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Love the Breville espresso maker; have my doubts about these tabs!
on September 7, 2017
Well, you have to buy the cleaning tabs: they designed the darn espresso maker so there's no other way to clean it. And the darn espresso maker is so expensive that you don't want it to get clogged up and break. The tablets do indeed work to keep it clean, but surely, this is way too much to pay for a few tablets of compressed baking soda! One hint: ignore the "clean me" light and use the tablets at your own discretion. Unless you use tap water, and your tap water is insanely hard, cleaning once a year will probably be enough. I do love my Breville espresso maker; it's great. Just wish you could clean it like any other coffee maker, with super cheap white vinegar.