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  • Cremina steam wand mod

    Hi All

    Managed to get my hands on a second hand Breville Ikon BES400 as i was told the heating element is a good spare for the cremina.*
    (Cremina 240V heating elements hard impossible to find on the older model cremina's in Australia)

    Anyway in taking it apart i pretty much threw away everything from the Ikon except the steam wand as i thought i might try and retrofit it onto the Cremina.

    Well i can say that the adjustable steam wand on the Ikon does a MUCH better job on the cremina than the original wand.*

    The one from the Ikon is a two hole tipped wand with an adjustable swivel. It produced great microfoam. Takes a bit longer than the original to steam but well worth the wait time.*

    I had to buy a reducing bushing to fit the wand onto the existing steam assembly.Click image for larger version

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    For those that want to know the thread on the steam assembly its a 1/4 BSP.*
    The wand itself is a M18 1.5 thread.*

    The Bushing cost me $15 off the bay.

    The Ikon machine cost me $20 off the bay as well.

    If you manage to get yourself an Ikon for cheap its well worth the mod.

    Here are some picks of the parts.

  • #2
    Hello noddyc43,

    Thanks. I will start to look for a dead Ikon machine for parts salvage to mod my Cremina.


    • #3
      FYI I heard you can also use the heating element from the ikon for the Cremina as well. Was told that by a fellow Aussie from another coffee forum