Once you know your water is adequately soft and filtered, fill the water tank at the back of the machine.
Step 3: Starting your machine and filling the boiler
Plug your machine in and turn on the power switch
The machine will automatically start filling the brew and steam boilers. This process will take around 1-2 minutes.
After boilers have filled, you’ll want to run some water through your brew boiler and group head. Flip the switch on the front panel to activate the pump. Once 4 ounces of water have run through the group head, turn off the pump and insert the portafilter.
At this point, you’ll have used much of the water in the reservoir. We’d recommend refilling the reservoir now to avoid running out of water.
The last step is to heat the steam boiler by flipping the steam switch located next to the power switch.
Now your machine is set up and ready to go. We’d recommend waiting 10 minutes for your machine to come to temperature before pulling shots or steaming milk.