I have a microfiber towel that I set mine on in between uses to prevent the base from getting scuffed up. The fibers seem to keep the bottom clean.
Postby tohenk2 » Jul 12, 2017, 1:44 pm
Sideshow wrote:Yeah? That works better than a cloth?
Don't know if it works *better*. But it works for me (and sure looks and feels clean!) Used a piece of leather from an old couch that was going to the trash btw, so it was also recycling/el cheapo
Postby Charlene » Jul 14, 2017, 9:27 pm
About once I week I switch the tamper from normal to Cleaning Mode which commands the drive motor circuit to slowly extend the tamping piston.
Then, I clean off the grinds and switch the tamper out of Cleaning Mode and test it's double-tap tamp by depressing the portafilter contact switch from the side so I don't get a finger between the tamping piston and the portafilter rail.
I've removed the tamping piston several times over the last six months but there is never more than the equiv of a small fraction of a gram of grinds.
Postby cannonfodder » Jul 15, 2017, 9:41 am
Just wipe it with a towel now and then. Unless you have a porous or rough base for some reason the coffee oil transfer is minor (or use dark oily roasted coffee). I just wipe it with a towel when i do my weekly backflush. I have polished the bases on my stainless tampers, even took one my by buffing wheels to mirror finish it. It makes no difference.