GENERAL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Carefully read the instruction manual and warranty limitations. The machine must be connected to a grounded power outlet. The machine must be kept clean by
frequently washing the grill, the drip tray, the capsule holder, the tank and the steam wand.
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT: never immerse the machine in water or put it in the dishwasher. The water contained in the tank must be replaced regularly.
Do not use the machine if the tank is empty. After changing the water, place the tank back in the machine, making sure it is inserted all the way. We recommend descaling the machine at least every 2 months using a descaling agent made especially for espresso machines.
See instructions in the descaling chapter. The machine is outfitted with a valve that maintains constant pressure, for this reason some water may drip from the capsule holder.
A POWER ON LIGHT
(illuminates when the machine is turned on)
B MAIN on / off SWITCH
C machine temperature LED
(two – colour “ok” led)
D BREW HEAD E capsule HOLDER
(for “Metodo Iperespresso” capsules)
F DRIP TRAY G temperature Indicator
H COFFEE BREW SWITCH
(starts and stops coffee flow)
I STEAM SWITCH
(for dispensing steam)
L CUP GRILL
M STEAM KNOB
N STEAM WAND
O DATA PLATE
P CUP HOLDER
Q internal BEEPER
(emits an audible signal to the user)
R WATER TANK
S POWER CORD
When using electrical appliances always follow the safety precautions below.
USING THE ESPRESSO MACHINE
- This machine is intended for household use only. Any other use is considered improper and therefore dangerous.
- Unplug the power cord from the electrical socket when the machine is not in use.
- Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles and knobs.
- This machine is manufactured to “make espresso coffee” and “prepare hot beverages”: use care to prevent scalding due to water spray or any improper use of the machine.
- The machine is not designed to be used by people (including children) with limited physical, mental or sensory abilities or insufficient experience and/or skills, unless they are supervised by a person responsible for their safety, who provides instructions on how to use the appliance.
- Children must be kept under supervision to prevent them from playing with the appliance.
- Use the machine indoors only and away from atmospheric agents.
- To protect against fire, electric shock or personal injury do not immerse the cord, the plug or the body of the machine in water or any other liquid.
- Do not use the machine for purposes other than those for which it was designed.
- Do not place the machine on, or near, electrical or gas burners or inside a hot oven.
- The machine must be turned on only when being used. After use, it must be turned off by moving the main on/off switch to the “0” position and disconnecting the plug from the power outlet.
- Before unplugging the machine make sure that the ON/OFF switch is in the “0” position. 1
- Using attachments not recommended by the manufacturer may result in fire, electric shocks or personal injury.
- Do not let the cord hang over tables or countertops or touch hot surfaces.
- The appliance has to be placed in a horizontal position.
- The appliance is only to be installed in locations where it can be overseen by trained personnel.
INSTALLATION OF THE ESPRESSO MACHINE
- Read the instructions carefully.
- Do not install the machine in an area where the temperature may reach 0°C/30°F or lower (if water freezes, the appliance may be damaged) or higher than 40°C/140°F.
- Check that the electrical voltage used corresponds to the requirements indicated on the machine data plate. Connect the machine only to a properly grounded power outlet with a minimum rating of 6 A for models powered at 230 Vac, and 12 A for models powered at 120 Vac.
- If the plug and the outlet are not compatible, have the plug replaced by qualified personnel (applies to 208 volt machines ).
- Place the machine on a countertop away from water taps and sinks.
- After removing the packaging, check that the appliance is in perfect condition before installation.
- Do not leave the materials used to package the machine within children’s reach.
CLEANING THE ESPRESSO MACHINE
- Switch off the machine by positioning the main switch B in the “0” position.
- Unplug the machine.
- Wait until the machine is cool before cleaning.
- Clean the body and attachments with a wet cloth and then wipe with a non-abrasive dry cloth. It is not recommended to use detergents.
