How To Use Smeg Coffee Maker In Easy Steps: Expert Tips

Are you wondering how to use smeg coffee maker? Is this the first time you use smeg coffee maker? Are you find it difficult to make coffee in a smeg coffee maker? You’re in the right place.

The SMEG coffee machine is the latest innovation in their unique brand of home appliances. This machine comes complete with an array of functions and features aiming to satisfy a wide variety of consumers and coffee drinkers.

In this article we’ll show how to use smeg coffee maker step-by-step, furthermore, we’ll show you home to make coffee on it and plenty of things so please follow the steps and instructions tell the end.

How To Use Smeg Coffee Maker

How To Use Smeg Coffee Maker Step-By-Step

Step1. Before first use

1. Remove any labels and stickers from the drip coffee machine.

2. Thoroughly wash and dry the components of the drip coffee machine.

 3. Lift the lid by pulling the tab upwards.

4. Fill the tank with fresh clean water.

Step2. First use

1. Plug the appliance into an electrical outlet.

2. The symbols on the display flash.

3. Set the time using the lever.

4. Set the time by moving the lever up (+) to increase the value or down (-) to decrease it.

5. Confirm the setting by placing the lever in the central position and pressing (OK).

6. Set the minutes following the same procedure.

7. After confirming the minutes setting, the appliance activates the CLOCK mode.

Note: When the appliance is switched on for the first time, the default time will be shown in the 12h format indicating AM/PM.

Step3. Accessing the settings menu in smeg coffee maker

The appliance allows you to personalize some settings:

SE01: Set the hour format

SE02: Set the water hardness

SE03: Enable/disable sounds

1. Access the settings menu by pressing the (Aroma) and (coffee cup) buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds.

2. Press any button to exit from the settings menu.

Step4. Set time format settings menu in smeg coffee maker

The time format can be modified after the appliance has been switched on for the first time:

1. Access the settings menu and select SE01.

2. Move the lever to select the required format (12h or 24h).

3. Move the lever to the central position and press (OK) to confirm the setting. The format will flash for 2 seconds: the setting has been saved.

Note: The time format only needs to be set once and the setting is saved.

Step5. Modifying the time in smeg coffee maker

1. Make sure that the required format (12h or 24h) has been set as indicated in the previous section.

2. Keep the lever pressed in the central position for 3 seconds: the display starts to flash.

3. Modify the hours and minutes as indicated in the ”step2 First use” section.

Step6. Set the water hardness settings menu in smeg coffee maker

The water hardness can be set by selecting one of the 3 settings: HARD, MEDIUM, and SOFT.

1. Access the settings menu and select SE02: The display indicates HA02 (medium hardness) by default.

2. Move the lever up (+) or down (-) to set the required setting: HA01 (soft), HA02 (medium), and HA03 (hard).

3. Move the lever to the central position and press (OK) to confirm the setting. The selection flashes for 2 seconds: the setting is saved.

Step7. Sounds settings menu in smeg coffee maker

The sounds can be disabled as follows:

1. Access the settings menu and select SE03.

2. Move the lever up or down until OFF appears on the display.

3. Move the lever to the central position and press (OK) to confirm the setting. The selection flashes for 2 seconds: the setting is saved.

To re-enable the sounds:

1. Access the settings menu and select SE03.

2. Move the lever up or down until ON appears on the display.

3. Move the lever to the central position and press (OK) to confirm the setting. The selection flashes for 2 seconds: the setting is saved.

Step8. Rinse of the internal circuits in smeg coffee maker

Rinse the internal circuits after filling the tank:

1. Place the jug on the Keep Warm plate WITHOUT putting ground coffee into the filter.

2. Press the ON/OFF button.

3. Wait for the cycle to finish and empty the jug.

4. Repeat the cycle: the appliance is now ready for use.

Step9. prepare the coffee in smeg coffee maker

1. Fill the water tank as indicated in section ”step1 Before first use”

2. Lift the lid of the water tank and insert the permanent filter into the filter holder.

3. Fill with the amount of coffee required, according to the number of cups to be prepared, using the scoop provided.

Note: The permanent filter allows you to prepare filter coffee without using paper filters. However, according to your own preference, paper filter #4 can be used instead.

Place the paper filter in the filter holder and add the required amount of coffee.

4. Close the lid by lowering the tab.

5. Place the jug with the lid on the Keep Warm plate.

  • Make sure that the lid fits perfectly into the anti-drip valve .

6. Press the ON/OFF button to enable the BREW mode: The LED on the ON/ OFF button lights up and flashes quickly for the entire time the coffee is being brewed.

7. You can stop the coffee from being brewed at any time by pressing the ON/OFF button.

Notes:

• Pressing any of the buttons, apart from the ON / OFF button, does not affect the coffee brewing function in any way.

