Post By Kjarsheim
Single Boiler - Stupid Question
I’ve had a couple of Sunbeams over the years (6910 & 7000) and have picked up a Lelit 41temp. I understand that using steam will deplete the boiler and I refill it afterwards by pumping water through the “hot water” setting.
I chemically back flushed the machine today and by the end of it thought I would have used quite a bit of water from the boiler. But to my surprise it only took a second for water to stream out indicating that bugger all boiler water had been used.
Do I need to refill the boiler after shots and back flushing or only after steaming milk?
Hi Brad, no its not a stupid question unless its the third time its been asked, IMHO :-)
As someone who moved from an HX to a SBDU VBM, there is a certain amount of learning, but if you're running the machine for shots/backflushing then the pump will automatically refill the boiler. As you surmised, the steaming function does need your manual intervention to refill.
Once you've got that down, no dramas.
Wonderful, thanks for your help