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PHILIPS 4300 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine User Manual


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PHILIPS 4300 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine


PHILIPS 4300 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine

Machine overview

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Control panel
There are multiple versions of this espresso machine, with different control panels. Each version has its type number. You can find the type number on the data label on the inside of the service door  You can also find the type number by tapping the Settingsicon and selecting ‘Support’. Refer to, and E for an overview of all buttons and icons. Below you find the description. Use the up and down arrows to scroll through the display and tap the OK icon to select or confirm your choices.

Congratulations on your purchase of a Philips fully automatic coffee machine! To fully benefit from the support that Philips offers, register your product at  www.philips.com/registeryourcoffee.com or by scanning the QR code in this booklet. Read the separate safety booklet carefully before you use the machine for the first time and save it for future reference.
To help you get started and get the best out of your machine, Philips offers support in multiple ways. In the box, you find:

  1. This user manual with picture-based usage instructions and more detailed information on cleaning and maintenance.
  2. The separate safety booklet with instructions on how to use the machine safely.
  3. For online support (frequently asked questions, movies, etc.), scan the QR code on the cover of this booklet or visit https://www.usa.philips.com/c-m-ho/coffee/your-philipsespresso-machine. You can also find the QR code by tapping the Settings icon and selecting Support.

Before first use

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Brewing drinks

General steps

  1. Fill the water tank with tap water and fill the bean hopper with beans.
  2. Insert the small plug into the socket located on the back of the machine. Insert the mains plug into the wall socket.
  3. Press the on/off button to switch on the machine.
  4. The machine starts heating up and performs the automatic rinsing cycle.
  5. When all lights in the drink icons light up continuously, the machine is ready for use.
  6. Place a cup under the coffee dispensing spout. Slide the coffee dispensing spout up or down to adjust its height to the size of the cup or glass you are using.

Frothing or heating milk with a classic milk frother
Always use milk coming directly from the fridge for the best foam quality.

  1. Tilt the black silicone handle on the machine to the left and slide the milk frother onto it
  2. Fill a milk jug with approx. 100 ml milk for cappuccino and approx. 150 ml milk for latte macchiato.
  3. Insert the milk frother approx. 1 cm into the milk.
  4. Tap the steam icon.
  5. Turn the knob on the classic milk frother to the milk frothing icon (Fig. 15) if you want to froth milk. Turn the knob on the classic milk frother to the flat milk icon if you want to heat up the milk.
  6. Make sure that the icon on the knob of the classic milk frother is aligned with the black arrow.
  7. Press the start/stop button to start.
  8. The machine starts heating up, steam is forced into the milk and the milk is either frothed or heated.
  9. When the milk in the milk jug has reached the required foam volume or heat, press the start/stop button again to stop frothing/heating milk.

Extra shot (ExtraShot) (specific types only)
Your machine offers you the possibility to add an extra shot of Ristretto to your coffee and milk drinks, for example, if you want to have a stronger coffee.

  1. Place a cup under the spout
  2. Tap one of the one-touch drinks icons to select a drink or tap the ‘More Drinks’ icon (specific types only) to select a drink.
  3. Use the up arrow to set the strength to the top level and then select the ExtraShot function.
  4. Tap the OK icon if you want to personalize the other settings. Then press the start/stop icon to start brewing the drink.
  5. To stop dispensing the drink before the machine has finished, press the start/stop icon again.

Brewing coffee with pre-ground coffee
You can choose to use pre-ground coffee instead of beans, for example, if you prefer a different coffee variety or decaffeinated coffee.

Dispensing hot water

  1. If attached, remove LatteGo or the milk frother.
  2. Place a cup under the hot water spout.
  3. Tap the ‘Hot Water’ icon (specific types only) or tap the ‘More Drinks’ icon (specific types only) to select hot water.
  4. Use the up and down arrows to adjust the hot water quantity and/or temperature to your preference.
  5. Press the start/stop button.
  6. Hot water is dispensed from the hot water spout (Fig. 20).
  7. To stop dispensing hot water before the machine is finished, press the start/stop button again.

Adjusting other machine settings
By tapping the Settings icon you can adjust the following machine settings:

  • Water hardness: you can select between 5 levels according to the water hardness in your region;
  • Standby time: you can select 15, 30, 60, or 180 min
  • Display brightness: you can select low, medium, and high.
  • Language
  • Sound: you can activate or deactivate the beeping sound of the machine
  • Temperature: you can choose between 3 brewing temperatures for your coffee
  • Front illumination (specific types only): you can choose ‘always on’, ‘on during brewing’, or ‘always off’.
  • Measuring unit: you can choose between ml. or oz.

Descaling procedure (30 min.)
Please use Philips descaler only. Under no circumstances should you use a descaler based on sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid, sulfamic, or acetic acid (vinegar) as this may damage the water circuit in your machine and not dissolve the limescale properly. Not using the Philips descaler will void your warranty. Failure to descale the appliance will also void your warranty. You can buy Philips descaling solution in the online shop at https://www.usa.philips.com/c-mho/coffee/your-philips-espresso-machine. When the machine needs descaling, a message appears on the display.

  1. Touch the clean icon on the user interface and select ‘Descaling’ in the menu.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  3. If attached, remove LatteGo or the milk frother.
  4. Remove the drip tray and the coffee grounds container, empty them, and put them back into place.
  5. Remove the water tank and empty it. Then remove the AquaClean water filter.
  6. Pour the whole bottle of Philips descaler into the water tank and then fill it with water up to the Calc / Clean indication (Fig. 48). Then place it back into the machine.
  7. Place a large container (1.5 l) under the coffee dispensing spout and the water spout.
  8. Press the start/stop button to start the descaling procedure. The descaling procedure lasts approximately 30 minutes and consists of a descaling cycle and a rinsing cycle.
  9. Wait until the machine stops dispensing water. Refill the water tank when the message appears on the display. The descaling procedure is finished when the machine stops dispensing water.
  10. Install and activate a new AquaClean water filter in the water tank.

Ordering accessories
To clean and descale the machine, only use the Philips maintenance products. These products can be purchased from your local retailer, from the authorized service centers, or online at www.philips.com/parts-and-accessories. To find a full list of spare parts online, enter the model number of your machine. You can find the model number on the inside of the service door.

Maintenance products and type numbers:

  • Descaling solution CA6700
  • AquaClean water filter CA6903


This chapter summarizes the most common problems you could encounter with the machine. Support videos and a complete list of frequently asked questions are available at https://www.usa.philips.com/c-e/ho/coffee/coffee-troubleshooting.html. If you are unable to solve the problem, contact the Consumer Care Center in your country. For contact details, see the warranty leaflet.

Warning icons 

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Technical specifications

The manufacturer reserves the right to improve the technical specifications of the product. All the preset quantities are approximate.

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