Troubleshooting How do I clean the filter holder of my Philips/Saeco manual espresso machine? Continue reading for step-by-step instructions on cleaning the pressure filter holder of your Philips espresso machine. Step-by-step instructions Remove the ground coffee filter or pod filter. Remove the ESE adapter, if installed. Wash the filter and the ESE adapter with fresh water. Wash the internal part of the pressurised filter holder. Caution: Do not wash the pressurised filter holder in the dishwasher.