Lubricate the Brew Unit
Your Gaggia Velasca uses a mechanism called a brew unit to compact and brew espresso. Refer to the instructions below regarding regular maintenance and lubrication of the brew unit to ensure that you machine functions properly.
The brew unit brews, as the name suggests, but, just as importantly, it's also responsible for tamping ground coffee into a consistent puck. Inside the unit are two tracks which should be lubricated every 6 months or so for best results in the cup. Watch the video below to get the low down on food safe lubricant and how to keep the brew unit functioning smoothly.
Espresso Machine Maintenance — How To Lubricate A Brew Unit