• If the ON/OFF button is not pressed, the coffee continues to be brewed according to the automatic setting to fill the jug completely (10 cups).

• The filter holder and the permanent filter may be hot after the coffee has been brewed. Be careful when removing them.

• The base of the jug may be very hot after the coffee has been brewed. Take care when removing it and make sure that you do not place the jug on a heat-sensitive surface.

Step10. Set the keep warm mode in smeg coffee maker

The KEEP WARM mode is activated automatically after the coffee has been brewed and keeps the Keep Warm plate on for 40 minutes.

In this way, the coffee will remain hot for 40 minutes after it has been brewed.

In the KEEP WARM mode, the LED of the ON/OFF button flashes slowly and the KEEP WARM (thermometer icon) lights up on the display.

The ON/OFF button turns off automatically at the end of the KEEP WARM mode.

The KEEP WARM mode can be stopped manually at any time by pressing the ON/OFF button: the LED of the ON/OFF button and the KEEP WARM icon turns off.

Note: The KEEP WARM mode cannot be activated if the BREW mode is stopped manually or if the 4 CUPS mode is active.

Step11. Set the AROMA in smeg coffee maker

This setting allows you to choose between two aroma intensity levels for your coffee: DELICATE or INTENSE.

The appliance is set by default to DELICATE: the LED of the aroma button is off and on the display, only the lower coffee bean of the icon appears selected.

To modify the setting:

1. Press the AROMA button to select INTENSE: the LED of the AROMA button lights up and on the display both coffee beans of the icon appear selected.

2. Press the AROMA button again to select DELICATE: the LED of the AROMA button turns off and the upper coffee bean from the icon appears unselected.

Step12. Using the 4 CUPS function in smeg coffee maker

This function allows you to brew a small amount of coffee, corresponding to approximately 4 cups.

To select the 4 CUPS function:

1. Press the (4 CUPS function button)  button to set it to ON: the LED of the 4 CUPS function button turns on.

2. Press the button again to set this function to OFF: the LED of the button turns off.

Note: If the 4 CUPS mode has been selected, the KEEP WARM mode cannot be activated.

Step13. Set time for the auto start mode In smeg coffee maker

This setting allows the appliance to be programmed to switch on automatically to brew the drip coffee at a time selected by the user.

To set the time at which the appliance switches on automatically, proceed as follows:

1. Make sure that the time displayed is correct. Otherwise, set the correct time as described in section ”step2 First use”.

2. Press and hold the (AUTOSTART) for 3 seconds to set the automatic start time mode AUTOSTART: The LED of the (AUTOSTART) and the time display (HH: MM) starts to flash.

3. Move the lever up (+) or down (-) to set the time.

4. Confirm the time by moving the lever to the central position and pressing (OK).

5. Once set, the time for the AUTO START function will be saved automatically and will be used until it is modified.

Step14. Set auto start mode in smeg coffee maker

1. Press the (AUTO START button) to start the AUTO START mode: the LED of the AUTO START BUTTON will light up and the hours and minutes of the set start time for brewing the coffee will flash for a few seconds on the display.

Then the current time will then be displayed.

2. Press the AROMA button to select the intensity of the coffee required for the AUTO START mode. If necessary, depending on the quantity to be brewed in AUTO START mode, press the 4 CUPS function button to memorize the function.

3. The appliance remains in AUTO START mode until the pre-set time. The brewing cycle starts automatically.

4. Press the AUTO START button at any time to exit from the AUTO START mode

How to Use Smeg Espresso Coffee Maker Step-By-Step

Step1. Before first use

1. Remove any labels and stickers from the coffee machine.

2. Carefully wash and dry the components of the coffee machine.

3. Remove the lid by pulling it upwards, then remove the tank.

Step2. First use

1. Switch on the coffee machine by pressing the ON/OFF switch

 the lights of the three buttons will flash in sequence.

2. The lights flash to indicate that the machine is warming up to the set temperature. The coffee machine is ready for use as soon as the lights stop flashing and are lit steadily.

3. Position a container under the hot water/ steam nozzle.

4. Turn the steam knob to the (steam) position and dispense 100 ml of water.

5. Return the steam knob to (the left clockwise) the position.

Filters:

The coffee machine is provided with three filters: one for one cup, one for two cups, and one for soft pods. The corresponding symbol is indicated on the bottom of each filter.

Step3. Prepare espresso coffee in smeg espresso coffee maker

Ground coffee:

1. Insert the filter for ground coffee in the filter holder, choosing between the one-cup filter and the two-cup filter.

2. Tamp down the ground coffee using the tamping scoop.

3. Remove any excess coffee from around the edge of the filter holder.

4. Attach the filter holder by lining up the handle with (up button) and turning it to the right up to the (down button) position.

