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Date: 08 Jun 2007 02:21:21
From: cheg
Subject: Gran Gaggia explosion
Ok, so my house is still standing but the walls are covered with
coffee grinds!

I just got this used machine and followed directions, but when it came
time to remove filter to make two more cups, as soon as I twisted off
the filter I guess there must have been compressed air because I
showered me and my surroundings with grinds. I've been using pre-
ground espresso in those little rectangular vacuum-sealed packages.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Alex





 
Date: 08 Jun 2007 15:42:47
From: cheg
Subject: Re: Gran Gaggia explosion
On Jun 8, 4:33 am, r...@math.hawaii.NOSPAM.edu (D. Ross) wrote:
> cheg <alar...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>


  
Date: 08 Jun 2007 22:32:41
From: D. Ross
Subject: Re: Gran Gaggia explosion


 
Date: 08 Jun 2007 06:41:18
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: Gran Gaggia explosion
On Jun 7, 10:21 pm, cheg <alar...@gmail.com > wrote:
> Ok, so my house is still standing but the walls are covered with
> coffee grinds!
>
> I just got this used machine and followed directions, but when it came
> time to remove filter to make two more cups, as soon as I twisted off
> the filter I guess there must have been compressed air because I
> showered me and my surroundings with grinds. I've been using pre-
> ground espresso in those little rectangular vacuum-sealed packages.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Thanks
>
> Alex

After I've got my coffee made and into a glass, I put the glass aside,
turn off all the power switches and open the steam wand into a cup,
letting it blow a little while to release pressure. It has to be
blowing pretty hard for any pressure to be left in the upper porta-
filter (and at extraction temperatures that shouldn't be the case). A
little water is left on top the grounds is normal, which I drain into
the cup beneath the steam wand before dumping the grinds into a page
from an old telephone book. Quick once over with a toothbrush to
clean the screen and gasket above the porta-filter. Wrap the cord and
I'm done. Almost instantaneous steam, run that off to heat the porta-
filter, grind and tamp, and by then the temperatures about adjusted --
miles ahead for clean and quick compared to my last machine.



 
Date: 08 Jun 2007 08:33:17
From: D. Ross
Subject: Re: Gran Gaggia explosion
cheg <alarose@gmail.com > wrote: