How to clean and unblock the steam wand
Delicious, barista-style espresso-based coffee drinks require perfectly textured milk to complete them to perfection. The steamed milk smooths the taste of the espresso, enriching the flavor and contributing a velvety mouthfeel. Texturing milk infuses it with hundreds of tiny bubbles, giving it a frothy texture ideal for creating latte art. To ensure the Breville Barista Express® is always ready to steam your milk, we recommend cleaning and unblocking the steam wand after each use. Follow along with our video as we demonstrate this simple yet essential process. Start by wiping the steam wand down with a clean, damp dishtowel. Next, you'll see how to use the steaming capability of the machine to cleanse the wand. Often, this is sufficient to clean the wand. However, sometimes, the wand's holes may become blocked. Watch as we demonstrate how to use the steam wand cleaning tool included with your machine to clear any blockages. You'll also learn to use the cleaning tool to remove the tip of the wand so that it can soak in hot water. With the cleaning demonstrated in this video, your Barista Express® will always be primed to steam milk for your next coffee.