended during use.
• Always disconnect the coffee machine
from the power socket if it is left
unattended and before assembly/
disassembly of components or cleaning.
• Unplug the coffee machine before
cleaning it and if you notice any fault.
• Let the coffee machine cool down
before cleaning.
• Do not use the coffee machine without
the tank fitted or if there is no water in the
tank.
• Leave at least 3 cm of space between
the coffee machine and any walls to the
rear or side, and 15 cm clearance
above the coffee machine.
• Danger of burns! The coffee machine
generates heat and produces hot water
and steam during its operation.
• Danger of burns! Do not touch the cup
warmer shelf while the appliance is
running.
• Do not use the coffee machine with parts
or accessories of other manufacturers.
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• Only use original spare parts. The use of
spare parts not approved by the
manufacturer could lead to fires, electric
shocks or personal injury.
• Only place the coffee machine on level
and dry surfaces.
• Avoid getting the coffee machine wet
and do not spray liquids onto it. In the
event of contact with liquid, immediately
switch off the power at the socket or
main breaker and dry the appliance
thoroughly: Electric shock hazard!
• Do not use harsh detergents or sharp
objects to clean the coffee machine.
• Do not make any modifications to the
appliance.
• Never try to put out a fire or flames with
water: turn off the appliance and remove
the plug from the socket, and smother the
flames with a fire blanket or other
appropriate cover.
• Prevent the power cord from coming into
contact with sharp edges.
• Never position the appliance above or
near gas or electric hob burners when
they are hot or in use, inside an oven or
near other heat sources.
• Do not position the appliance near sinks
or taps.
Instructions
The manufacturer shall not be liable for
injuries or property damage caused by:
• Use of the appliance other than that
specified
• Failure to read the user manual
• Tampering with any part of the
appliance
• Use of non-original spare parts
• Failure to observe the safety instructions
1.6 Identification plate
The identification plate bears the technical
data, serial number and brand name of the
appliance. Do not remove the identification
plate for any reason.
1.7 Disposal
This appliance must be disposed of
separately from other waste
(Directive 2012/19/EU). The
appliance does not contain substances in
quantities sufficient to be considered
hazardous to health and the environment, in
accordance with current European
directives.
• Old appliances do not belong in
household waste! To comply with
current legislation, old appliances, on
reaching the end of their useful lives,
should be taken to a disposal facility
where they can be sorted. This allows
precious materials from old appliances
to be recycled and helps protect the
environment. For further information,
contact the relevant local authorities or
your nearest waste recycling centre.
Our appliances are packed in nonpolluting and recyclable materials.
• Take these packing materials to the
appropriate recycling centre.
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1.5 Manufacturer liability
Plastic packaging
Danger of suffocation
• Do not leave the packaging or any part
of it unattended.
• Do not let children play with the plastic
bags.
Electrical voltage
Danger of electrocution
• Disconnect the mains supply.
• Unplug the appliance.
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Description
2 Description
2.1 Product description
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Model ECF01 - Coffee Machine
1 Cup warmer shelf
2 Boiler outlet
3 Filter holder
4 Steel cup holder tray
5 Float
6 Stainless-steel drip tray
7 Hot water/steam nozzle and frothing
nozzle for cappuccino
8 Steam knob
9 ON/OFF switch
10 Water tank lid
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11 Water tank (1 litre)
12 Measuring/tamping scoop
13 Coffee soft pod filter
14 Ground coffee filter, 1 cup
15 Ground coffee filter, 2 cups
16 Water softener filter (optional)
17 One-cup coffee button (white light)
18 Two-cup coffee button (white light)
19 Steam button (white light)/Descale
button (orange light)
20 Non-slip feet
Use
3 Use
Danger of electrocution
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Plug into an earthed 3-pin socket.
Do not remove the earth pin.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to observe these warnings can
lead to fire, electrocution or even death.
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4. Fill the tank (2) with cool, clean water
directly from the tap or using a jug,
ensuring you do not exceed the
maximum level on the tank.
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3.1 Before first use
1. Remove any labels and stickers from the
coffee machine.
2. Carefully wash and dry the components
of the coffee machine (see ”4 Cleaning
and care”).
3. Remove the lid (1) by pulling it upwards,
then remove the tank (2).
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Danger of malfunction
• Do not use the coffee machine without
the tank fitted or if there is no water in the
tank.
The components intended to come
into contact with food are made of
materials that comply with the
provisions of current legislation.
