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Gevi Espresso Machine How to Use Guide

Gevi espresso machine how to use it? Check out this step-by-step guide on how to use your Gevi espresso machine.

Offering a decent cup of espresso, the Gevi provides one of the best price-to-performance ratios out of the many espresso machines out on the market today. If you’re looking to make a good cup of espresso at home on a budget, this is definitely one you should check out.

If you already bought a Gevi espresso machine, congratulations! You’re now a few steps away from enjoying a good cup of joe. The question now is: Gevi espresso machine how to use it? If this is your first Gevi machine, don’t worry! Keep reading for a step-by-step guide on how to use your Gevi espresso machine.

Gevi Espresso Machine How to Use It

Whether you’re a beginner home barista or you’re ready to become the resident espresso expert at home, here’s a step-by-step guide to help you use your Gevi machine to make that delicious cup of espresso.

  • Froth Milk Alone
  1. Make sure to tear off the sealing tape from the bottom of the water tank. (If it has been torn, please skip this step.)
  • Before making espresso, make sure the knob is in the “O” position.
  • Make sure the froth nozzle is clean and Not blocking.
  • Operating the Machine
  1. Fill water into the water tank NOT exceed the MAX line. Set up the water tank vertically and align the buckles to the hole on the back of the machine, and press it down to be parallel to the top of the machine. (If you had operated the machine just now, skip this step).

NOTE: When the water tank is pulled up, the water will flow out from the outlet at the bottom of the water tank, which is a movable part. If you have not wiped the water immediately, it will accumulate more and more and run to the bottom of the machine, leaving the table full of water.

  • Plugin the power cord, press the ON/OFF button, the power indicator is illuminated red, and the default setting is Making Espresso. (If you had operated the machine just now, skip this step).
  • Press the Milk Frothing button. Please wait until the pointer of the thermometer towards the milk frothing area and the” Gevi GECME403-U Coffee Maker - icon2“indicator is illuminated green. Never skip stepping 4 before the”Gevi GECME403-U Coffee Maker - icon2 “indicator is illuminated. TIPS: For better taste, we suggest releasing the water in the boiler before frothing milk. When the”Gevi GECME403-U Coffee Maker - icon2 “indicator becomes green, place a cup under the froth nozzle, then turn on the knob to the steam icon. Wait about a few seconds, there will be water coming out from the nozzle. Be careful of the hot steam. Then pour away the water from the cup.
  • Prepare a pitcher with about 100ml of milk. Fill the pitcher with milk and insert the frothing nozzle into milk about 1-2cm. Slowly turn on the steam control knob to control the quantity of steam. At the same time, the working ” Gevi GECME403-U Coffee Maker - icon“indicator becomes green.
  • Froth milk in the way moving vessel round from up to down, after the milk increase in volume by 2 times or the required purpose is reached, turn the knob back to the ” O “position to stop. Take away the pitcher.

NOTE: During the milk frothing, if there is suddenly a noise and the steam becomes weak, please check whether the water in the water tank is enough. If the water is going to finish in the water tank, it will make a louder noise. Please add water in time.

  • Make Espresso After Milk Frothing (For Latte)
  1. After making the frothed milk through the steps above (USE GUIDE 1), you can continue to make espresso, please refer to the following steps.
  • Reset the Milk Frothing button, press the Making Espresso button to pump the water into the boiler, which will cool down the water temperature.
  • Wait about 2 minutes the Milk Frothing indicator will be extinguished and remains the Making Espresso indicator.
  • NOTE: After that, you can continue to make espresso refer to”USE GUIDE 3″ steps 3-4-5-6-7-8. If you want to make espresso in a quick way, after resetting the Milk Frothing button, please refer to the following steps.
  • Hold a cup under the froth nozzle. Turn on the steam control knob slowly to release the steam until the Milk Frothing indicator is extinguished.
  • Reset the Making Espresso button and turn the steam control knob back to the “O” position. Pour the water into the cup. Now you can continue to make espresso refer to USE GUIDE 3 steps 3-4-5-6-7-8. 6. Pour the frothed milk into the espresso. Enjoy your Latte.
  • To Make Espresso Alone
  1. Fill water into the water tank NOT exceed the MAX line. Set up the water tank vertically and align the buckles to the hole on the back of the machine, and press it down to be parallel to the top of the machine. (If you had operated the machine just now, skip this step).

NOTE: When the water tank is pulled up, the water will flow out from the outlet at the bottom of the water tank, which is a movable part. If you have not wiped the water immediately, it will accumulate more and more and run to the bottom of the machine, leaving the table full of water.

