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    Steam Rod Cleaning!

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    My housemaster has a coffee machine but...
    the steamer rod is in a mess!
    whats the best way to clean it?

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    Re: Steam Rod Cleaning!

    I normally just fill a cup with water and steam it for a few minutes. I turn it on and off to let the water get sucked up. And then leave to soak for a couple hours.
    Not very scientific, but seems to work.

    Ben

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    Re: Steam Rod Cleaning!

    normally just fill a cup with water and steam it for a few minutes. I turn it on and off to let the water get sucked up. And then leave to soak for a couple hours.
    not a very good idea
    the milky water gets sucked into the boiler causing contamination
    if you cant clean as you go
    fill milk jug with cold water, heat water using steamer, clean outside of steamarm. give steam arm a good blow out to ensure all water has been removed
    easy

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    Re: Steam Rod Cleaning!

    Wrap a damp cloth around the steam wand, making sure to cover the holes.
    Turn the steam on for a bit then off and carefully so as not to burn yourself, rub steam wand with the cloth.

    Doing it this way heats the burned on milk crud with the wet steam not just the heat from inside the wand, which dried it on in the first place.

    Do this a few times and all the crud will eventually come off.

    As fix said, dont let the water get sucked up into the wand if you use the soak in a glass method.
    The method Ive described though doesnt run that risk.

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    Re: Steam Rod Cleaning!

    To remove the caked on milk in crevices a wet toothbrush works well. Probably best if its a new one :)

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    Re: Steam Rod Cleaning!

    good lesson
    thnks

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    Re: Steam Rod Cleaning!

    Scrape it off with the blunt end of the blade of 1 arm of scissors ... then poke the holes with a corkscrew to extract the gunc ... then immerse said steam-arm cleanish ::) into a glass of water, to expound any excess milky stuff ...

    Or ... remove the tip with a shifter, & immerse in detergent for the night!

    ... then rinse & clean ;)

    Tony

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    Re: Steam Rod Cleaning!


    Some great answers above.

    I would also suggest asking Remy...
    She has been cooking eggs with her wand and I guess could offer some good tips now.

    ;)




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