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Use
3.2 First use
1. Switch on the coffee machine by
pressing the ON/OFF switch (1): the
lights of the three buttons (2), (3) and (4)
will flash in sequence.
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On first use, rinse the internal
circuits:
• Attach the filter holder to the
coffee machine.
• Place a container under the
coffee dispensing spouts and
press
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• Repeat this process 5 times.
Rinsing of the internal circuits is also
recommended when the coffee
machine has not been used for a
long period of time.
3. Position a container under the hot water/
steam nozzle (4).
4. Turn the steam knob (5) to the
position and dispense 100 ml of water.
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2. The lights (2) and (3) flash to indicate
that the machine is warming up to the set
temperature. The coffee machine is
ready for use as soon as the lights stop
flashing and are lit steadily.
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5. Return the steam knob (5) to the
position.
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3.3 How to prepare espresso coffee
Ground coffee:
1. Insert the filter for ground coffee (1) in the
filter holder (2), choosing between the
one-cup filter
and two-cup filter
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2. Tamp down the ground coffee using the
tamping scoop (3).
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Prepare 4-5 coffees or 4-5
cappuccinos to obtain best results.
Filters
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The coffee machine is provided with three
filters: one for one cup, one for two cups
and one for soft pods.
The corresponding symbol is indicated on
the bottom of each filter.
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3. Remove any excess coffee from around
the edge of the filter holder. Attach the
filter holder by lining up the handle
with
the
and turning it to the right up to
4. Position the cup(s) under the filter holder
spouts and press the
dispense button.
or
position.
Danger of burns
• For one cup, fill the filter with a
level measure of coffee (approx.
7 grams).
• For two cups, fill the filter with two
level measures.
• To obtain a strong coffee, tamp
down the coffee firmly.
• To obtain a lighter coffee, tamp
down the coffee less.
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• To avoid sprays, do not remove the filter
holder while the machine is running: wait
for a few seconds after dispensing has
stopped.
Coffee soft pods:
1. Insert the coffee soft pod filter
in the
filter holder.
2. Insert the soft pod in the filter holder,
centring it as mush as possible.
3. Proceed in the same manner as for
ground coffee.
Danger of burns
• To avoid sprays, do not remove the filter
holder while the machine is running: wait
for a few seconds after dispensing has
stopped.
• You can stop the supply of coffee
at any moment by pressing the
dispense button again.
• To increase the quantity of coffee
in the cup, hold down the
dispense button.
4. When the
light stops flashing and is
lit steadily, position an empty container
underneath the frothing nozzle for
cappuccino (1) and then open the steam
knob (2) to the
position to discharge
any water present, before closing the
knob again.
5. Position the container with milk
underneath the frothing nozzle for
cappuccino (1) then immerse the frothing
nozzle a few millimetres into the milk.
Turn the knob (2) to the
position and
slowly move the container upwards to
obtain creamier foam.
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3.4 How to prepare a cappuccino
1. Prepare an espresso coffee in a large
cup.
2. Press the
button: the light will flash.
3. Fill a container with 100 ml of semiskimmed milk for each cappuccino you
wish to prepare.
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6. Once the volume of milk has doubled,
immerse the frothing nozzle for
cappuccino all the way and heat the milk
up to 60°C. Stop the steam by turning
the steam knob to the right.
7. Pour the milk into the cups with the
espresso.
3.5 How to dispense hot water
1. Turn the machine on using the ON/OFF
switch and wait until the coffee
dispensing indicator lights are no longer
blinking.
2. Position a container underneath the
frothing nozzle for cappuccino.
3. Turn the steam knob to the
to let out the hot water.
position
• Do not dispense steam for longer
than 60 seconds.
3.6 Accessing the settings menu and
changing the settings
• To prepare more than one
cappuccino, first prepare all the
necessary cups of espresso, then
steam the milk for all the
cappuccinos together.
• For reasons of hygiene, it is
advisable to clean the frothing
nozzle for cappuccino after use.
• Discharge any milk residue by
turning the steam nozzle to let the
steam out.
• Do not dispense steam for longer
than 60 seconds.
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1. Ensure that the machine is ready for use,
then press and hold the
button for
10 seconds until the three buttons start
flashing: the machine is now in settings
mode.
2. Adjust the machine settings to your
requirements.
3. To exit the menu, just wait 15 seconds
without pressing any buttons.
Use
1. Access the settings menu.
2. Press the
button to select the coffee
temperature. The lights for the current
setting will turn on:
4. Release the button as soon as the
required quantity of coffee is reached.
