Hello Michelle,Originally Posted by 696D676C61686861676C656A363434040 link=1279160714/0#0 date=1279160714
I really think people get way too concerned with the Silvia and temperature surfing. Bottom line is that you cannot use steam to pull an espresso shot, so if you hear steam as you flush, you wait until you dont. Youre then ready to go.
Single boiler machines such as the Silvia/Perfetta/Piccolo et al require boiler priming (do a search) or have a look over http://www.espressocompany.com.au/downloads/DomobarUserGuideSteaming.pdf -so if youre not up to fiddling with a machine, you really need to be looking for a heat exchanger machine and shopping in the next price bracket.
Best bet is to buy a suitable machine for your needs. It saves on future upgrades and wasted bucks ;)
Youre welcome to call for a chat if you would like some advice.