Here is an important piece of information that will help you understand the risks involved in ignoring coffee machine maintenance. Do you want your coffee machine to blow up in your face? Do you want hot water to be spewed all over the kitchen?
Do you want your outlet to shut down because you did not take care of your employees’ safety? If the answers to all these questions are no, then it is obvious that you should take good care of your coffee machine.
How is simple black coffee espresso made? Hot water is pushed through the coffee powder at very high pressure and the resulting drink is what your simple black espresso is. How is the pressure generated? It is obvious that water is heated to very high temperatures and is pushed through the pipes at very high speed.
This means that the coffee machine is a device that not only deals with water at high temperature but at high pressure as well. In such a scenario, what, do you think, will be the consequences of clogged line? If the water inlet pipe is clogged with calcium and other deposits, it is obvious that water will have to pass through at higher speed over smaller diameters.
Needless to say, it is only a question of time before the capacity of the pipe is exceeded and the entire device blows up. Even the smallest crack will be sufficient for the hot water to destroy the machine.
The insulation on the wires will melt and you will have an electric short circuit combined with the outburst of hot water at high pressure. Well, can there be a shorter and smaller recipe for disaster?
How can you avoid this problem? At least once in a year, you should dismantle the machine completely and check the pipe for deposits. However, coffee machine maintenance is a regular and ongoing process.
You cannot just wait for that one day of the year to take care of your machine, right? What you ought to do is make use of the internet, check out owner’s manuals, get in touch with other owners of coffee machines and find out how the device is being maintained.
You should not stop here. You should keep a sharp lookout for numerous safety devices and accessories that will help you determine whether you have the best possible fail safe tools in your hand.
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