Using a Plug Timer with a Silvia
First time poster - just picked up a 2015 Silvia today, and very excited! First time foray into the world of real espresso, so please be gentle!
I want to give Silvia enough time to heat up in the mornings before work; but with kids, work, life etc, I'm quite time-poor so anything I can do to hack the warm-up procedure will be greatly appreciated!
I have a timer that I can time for 15 mins or so before I wake up so that the machine is warming up nicely when I get to her, but I've seen posts/videos that suggest flushing water through the steam wand on start-up to ensure the boiler is filled sufficiently that he element doesn't burn out.
What is the general consensus on this please??
Many thanks in advance