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Date: 17 Oct 2006 10:07:25
From: brett
Subject: Pulling and steaming at the same time (Silvia)?
Some articles related to frothing milk talk about pulling a shot and
steaming milk at the same time on professional and prosumer machines.
I have a Silvia and don't see how it's possible. I pull the shot and
after its complete, I flip the steam button, wait a little while and
bleed out any excess water. Then wait a little bit more for the boiler
light to go out (peak moment so I've read) and finally steam.

If the steam switch is flipped and I try pulling a shot, nothing will
happen because the steam takes about a minute or more to accumulate.
If I wait for the steam to accumulate and try pulling the shot at the
same time, the shot will come flying out (splattering everywhere)
because the water is extremely hot. To hot for espresso.

I'm thinking pulling the shot and steaming can't be done with the
Silvia. Is this correct? Is it only good for those machines that have
a dual boiler?

Thanks,
Brett





 
Date: 17 Oct 2006 17:23:29
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: Pulling and steaming at the same time (Silvia)?
"brett" <account@cygen.com > wrote in news:1161104845.491764.45530
@k70g2000cwa.googlegroups.com:

> Some articles related to frothing milk talk about pulling a shot and
> steaming milk at the same time on professional and prosumer machines.
> I have a Silvia and don't see how it's possible. I pull the shot and
> after its complete, I flip the steam button, wait a little while and
> bleed out any excess water. Then wait a little bit more for the boiler
> light to go out (peak moment so I've read) and finally steam.
>
> If the steam switch is flipped and I try pulling a shot, nothing will
> happen because the steam takes about a minute or more to accumulate.
> If I wait for the steam to accumulate and try pulling the shot at the
> same time, the shot will come flying out (splattering everywhere)
> because the water is extremely hot. To hot for espresso.
>
> I'm thinking pulling the shot and steaming can't be done with the
> Silvia. Is this correct? Is it only good for those machines that have
> a dual boiler?
>
> Thanks,
> Brett
>

Silvia in not what I'd call a prosumer machine. That deinition I'd reserve
for machines small enough to fit on a home kitchen counter top & has either
double boiler or a heat exchanger.

Robert (duck & cover) Harmon
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Date: 17 Oct 2006 12:14:45
From: Harry Moos
Subject: Re: Pulling and steaming at the same time (Silvia)?
That's correct. Silvia is not a heat-exchange model.

"brett" <account@cygen.com > wrote in message
news:1161104845.491764.45530@k70g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Some articles related to frothing milk talk about pulling a shot and
> steaming milk at the same time on professional and prosumer machines.
> I have a Silvia and don't see how it's possible. I pull the shot and
> after its complete, I flip the steam button, wait a little while and
> bleed out any excess water. Then wait a little bit more for the boiler
> light to go out (peak moment so I've read) and finally steam.
>
> If the steam switch is flipped and I try pulling a shot, nothing will
> happen because the steam takes about a minute or more to accumulate.
> If I wait for the steam to accumulate and try pulling the shot at the
> same time, the shot will come flying out (splattering everywhere)
> because the water is extremely hot. To hot for espresso.
>
> I'm thinking pulling the shot and steaming can't be done with the
> Silvia. Is this correct? Is it only good for those machines that have
> a dual boiler?
>
> Thanks,
> Brett
>




 
Date: 17 Oct 2006 13:14:18
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: Pulling and steaming at the same time (Silvia)?

"brett" <account@cygen.com > wrote in message
news:1161104845.491764.45530@k70g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Some articles related to frothing milk talk about pulling a shot and
> steaming milk at the same time on professional and prosumer machines.
> I have a Silvia and don't see how it's possible. I pull the shot and
> after its complete, I flip the steam button, wait a little while and
> bleed out any excess water. Then wait a little bit more for the
> boiler
> light to go out (peak moment so I've read) and finally steam.
>
> If the steam switch is flipped and I try pulling a shot, nothing will
> happen because the steam takes about a minute or more to accumulate.
> If I wait for the steam to accumulate and try pulling the shot at the
> same time, the shot will come flying out (splattering everywhere)
> because the water is extremely hot. To hot for espresso.
>
> I'm thinking pulling the shot and steaming can't be done with the
> Silvia. Is this correct? Is it only good for those machines that
> have
> a dual boiler?
>
> Thanks,
> Brett
>

Yes, that's correct about the Silvia.
Craig.