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Setting Up Your La Specialista Opera Machine

Setting Up Your La Specialista Opera Machine
We hope you're enjoying that 'new machine' feeling!

Before you get started making coffee, please watch this quick overview of setting up your machine courtesy of the De'Longhi team.

Then, scroll down to read a few small (but mighty!) tips from our experts to help get the best out of your machine.

Tips for Getting Set Up

We've been working with De'Longhi espresso machines for a while, and we've learned a few tips & tricks ourselves! Here are our top tips to make set up a breeze

Washing your machine accessories:

It can be easy to skip this step, but make sure to do this before using your machine as it can affect the taste of your coffee ☕️

Completing the Water Hardness Test:

A super important step for any coffee machine; please make sure to do this so you don't encounter issues down the track.

Tip: if you find that the descaling light is illuminated when your machine is new or in your first 4 months of using it, this may be because the machine hasn't been set up for water hardness correctly, simply repeat the process outlined in this video.

Priming Your Machine:

Priming the machine is important at the beginning of use to make sure the water lines are full of water - simply press the tea button to start and stop the water running. Remember this action anytime you fill the water tank and don't forget to always check that the water tank is full of water before using your machine!

Rinsing the Steam Circuit:

Again, this may seem like a step you can easily skip, but if not cleared properly before use it can really impact the taste of your coffee ☕️ Simply rotate the dial on the side of your machine the steam button to start and stop water running through the steam wand.

That's it for now! We have specific guides for making your first coffee and cleaning and maintaining your machine, check out our other training resources for more details.

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