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Topic: cafiza in Miss Sylvia? (3 msgs / 65 lines)
1) From: John Crippen
Can I run Cafiza or a product like that through my Miss Sylvia?  I clean via
backflushing as needed, but would like to occasionally clean out all the
pipes.
Thanks,
John
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2) From: Sandy Andina
I'd steer clear of it in a single-boiler with no HX.  Rancilio  
recommends Cleancaf or another citric-acid descaler (and if you're  
going to backflush, which they advise against, use water only).  But  
Cafiza works great for soaking Silvia parts--PF, spouts, baskets,  
shower screen, grouphead disk and center screw--when you're doing  
periodic cleaning.
On Jul 19, 2009, at 8:21 PM, John Crippen wrote:
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Peace & song,
Sandy
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3) From: miKe mcKoffee
Rancilio does indeed recommend against any backflushing Missy (for
warranty/legal reasons caused by dummies screwing up not because it'll hurt
Miss Silvia), but I 100% disagree as do espresso techs I've spoken with over
the years, there is NO problem detergent backflushing Miss Silvia. Any
machine with a 3-way valve can be backflushed, both water only and
detergent. 
100% agree do NOT use Cafiza or similar backflushing detergent through the
tank. Do use citric acid for periodic descaling. 
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