instr uctions
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Please retain instructions for future reference
ON/OFF button
Coffee/hot water button
Steam button
ON/OFF indicator light
Heating completed indicator light
Steam selected indicator light
Cup rail
Cup warmer plate
Small filter for 1 cup ground coffee
or pods
Steam knob
Large filter for 2 cups ground coffee
Water level indicator
Power cable
Coffee filter holder
Water tank
Steam tube
Cappuccino maker
Cup grid
Boiler outlet
Drip tray
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Thank you for choosing this coffee machine. To get the very
best out of your new coffee machine it is advisable to read
these instructions before using the appliance. This is the only
way to ensure optimum results and maximum safety.
Using for the first time
Before using the machine for the first time, wash all the accessories in warm soapy water and rinse. For the best tasting coffee
the internal circuits must be flushed through at least five times.To
flush through the espresso function follow the instructions in the
paragraph “How to prepare espresso coffee” using just water.
• Place the coffee maker on a flat work surface at a safe distance
from taps and sinks.
• Check that the voltage corresponds to that indicated on the
appliance rating plate.The appliance must always be connected
to a well-earthed socket rated at 10A minimum.The manufacturer is not liable for damage caused by inadequate earthing of
the appliance.
• In the event of incompatibility between the plug on the appliance and the socket, have the plug replaced by a qualified professional.
If the cable is damaged or requires replacing, contact a service
centre authorised by the manufacturer only.
• Never install the machine in an environment that can reach a
temperature less than or equal to 0°C (if the water in it
freezes, the coffee maker may be damaged).
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How to prepare espresso coffee
Filling the water tank
Remove the tank by pulling sideways and lifting the intake tubes out
of the water (fig. 1).
Rinse and fill with clean cold water (fig 2).The water level is shown
by a floating ball. Replace the tank in the housing, making sure the
tubes are in the water.
More simply, fill the tank by extracting it just enough to pour in the
water directly from a jug.
Preheating the coffee machine
To ensure your espresso coffee is dispensed at the right temperature it is suggested that the coffee unit is preheated.
1. Press the ON/OFF button (fig. 3).
2. Attach the empty filter holder (without coffee) to the machine
by positioning it under the boiler outlet with the handle
towards the left (fig. 4). Push upwards and at the same time
turn the handle as far right as possible. It does not matter if the
handle is not centrally aligned with the machine, as long as the
filter holder is firmly attached to the appliance.
3. Position a cup under the filter holder. Use the same cup that
the coffee will be served in, so that it may be preheated.
Wait until the “OK” light comes on (fig. 5), then immediately
press the coffee button (fig. 6). Allow the water to run until the
OK indicator light goes out, then stop the water by pressing the
coffee button again (fig. 6).
4. Empty the cup, wait until the “OK” pilot light comes on again
and repeat the whole operation one more time.
(It is normal for a small and harmless puff of steam to be given off
when removing the filter holder).
fig. 1
fig. 2
fig. 3
fig. 4
fig. 5
fig. 6
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How to prepare espresso coffee using the filter
holder for ground coffee
1. After preheating the appliance, the machine is ready to be used.
Insert the ground coffee filter with crema enhancer into the filter holder, making sure the projection is correctly inserted in the
slot as shown in as shown in fig. 7. For appliances with two filters,
use the smallest for one coffee and the largest for two coffees.
2. To prepare a single coffee, fill the filter with a level measure of
ground coffee, about 7 g (fig. 8). To prepare two coffees, use the
filter and fill with two loosely filled measures of ground coffee
(about 6+6 g). Fill the filter in small doses to prevent the ground
coffee from overflowing.
Note: Use good quality, finely-ground coffee for espresso coffee machines.
IMPORTANT: for correct operation, before adding ground
coffee to the filter holder, make sure the filter is free from
ground coffee from the previous infusion.
3. Distribute the ground coffee evenly and press it lightly with the
coffee tamper (fig. 9).
NOTE: Pressing the ground coffee is very important in order to
prepare a good coffee. However if you press too hard, coffee will
come out slowly and crema will be of a dark colour. If you press
too light, coffee will come out too fast and crema will be a very
light colour.
4. Remove any excess coffee from the rim of the filter holder.
Attach the filter holder to the machine by positioning the handle to
the left of the boiler outlet, then pushing upwards and turning the
handle to the right (as in preheating the machine fig. 4).
5. Place the cup or cups under the filter holder spouts (fig. 10).You
are recommended to heat the cups before making the coffee by
rinsing them with a little hot water or placing them to warm on
the top plate for at least 15-20 minutes (fig. 11).
6. Make sure the OK indicator light (fig. 5) is on (if it is off, wait until
it comes on), then press the coffee button (fig. 6). Once the
required quantity of coffee has been obtained, interrupt delivery
by pressing the same button again (fig. 6).