5. Position the cup(s) under the filter holder spouts and press the (coffee cup) dispense button.

Coffee soft pods:

1. Insert the coffee soft pod filter in the filter holder.

2. Insert the soft pod in the filter holder, centering it as much as possible.

3. Proceed in the same manner as for ground coffee.

Notes:

• You can stop the supply of coffee at any moment by pressing the dispense button again.

• To increase the quantity of coffee in the cup, hold down the dispense button.

Step4. Prepare a cappuccino in smeg espresso coffee machine

1. Prepare an espresso coffee in a large cup.

2. Press the (steam button) the light will flash.

 3. Fill a container with 100 ml of semi-skimmed milk for each cappuccino you wish to prepare.

4. When the (steam button) light stops flashing and is lit steadily, position an empty container underneath the frothing nozzle for cappuccino and then open the steam knob to the (steam) position to discharge any water present, before closing the knob again.

5. Position the container with milk underneath the frothing nozzle for cappuccino, then immerse the frothing nozzle a few millimeters into the milk.

  • Turn the knob to the (steam) position and slowly move the container upwards to obtain creamier foam.

6. Once the volume of milk has doubled, immerse the frothing nozzle for cappuccino all the way and heat the milk up to 60°C.

  • Stop the steam by turning the steam knob to the right.

7. Pour the milk into the cups with the espresso.

Notes:

• To prepare more than one cappuccino, first prepare all the necessary cups of espresso, then steam the milk for all the cappuccinos together.

• For reasons of hygiene, it is advisable to clean the frothing nozzle for a cappuccino after use.

• Discharge any milk residue by turning the steam nozzle to let the steam out.

• Do not dispense steam for longer than 60 seconds.

Step5. Dispense hot water in smeg espresso coffee maker

1. Turn the machine on using the ON/OFF switch and wait until the coffee dispensing indicator lights are no longer blinking.

2. Position a container underneath the frothing nozzle for the cappuccino.

3. Turn the steam knob to the (steam) position to let out the hot water.

  • Do not dispense steam for longer than 60 seconds.

Step6. Accessing the settings menu and changing the settings

1. Ensure that the machine is ready for use, then press and hold the (steam button) for 10 seconds until the three buttons start flashing: the machine is now in settings mode.

2. Adjust the machine settings to your requirements.

3. To exit the menu, just wait 15 seconds without pressing any buttons.

Step7. Set the coffee temperature in smeg espresso coffee maker

1. Access the settings menu.

2. Press the (coffee cup button) to select the coffee temperature. The lights for the current setting will turn on.

3. The lights will start flashing in sequence.

4. Press the button corresponding to the required temperature: low (coffee cup), medium (2 coffee cup button), or high (steam button).

5. The (coffee cup button) flashes to indicate that the selection has been stored.

Step8. Set the quantity of coffee in smeg espresso coffee maker

To modify the quantity of coffee dispensed by the machine:

1. Position one or two cups under the filter holder spouts.

2. Press the button for one cup (coffee cup button) or two cups (2 coffee cup button) and hold it down.

3. The machine will start dispensing coffee.

4. Release the button as soon as the required quantity of coffee is reached.

5. The light flashes to indicate that the selected quantity has been stored.

Step9. Set the water hardness in smeg espresso coffee maker

1. Access the settings menu.

2. Press the (2 coffee cup button) to select the water hardness. The lights for the current setting will turn on.

3. The lights will start flashing in sequence.

4. Press the relative button to select the water hardness:

(1 coffee cup botton) soft(2 coffee cup botton) medium(steam botton) hard
<10°dH10°dH – 20°dH> 20°dH
<18°fH18°fH – 36°fH> 36°fH
< 180 mg/l CaCo3180-300 mg/l CaCo3360 mg/l CaCo3

5. The (2 coffee cup button) flashes to indicate that the selection has been stored.

Step10. Set the automatic shut-off time in smeg espresso coffee maker

In order to save energy, the coffee machine will turn itself off when it has not been used for a certain period of time.

To turn the appliance back on, press any button on the control panel.

To set this time:

1. Access the settings menu.

2. Press (steam button)  to select the auto shut-off time. The lights for the current setting will turn on.

3. The lights will start flashing in sequence.

4. Press the button corresponding to the time you wish to set: 9 minutes ( coffee cup button), 30 minutes (2 coffee cup button), or 3 hours (steam button).

5. The (steam button) flashes to indicate that the selection has been stored.

How much coffee needed for smeg coffee maker?

For smeg drip filter coffee maker:

• One level scoop of ground coffee is approximately equivalent to one cup. However, the amount of ground coffee to be used may vary according to personal taste.

• Use good quality medium ground coffee in your coffee maker.

For smeg espresso coffee maker:

• For one cup, fill the filter with a level measure of coffee (approx. 7 grams).

• For two cups, fill the filter with two-level measures.

• To obtain a strong coffee, tamp down the coffee firmly.

