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Mold in water tank

Ec270 was put away without cleaning. After 8 months I got it out of the cabinet and found white mold in the water tank and dried milk in the frothier. I was afraid to put bleach in the tank as directed by a friend. I cleaned it but I want to make sure there is no bacteria or harmful residue. Is there hope?

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SOURCE: How to remove and clean milk out of espresso water tank :-(

NO the tank is just that a tank and you cant get into it to clean....there are many products for cleaning your coffee pot. Some coffee brewing cleaning products are made by Urnex.Buy mixing a half cup (1/2 cup as i assume espresso meaning a small tank the more vinegar you use the more cycles you'll need to remove) of vinegar with the rest water and brew once or twice 2-3 times or until its right to you.

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Hi - I had the same problem and found your question in a web search. I eventually found the solution I think. On this page http://www.delonghi.com.au/support/material_safety/msds_milk_clean_cofdscale.pdf if you look at page 2 under recommended dosage, it talks about mixing the solution in a 1:10 ratio with water, working the mix onto the nozzle, and then rinsing.
Hope this helps!

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