- Do not expose the machine to water spray or immerse it in water, partially or fully.
IN CASE OF MALFUNCTIONING
Do not use the appliance if the cord or plug are damaged or if the appliance shows signs of malfunctioning or has been damaged in any way. Take the machine to the nearest authorized service center for checks or repairs.
If the power cord is damaged it must be replaced by the manufacturer or an authorized service center.
In case of damage or malfunction, turn off the appliance and do not tamper with it. For repairs contact a service center authorized by the manufacturer and request the use of original spare parts only. Failure to comply with these instructions may compromise safe operation of the machine and will result in the forfeiture of warranty rights.
IMPROPER USE OF THE APPLIANCE
- This appliance is intended for household use only. Any other use is to be regarded as improper and therefore dangerous.
- The manufacturer is not liable for accidents caused by non-compliance with existing legislation on electrical grounding systems.
- The manufacturer is not liable for possible damage caused by improper, incorrect or unreasonable use.
Installation and start-up of espresso machine
Before connecting the machine to a power supply, carefully read the safety instructions given in the chapter: “important safeguards”.
Make sure that the steam knob is closed and that the machine is unplugged 1.
Insert the capsule holder 2 from below and turn it to the right until it locks into place 3.
Pull the water tank out of the machine 4.
Fill the tank with fresh drinking water until the MAX mark is reached 5.
CAUTION: always fill the tank with fresh, still drinking water only. Hot water or other liquids may damage the tank. Do not use the machine without water.
Fit the tank to the machine, making sure it is inserted completely in place 6.
Insert the plug into the outlet. Consult the following chapter to switch on the appliance.
It is advisable to keep the original packaging (at least for the duration of the warranty period) in order to ship the machine to an authorized service center for repair if necessary.
CAUTION: While the machine is operating, contact with the brew group D, the steam wand N or the metal part of the capsule holder E may cause burns.
Before switching on the machine check the water level in the tank; if necessary add water as described previously.
Empty and rinse out the drip tray every time you fill the water tank.
To switch the appliance on, push the main on/off switch into the “I” position 1. The power on LED will light up.
Note: any noise you may hear is due to the automatic boiler filling system.
The machine will start warming up; the temperature LED (Blue) 2 will flash.
When the machine reaches the operating temperature, the machine temperature LED will become steadily lit (BLUE) 3 and a brief beep will be emitted.
NOTE: the machine features a POWER SAVE function; when it is not in use, after 30 minutes energy consumption will be reduced to a minimum and only the red LED 1 will remain on. To restore the machine to normal operating conditions, press down the coffee switch H or steam switch I 4.
Note: When using the machine for the first time or after a long period of disuse, we suggest dispensing a few cups of water after first removing the capsule holder 5.
To switch the machine off, move the main on/off switch into the “0” position; never disconnect the plug from the power outlet when the machine is switched on.
Setting the quantity of coffee in a cup
The X1 machine allows you to brew the desired quantity of coffee in two modes: automatic and manual.
Note: a capsule must be inserted into the capsule holder and then the latter must be inserted into the brew head as described in the chapter “making coffee”.
Automatic mode – to set and memorize the quantity of coffee to be brewed, carry out the following steps:
- Place a cup beneath the capsule holder 1.
- Press the coffee switch down and keep it pressed until the coffee has reached the desired level 2.
Release the switch 3. The machine is now programmed.
Manual mode – to set the machine to work in the manual mode, carry out the following steps:
- Place a cup beneath the capsule holder 1.
- Press the coffee switch down and keep it pressed until the machine automatically stops dispensing coffee 2. Release the switch 3.
In this case the programming has been cancelled.
Note: in the automatic mode it is also possible to make coffee using the manual procedure.
Carry out the following steps:
- Press the coffee switch down 2 for about 3 seconds
- Press the coffee switch down 2 again to stop the flow
- In this manner you will not change the quantity of coffee initially programmed
Note: when the machine is set for manual control of the quantity of coffee, after you start brewing it will be necessary to press the coffee switch 2 down again when the coffee has reached the desired level in the cup in order to stop the flow.
