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    Has anyone changed the tip of the steam wand on the em6910?.
    i was thinking of changing to a 2 hole one to see if it makes any difference to my texturing. any ideas ?

  • #2
    Re: EM6910 Steam tip

    Not that I know of and personally I dont see the need.

    What problems are you having with texturing?

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    • #3
      Re: EM6910 Steam tip

      i have a 6910, just started using a 1.5lt jug and found that the 6910 just doesnt have enough grunt to drive this size pitcher. The work machine (brasilia portfino) will blow the bottom out of a 1.5lt jug if I let it.

      Im thinking of trading down from my old 900ml jug to a 300ml single pour jug to see if it makes any difference

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      • #4
        Re: EM6910 Steam tip

        Originally posted by 686069677070776B050 link=1267518601/2#2 date=1267526872
        i have a 6910, just started using a 1.5lt jug...
        I take it that its one of the new 3 group Sunbeam EM20730 machines? :-?

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        • #5
          Re: EM6910 Steam tip

          The 6910 handles a 300ml jug just fine.

          However I think it struggles a bit with a 600ml one.

          No wonder a 1.5lt gives you grief.

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          • #6
            Re: EM6910 Steam tip

            oddly enough the 6910 comes with a 600ml jug!

            Ive hear that you should also pull the plastic base out of the group head....any truth to this?

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            • #7
              Re: EM6910 Steam tip

              I think its actually 500ml.

              The plastic thing is in the group handle and its called a "graeme" around here.

              The name was actually suggested by the user called DIG.
              You can read the whole story in the original post here:
              http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1188978543/4#4

              I believe at least one Ikon owner calls theirs Neil.


              Yes...take it out.

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              • #8
                Re: EM6910 Steam tip

                thanks TG, ill check out that post

                what difference does it make by pulling out the base?

                Also, are the anti-calc filters available anywhere but sunbeam?

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                • #9
                  Re: EM6910 Steam tip

                  Originally posted by 282029273030372B450 link=1267518601/7#7 date=1267530703
                  what difference does it make by pulling out the base?
                  It gets rid of a place for things to grow underneath.

                  Originally posted by 282029273030372B450 link=1267518601/7#7 date=1267530703
                  Also, are the anti-calc filters available anywhere but sunbeam?
                  Not that I know of.

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                  • #10
                    Re: EM6910 Steam tip

                    It gets rid of a place for things to grow underneath

                    But does it affect the extraction at all? Why did sunbeam put it there in the first place?

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                    • #11
                      Re: EM6910 Steam tip

                      Originally posted by 535B525C4B4B4C503E0 link=1267518601/9#9 date=1267531813

                      It gets rid of a place for things to grow underneath
                      But does it affect the extraction at all?  Why did sunbeam put it there in the first place?
                      There are a number of posts on what became known as the  "graeme"

                      TG, myself and many others have postured and commented in this post..

                      http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1222320381 [edit] (opps 23/23)[/edit]

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                      • #12
                        Re: EM6910 Steam tip

                        Originally posted by 292128263131362A440 link=1267518601/9#9 date=1267531813
                        Why did sunbeam put it there in the first place?
                        Read the whole of the thread AM linked to http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1222320381

                        In a nutshell its for newb coffee makers that dont heat up the group handle properly.
                        The plastic is supposed to lessen the temperature drop of the shot by preventing it from hitting a cold metal group handle.

                        If you dont remove it... http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1167134124/24#24


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                        • #13
                          Re: EM6910 Steam tip

                          well this has got off topic a bit, and to add i have removed the graeme from my handle. i now just warm up the group handle prior to pulling my shots.
                          what i was thinking with the steam tip was to try and get a better swirl or tumble of the milk in the jug, i was using the sunbeam jug and bought a smaller one but still have an issue getting the right texture for art work.
                          just thought i would try something different as when i watch the videos posted on this site the larger machines have no effort at all in milk texturing and a lot of them seam to have multiple holed steam tips.

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                          • #14
                            Re: EM6910 Steam tip

                            Originally posted by 657974637475727061627872647C110 link=1267518601/0#0 date=1267518601
                            Has anyone changed the tip of the steam wand on the em6910?.
                            i was thinking of changing to a 2 hole one to see if it makes any difference to my texturing. any ideas ?
                            AND

                            Originally posted by 657974637475727061627872647C110 link=1267518601/12#12 date=1267564672
                            i was using the sunbeam jug and bought a smaller one but still have an issue getting the right texture for art work.
                            just thought i would try something different as when i watch the videos posted on this site the larger machines have no effort at all in milk texturing and a lot of them seam to have multiple holed steam tips.
                            Yea we can get OT as further issues are raised etc

                            A two hole tip will not cut it on the EM6910..

                            Yes the bigger machines can have up to 6 holes... They are different machines and as such have a different system to develop and manage steam.

                            I never had steam issues... Slower than the bigger machines = Yes

                            At the end of teh day.. Steam arm and Tip placed at about 45% - 60% and just under the surface. This is a mix of teh steam arm at an angle and how you hold the jug..

                            Too deep and no real texture...

                            Too high and froth and bubbles...

                            Standard SB jug that came with the unit and fill to about just below where teh spout starts to take off.. Thus approx 1/3 to 1/2 full.

                            PS. Go and do teh SB training, if you have not already done so.

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                            • #15
                              Re: EM6910 Steam tip

                              Thanks AM, you have confirmed what i was thinking anyway, just thought i would see if anyone has done it and succeeded ;D

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