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.
EXTRA NOTES ON SETTING UP FROM THE INDUSTRY BEANS TEAM
We've been working with De'Longhi espresso machines for the past year, 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. Check out the guide in our Unpacking your New Magnifica Evo video.
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.
Attaching the Water filter:
Another important step to ensure you'll continue to enjoy delicious coffee and trouble-free use of the machine is to install the water filter correctly. Simply soak the filter in water for 10 minutes before inserting it into the full tank.
Priming Your Machine:
Priming the machine is important before use to make sure the water lines are full of water. Attach the waterspout and press the settings button to expel any trapped air, it will make a loud noise so don't be alarmed, it's perfectly normal! 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!
Tip: if ever the water alarm light does not turn off, there may be an air bubble in the line.
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 ☕️
Adjust Grinder Settings:
One of the keys to creating a great coffee is getting the coffee grind setting right. The Magnifica Evo comes set at #5 out of the box, you'll need to adjust this one notch at a time (to avoid jamming) down to setting #2 for a great coffee with All Time Espresso Blend. Please note that the grinder must only be adjusted while it is grinding coffee.
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.