If you’ve recently cleaned your Breville Espresso Machine, you might have noticed that the “Clean Me” light will sometimes stay on even after you’ve completed the cleaning cycle.
In this article, I’ll show you how to clear that light and complete a full clean of your espresso machine so that it can keep working for years to come.
Let’s dive in!
How To Reset Breville Espresso Machine After Cleaning
If the “Clean Me” light stays on after you’ve cleaned your Breville Espresso Machine, you will need to reset the light manually. First, start with your espresso machine turned off. Then press the “2 Cup” button while holding the Power button down for about 5 seconds. You can then finish the cleaning process.
Why Does The “Clean Me” Light Stay On?
If you’re wondering why the clean light sometimes stays on, you’re not alone.
The Breville espresso machine will usually turn the clean light off automatically after a full clean cycle has been run.
The most common reason is that the steps to clean your Breville weren’t followed in order or a step was skipped. This could cause the machine to think that a clean cycle is still needed and keep the light on.
The best way to avoid this happening in the future is to follow the recommended cleaning steps.
Here’s how to do that:
Breville Espresso Machine Cleaning Cycle
Breville recommends that you clean your espresso machine about every 2 to 3 weeks.
You’ll need to use at least one cleaning tablet, which comes with the espresso machine. The tablets are also available on Breville’s website and they cost $14.95 for a pack of 8, which should last you about 4-6 months.
To clean your machine, simply follow these steps:
- First, put the cleaning disk into one of your filter baskets.
- Lower the filter basket into the portafilter and put 1 cleaning tablet into the filter.
- Lock the portafilter so that it is closed in the Group Head.
- Turn your Breville off by pressing the “Power” button.
- At the same time, press the “1 Cup“, “2 Cup“, and “Power” buttons and hold all three down for three seconds.
- Your machine will turn on and begin the cleaning process. This should take about 5 minutes and you will hear 3 short beeps when it’s done.
If for some reason your Breville isn’t entering descale mode, you may have an older model that requires you to manually clean it.
Also, sometimes the water passing over the cleaning tbalet isn’t hot enough or doesn’t agitate the tablet enough for it to completely dissolve. To double check, you should pull the portafilter out and make sure that the cleaning tablet is gone.
If you can still see the tablet or there are pieces of it still in the filter, you should run an additional cycle.
Now all that you need to do is pull out the filter basket and portafilter and gently rinse it until warm running water. This step is important to ensure that any remnants of the cleaning tablet are cleaned off the filters.
According Ryan McLachlan, a coffee specialist at Breville, “A major difference between a home user and a professional café is the cleaning side of things.”
By taking the time to regularly clean your Breville espresso machine, you’ll be ensuring that every cup is fresh and flavorful. You can also help extend the life of your appliance by preventing buildups, clogs, and other issues.
If you’ve recently cleaned your Breville espresso machine but the “Clean Me” light is still on, just press down the “2 Cups” button along with the Power button for about 5 seconds. This should help to reset the cleaning light until it’s time to clean it again in about 2-3 weeks.