5. The light flashes to indicate that the
selected quantity has been stored.
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Setting the coffee temperature
Setting the water hardness
1. Access the settings menu.
Lights
Temperature setting
Low
Medium
High
3. The lights will start flashing in sequence.
4. Press the button corresponding to the
required temperature: low
medium
or high
2. Press the
button to select the water
hardness. The lights for the current setting
will turn on:
Lights
Water setting
Soft
Medium
Hard
,
.
3. The lights will start flashing in sequence.
5. The
button flashes to indicate that
the selection has been stored.
Setting the quantity of coffee
To modify the quantity of coffee dispensed
by the machine:
1. Position one or two cups under the filter
holder spouts.
2. Press the button for one cup
cups
or two
and hold it down.
3. The machine will start dispensing coffee.
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4. Press the relative button to select the
water hardness:
soft
medium
hard
<10°dH
10°dH 20°dH
> 20°dH
<18°fH
18°fH - 36°fH
> 36°fH
< 180 mg/l
CaCo3
180-300 mg/l
CaCo3
360 mg/l
CaCo3
Setting the automatic shut-off time
In order to save energy, the coffee machine
will turn itself off when it has not been used
for a certain period of time.
To turn the appliance back on, press any
button on the control panel.
To set this time:
1. Access the settings menu.
2. Press
to select the auto shut-off time.
The lights for the current setting will turn
on:
Lights
Time setting
5. The
button flashes to indicate that
the selection has been stored.
9 minutes
30 minutes
3 hours
3. The lights will start flashing in sequence.
4. Press the button corresponding to the
time you wish to set: 9 minutes
minutes
or 3 hours
, 30
.
5. The
button flashes to indicate that
the selection has been stored.
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Restoring factory default values
3.7 How to cool down the boiler
To return the machine to its factory settings:
1. Access the settings menu.
The boiler must be cooled down if you wish
to prepare a coffee immediately after
frothing milk.
If this procedure is not performed, the
coffee dispensed will taste burnt.
1. Position a container underneath the
frothing nozzle for cappuccino and
open the steam knob to dispense hot
water.
2. Turn the steam knob to the
position.
3. Press the
button: the three lights will
flash to indicate that the factory defaults
have been reset.
4. Return the steam knob to the
position.
2. Hot water will stop coming out as soon
as the boiler has cooled down.
3. Close the steam knob again and
prepare the coffee.
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Cleaning and care
4 Cleaning and care
4.1 Instructions
Improper use
Danger of electrocution
4.3 Cleaning the coffee machine
components
Cleaning the drip tray
The drip tray is equipped with a red float (1)
which sticks out of the cup holder tray when
the maximum liquid level is exceeded.
• Unplug the coffee machine before
cleaning it.
• Do not immerse the coffee machine in
water or other liquids.
• Let the coffee machine cool down
before cleaning.
Improper use
Risk of damage to surfaces
• Do not use steam jets to clean the coffee
machine.
• Do not use cleaning products containing
chlorine, ammonia or bleach on parts
with metal surface finishes (e.g.
anodised, nickel- or chrome-plated).
• Do not use abrasive or corrosive
detergents (e.g. powder products, stain
removers and metallic scourers).
• Do not use rough or abrasive materials
or sharp metal scrapers.
4.2 Cleaning the body of the coffee
machine
To keep the outer surface of the coffee
machine in good condition, it should be
cleaned regularly after use. Let the
appliance cool down first. Clean with a
soft, damp cloth.
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1. Remove the cup holder tray (2) and then
remove the drip tray (3) to empty it.
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2. Clean the drip tray with a cloth and then
reposition it together with the cup holder
tray.
Cleaning the coffee filters
Clean the coffee filters regularly under
running water. If the holes are blocked,
clean them with a pin or a brush.
Cleaning the frothing nozzle for
cappuccino
Clean the frothing nozzle for cappuccino
immediately after use.
1. Turn the steam knob to let a little steam
out and drive out any milk inside the
nozzle.
2. Shut off the coffee machine by pressing
the ON/OFF switch.
3. Hold the tube of the frothing nozzle (1)
still with one hand and use the other to
rotate the frothing nozzle (2) clockwise
and pull it off downwards.
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5. Wash the frothing nozzle and rubber
connecting nozzle thoroughly with warm
water.
