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    6910 steam tip

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    Hey fellow 6910 users,

    Just wondering..have you guys changed the steam tip of your milk wand or do you find the one given by SB alright?

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    Re: 6910 steam tip

    Nope

    But I dont know any different.....

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    Re: 6910 steam tip

    Quote Originally Posted by 213B34420 link=1257759632/0#0 date=1257759632
    Hey fellow 6910 users,

    Just wondering..have you guys changed the steam tip of your milk wand or do you find the one given by SB alright?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2129313B26420 link=1257759632/1#1 date=1257760421
    Nope

    But I dont know any different.....

    I found it a little better with the newer style, over the old square style of about 2 years ago...

    Made a couple of specials up... But as I dont have a working EM6910 any more.. Never got around to testing...

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    Re: 6910 steam tip

    Quote Originally Posted by 736966100 link=1257759632/0#0 date=1257759632
    Hey fellow 6910 users,

    Just wondering..have you guys changed the steam tip of your milk wand or do you find the one given by SB alright?
    Love the new one, the original one was a PITA to keep clean. Never even thought about replacing with a third-party one... performance is fine and I assume the steam tip is tailored to the machines performance... so anything else would probably have an adverse effect if anything.

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    Re: 6910 steam tip

    I dont have this square style one, so i guess i have the new one... goes alright to me.. .i can texture ok...

    i am having trouble getting texturing up to cappuccino level froth... although I can do flat white latte art to a point...

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    Re: 6910 steam tip

    Ahh I have issues using the 6910 steam tip. I have resorted to using the 6910 for my espresso shot and my old em4800 for frothing milk!

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    Re: 6910 steam tip

    Quote Originally Posted by 415B54220 link=1257759632/5#5 date=1257858982
    Ahh I have issues using the 6910 steam tip. I have resorted to using the 6910 for my espresso shot and my old em4800 for frothing milk!
    Ive used both the old and new style and neither gave me problems with texturing.

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    Re: 6910 steam tip

    Cyv,

    Each steam wand will be slightly different and require a slightly different technique. Of course, the more steam wand styles youve used and the more practice you have, the easier it all becomes.


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    Re: 6910 steam tip

    Quote Originally Posted by 425857210 link=1257759632/5#5 date=1257858982
    Ahh I have issues using the 6910 steam tip. I have resorted to using the 6910 for my espresso shot and my old em4800 for frothing milk!
    The 6910 is less forgiving than the lesser machines - hotter steam and more of it means you have less time to get it right before the milk is up to temp, and it goes from just right to cooked quickly. My advice if youre having trouble would be to slow things down by winding back the steam temp and increasing the pump recovery time (see the advanced programming section of the user manual), buy a couple of liters of milk and spend some time experimenting/practicing. Once you strike the technique, it becomes second nature...

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    Re: 6910 steam tip

    Actually I find the steam on the 6910 quite forgiving and slow. Compared with an HX or dedicated boiler, its fairly slow, and having only one hole in the tip, I would dare say makes it easier.

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    Re: 6910 steam tip

    Quote Originally Posted by 00020E0606080F12610 link=1257759632/9#9 date=1257900763
    Actually I find the steam on the 6910 quite forgiving and slow. Compared with an HX or dedicated boiler, its fairly slow, and having only one hole in the tip, I would dare say makes it easier.
    I would have to agree... The very latest ones may have had a slight change... But I am unaware / can not confirm.

    I did mod the old one I had here with a different pump ;D And it made a significant difference... However the mix of fittings etc and the cost of a pump was not worth the $$$$

    However if ya have a few of the small pumps around, it can be done with a little trial and error... Wetness is then the only issue, as flow rate means the specs of the steam thermo block is pushed to the limits..

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    Re: 6910 steam tip

    Quote Originally Posted by 2A28242C2C2225384B0 link=1257759632/9#9 date=1257900763
    Actually I find the steam on the 6910 quite forgiving and slow. Compared with an HX or dedicated boiler, its fairly slow, and having only one hole in the tip, I would dare say makes it easier.
    Absolutely - but the OP is comparing it to a cheap single-thermoblock machine. Those things steam with all the enthusiasm of an asthmatic blowing through a straw (with apologies to Jeremy Clarkson) ;)



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