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Topic: removing steam wand from Silvia? (10 msgs / 265 lines)
1) From: John Crippen
Hi,
I'm cleaning my new Miss Silvia for the first time.  I have backflushed and
soaked parts, but I'd like to clean the steam wand.  Can I take it off?  If
so, do I just loosen that big nut?
Thanks,
John

2) From: Barry Luterman
No need to take off the wand.Place some Cafiza in a frothing pitcher and add
water. Froth mixture till 160 degrees. Place block under pitcher so wand
stays submerged under soapy water. Allow water to cool. Soapy mixture will
be drawn up tube. . Let sit a while and then flush. OK to do on most
machines including Silvias. Do not do it on some of the new high end
machines that have no stick wands. they have plastic inserts and do not
react well to the Cafiza.
On Dec 15, 2007 5:04 AM, John Crippen  wrote:
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3) From: miKe mcKoffee
Good how to advice Barry, very similar to nightly routine we use on Linea's
two wands. FWIW don't need to let Cafiza solution (or Purocaff or JoeGlo
etc.) fully cool to room temp, good 10 minute or so submerged soak cooling
should be fine if done regularly. All espresso machines should be cleaned
regulary, whether home or commercial. Obviously regular schedule will vary.
For home detergent cleaning regularly means weekly to me.
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffeehttp://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must">http://www.mcKonaKoffee.comURL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Barry Luterman
	Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2007 10:38 AM
	To: homeroast
	Subject: Re: +removing steam wand from Silvia?
	
	No need to take off the wand.Place some Cafiza in a frothing pitcher
and add water. Froth mixture till 160 degrees. Place block under pitcher so
wand stays submerged under soapy water. Allow water to cool. Soapy mixture
will be drawn up tube. . Let sit a while and then flush. OK to do on most
machines including Silvias. Do not do it on some of the new high end
machines that have no stick wands. they have plastic inserts and do not
react well to the Cafiza. 
	
	On Dec 15, 2007 5:04 AM, John Crippen 
wrote:
	
		Hi,
		
		I'm cleaning my new Miss Silvia for the first time.  I have
backflushed and soaked parts, but I'd like to clean the steam wand.  Can I
take it off?  If so, do I just loosen that big nut? 
		
		Thanks,
		
		John

4) From: John Crippen
Barry and Mike,
Great idea!  Thanks for the advice.
Saludos,
John

5) From: Barry Luterman
Does that mean I win the Kona?
On Dec 15, 2007 8:51 AM, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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6) From: miKe mcKoffee
Nice try Barry! No, it just means you likely have a well maintained espresso
machine. But hey, aren't you visiting Portland/Vancouver in the near future
anyway?
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffeehttp://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must">http://www.mcKonaKoffee.comURL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/	From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Barry Luterman
	Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2007 11:05 AM
	To: homeroast
	Subject: Re: +removing steam wand from Silvia?
	
	Does that mean I win the Kona?

7) From: Barry Luterman
Came in for only a weekend Nov 9. . Wanted to get up and see your new shop
but family stuff took up all my time. It was the first time I saw my
political refugee daughter and grandson in 6 years. Plus my other dagger and
grandson flew in from KC. So I had 3 of my 4 children and all my 4
grandchildren together at one time.This was a first time ever event. I did
have some time on Sunday and it came down to everyone going to Vancouver for
coffee. Or everyone going to NW 23 ST to the Blush store. Coffee people got
out voted. Will try again in the Spring . Definitely if there is to be a
PNWG.
On Dec 15, 2007 10:36 AM, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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8) From: Michael Dhabolt
Barry,
And I thought I had a tough extended family :~)
Mike (just plain)

9) From: Barry Luterman
Can't trust spell checker. I keep forgetting it's not a word checker. Hope
to see you in the spring.
On Dec 16, 2007 7:38 AM, Michael Dhabolt  wrote:
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10) From: Sandra Andina
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I love the little pin on the coffee tool (group/gasket brush on one  
end and measure on the other). At night, I stick it in the steam wand  
hole, blow steam out the wand, immerse the in water and "bubble" it,  
then blow steam out again and wipe with a clean wet dishcloth.
On Dec 15, 2007, at 1:05 PM, Barry Luterman wrote:
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Sandy Andina
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I love the little pin on the =
coffee tool (group/gasket brush on one end and measure on the other). At =
night, I stick it in the steam wand hole, blow steam out the wand, =
immerse the in water and "bubble" it, then blow steam out again and wipe =
with a clean wet dishcloth.
On Dec 15, 2007, at 1:05 PM, =
Barry Luterman wrote:
Does that = mean I win the Kona? On Dec 15, 2007 = 8:51 AM, miKe mcKoffee <mcKona> wrote: = Good how to advice = Barry, very similar to nightly routine we use on Linea's two wands. = FWIW don't need to let Cafiza solution (or Purocaff or JoeGlo etc.) = fully cool to room temp, good 10 minute or so submerged soak = cooling should be fine if done regularly. All espresso machines = should be cleaned regulary, whether home or commercial. Obviously = regular schedule will vary. For home detergent cleaning regularly = means weekly to me. Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee http://www.mcKonaKoffee.comURL to Rosto = mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc: http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest = for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must first not know. = And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment found = exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone = before. Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archives http://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/=     =    From: homeroast-admin= s.sweetmarias.com [mailto: = homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Barry = Luterman        Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2007 = 10:38 AM        To: homeroast= s.com        Subject: Re: +removing steam = wand from Silvia?        No need to take off = the wand.Place some Cafiza in a frothing pitcher and add water. Froth = mixture till 160 degrees. Place block under pitcher so wand stays = submerged under soapy water. Allow water to cool. Soapy mixture will = be drawn up tube. . Let sit a while and then flush. OK to do on = most machines including Silvias. Do not do it on some of the new high = end machines that have no stick wands. they have plastic inserts and = do not react well to the Cafiza.       =  On Dec 15, 2007 5:04 AM, John Crippen <john.crippen> w= rote:               =  Hi,               =  I'm cleaning my new Miss Silvia for the first time.  I have = backflushed and soaked parts, but I'd like to clean the steam wand. =  Can I take it off?  If so, do I just loosen that big = nut?               =  Thanks,               =  John = homeroast mailing = list http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast<=/a> To change your personal list settings (digest options, = vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsetting=s Sandy Andinawww.myspace.com/sandyandina = --Apple-Mail-30-521399509--


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