Gaggia GAGGIA Babila Super-automatic espresso machine

Brews 7 coffee varieties, Integrated milk jug and frother, Steel/Silver, 15-step adjustable grinder RI9700/60


How do I clean/maintain my Philips/Saeco espresso machine?

Videos on how to maintain, clean and grease the brew group, how to clean the coffee funnel, and how to clean the different milk systems.

Cleaning the brew group

To prevent coffee grounds from clogging your espresso machine, clean and lubricate the brew group on a regular basis.

  • Weekly cleaning: Rinse the machine's brew group with lukewarm water
  • Monthly cleaning: Use the Saeco degreasing tablet CA6704 to remove oil from the machine's brew group. Step-by-step instructions can be found in the user manual
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Lubricating the brew group

Lubricate the machine's brew group frequently for continued ease of movement of its mechanical parts.

Lubricating frequency:

  • Lubricate every 4 months if you brew 1-5 cups per day
  • Lubricate every 2 months if you brew 6-10 cups per day
  • Lubricate once a month if you brew more than 10 cups per day
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Cleaning the coffee funnel

Clean the coffee funnel to ensure that the coffee runs through your Saeco espresso machine easily.

  • Weekly cleaning: Remove the machine's brew group first and then, using the handle of a spoon, clean the coffee funnel either from the top via the pre-ground coffee compartment or from below
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Descaling your machine

As with all electrical appliances that use water, your Saeco espresso machine will start to build up calcium deposits or scale.

Your machine will let you know when it is time to descale. Use Saeco/Philips descaling solution CA6700 or CA6701. Step-by-step instructions can be found in the user manual.

Cleaning the milk carafe

Regularly cleaning the milk carafe, automatic milk frother and classic milk frother ensures hygienic and frothy milk foam.

Milk carafe
After every use: After brewing a coffee containing milk, perform a quick clean of the milk system.
Daily: Remove the top of the milk carafe and completely rinse the parts with lukewarm water.
Weekly: 1. Fill up the milk carafe with water and push the milk frothing button to clean the milk circuits. 2. Disassemble and clean all parts of the milk carafe in lukewarm water.
Monthly: Use Saeco milk circuit cleaner CA6705 to prevent the milk circuits from clogging. Refer to the user manual for step-by-step instructions.

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Cleaning the automatic and classic milk frother

Automatic milk frother
Daily: Ensure that the milk circuits are clean by placing the milk tube into a jug filled with fresh water. Place an empty cup under the dispenser and press the milk frothing button. When clear water appears, stop dispensing.
Weekly: Disassemble the automatic milk frother after removing it from the hot water/steam-dispensing spout. Rinse all parts in lukewarm water.
Monthly: Use the Saeco milk circuit cleaner CA6705 to prevent milk circuits from clogging up. The user manual contains step-by-step instructions on how to do this.

Classic milk frother
Daily: After removing the external part of the classic milk frother, rinse it with fresh water.

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List of the Saeco/Philips maintenance products

  • Descaling solution CA7600 or CA6701
  • Milk circuit cleaner CA6705
  • Coffee oil remover tablets CA6704
  • Brew group grease HD5061
  • AquaClean filter CA6903
  • Intenza water filter CA6702

The information on this page applies to the following models: RI9700/60 , HD8761/18 , HD8763/18 , HD8750/88 , HD8966/08 , HD8964/08 , HD8768/08 , HD8769/08 , HD8750/18 , HD8767/01 , HD8750/81 , HD8750/11 , HD8753/88 , HD8745/12 , HD8833/16 , HD8944/13 , HD8745/18 , HD8942/12 , HD8942/11 , HD8856/08 , HD8856/06 , HD8856/04 , HD8854/16 , HD8854/14 , HD8837/08 , HD8836/18 , HD8833/18 , HD8944/18 , HD8745/11 , RI9913/02 , RI9914/01 , RI9913/06 , HD8743/11 , RI9743/31 , RI9743/13 , HD8946/09 , HD8946/02 , HD8944/09 , HD8944/08 , HD8944/07 , HD8944/06 , HD8944/02 , HD8943/29 , HD8943/22 , HD8943/19 , HD8943/16 , HD8943/13 , HD8943/12 , HD8856/09 , HD8856/05 , HD8856/03 , HD8856/02 , HD8854/15 , HD8854/09 , HD8854/03 , HD8854/02 , HD8837/32 , HD8837/31 , HD8837/09 , HD8837/06 , HD8837/05 , HD8837/04 , HD8837/03 , HD8837/02 , HD8836/29 , HD8836/22 , HD8836/19 , HD8836/12 , HD8743/12 , HD8743/13 , HD8743/15 , HD8743/16 , HD8743/17 , HD8743/19 , HD8745/01 , HD8745/02 , HD8745/03 , HD8745/04 , HD8745/05 , HD8745/06 , HD8745/07 , HD8745/09 , HD8745/19 , HD8745/21 , HD8745/22 , HD8745/23 , HD8747/01 , HD8747/02 , HD8747/03 , HD8747/09 , HD8833/11 , HD8833/12 , HD8833/13 , HD8833/14 , HD8833/15 , HD8833/19 , HD8833/31 , HD8833/39 , RI9946/01 , HD8856/01 , RI9752/11 , RI9757/01 , RI9755/21 , RI9755/11 , RI9837/05 , RI9743/11 , RI9944/04 , RI9944/01 , RI9943/21 , RI9943/11 , RI9837/01 , RI9836/21 , RI9836/11 , RI9833/11 , RI9747/01 , RI9745/01 , RI9752/01 , RI9754/21 , RI9754/01 , RI9752/31 , HD8836/11 , HD8836/21 , HD8837/01 , HD8854/01 , HD8943/11 , HD8943/21 , HD8944/01 , HD8946/01 . more less

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