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    Milk jug 600ml spilliing everywhere with Silvia

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    Sorry for my ignorance. *I have just bought (thanks to everyones adivice here at CSs) a Silvia. *I am really happy with it. *However I am finding it hard, even if I dont over fill the milk jug (usuing a 600ml jug - enough for 2 coffees - only fill it to just below the bottom of the spout), not to spill milk everywhere when I go to remove the steaming wand as I have to tilt the jug. *Has anyone got some ideas on how to avoid this. *Was thinking the best way would be to raise the machine slightly and have seen that there is a rocky/ silvia base available (bs 50) but cant seem to find it easily with sponsors or even googling it. *Has anyone else got any nifty ideas ::)

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    Re: Milk jug 600ml spilliing everywhere with Silvi

    Try making less microfoam nikki. It sounds like you are doubling the volume in the jug and that will probably only lead to lots of "stiff cotton" on top of your mil, and as you say, make it harder to remove the jug without spillage. ;)

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    Re: Milk jug 600ml spilliing everywhere with Silvi

    Quote Originally Posted by nikkikirks link=1203421376/0#0 date=1203421376
    Sorry for my ignorance. *I have just bought (thanks to everyones adivice here at CSs) a Silvia. *I am really happy with it. *However I am finding it hard, even if I dont over fill the milk jug (usuing a 600ml jug - enough for 2 coffees - only fill it to just below the bottom of the spout), not to spill milk everywhere when I go to remove the steaming wand as I have to tilt the jug. *Has anyone got some ideas on how to avoid this. *Was thinking the best way would be to raise the machine slightly and have seen that there is a rocky/ silvia base available (bs 50) but cant seem to find it easily with sponsors or even googling it. *Has anyone else got any nifty ideas ::)
    Hi Nikki,

    There are a couple of things you can do to help:[*]Always bleed off all of the watery steam before you texture[*]Carefully place a bend in the wand. I find it works well if you bend it about 15 deg out and then 15 deg forward. You will no longer need to tilt the jug to establish a whirlpool in the milk...

    I am in Thailand until the end of the month, but am happy to assist with a tray if you feel you need one when I return.

    Good luck!

    Chris

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    Re: Milk jug 600ml spilliing everywhere with Silvi

    Congratulations on your choice of a Silvia. It makes very good espressos and lattes.

    I used to sit mine on a board with small feet so the jug could clear the wand.

    Are you shutting off the steam before separating the wand from the jug?


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    Re: Milk jug 600ml spilliing everywhere with Silvi

    All those suggestions are good. However, when I had a Silvia I had the same problem and found that the best solution was, indeed, just to raise it up a bit. In my case, an old tile did the trick nicely and at no cost. The base would work, of course, but is probably overkill. I think youll find that it doesnt need to be very high. Have a look around and see if theres something that will do, or buy something cheap. I also found that using some of that non-slip synthetic mesh, just little bits, under the tile kept it immovable when tightening the pf.

    matt

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    Re: Milk jug 600ml spilliing everywhere with Silvi

    Hi Nikki,

    I found the same problem with my Silvia.
    I overcome it by having the front feet of Silvia right at the edge of the bench and when I have a 600ml jug full to the brim with foam and its sitting on the bench, I swing the jug and wand around to the edge of the bench and hard against Silvias drip tray so that the jug handle is out from the bench. I then tilt the jug slightly ( handle up, spout down) and this allows the jug to slip over the edge of the bench so it can be lowered from the spout without spilling any foam from the jug.
    Sounds complicated but its easy to do in practice.
    Its probably easier from the point of view constant usage, to raise Silvia on a block of some description as long as it can be made stable.
    In my case Im not allowed to do this by the Kitchen Controller
    Cheers,

    Alan

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    Re: Milk jug 600ml spilliing everywhere with Silvi

    I think the base is a good investment.
    I bought mine when I had the Silvia/Rocky combo and found it an excellent addition.

    I have since upgraded to a bigger machine and different grinder, but I have kept the base. Now the grinder and a set of cups on a holder sit on the base. I still use the knock box and accessory drawers every day.



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