This model of the X1 machine is designed to function exclusively with illy “Metodo iperEspresso” capsules.
To make coffee, carry out the following steps:
- Turn the capsule holder to the left and remove it from the brew head 1.
- Insert the capsule as shown in figure 2.
Note: the capsule should slide easily into the compartment; if this is not the case take it out and reposition it correctly.
- Insert the capsule holder in the brew head 3; turn the handle to the right until it locks into place 4.
- Check that the machine temperature LED is steadily lit (BLUE) 5.
Press down and release the coffee switch; the machine will brew the programmed quantity of coffee. To stop the flow in advance, press the switch down again.
To make other coffees, remove the used capsule and repeat the steps just described.
Note: coffee is dispensed for about 3 seconds after you press down the coffee switch.
- The capsules are single-dose and cannot be used to make two coffees.
- To ensure greater safety, the machine automatically stops flow after about one minute.
- Remember to empty and clean the drip tray frequently.
The machine features a steam wand for frothing the amount of milk necessary to prepare one or more cappuccinos.
Prepare one or more cups of coffee following the instructions in the previous section. Froth the milk as follows:
Remove any capsule from the capsule holder 1.
- Press the steam switch 2 down; the machine temperature LED will flash (GREEN) 3 to signal that the machine is getting ready to dispense steam.
- When the machine reaches the right temperature, the machine temperature LED will remain steadily lit (GREEN) 4 and a brief beep will be emitted.
- Place a suitable empty container (preferably a metal pitcher) beneath the steam wand 5 and open the steam knob, by turning it counterclockwise 6, to discharge any residual water; when only steam comes out, close the knob by turning it clockwise.
- Pour refrigerated milk into a suitable container (preferably a metal pitcher).
Note: For an optimal result: pour 75ml of cold whole milk taken directly from the fridge into a container (preferably a metal pitcher) and keep the steam wand submerged in the milk for a maximum of 25 seconds.
- Submerge the steam wand completely into the milk 7.
- Turn the steam knob counterclockwise 8 and wait for the milk to froth.
- On reaching the desired result, close the steam knob by turning it clockwise 8.
- Thoroughly clean the steam wand 9 of milk residue:
- Open the steam knob for a few seconds.
- Close the steam knob.
- Wait a few minutes for it cool down.
- Remove the outer part Z and wash it under running water.
- Wipe the inside part X clean with a wet cloth.
Note: The two end parts of the steam wand can also be washed in a dishwasher; in this case also remove the inside part from the metal tube. After cleaning, fit the inside part X all the way onto the steam wand; then fit the outer part Z.
- Contact with steam and with the steam wand may cause severe burns.
- If the machine is cold, do not open the steam knob, and never while it is submerged in milk.
- If no steam is dispensed, after a few minutes the machine will automatically switch back to the coffee brewing function.
- While the machine is warming up and as long as it remains in the steam mode, it carries out heating cycles in the boiler which may cause small amounts of steam to be discharged from the capsule holder: therefore, keep limbs and other parts of the body away from the coffee brew zone in order to avoid scalding.
Making hot water
The steam wand the machine is equipped with can also be used to heat up water for making tea and infusions.
To make hot water carry out the following steps:
- Remove any capsules from the capsule holder 1.
- Clean the steam wand of any milk residues 2.
- Press the steam switch 3 down; the machine temperature LED will flash (GREEN) 3 to signal that the machine is getting ready to dispense steam.
- When the machine reaches the right temperature, the machine temperature LED will remain steadily lit (GREEN) 4 and a brief beep will be emitted.
- Fill a metal pitcher with the quantity of water you want to heat.
- Submerge the steam wand into the pitcher full of water 5 and open the steam knob by turning it counterclockwise 6.
