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    Breville BES860 Fresca frothing questions.

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi all
    just picked up a used Breville fresca today, and tried pulling a few cappuccinos.

    Coffe was very nice, and quite superior compared to my very basic cafe roma.

    But I couldnt get it to froth right.
    Not too much forth, and took a while to heat the milk.

    Could it be a problem with the machine, or needing cleaning?

    thanks for the help

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    Re: Breville BES860 Fresca frothing questions.

    Today I found an attachment on the box called a froth enhancer or something.
    I used it and it did improve, and was not bad at all.
    The problem is with that it makes it difficult to clean.
    Will try again without it and post results.

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    Re: Breville BES860 Fresca frothing questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5A4E4848525E594E5F5F535A3B0 link=1285765330/0#0 date=1285765330
    Not too much forth, and took a while to heat the milk.

    Could it be a problem with the machine, or needing cleaning?

    thanks for the help
    The Fresca is only a small machine with a little pump, so its going to take a while. Absolutely normal. Personally I wouldnt use the frothing tube, but thats me.

    Enjoy your machine.

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    Re: Breville BES860 Fresca frothing questions.

    understood, but the cheaper Cafe roma used to do better froth.
    Is this possible or am I doing something wrong?

    Yes, Ive tried a couple more times with the tube, and it seems to do bubbles more than microfoam, so I wont be using it.

    Since I bought the machine used Im conrcened whether theres something wrong with it. so ideally id like to hear from other fresca owners out there on their experiences.


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    Re: Breville BES860 Fresca frothing questions.

    Found the problem ended up being a simple thing.
    just needed to be unblocked.

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    Re: Breville BES860 Fresca frothing questions.

    please delete thread, will create a new one in the milk frothing forum.

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    Re: Breville BES860 Fresca frothing questions.

    [movedhere] Brewing Equipment - Midrange ($500-$1500) [move by] Mal.

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    Re: Breville BES860 Fresca frothing questions.

    what item would you use to clean out the steam arm? i have the same machine at home and i think mine is quite blocked.

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    Re: Breville BES860 Fresca frothing questions.

    i took the whole arm and put it overnight in boiling water.
    I guess a special purpose cleaner probably will do a better job.

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    Re: Breville BES860 Fresca frothing questions.

    hi Jolt, I am on my 2nd day with my BES860. Having fun with my first machine. Yes I am also finding not much froth. Im using a thermometor and its plenty hot enough but Im makeing flat whites as opposed to cappuccino. I also dont use the "froth enhancer". It couldnt be blocked after 2 days use could it?

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    Re: Breville BES860 Fresca frothing questions.

    hi mate.
    check brevilles website, theres a video.
    its all about the technique.

    there is al so a thread here with an explanation in the milkand frothing forum.



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