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    Milk Frothing Problem - Gaggia Cubika

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    Hi, hoping someone can help - I have bought a 2nd hand Gaggia Cubika and *while the I can get a good shot of coffee - it only bubbles feebly into the milk. Now I have drunk plenty of coffee but this is my first real non stovetop machine - I bought this little number as my "L-Plate ride" and I hope to upgrade to a better one later. I have difficulty with getting any real pressure to the steam wand - whether i wait for the coffee cup light to come back on or not. I have cleaned the wand, the arm - it does say in the book to ensure that the "air intake hole" is also clear (but it doesnt tell me where it is actually located - pardon my ignorance) - can anyone tell me where it is located ? The steam just bubbles out with no real pressure - I have not changed milk, maybe it is the quantity of milk. Please help if possible. many thanks in advance

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    Re: Milk Frothing Problem - Gaggia Cubika

    Quote Originally Posted by 102B22312C2D01430 link=1269387749/0#0 date=1269387749
    Hi, hoping someone can help - I have bought a 2nd hand Gaggia Cubika and *while the I can get a good shot of coffee - it only bubbles feebly into the milk. Now I have drunk plenty of coffee but this is my first real non stovetop machine - I bought this little number as my "L-Plate ride" and I hope to upgrade to a better one later. I have difficulty with getting any real pressure to the steam wand - whether i wait for the coffee cup light to come back on or not. I have cleaned the wand, the arm - it does say in the book to ensure that the "air intake hole" is also clear (but it doesnt tell me where it is actually located - pardon my ignorance) - can anyone tell me where it is located ? The steam just bubbles out with no real pressure *- I have not changed milk, maybe it is the quantity of milk. Please help if possible. many thanks in advance
    Sounds like it was the reason it was being sold.

    Where are you located; as it sounds like it needs a bit of TLC and a clean / service of sorts.

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    Re: Milk Frothing Problem - Gaggia Cubika

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    Re: Milk Frothing Problem - Gaggia Cubika

    I had one of these things when I was on my L-plates too and the steam was always a letdown for me.

    Besides ensuring everything was clean the only other tip I had to get this things to produce half decent microfoam was to put the steam button on then run a quick burst of water through the steam arm (2-3 seconds) and then wait for it to build up some wet steam, purge that until it was dry steam and then go for it with the milk.

    (first post btw /paul, melbourne, please to meet you, looking to upgrade, haunting all seven seeds and assoc. cafes every spare minute, piccolo with a double ristretto chaser...a.s.o)



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