Cleaning and unblocking the steam wand
The Breville Barista Express® is your gateway to creating beautiful, café-quality third wave coffee drinks at home, any time. As our most popular manual espresso machine, the Barista Express® can grind, dose, and brew your beans in under a minute! The machine also comes with a steam wand like all our espresso machines—a vital piece of equipment that you use to steam milk into perfect texture. Expertly textured milk, is the key to several drinks, as well as the creation of beautiful latte art. As our host explains in this video, regular maintenance of your steam wand is crucial to the success of your lattes, cappuccinos, flat whites, and coffee art. Unlike some cleaning tasks, which you only need to do occasionally, you should clean your steam wand after every single use. This is to avoid unwanted buildup of milk residue. But don't worry, it's easy and straightforward! After use, simply use a damp cloth to give your steam wand a good wipedown. Then, point the wand over your drip tray, and turn on your steam dial. This action expels any leftover milk from the wand. After a few seconds, you’re done! It’s time to make your next coffee.