• To obtain a lighter coffee, tamp down the coffee less.

How to Clean Smeg Coffee Maker?

Cleaning the drip coffee machine

To keep the outer surface of the coffee machine in good condition, it should be cleaned regularly after use. Let the appliance cool down first. Clean with a soft, damp cloth.

Cleaning the drip coffee machine components

Cleaning the permanent filter and the filter holder

  1. Lift the tab of the lid and pull the permanent filter upwards and then the filter holder.

2. Clean the permanent filter and the filter holder, removing any residues of coffee.

3. Rinse the filter and the filter holder under tap water and dry thoroughly.

Note: The permanent filter and the filter holder can be washed in a dishwasher.

Cleaning the jug

1. Empty the jug after each use to prevent staining caused by residues of coffee.

2. Wash the jug in hot, soapy water using a soft brush.

3. Rinse and dry thoroughly.

How to Descale Smeg Coffee Maker?

Depending on the water hardness setting, the machine automatically indicates when descaling has to be carried out.

The Descaling icon starts to flash on the display to warn the user that a descaling cycle should be carried out. To start the descaling cycle:

1. Pour water and the descaler into the water tank.

2. Press the ON/OFF and AUTO START buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds to start the DESCALING cycle: the LEDs of the ON/OFF and AUTO START buttons flash and the DESCALING icon flashes until the end of the cycle.

3. At the end of the cycle, the display reverts to CLOCK mode and the DESCALING icon disappears from the display.

4. Rinse the appliance by operating it with just water for at least 2 cycles, filling the tank to its maximum limit (1.4 litres).

Frequently Asked Questions

Why woul a cofee maker stop working after only brewing one cup of coffee?

There are several reasons why a coffee maker might stop working after only brewing one cup of coffee:

  1. Clogged spray head: The spray head, which is responsible for distributing water over the coffee grounds, may become clogged with coffee grounds or mineral buildup, preventing water from flowing through.
  • Low water level: If the water reservoir is not filled to the appropriate level, the coffee maker may not be able to brew a full cup of coffee.
  • Faulty heating element: The heating element, which is responsible for heating the water, may be faulty or malfunctioning, preventing the water from reaching the appropriate brewing temperature.
  • Broken thermostat: The thermostat, which controls the temperature of the water, may be broken, causing the water to be too hot or not hot enough for brewing.
  • Blocked or leaked water lines: If the water lines are blocked or leaking, the water may not be able to reach the brew basket or may be flowing out of the machine.
  • Obstructed or damaged brew basket: If the brew basket is obstructed or damaged, it may not be able to hold the coffee grounds properly, causing the coffee maker to stop working.
  • Power supply issues: If the coffee maker is not getting enough power or the power supply is faulty, it may not be able to function properly.
  • Control or programming issues: If the control or programming of the coffee maker is not set correctly, it may not be able to brew a full cup of coffee.

It is usually best to consult the user manual or reach out to the manufacturer for troubleshooting and repair advice.

How long should a good coffee maker last?

That depends on a lot of factors. The primary factor is probably the hardness of the water in your area.

If you have hard water, and don’t have a water softening system, then the tubes in your coffee maker will clog up much faster.

You can deal with this by descaling your coffee maker on a regular basis. But most of us don’t stick to a descaling schedule very well. And once the build-up is at a certain point, it’s hard to cure the problem.

The life-expectancy of a coffee maker will also depend on how well it was made in the first place. If you buy a cheap model, you can expect it to start having problems within a few months.

How many times can you use the coffee in the coffee maker?

It depends on the type of coffee and the brewing method you are using. Generally, coffee grounds can be used once for optimal flavor and aroma.

However, some coffee enthusiasts prefer to use the grounds twice or even three times for a milder taste. Keep in mind that using the grounds multiple times can also affect the strength and quality of the coffee.

It’s best to experiment and find what works best for your taste preferences.

How often should you replace your coffee maker?

The average lifespan of a good coffee maker is about 5 years. If you take good care of the machine by cleaning and descaling regularly.

the machine can last up to 10 years. However, while some coffee machines can last up to 10 years, you may want to say goodbye to your coffee maker a little earlier.

As a Wrap-Up

To wrap it up, True coffee gourmets will appreciate the convenience of the device and the quality of the finished drink. Despite the device’s simplicity, in the process of brewing and infusion, the taste and aroma of the drink are revealed as fully as possible.

Using different grinding, temperature, and brewing time, you can experiment with the drink’s strength and enjoy the excellent taste. In addition, this coffee maker makes the process of brewing coffee very quick and easy. Also, it’s easy to clean and won’t take up much space in your kitchen.

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My Name is Elhoucine I am a passionate blogger, I have been searching and reading about the newly released gadgets, appliances, and products, and through this blog, I am trying to share some of the acquired experience to help you with everything related to home.