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Thread: Texturing milk after moving from Sunbeam 6910 to Expobar Leva

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    Texturing milk after moving from Sunbeam 6910 to Expobar Leva

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    I brought home my lovely new Expobar Leva two days ago, after 7 years with a Sunbeam 6910.

    No real reason other than upgraditis :-)

    I have always been able to make excellent micro foam with the 6910, and my wife's morning cappucino always has a dense layer of great foam on it.

    However, the Expobar has me beat!

    I am pulling great shots (despite the manual being rubbish - does anyone have a link to a better one?), but texturing is driving me crazy.

    I do what I used to do with the 6910, and I get big bubbles, and anything else is worse.

    Same milk, same jug, same temperature.

    Can anyone please point me in the right direction?

    I calculated that I have done a little over 5,000 cappucinos (plus lots more espressos) with the 6910, so am really peeved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisl View Post
    I do what I used to do with the 6910
    and what is that?

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisl View Post
    I get big bubbles
    Possibly holding the jug a little bit too low? Otherwise maybe just leaving it at the top too long before getting the tip in.

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    Can anyone please point me in the right direction?
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/milk-froth...microfoam.html

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    When I moved from the Silvia to the Expobar I had the same issue.
    In my case, I was trying to do too much and was not letting the wand do it's job.
    After a short learning curve, all was well and it is actually a LOT easier to get great texture using the Expobar.
    I open the steam fully, position the wand and then I barely move the jug in any direction.
    Try dong a small jug without introducing any air into it on purpose and see how you go.
    Brett.

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    Hahaha!!! Now its proven at i am not the only one in that delema!!

    I do fantastic microform with my ex love Breville 800ES. Now with my love of my life Unico Splendor is giving me a crap bubbles, she act like a girl that being so hard to get. Hahaha!!

    But still im inlove and will not give up that easy!

    Goodluck to us! Hehehe

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    try turning the steam pressure down and starting slow until you get used to the different action

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    Nailed it!

    Thanks for the help, guys.

    The trick for me is to start with the tip just under the surface.
    I wait until I get a good swirl going, then lift it just above the surface to generate some foam.
    I drop it straight back under, and that's about it.

    I have made a dozen on the trot that have been great.

    I needed to keep the tip just above the surface with the 6910, so a whole new technique.

    Chris
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    First decent rosetta (after a month of trial and error) using the method of milk texturing u mentioned hehehe
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    Lookin' good there "lixegel"...

    Mal.
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    Thanks @Dimal, long process to achieve the sweet spot of texturing in my new machine tho I had a laugh

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    Lookin' good there "lixegel"...

    Mal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisl View Post

    However, the Expobar has me beat!

    I am pulling great shots (despite the manual being rubbish - does anyone have a link to a better one?), but texturing is driving me crazy.
    Download a manual at this link


    http://download1.creminternational.c...on_USER_EN.pdf

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