Two of the most common tips for using the Saeco Vienna espresso maker include always using filtered water to reduce the need to descale the unit, and using non-oily and non-flavored coffee beans to prevent build-up. The milk can be steamed before or after brewing, depending on personal tastes.
It is important to keep the Saeco espresso maker clean between uses. The steaming wand should be removed and washed after every use, and the dreg drawer and drip tray should also be kept clean to make cleaning easier. All removable parts can be cleaned with warm soapy water and rinsed with clean water.