- Upon reaching the desired temperature close the steam knob by turning it clockwise 6.
CAUTION: While the machine is warming up and as long as it remains in the steam mode, it carries out heating cycles in the boiler that may cause small amounts of steam to be discharged from the capsule holder: therefore, keep limbs and other parts of the body away from the coffee brew zone in order to avoid scalding.
Making coffee after generating steam
While the machine is dispensing steam, the temperature LED will be steadily lit (GREEN) 1.
- Press the coffee switch down 2.
- During the cooling down phase (approx. 10 minutes unaided) the LED will flash (BLUE).
- Place a container beneath the steam wand 3.
- Discharge steam by turning the steam knob counterclockwise 4 until the machine emits a brief beep.
- The LED will become steadily lit (BLUE) 5.
- Close the steam knob by turning it clockwise 6.
- The machine is again ready to make an espresso.
The formation of limescale is a natural consequence of using of the machine. The machine features an automatic program designed to optimise cleaning and remove limescale residues from inside the machine.
Note: use only descaling products intended for coffee machines.
Note: please follow the procedure described below, not the instructions on the label of the descaling product.
If the machine indicator LED flashes (WHITE) (5 flashes per minute) 1, carry out the following steps:
Starting the procedure:
- Take out 2 and fill the tank with 1 liter of water (up to the MAX level) 3.
- Introduce the descaling product supplied with the machine; wait for it to dissolve.
- Remove the capsule and capsule holder.
- Place an empty container with a capacity of at least 1 liter beneath the brew group 4.
- Keep the coffee and steam switches pressed down simultaneously for at least 5 seconds 5; the LEDs will start flashing (BLUE and RED) 6.
- Press down the coffee switch 7; only one LED (RED) will flash to signal the beginning of a 20-minute descaling cycle.
- At the end of the cycle the machine will emit a beep and the LED will flash (GREEN) 8.
- Remove the tank and clean it thoroughly; fill it with 1 liter of fresh water (up to the MAX level) 9; empty out the collection container and place it once again beneath the brew group 10.
- Press down the coffee switch 7; only one LED (RED) will flash.
- After around 5 minutes the LEDs will light up steadily (RED and BLUE) 11 and the machine will emit a beep.
- Remove the water collection container from beneath the brew group and wash it thoroughly.
- Now the machine is ready for use.
- Should a main power failure occur during the descaling procedure, it will be necessary to repeat the cycle from the start.
- If descaling is not performed as needed, scale build-up may cause malfunctioning not covered by the warranty. It is advisable to use the descaling agent supplied with the machine 3.
- Do not use vinegar, lye, salt or formic acid because they may damage the machine.
Cleaning and maintenance
The machine and its components must be cleaned at least once a week.
Keep the water in the tank fresh; wash the tank and fill it daily with fresh drinking water.
Do not use ethyl alcohol, solvents, abrasive sponges and/or aggressive chemicals.
To clean the machine, carry out the following steps:
- Switch the machine off and disconnect the plug from the power outlet 1.
- Remove the water tank and wash it under running water 2.
- Empty out the capsule holder and wash it under running water 3.
- Remove the grill and wash it with warm water 4.
- Remove the drip tray and wash it with warm water 5.
- Remove the outer end part Z of the steam wand 6 and wash it under running water
- Wipe the inside part X of the steam wand clean with a wet cloth
Caution: do not dry the machine and/or it components in a microwave or conventional oven.
Internal boiler: brass
Water tank: 1.0 liters (33.8 ounces)
Pump: 15 bar
Coffee pressure during extraction: 15 bar
Size: 200 x 340 x 350 mm (7.9 w x 13.4 d x 13.8 h”)
Electronic card with the following functions:
- automatic coffee shut off (volume programmable)
- high-precision temperature control (coffee and steam)
- checking and replenishing of water level in boiler
- descaling treatment indicator
- boiler temperature indicator
- automatic descaling program
- power save
Cup warmer rail
Weight without packaging: 9 Kg
Voltage: 230 V, 50 Hz (EU); 120 V, 60 Hz (USA)
Power: 1050 W (EU); 1000 W (USA)
Power consumed in power save mode: 2 W
The manufacturer reserves the right to make changes or improvements without notice.