6. Check that the hole (4) is not blocked.
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7. Insert the rubber connecting nozzle (3)
back into the frothing nozzle tube (1)
then replace the frothing nozzle (2) by
pushing it upwards and rotating it
anticlockwise.
8. Refit the frothing nozzle in its housing by
following the cleaning instructions in
reverse.
Cleaning the boiler outlet
4. Remove the rubber connecting nozzle (3)
from the frothing nozzle tube by pulling it
downwards.
The boiler outlet must be rinsed every 200
coffees made by dispensing approximately
500 ml of water by pressing the coffee
dispense button without adding ground
coffee or a soft pod.
Cleaning the water tank
Clean the water tank once a month using a
moist cloth and mild detergent.
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Cleaning and care
4.4 Descaling
The coffee machine needs descaling when
the orange light on the
button lights up.
1. Fill the water tank with a solution of water
and descaler, following the instructions
on the package.
2. Press the ON/OFF switch.
3. Remove the filter holder and position a
container underneath the frothing nozzle.
4. Wait for the
on steadily.
or
lights to come
5. Press the
button and hold for 10
seconds until the three buttons flash in
sequence.
6. Turn the steam knob to the
7. Press
position.
to start descaling.
8. The descaling cycle automatically
performs a series of rinse cycles at
intervals to remove scale from the inside
of the coffee machine, continuing until
the tank is empty.
9. The descaling cycle will stop and the
orange light
will flash.
10. Remove the water tank, empty it and
rinse it out.
11. Fill the tank to the maximum level mark
and insert it in its housing.
12. Position an empty container underneath
the frothing nozzle and check that the
steam knob is in the
position.
13. When the tank is empty it means that
the rinse cycle is finished, and the orange
light
will turn off.
14. Turn the steam knob to the
position.
Danger of injury
• The descaler contains acid which can
irritate the skin and eyes.
• Follow the manufacturer's instructions
and safety warnings on the pack to the
letter; they will also tell you what to do in
the event of contact with skin or eyes.
• Use descaler products recommended
by Smeg to avoid damage to the coffee
machine.
Descaling and rinsing the boiler outlet
During the descaling cycle, close the steam
knob every so often to make some of the
descaling solution come out from the boiler
outlet.
During the rinse cycle, close the steam knob
every so often to rinse off the boiler outlet.
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Problem
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4.5 What to do if...
Possible causes
Solution
No water in tank.
Fill the tank.
The filter holes are blocked.
Clean the filter with a brush
or pin.
Coffee does not come out
Insert the tank correctly in its
The tank is not inserted correctly. housing.
Scale build-up.
Perform a descaling cycle.
The filter holder is not inserted
correctly, or is dirty.
Insert the filter holder and
turn it so it is fully closed.
Clean the filter holder.
The coffee drips out of the
filter holder and not the
The boiler outlet seal is worn.
spouts
The filter holder will not
attach to the coffee
machine.
Have it replaced at an
Authorised Service Centre.
The spout holes are blocked.
Clean the spout holes.
The filter has been overfilled.
Use the supplied measuring
scoop and use the correct
filter.
The coffee machine does
not work and all lights
Possible fault.
flash.
Unplug the coffee machine
and contact an Authorised
Service Centre.
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Cleaning and care
Problem
Possible causes
The ground coffee has not been
tamped sufficiently.
Solution
Tamp the coffee harder.
The “crema” of the coffee There is insufficient ground coffee. Use a larger quantity.
is light in colour and
comes out of the spout
Use only ground coffee for
very fast
The coffee grind is too coarse.
espresso machines.
Poor quality ground coffee.
Change type of ground
coffee.
The ground coffee has been
tamped too hard.
Tamp the coffee with less
force.
There is too much ground coffee. Decrease the quantity used.
The “crema” of the coffee
is dark in colour and
The boiler outlet or filter is
blocked.
comes out of the spout
slowly
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Clean the outlet and the
filter.
The coffee grind is too fine.
Use only ground coffee for
espresso machines.
Scale build-up.
Perform a descaling cycle.
Problem
Possible causes
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Cleaning and care
Solution
Steam knob open.
Close the steam knob.
Boiler temperature too high.
Cool down the boiler.
Scale build-up.
Perform a descaling cycle.
No water in tank.
Fill the tank.
Boiler outlet or filter blocked.
Clean the boiler outlet and
the filter.
The
and
lights
flash for a few seconds
The tank is not inserted correctly. Insert the tank correctly in its
housing.
If the problem has not been
resolved or in the case of other
types of fault, contact your local
technical support centre.
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