  • Plug in the power cord, press the ON/OFF button, the power indicator is illuminated red, and the default setting is Making Espresso. (If you had operated the machine just now, skip this step).
  • Place 2-cup mesh inside the portafilter, make sure the tube on the mesh aligns with a groove in the portafilter. To achieve a full flavor, 7g coffee powder is best for one cup of espresso.

    To avoid leaking, the coffee powder should be tamped BELOW the MAX line of the portafilter. But powder could not be tamped too firmly otherwise the coffee will not flow out smoothly.
  • Faced up the portafilter, then installed in parallel to the machine from “Insert” to “Lock” in place, otherwise, the coffee will splash and leak from the gap of the connection position.
  • The pointer of the thermometer towards the espresso area, and the”Gevi GECME403-U Coffee Maker - icon3 “indicator is illuminated, it shows the heating is finished. Never skip stepping 6 before the” Gevi GECME403-U Coffee Maker - icon3” indicator has been illuminated. As if the temperature is not suitable for making espresso, it will affect the coffee taste.
  • Press the Making Espresso button, the” Gevi GECME403-U Coffee Maker - icon“indicator will be illuminated green. The espresso will flow out. ( To achieve a full flavor, each cup of espresso should be not more than 30ml. )

NOTE:

  • When the machine starts to work, there will be some noise out from the machine as it is pumping the water with high pressure.
  • While during operation, if there is suddenly a loud noise from the machine, which may due to the water in the water tank is not enough for pumping.
  • When the water left the boiler is going to finish, it will produce a louder noise. After adding water, it will operate as usual.
  • Once desired amount of espresso is reached, press the Making Espresso button again to stop brewing. Take away the cup. Espresso is done. During operation, if the espresso is dripping out and doesn’t flow smoothly.

    Please check if the water tank is not enough and add water in time. If not, please check whether the coffee powder is tamped too firmly, which will also cause the espresso to flow unsmoothly.
  • The portafilter should be removed after a while as the machine need to relieve the pressure. Otherwise, the steam will splash out because of the strong pressure. Please remove in parallel.

    Because of high pressure, the water will fully penetrate into the coffee powder, it takes time for water to pass through and flow out of the coffee powder. So, it is normal that the excess coffee will drip off.

Gevi Espresso Machine How to Use It: Troubleshooting

Have some trouble with your Gevi espresso machine? Try these troubleshooting strategies:

SymptomCauseCorrections
The metal parts in the tank have rust.Descaler is not recommended type. It may corrode the metal parts in the tank.Use the descaler recommended by the manufacturer.
Water leaks from the bottom of the coffee maker.There is a lot of water in the drip tray.Please clean the drip tray.
The coffee maker is malfunctioning.Please contact the authorized service facility for repair.
When the water tank is pulled up after use, it is normal that there will be water left on the desk.As the water outlet at the bottom of the water tank is a movable part and it is not leaking.
Water leaks out of the outer side of the filter.There is some coffee powder on the filter edge.Get rid of them.
The funnel is not installed properly or rotated to the right position.Install the funnel properly and ensure the tunnel is in the right position.
Mill foaming is finished just now or the steam is generated just now, or the steam button is not reset due to too high a temperature.Operating after cooling down.
Acid (vinegar) taste exists in Espresso coffee.No clean correctly after cleaning mineral deposits.Clean coffee maker per the content in “before the first use” several times.
Coffee powder is stored in a hot, wet place for a long time. The coffee powder turns bad.Please use fresh coffee powder, or store the unused coffee powder in a cool, dry place. After opening a package of coffee powder, reseal it tightly and store it in a refrigerator to maintain its freshness.
The coffee makers cannot work anymore.The power outlet is not plugged well.Plug the power cord into a wall outlet correctly, if the appliance still does not work, please contact the authorized service facility for repair.
Steam cannot froth.The Milk Frothing indicator is not illuminated.Only after the Milk Frothing indicator is illuminated, the steam can be used to froth.
The container is too big or the shape does not fit.Use high and narrow containers.
You have used skimmed milkUse whole milk or half-skimmed milk
There is some dirt inside the steam nozzleClean the steam nozzle immediately after use every time with a wet sponge.

NOTE: Do not take apart the appliance by yourself if the cause of failure is not found – it would be better to contact the qualified servicing center.

The Bottom Line

There you have it! With this guide, we hope you can use your Gevi espresso machine properly and start enjoying that delicious cup of espresso.

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