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    6910 Steam Tip Alignment

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    I dont know if anyone has explored this, but as you all probably know the 6910 has a rectangular portion at the end of the tip for a crescent or similar to grip it for removal.

    Does it make any difference to microfoam generation whether the spinning milk is flowing past the long side or the short side of this rectangular bit?

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    I havent experimented with it... The flat side is facing the front of the machine, which is how it came factory. I can always get a nice whirlpool going so i havent bothered to change it. Im sure someone on here has though ;)

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    Re: 6910 Steam Tip Alignment

    Mine is round and will undo with just my fingers

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    Id be astonished if this made a difference - I dont think were talking about the same level of sophisticated slipstream tests that are required before mounting a jet engine on the wing of an aircraft. ::);D

    The tip really deserves a booby prize - milk really loves to cling in the crevices that are difficult to clean. :P

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    Re: 6910 Steam Tip Alignment

    The new 6910 has a round tip.
    The old one (left over from the 6900s) was a crud magnet.

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    Re: 6910 Steam Tip Alignment

    Great, *>:( so i have a 3 month old crud magnet. ...typical *::)

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    Re: 6910 Steam Tip Alignment

    Quote Originally Posted by NE14COFFEE link=1198674156/0#5 date=1198758836
    Great, >:( so i have a 3 month old crud magnet. ...typical ::)
    ring sunbeam and demand an updated crud magnet ;D

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    Re: 6910 Steam Tip Alignment

    I just seem to make more soap suds with the milk flowing past the long edge. I might add some food dye to check the aerodynamic theory...

    Anyway, fantastic to hear there is a new steam tip, this has been one of my pet hates. Next question is are they for sale, or will a well placed steamy complaint tip the issue?

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    Re: 6910 Steam Tip Alignment

    Dang, guess Ive also got an early 6910. Let us know how you go tracking down one of the new tips, moment ;)

    Probably a silly question, but has anyone tried swapping the hot water tip and steam tip? Be interesting to know whether the slightly larger hole makes any difference...

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    Re: 6910 Steam Tip Alignment

    i swapped the hot water tip andit cant handle the larger hole - just glug glug glug crap

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    Re: 6910 Steam Tip Alignment

    Quote Originally Posted by NE14COFFEE link=1198674156/0#5 date=1198758836
    Great, *>:( so i have a 3 month old crud magnet. ...typical *::)
    hmmm.... would you mind comfirming whether my new 6910 (purchased it 24hrs ago) has a crud magnet or not? I had a laugh. The shape of the very tip has two straight sides and two curved sides and um... on inspection even though I thought I had cleaned it very well.....there was a little crud sitting on the straight sides :o



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    Re: 6910 Steam Tip Alignment

    Quote Originally Posted by Remy link=1198674156/0#10 date=1200299933
    Quote Originally Posted by NE14COFFEE link=1198674156/0#5 date=1198758836
    Great, >:( so i have a 3 month old crud magnet. ...typical ::)
    hmmm.... would you mind comfirming whether my new 6910 (purchased it 24hrs ago) has a crud magnet or not? I had a laugh. The shape of the very tip has two straight sides and two curved sides and um... on inspection even though I thought I had cleaned it very well.....there was a little crud sitting on the straight sides :o
    Yes thats the one unfortunately. Just use a toothpick or something to scrape off the built-up gunk whenever you can.
    -Paul

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    Re: 6910 Steam Tip Alignment

    Quote Originally Posted by leebroozlee link=1198674156/0#11 date=1200308648
    Yes thats the one unfortunately. Just use a toothpick or something to scrape off the built-up gunk whenever you can.
    -Paul
    Thanks Paul.. I decruded it before making the last few coffees and now that Im aware that this area tends to build up crud, Ive been wrapping the wand with a cloth and blasting steam through it straight after frothing,..and then take an extra moment to get right into that area with the hot cloth. Burns fingies a bit sometimes but its staying crud free. :)

    Cheers,
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    Re: 6910 Steam Tip Alignment

    ive currently got my local SB service agent hunting for the latest steam tip part so i can buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaggiaboy link=1198674156/0#13 date=1200390399
    ive currently got my local SB service agent hunting for the latest steam tip part so i can buy it.
    ooo..let us know how you go with that,. might be worth doing that myself. Yknow, the extra moment or three I spend after each froth, cleaning that fiddly tip to prevent the crud setting hard and building up there, is an extra moment or three I have to wait to enjoy my coffee. And in the mornings.. Im like >:( step aside or lose a limb when it comes to getting my first two coffees to kick start the day...I dont want to be wasting any time cleaning if I can avoid it. ;D

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    Re: 6910 Steam Tip Alignment

    hehe dont get in the way of angry remy :-)

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    Re: 6910 Steam Tip Alignment

    Hi all, reading this topic with much interest.

    One thing I did notice with my new 6910R (Yes, the Mrs had to have a bloody red one!!) was that in the end of the coffee scoop provided was a handy little tool to remove the steam tip.

    I use it every time, remove the tip then real easy to clean.
    Nothing worse than a dirty coffee machine imho.

    btw, I have the rectangular tip, purchased the machine brand new at Sunbeam factory store in Botany late Jan 08.
    Real hard to find a red one....

    cheers,

    myplague.

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    Re: 6910 Steam Tip Alignment

    *snap* I have a red one too. Mighty purdy little machine ;)

    Thanks for the tip about how to remove the tip. :) I thought I was cleaning it really well after every use, because since I learned it was a crud magnet,. I have been paying particular attention to get right in there with the cloth. But alas,.. when I removed it just now to have a good look at it, there was crud grrrrrrrrrr. Stupid me then proceeded to scrap crud off with a screw(naturally,.. as one does ::) ) and stabbed myself in the thumb. The tip is now soaking in a bowl warm soapy water.

    *reaches for band aid*... Being a coffee snob can be painful. I have taken the skin off my knuckles so many times trying to free the basket from PF and now a stab wound :-[ .

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    Re: 6910 Steam Tip Alignment

    Quote Originally Posted by Remy link=1198674156/15#17 date=1202958544
    Being a coffee snob can be painful. I have taken the skin off my knuckles so many times trying to free the basket from PF and now a stab wound :-[ .
    I have a dedicated cleaning cloth, I use that to grab the basket under my nails and it comes out easy.

    Hope this helps and dont spill the claret in your coffee.


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    Re: 6910 Steam Tip Alignment

    Hot tip Remy; I actually use my single basket - not for coffee though - I use it as a tool to pry out my double of the PF and just flick it into the sink. Saves on the knuckle skin.

    YeeZa

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    Re: 6910 Steam Tip Alignment

    Let me recommend a micro-fibre cloth to get and keep the micro-foam tip clean! :0
    Greg

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    Re: 6910 Steam Tip Alignment

    Quote Originally Posted by myplague link=1198674156/15#18 date=1202959072
    I have a dedicated cleaning cloth, I use that to grab the basket under my nails and it comes out easy.

    Hope this helps and dont spill the claret in your coffee.
    Thanks myplague will use a cloth to catch the blood ;),... claret=blood right? phrrt for a minute there I thought you where suggesting I was drinkin that stuff ..yeeurk! Id go for a beer though. ;D

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    Re: 6910 Steam Tip Alignment

    Quote Originally Posted by YeeZa link=1198674156/15#19 date=1202959074
    Hot tip Remy; I actually use my single basket - not for coffee though - I use it as a tool to pry out my double of the PF and just flick it into the sink. Saves on the knuckle skin.

    YeeZa
    Thats what Ive been using mostly, but I slip every now and then. Maybe I should slow down a bit,..and use a cloth. :)



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