7. To detach the filter holder, turn the handle from right to left.
To avoid splashing, do not detach the filter holder whilst
the machine is dispensing coffee.
8. To remove the used coffee lock the filter with the built-in lever and let
the coffee fall out by knocking the over turned filter holder (fig. 12).
9. To turn the coffee machine off, press the
ON/OFF button (fig. 3).
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fig. 8
fig. 9
fig. 10
fig. 12
fig. 11
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How to prepare coffee using pods
1. Preheat the appliance as described in the section "PREHEATING
THE COFFEE UNIT", making sure the filter holder is attached
This obtains a hotter coffee.
Note: Use pods which conform to the ESE standard: this will be
indicated on the packaging by the symbol as in fig. 13.
The ESE standard is a system accepted by the leading coffee pod
manufacturers, and allows espresso coffee to be prepared simply
and without any mess.
fig. 13
3. Place the small 1 coffee or pod filter in the filter holder, making
sure the projection is correctly inserted in the slot as shown in
fig. 7
4. Insert a pod, centring it as far as possible on the filter (fig.
14).Always follow the instructions on the pod pack to position the
pod on the filter correctly..
5. Attach the filter holder to the appliance.Always rotate as far as it
will go (fig. 4).
6. Proceed as in points 5, 6 and 7 in the previous paragraph.
fig. 14
IMPORTANT: Should the coffee holder for pods be used
after one for ground coffee, it’s necessary to clear the
ground coffee remained in the espresso boiler outlet (fig.
15).This cleaning operation is necessary in order to avoid
water leakages.
Note: If you use the “Illycaffè” coffee pods supplied in your
machine, insert the coffee pod ensuring the name “Illy” is facing
down and the long side of the pod goes from left to right between
the two tabs.
fig. 15
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How to make cappuccino
1. Prepare espresso coffee, using cups that are large enough for cappuccinos
2. Press the steam button (fig. 16) and wait for the steam indicator
light to come on (fig. 17).The OK indicator light indicates that the
boiler has reached the ideal temperature for steam production.
3.In the meantime, fill a container with about 100 grams of milk for
each cappuccino to be prepared. Ideally use a small stainless steel
jug. The milk must be at refrigerator temperature (not hot!). In
choosing the size of the container, bear in mind that the milk
increases in volume by 2 or 3 times.
4. Place the container with the milk under the cappuccino maker.
5. Dip the cappuccino maker into the milk (fig. 18), taking care not
to immerse the raised line on the cappuccino maker (indicated by
the arrow in fig. 19).Turn the steam knob at least a half turn anticlockwise (fig. 20). Steam is given off by the cappuccino maker,
giving the milk a creamy frothy appearance. To obtain a creamier
froth, dip the cappuccino maker into the milk and rotate the container with slow movements from the bottom upwards.
6. When the required temperature is reached, interrupt steam delivery
by rotating the steam knob clockwise. Then press the steam button
(fig. 21).
7. Pour the frothed milk into the cups containing the espresso coffee.Your cappuccino is now ready. If desired, add sugar and sprinkle a little powdered chocolate or cinnamon on top of the froth.
Note: to prepare more than one cappuccino, first make all the coffees then at the end prepare the frothed milk for all the cappuccinos.
fig. 16
fig. 17
fig. 18
IMPORTANT: to ensure hygiene, you are recommended to
follow this procedure each time you make cappuccino to avoid
milk stagnating in the milk circuit.
1. Discharge a little steam for a few seconds by rotating the steam
knob (fig. 20).This empties any milk left inside the steam tube.
fig. 19
fig. 20
fig. 21
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2. With one hand, hold the cappuccino tube firmly and with the
other unscrew the cappuccino maker itself by rotating clockwise
and extracting downwards (fig. 22).
3. Remove the nozzle from the steam tube by pulling it downwards
(fig. 23). Note: Metal of steam pipe may be hot!!!
4. Wash the cappuccino maker and steam nozzle thoroughly with
warm water.
5. Make sure the two holes indicated by the arrows in fig. 24 are not
blocked. If necessary, clean with a pin.
6. Replace the steam nozzle by inserting it onto the steam tube and
rotating firmly towards the top of the tube.
7. Replace the cappuccino maker by inserting it and rotating anticlockwise.
fig. 22
1. Turn the appliance on by pressing the ON/OFF button (fig. 3).Wait
until the OK indicator light comes on (fig. 5).
2. Place a container under the cappuccino maker.
3. Press the coffee button (fig. 6) and at the same time open the
steam knob. Hot water is delivered from the cappuccino maker.
