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    1 litre milk jug for Silvia.

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    Has anyone used or uses a 1 litre milk jug to steam milk on a Silvia? Is it possible? *Are there any problems?
    At the moment I use a 600ml one and am thinking of purchasing a 1 litre one.

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    Re: 1 litre milk jug for Sivia.

    I think if you are steaming 1L jugs you would be running the risk of running the boiler dry. I wouldnt steam more than a 600mL jug before repriming.

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    Re: 1 litre milk jug for Silvia.

    Even though it takes such a short time to steam?

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    Re: 1 litre milk jug for Sivia.

    I agree, i notice sometimes when steaming in a 600 and its quite full, it takes a fair whack of time to recharge the boiler after steamning, indicating its getting on the lower side of full, 300 barely notice the refill, but 1000 would be putting too much pressure on the boiler, prolly exposing the element, and you would have to stop the steam halfway through when the temp gets low, let the temp rise again, and hit it a second time. not ideal at all.... :(

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    Re: 1 litre milk jug for Silvia.

    Bad idea tf, I doubt you would fit the 1L under the steam wand, I used to only just get a 600ml under the wand, my favourite was a 300ml nice and quick and great microfoam.
    And as MM and WS said, you would probably run the boiler dry and that would be an expensive mistake.

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    Re: 1 litre milk jug for Silvia.

    Ok, thanks for the advice all. Makes sense why 600ml is recommended then. I have just fitted the new V3 steam wand to mine and I was thinking of trying a larger jug, seeing it swivels upwards and fitting a larger sized jug under. I also am finding that it heats the milk quicker. That might be an illusion though!!! I had a laugh

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    Re: 1 litre milk jug for Silvia.

    While it is not recommended, neither is back-flushing....
    I have a 1l or 900 ml jug and have used it a few times with my Silvia, and she can do it easily without stopping to re-heat.

    Firstly, even steaming a 600 ml jug can leave the element at risk if you dont refill the boiler immediately, so the real issue is making sure you refill the boiler immediately.

    If you have a few people over and its easier to pull 4 shots, then steam milk in a 1l jug, it can be done, or you could do 600ml jug twice, but takes longer.

    If you regularly need to use a 1l jug then yes you should seriously think about a machine with a bigger boiler or HX machine.

    Bullitt

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    Re: 1 litre milk jug for Silvia.

    hmmmm....... if i could be assured that it would do no harm to the boiler, then i would do it, i regularly make more than two lattes and it would be so so much easier to do four at a time, even if i sacrificed some crema, can anyone provide any hard data on boiler levels with a 1lt jug? would be very interesting

    Quote Originally Posted by 20170E0E0B1616620 link=1249618085/6#6 date=1249958296
    While it is not recommended, neither is back-flushing....
    I have a 1l or 900 ml jug and have used it a few times with my Silvia, and she can do it easily without stopping to re-heat.

    Firstly, even steaming a 600 *ml jug can leave the element at risk if you dont refill the boiler immediately, so the real issue is making sure you refill the boiler immediately.

    If you have a few people over and its easier to pull 4 shots, then steam milk in a 1l jug, it can be done, or you could do 600ml jug twice, but takes longer.

    If you regularly need to use a 1l jug then yes you should seriously think about a machine with a bigger boiler or HX machine. *

    Bullitt
    so, what your saying is it will damage it to some extent? curious....

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    Re: 1 litre milk jug for Silvia.

    be hard to figure how mush steam you need.
    maybe to many variables?

    like
    actual amount of water in boiler at start (is it really 300ml)
    temp of milk
    how hot you like milk
    actions of person steaming (purge etc)
    actual heat of element from one machine to other

    your steaming more than 3 times the capacity of the boiler @ 1l

    i have nfi really but i would not do it.



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