To enjoy a high quality espresso, remember to:
- Change the water in the tank at least once a week
- If possible use water with a low calcium content to reduce scale build-up inside the machine
- Used warmed cups.
|You turn on the machine but the red LED does not light up.||Check the mains electrical connection; check the status of the circuit breakers protecting the home electrical system.|
|The machine does not make coffee.||Carry out the following operations:|
-Fill the water tank; make sure it is fitted completely into place.
-Check that the steam knob is closed.
-Remove the capsule holder from the coffee brew group.
-Wait until the “OK” LED is steadily lit (BLUE) (machine ready to brew).
-Place a container underneath the brew group and press down the coffee switch.
-Dispense water for a few seconds.
-Stop the flow.
-Insert a new capsule in the capsule holder and insert into the brew group; proceed with making coffee.
|You open the steam knob and the machine|
does not make steam.
Steam comes out but it does not froth the
|Case a) If the “OK” LED is flashing (GREEN) ; wait for it to become steadily lit.|
Case b) If the “OK” LED (GREEN) is not lit; press down the steam switch and wait for the “OK” LED it to become steadily lit (GREEN).
Case c) Possible clogging of the steam wand: switch off the machine; wait for it to cool down (at least an hour); remove any obstructions from the outlet holes of the steam wand. (see chapter “cleaning and maintenance”).
|Water leaks out of the brew group during brewing.||Insert a new capsule in the capsule holder and fit it to the brew group; proceed with making coffee.|
|Fast beeps and flashing red LED||Carry out the following operations:|
-Switch off the machine.
-Fill the tank.
-Place a container under the steam wand and open the steam knob.
-Switch on the machine and wait about 10 seconds.
-Close the steam knob and wait for the “OK” LED to light up (BLUE)
|The “OK” LED is flashing (White)||Carry out a descaling cycle.|
|Water leaks from the inside of the machine.||Switch off the machine and unplug it. Contact an authorized service center.|
|The LED (RED) is steadily lit.||The machine is in the “POWER SAVE”|
Note: If the problem persists, contact an authorized service center.
The warranty does not cover damage or malfunctions caused by:
- failure to carry out periodic descaling.
- operation with a voltage that differs from the rating shown on the data plate O (see chapter “machine parts”).
- improper use or use that is not compliant with the instructions.
- internal modifications.
The warranty does not cover the costs of repairing machines that have been handled by non-authorized service centers.
Such costs shall be completely borne by the customer.
It is recommended:
- not to place the drip tray in a dishwasher
- to always keep the bottom of the inside of the column supporting the tank dry.
Failure to follow these recommendations may cause damage to the machine body which is not covered by the warranty.
WARNING: It is advisable to keep the original packaging (at least for the duration of the warranty period) in order to ship the machine to a service center for repair if necessary.
Any damage caused by transport without adequate packaging will not be covered by the warranty.
Disposal of end-of-life electric and electronic equipment by private households in the European Union.
The WEEE symbol used on this product means that it must not be disposed of together with other domestic waste and should be collected separately. Consumers have the opportunity to hand in their used appliance to distributors free of charge on a 1:1 basis when they purchase a new product..
For further information about the collection of appliances to be scrapped, please contact the local authority in your town of residence, the local waste disposal service or the retailer where the product was purchased. Consumers are responsible for disposing of end-of-life appliances in accordance with the current provisions of law and noncompliance therewith may be subject to fines and criminal sanctions.
The correct disposal of this product will contribute to protecting the environment, natural resources and human health.
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