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Date: 12 Feb 2007 14:39:18
From: hfw
Subject: Microfoam from Gaggia Classic! YES!
What a difference a little piece of plastic can make. I'd been getting
decent foam ( using the Gaggia Pannarello wand that had come with the
machine, covering the air intake with tape) for several months, then a
sudden degradation. With the pannarello, without the pannarello, with
part of the pannarello. Nothing was working, but nothing seemed wrong
with the machine or the steam flow, so I thought it might have something
to do with the milk.

But today the mail brought a Saeco Pannarello. I put it on the wand,
removing the outer sleeve, and...oh my..absolute SILK! And, suddenly,
the "decent" foam I'd been missing fell off the grading chart. Best
$12.95 I've spent in a very long time.

--One very happy Heidi




 
Date: 14 Feb 2007 08:06:38
From: wes
Subject: Re: Microfoam from Gaggia Classic! YES!
On Feb 13, 6:13 am, matthew henschel <hensc...@SHOTcapaccess.org >
wrote:
> "wes" <wnan...@rochester.rr.com> wrote in news:1171310397.507825.224130
> @k78g2000cwa.googlegroups.com:
>
> > Congrats!
>
> > I had the same experience when I swapped out the Silvia wand on my
> > former Gaggia machine. I have *no* idea why Gaggia doesn't ship their
> > stuff with a better wand, it can't possibly cost any more. . .
>
> > Wes
>
> So I've got an -old- school classic; this is a drop in mod or what? any
> gaskets needed?
>
> --
> ....pull shot to respond....

Matt,

Not sure about the older classics- I had an Evolution, same basic
setup. I just unscrewed the locknut for the old wand, and then bolted
the Sylvia wand on. I had to sand down the chrome plating on the
mating surface of the Sylvia wand just a little so that it would have
some movement once it was tightened down, and it worked great. Took me
15 min. max.

If you're not sure about whether that will fit, try the Saeco
panerello wand and see if that does it for you, it's certainly cheap
enough. I could make OK microfoam with the sleeve removed from the
original Gaggia panerello attachment, but it just wasn't long enough
to be practical. I think the Saeco panerello is a bit longer so it's
easier to use.

Good luck!

Wes



  
Date: 14 Feb 2007 14:00:47
From: hfw
Subject: Re: Microfoam from Gaggia Classic! YES!
Matt, do consider trying the Saeco pannarello. Even though it looks
similar on the outside, they're quite different on the inside (I'd use
either of them sleeveless), and it's worlds better than the Gaggia.

--Heidi

wes wrote:
>>> Congrats!
>>>
>>> I had the same experience when I swapped out the Silvia wand on my
>>> former Gaggia machine. I have *no* idea why Gaggia doesn't ship their
>>> stuff with a better wand, it can't possibly cost any more. . .
>>>
>>> Wes
>>>
>> So I've got an -old- school classic; this is a drop in mod or what? any
>> gaskets needed?
>>
>> --
>> ....pull shot to respond....
>>
>
> Matt,
>
> Not sure about the older classics- I had an Evolution, same basic
> setup. I just unscrewed the locknut for the old wand, and then bolted
> the Sylvia wand on. I had to sand down the chrome plating on the
> mating surface of the Sylvia wand just a little so that it would have
> some movement once it was tightened down, and it worked great. Took me
> 15 min. max.
>
> If you're not sure about whether that will fit, try the Saeco
> panerello wand and see if that does it for you, it's certainly cheap
> enough. I could make OK microfoam with the sleeve removed from the
> original Gaggia panerello attachment, but it just wasn't long enough
> to be practical. I think the Saeco panerello is a bit longer so it's
> easier to use.
>
> Good luck!
>
> Wes
>
>


   
Date: 14 Feb 2007 12:54:55
From: Jim
Subject: Re: Microfoam from Gaggia Classic! YES!
hfw wrote:

> Matt, do consider trying the Saeco pannarello. Even though it looks
> similar on the outside, they're quite different on the inside (I'd use
> either of them sleeveless), and it's worlds better than the Gaggia.

I've trained myself to get great results with my Gaggia Classic, but I
might order one of these just to see the difference. The stock one is
the lazy man's version, because you don't need to surf. I'm not sure
which I'd prefer, now that I know how to use the stock one.


>
> --Heidi
>
> wes wrote:
>
>>>> Congrats!
>>>> I had the same experience when I swapped out the Silvia wand
>>>> on my
>>>> former Gaggia machine. I have *no* idea why Gaggia doesn't ship their
>>>> stuff with a better wand, it can't possibly cost any more. . .
>>>> Wes
>>>>
>>>
>>> So I've got an -old- school classic; this is a drop in mod or what? any
>>> gaskets needed?
>>>
>>> --
>>> ....pull shot to respond....
>>>
>>
>>
>> Matt,
>>
>> Not sure about the older classics- I had an Evolution, same basic
>> setup. I just unscrewed the locknut for the old wand, and then bolted
>> the Sylvia wand on. I had to sand down the chrome plating on the
>> mating surface of the Sylvia wand just a little so that it would have
>> some movement once it was tightened down, and it worked great. Took me
>> 15 min. max.
>>
>> If you're not sure about whether that will fit, try the Saeco
>> panerello wand and see if that does it for you, it's certainly cheap
>> enough. I could make OK microfoam with the sleeve removed from the
>> original Gaggia panerello attachment, but it just wasn't long enough
>> to be practical. I think the Saeco panerello is a bit longer so it's
>> easier to use.
>>
>> Good luck!
>>
>> Wes
>>
>>


 
Date: 12 Feb 2007 11:59:57
From: wes
Subject: Re: Microfoam from Gaggia Classic! YES!
Congrats!

I had the same experience when I swapped out the Silvia wand on my
former Gaggia machine. I have *no* idea why Gaggia doesn't ship their
stuff with a better wand, it can't possibly cost any more. . .

Wes



  
Date: 13 Feb 2007 11:13:53
From: matthew henschel
Subject: Re: Microfoam from Gaggia Classic! YES!
"wes" <wnance3@rochester.rr.com > wrote in news:1171310397.507825.224130
@k78g2000cwa.googlegroups.com:

> Congrats!
>
> I had the same experience when I swapped out the Silvia wand on my
> former Gaggia machine. I have *no* idea why Gaggia doesn't ship their
> stuff with a better wand, it can't possibly cost any more. . .
>
> Wes
>


So I've got an -old- school classic; this is a drop in mod or what? any
gaskets needed?


--
....pull shot to respond....


   
Date: 13 Feb 2007 13:23:09
From: hfw
Subject: Re: Microfoam from Gaggia Classic! YES!
Nope. It's an attachment to the steaming wand.
http://www.wholelattelove.com/Saeco/saeco_pannarello.cfm

--Heidi

matthew henschel wrote:
> So I've got an -old- school classic; this is a drop in mod or what? any
> gaskets needed?
>
>
>