4. To interrupt the flow of hot water, close the steam knob by rotating
clockwise and press the coffee button again.
fig. 23
fig. 24
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Cleaning and maintenance
Before performing any cleaning or maintenance operations, turn
the machine off, unplug it from the power socket and allow it to
cool down.
1. Do not use solvents or detergents when cleaning the coffee
maker. A soft, damp cloth is sufficient.
2. Remove the filter-trays, empty them and wash them periodically.
ATTENTION: during cleaning, never immerse the unit in
water – it is an electrical appliance.
fig. 25
Cleaning the filter holder for ground coffee
About every 200 coffees, clean the filter holder of ground coffee as
• Remove the filter with crema enhancer
• Clean the inside of the filter holder. Never wash in a dishwasher.
• Remove the crema enhancer cup (fig. 25) by unscrewing in the
direction indicated by the arrow on the cap.
• Remove the crema enhancer from the container by pushing it
from the cap end (fig. 26).
• Remove the gasket (fig. 27).
• Rinse all components and clean the metal filter thoroughly in hot
water using a brush (fig. 28). Make sure the holes in the metal filter are not blocked. If necessary, clean with a pin (see fig. 29) or,
preferably, by burning the particles obstructing the holes over a
• Replace the filter and gasket on the plastic disk as shown in fig. 30.
Make sure to insert the pin on the plastic disk into the hole in the
gasket indicated by the arrow in fig. 30.
• Replace the assembly in the steel filter container (fig. 31), making
sure the pin is inserted in the hole in the support (see arrow in
fig. 31).
• Finally, screw on the cap.
Failure to clean as described above invalidates the guarantee.
fig. 26
fig. 27
fig. 28
fig. 31
fig. 30
fig. 29
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Cleaning the boiler outlet
About every 200 coffees, the espresso boiler outlet must be cleaned
as follows:
• Make sure the appliance is not hot and that it is unplugged from
the mains;
• Using a screwdriver, unscrew the screw fixing the espresso boiler
outlet (fig. 32);
• Clean the boiler with a damp cloth (fig. 15);
• Clean the outlet thoroughly in hot water using a brush. Make sure
the holes are not blocked. If necessary, clean with a pin (fig. 29).
• Rinse under running water, rubbing all the time.
• Replace the espresso boiler outlet, making sure the gasket is correctly positioned.
Failure to clean as described above invalidates the guarantee.
fig. 32
Descaling the espresso coffee section
It is advisable to clean the calcium from the machine every 200 cups
of coffee. It is recommended to use specific products for descaling
of espresso coffe machines.
1. Fill the tank with one litre of water;
2. Pour the contents of the descaler bottle provided (250 ml) into
the tank. For subsequent descaling operations, descaling solution
can be purchased from authorised technical service centres.
3. Press the ON/OFF button (fig. 3) and wait for the OK indicator
light to come on.
4. Make sure the filter holder is not attached and position a container under the outlet.
5. Press the coffee button, half empty the tank and every now and
then rotate the steam knob to allow a little of the solution to run
off.Then switch off by pressing the button again.
6. Leave the solution to work for about 15 minutes, then run off the
rest of the water in the tank.
7. To eliminate residues of the solution and scale, rinse the tank well,
fill with clean water and replace in its housing. Press the coffee button and operate the appliance until the tank is completely empty;
8. Press the button again and repeat the last operation.
Repair of damage to the coffee machine caused by scale is not
covered by the guarantee unless descaling is performed
regularly as described above.
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Problem solving
The espresso coffee is
The ‘OK’ pilot light was not
on when the coffee delivery switch was pressed.
The preheating was not
carried out.
Wait until the OK pilot
light comes on.
The cups were not preheated.
Carry out the preheating as indicated in the
“Preheating the coffee
unit” section.
Preheat the cups by rinsing them in hot water or
placing them to preheat
on the top plate for at
least 15-20 minutes.
No water in the tank
The holes in the filter
holder are blocked
The outlet of the espresso boiler is blocked.
The tank is badly inserted
and the valve at the bottom is not open
The filter holder is not
inserted correctly.
The espresso boiler gasket has lost elasticity
The holes in the filter
holder are blocked
The pump is too noisy.
The water tank is empty.
Fill the water tank
The coffee crema is lightcoloured (the coffee comes
out quickly from the
The ground coffee has
not been pressed enough.
Not enough ground coffee used
The coffee is not ground
finely enough.
Tamper the ground coffee down more.
Increase the quantity of
Only use coffee specifically ground for espresso coffee machines.
Espresso coffee no longer
comes out
The espresso coffee drips
from the edges of the filter
holder instead of from its
Fill the water tank
Clean the holes in the
filter holder described
in the chapter "Cleaning
the boiler outlet"
Clean as indicated in the
“Cleaning the espresso
boiler outlet” section
Press the tank lightly so
as to open the valve at
the bottom
Attach the filter holder
correctly by rotating
firmly as far as it will go.
