I have been using your method for a few months and find it works very well with a small variation of rinsing out the blind cup before starting the automatic process to flush with clean water.
However, I watched Lilet’s video on cleaning yesterday and I note that they advise running the automatic process twice (second run with no powder) and then running it again with a coffee basket. Seems rather a lot of unnecessary flushing.
Also I have looked at the shower screen and brass block a few times after Backflushing to see if it really needs editions cleaning but as it looked pretty good I haven’t done anything extra to clean this apart from a hybrid clean once a week.
Do you advise cleaning the shower screen and back lock and the portafilter in boiling water separately as Lilet advise? I used to do this with my old Ascaso Machines but since I bought the Elizabeth I don’t as it doesn’t seem necessary. I do wash the portafilter and basket each time I make coffee.
Thanks for your very helpful series of videos about the Elizabeth.
PS I do a short flush and clean the group head with a “ring brush” and wipe with a cloth after making the coffee and the cloth is quite clean after the wipe.