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