Have the boiler espresso gasket replaced at a
Service Centre
Clean the holes in the
filter holder
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The coffee crema is dark
(the coffee comes out
slowly from the spout).
The ground coffee is too
tightly pressed.
The quantity of ground
coffee is too much.
The espresso boiler outlet is blocked.
Press the coffee less.
The coffee is too finely
Decrease the quantity
of ground coffee.
Clean the outlet as
described in “Cleaning
the espresso boiler outlet” section.
Only use coffee specifically ground for espresso coffee machines.
The milk is not cold
The cappuccino maker is
The milk does not froth
when making a cappuccino.
N.B.: frothing is improved
by using a metal milk
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Always use milk at
refrigerator temperature.
Carefully clean the pinholes in the milk frother
(as described in “How
to make cappuccino”)
Safety Warnings
• This appliance is designed to make coffee. Please be careful to
avoid burns from the sprays of hot water or steam and avoid
any improper use.
• When the appliance is in use, do not touch any of the machine’s
hot surfaces.
• After unpacking, make sure that the machine is complete and
undamaged. In case of doubt, do not use the appliance and seek
the advice of a qualified service professional.
• Packaging materials (plastic bags, foam polystyrene, etc.) should
not be left within the reach of children as this could be a
potential source of danger.
• This appliance is to be utilised for domestic use only. Any other
use is to be considered improper and therefore, dangerous.
• The manufacturer takes no responsibility for damage derived
from improper use.
• Never touch the appliance with wet or damp hands.
• Never allow the appliance to be used by children or unfit persons.
• In case of breakdown or malfunctioning, turn the appliance off
immediately and do not touch. For repairs, please contact a
Service Centre authorized by the manufacturer and request the
use of original replacement parts only. The lack of respect for
this point may compromise the safe use of the appliance.
• The power cable must never be replaced by the user. If the
cable should become damaged, or needs to be replaced, please
contact a Service Centre authorized by the manufacturer.
• When the appliance is not in use, turn off and disconnect the
plug from the socket.
• As with any electrical appliance, whilst the instructions aim to
cover as many eventualities as possible, caution and common
sense should be applied when operating your appliance, particularly in the vicinity of young children.
Important information for correct disposal of the product in
accordance with EC Directive 2002/96/EC.
At the end of its working life, the product must not be disposed of as urban
It must be taken to a special local authority differentiated waste collection
centre or to a dealer providing this service.
Disposing of a household appliance separately avoids possible negative
consequences for the environment and health deriving from inappropriate
disposal and enables the constituent materials to be recovered to obtain
significant savings in energy and resources. As a reminder of the need to
dispose of household appliances separately, the product is marked with a
crossed-out wheeled dustbin.
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Green and Yellow to Earth
13 amp
to Live
Blue to
Cord Clamp
Electrical requirements
Before using this appliance ensure that the voltage indicated
on the product corresponds with the main voltage in your
home, if you are in any doubt about your supply contact your
local electricity company.
The flexible mains lead is supplied connected to a B.S. 1363 fused plug
having a fuse of 13 amp capacity. Should this plug not fit the socket outlets in your home, it should be cut off and replaced with a suitable plug,
following the procedure outlined below.
Note: Such a plug cannot be used for any other appliance and should
therefore be properly disposed of and not left where children might find
it and plug it into a supply socket - with the obvious consequent danger.
N.B. We recommend the use of good quality plugs and wall sockets that
can be switched off when the machine is not in use.
important: the wires in the mains lead fitted to this appliance are
coloured in accordance with the following code:
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not
correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your
plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured green and yellow must be connected to the
terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter E or by the earth
or coloured green or green and yellow.
The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter N or coloured black.
The wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter L or coloured red.
When wiring the plug, ensure that all strands of wire are securely
retained in each terminal. Do not forget to tighten the mains lead clamp
on the plug. If your electricity supply point has only two pin socket outlets, or if you are in doubt, consult a qualified electrician.
Should the mains lead ever require replacement, it is essential that this
operation be carried out by a qualified electrician and should only be
replaced with a flexible cord of the same size.
After replacement of a fuse in the plug, the fuse cover must be refitted. If the
plug is a moulded-on type, the fuse cover must be re-fitted when changing
the fuse using a 13 Amp Asta fuse to BS 1362. In the event of losing the fuse
cover, the plug must NOT be used until a replacement fuse cover can be
obtained from your nearest electrical dealer. The colour of the correct
replacement fuse cover is that as marked on the base of the plug.
Only 13amp replacement fuses which are asta approved to B.S. 1362
should be fitted.
This appliance conforms to the Norms EN 55014 regarding the suppression of radio interference.
Warning - this appliance must be earthed
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