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TerryRRR
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Posted Mon Jul 15, 2013, 7:06am
Subject: downtime advice
 

hi,

If I go away for a month or so, is there anything in particular I should do to store my Gaggia Classic which will not be used in my absence? Empty reservoir etc? thanks, Terry
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Posted Mon Jul 15, 2013, 9:13am
Subject: Re: downtime advice
 

I wouldn't nescessarily empty the boiler (that water ought to be more or less sterilized), but definitely the water tank in order to prevent bacterial growth and mold.

 
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Posted Mon Jul 15, 2013, 5:19pm
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The Classic has mixed metals in the boiler which causes a little bit of galvanic corrosion.  So my guess is that there is a tiny benefit to keeping it dry.
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