The last order I placed for beans, I also ordered a jar of Joe Glo Espresso Machine Cleaner to backflush my Giotto. When I got it, the instructions said it could be used for other things and I started using it on all my coffee stuff. I had a 10+ year old thermos that smelled of stale coffee no matter what I used to clean it - baking soda, oxyclean, etc. One brief soak in a solution of Joe Glo and it had absolutely no coffee odor at all. Sweetmarias carries the stuff - definitely good for getting out the old coffee smell and it leaves all my coffee stuff shiny clean too.
I got some JGlo with my latest order, hoping the tombstone Capresso can be fooled into backflushing, but the PF is not really the problem. I get incredible amounts random grounds and bilge water from the "group," on blank shots. Faint brown is not the way for a blank. I suppose I'll have to remove the diffuser disc all the time. What a pain. Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa! Got Grinder? On Nov 6, 2007 12:28 AM, Zara Haimo wrote: <Snip>
how does it work on plastic - the swiss gold and the holder on my Preto never smell - "clean" even with oxyclean...does it remove that hardcore, nothing else works stuff? Sean 88! On Nov 11, 2007 9:12 AM, wrote: <Snip>
The instructions say that it works *FAST, *so just a quick *dip* is the order of the day. At the worst, it might cost you a filter- then it wouldn't smell. The Presto holder should be fine. When an amateur radio operator sends "88" in Morse Code, do you know what greeting he/she's sending? Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa! Got Grinder? On Nov 10, 2007 11:16 PM, Sean Cary wrote: <Snip>
Best Regards... But that is my countdown - 88 to GO! So Best Regards until I GO! Sean 87.75? Sort of good regards? On Nov 11, 2007 10:12 AM, wrote: <Snip>
<Snip> The 10+ year old insulated mug I cleaned using JoeGlo is mostly stainless inside, but the lid is plastic and there is a seal that is some sort of soft plastic material. The whole mug had a stale coffee smell that I never got out with any other cleaner including Oxyclean. A brief soak (maybe a minute or so) in a JoeGlo solution completely eliminated the smell.
given a swiss gold is . well...gold, the chemicals shouldn't fubar it too much. I throw mine in an ultrasonic cleaner once every few weeks, works wonders..... anyways...... do NOT use bleach... it will eat the plastic of the SG after a little bit, then it gets sticky, and well... nuff said..... any cleaner, oxygen or whatever based shold work well... give it a try if you eat your filter ill get you a new one, call it a christmas present or whatever.... Aaron
I also bought some Joe Glo with my recent Sweet Marias coffee purchase. I used in on my iRoast roasting chamber - glass and metal. The dark brown baked on coffee residue that I could hardly see through wiped away easily. Before this, I had tried to clean it with several ineffective cleaners and never got it totally clean no matter how hard I scrubbed. Joe Glo really works. As for plastic, I was a bit apprehensive, but decided to soak the lid of my iRoast (just the top part with mesh screen) in a solution of hot water and Joe Glo. I had noticed that the screen was beginning to clog up with roasting residue to a point that airflow was not what it used to be. I soaked the lid for an hour or so (I know it says it works fast, but this lid was a mess) I didn't get quite the same miracle results this time but with a toothbrush, most of the buildup came off and the airflow was much better. As half of the lid is plastic, I was initially worried about coming back to see a disintegrated blob where my lid had been, but I in fact saw no evidence of pitting or etching. You might try a test on the item you want to clean. Make a solution of Joe Glo and put a drop or two on an unnoticable area of thing you want to clean and leave it sit for a while, then dry and examine closely. So far my experience is - Joe Glo is magic... oh and it worked great on my Izzo Alex espresso machine too! Alex.
Is Joe Glo any different than Cafiza? Is it any better? I have gotten incredible results with Cafiza cleaning all kinds of coffee stained things. Thanks, Jerry Zara Haimo wrote: <Snip> begin:vcard fn:JavaJerry n:;JavaJerry org;quoted-printable:JavaJerry's™ Custom Home Roasted Coffee Beans ;RK Drum roasting in Chesapeake, VA email;internet:JavaJerry title:HomeRoaster tel;cell:757.373.3500 note;quoted-printable:JavaJerry's™ Custom Home Roasted Coffee Beans = RK Drum roasting in Chesapeake, VA x-mozilla-html:TRUE urlhttp://members.cox.net/javajerry/javajerry.shtmlversion:2.1 end:vcard
"I have gotten incredible results with Cafiza cleaning all kinds of coffee stained things." So, why change success? Following miKe's suggestion for cleaning the bloody Capresso after a Gorgeous L-A shot, I found there is no blank filter. Now there is- McGuyver said to make one, using a bike inner tube to supply a rubber disc to block a filter. There is also an unmarked position on the valve control that relieves pressure separately from the top of the coffee puck. Worked like a charm this morning. Totally dry puck after brewing a Hellacious couple of doubles. I must have run it in the ground sometime back, when I ground too fine and packed too tightly, so that it stalled. "El Cheapo machine-" I thought the pump pressure was inadequate for shot brewing, and I could never get it completely cleaned out after that. I have to backflush the thing three complete times to rid all of the grounds and the bilge water residual "volunteer" brew so that the next shot will be made with only hot water and fresh grounds. Egad, it works like a charm!- I love it. When the Eagle returns, I could get a second one so I can enjoy the shot without worrying about cleaning up right away. Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa! If one is good, two are better... On Nov 14, 2007 12:14 AM, Jerry Procopio wrote: <Snip>
<Snip> I don't know. I don't happen to have any Cafiza now, so I can't compare labels or the actual stuff. On the Sweet Maria's site, Tom describes both as detergents. He says not to use Cafiza on aluminum, but doesn't mention that for Joe Glo which doesn't mean that it isn't also bad for aluminum. He says Joe Glo deodorizes, but doesn't say the same about Cafiza which doesn't mean it doesn't do it.
Zara, I was just cleaning out e-mails when I realized that I asked a question and you had answered. Thanks. I'll probably get some Joe Glo when SM reopens. Jerry Zara Haimo wrote: <Snip> begin:vcard fn:JavaJerry n:;JavaJerry org;quoted-printable:JavaJerry's™ Custom Home Roasted Coffee Beans ;RK Drum roasting in Chesapeake, VA email;internet:JavaJerry title:HomeRoaster tel;cell:757.373.3500 note;quoted-printable:JavaJerry's™ Custom Home Roasted Coffee Beans = RK Drum roasting in Chesapeake, VA x-mozilla-html:TRUE urlhttp://members.cox.net/javajerry/javajerry.shtmlversion:2.1 end:vcard