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  • Kitchen Aid froth nozzle

    Hello All,

    I just purchased a Kitchen Aid espresso machine and matching grinder. Everything is cool except for the "special" frothing nozzle. I cant believe how bad this thing is. Its designed to let alot of air in with the steam so as it becomes self frothing. Its really annoying. The good thing is that it is removable, the bad thing is that this makes the nozzle too short. Anyone know of a replacement nozzle that is more like a standard one? Has anyone come across this problem and found a solution?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Kitchen Aid froth nozzle

    Welcome to Coffee Snobs thanatous.
    A bit of a morbid username their.

    Kitchen Aids arent very common here in Australia.
    Where are you?
    Do you have a picture of your machine?

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    • #3
      Re: Kitchen Aid froth nozzle

      I just had a look on google for Kitchenaid, the machine I saw was a pro series and had twin boilers and heaps of features.

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      • #4
        Re: Kitchen Aid froth nozzle

        Hello All,

        Thanks for the quick replies. I should cliarify a few things.
        First: I have made a lot of coffee in my time having worked in a lot of bars/restuarants. However, to say that im a barista would be a laugh.
        Second: I looked at a lot of machines, until I settled on the KitchenAid Artisan Series KPES100 Espresso Machine and the matching grinder.
        Third: Im an Aussie living in Melbourne.
        Forth: This is a great machine I would recommend to anyone. Except for the "special froth nozzle". It doesnt allow you to bring the nozzle to the top after heating the milk and roll the milk to get the thick froth.
        Fifth: I problem could be that ive only had it for one day and may not be use to it

        Pictures of Nozzle and setup.

        Anyway, I cant wait to start reading all the posts in the forum.

        Regards.

        N.B.
        Please keep image size to a maximum of 640x480 pixels to ensure it is easily viewable in most browsers to avoid excessive scrolling, can be very annoying....

        Thanks,
        Mal.


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        • #5
          Re: Kitchen Aid froth nozzle

          Sorry i cant work out how to attach multi images.

          Setup.


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          • #6
            Re: Kitchen Aid froth nozzle

            Gday thanatous,

            Welcome to CoffeeSnobs...... [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

            You have to admit, the Kitchenaid hardware is very easy on the eye and from all accounts, capable of producing excellent results in the cup too where it really counts 8-).

            Regarding the posting of multiple images, you just need to set up an account with a file hosting website like Photobucket, Flickr, etc then upload your photos/images to their host server, copy the URL for each photo/image you want to post here and paste it between the image place-holders that are initiated by clicking on the 3rd button from the left in the top row of the toolbar above. Just need to ensure that your images are not too big and ideally should be sized at 640x480 pixels or less.

            All the best mate and hope you find a way to resolve your milk stretching challenges with the new equipment ,

            Cheers,
            Mal.

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            • #7
              Re: Kitchen Aid froth nozzle

              Hi Thanatous,

              From the pics it looks the same as most Gaggia steam tips. Just leave off the big bit (first pic) and use smaller jugs.

              A 600mL milk jug *should* fit when texturing for 2 milk drinks (usually w/ jug almost half full to begin with),
              and a 300-350mL milk jug should suit for texturing for 1 milk drink.

              It should work best as it is in your second pic, with the big attachment left off.

              Let us know how you go!

              Cheers,

              Paul

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              • #8
                Re: Kitchen Aid froth nozzle

                Originally posted by thanatous link=1198912043/0#3 date=1198969577
                Except for the "special froth nozzle". It doesnt allow you to bring the nozzle to the top after heating the milk and roll the milk to get the thick froth.
                Hi thanatous....

                With any normal tip....

                The nozzle should be at (or just below) the surface when the milk is cold so that it sucks in air.... You will get the ch...ch....ch sound as air is being incorporated. And that should end well before the milk is hot..... the stretching phase.

                Once there is adequate air in the milk, the tip should be lowered a bit to cause the whirlpool action to heat the milk and produce the microfoam.

                Good luck with your new machine

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                • #9
                  Re: Kitchen Aid froth nozzle

                  Hello,

                  Maybe ive been heating the milk before sucking in the air. The wrong way around. Ill give it a ago the other way around today. Im just going to leave the nozzle off and use metal tip as shown in the second photo. Its a little short but it will have to do. My original idea was to get a replacement tip that ended more like the shortened one in the second photo so I could heat larger jugs when we had guests around. Anyway Ill let you know how I go.

                  Thanks.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Kitchen Aid froth nozzle

                    This machine uses Gaggia parts... Boilers, Group, PF, Steam bits... What do we say to these "steam" bits? In the bin they go (or at least store it away in case you sell up one day).....

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