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    Steaming Eggs on an Espresso Machine

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    Re: Steaming Eggs on an Espresso Machine

    At first I thought this was crazy.

    Then I thought it was a stroke of genius.

    Then I thought about how hard it would be to clean the eggs off the steam wand.

    Then I thought it was crazy again.

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    Re: Steaming Eggs on an Espresso Machine

    My dad mentioned one of his chef friends doing this to make hollandaise (because he could better control the temp.) and my first thought was "nice theory but not on my machine!"

    I guess you could certainly give it a good clean afterwards, but by the time Id be done scrubbing my precious down, the eggs would be cold. Ill stick to the saucepan method.

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    Re: Steaming Eggs on an Espresso Machine

    This has been discussed before.

    My father did it in his cafe back in the early 1960s.

    I agree with melicicious.
    No bloody way on my machine!!!

    SeattleCoffeeGear should be excommunicated.

    The eggs looked a bit rubbery.

    I make superb scrambled eggs in less time using a frypan.

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    Re: Steaming Eggs on an Espresso Machine

    My mother-in-laws partner used to, (and possibly still does), do this in his cafe. He maintains that everyone complemented him on how smooth the eggs were. Im still not convinced...

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    Re: Steaming Eggs on an Espresso Machine

    Quote Originally Posted by 68696E7573721C0 link=1290153277/4#4 date=1290171046
    He maintains that everyone complemented him on how smooth the eggs were.
    The biggest concern these days would be how many people have anaphylaxis from eggs, and the machine then making coffees. Noone would think to disclose an egg allergy when ordering a coffee. If there was a dedicated machine maybe, but damn that nozzle would be grotty no matter how much cleaning it endured.

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    Re: Steaming Eggs on an Espresso Machine

    Quote Originally Posted by 6C73716B72677071661E0 link=1290153277/5#5 date=1290200800
    The biggest concern these days would be how many people have anaphylaxis from eggs, and the machine then making coffees. Noone would think to disclose an egg allergy when ordering a coffee. If there was a dedicated machine maybe, but damn that nozzle would be grotty no matter how much cleaning it endured.
    That is a very valid point. I hadnt quite thought of it from that angle. I think that there is also a general hygiene issue, given that, as you noted, it would be extremely difficult to clean the nozzle.

    In the end, I must agree with melicious and ThunderGod...no way, no how on my machine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 39383F2422234D0 link=1290153277/6#6 date=1290202565
    If there was a dedicated machine maybe
    Im not going to buy a second machine just to steam scrambled eggs! That is just silly. I do have an issue with my old steam iron however and it is coming up for replacement. My ironing technique is to actually hang the clothes and point the steam station iron at the clothes and blast. What do others thing about having a second Diadema in the laundry that could steam iron my clothes as well as make coffee? The price difference is only a factor of 8 and the machine could double as a paint stripper if I get a longer extension chord so effectively I am getting extra bang for my buck! I do hope that the Seattle Coffee ladies see this suggestion. I would enjoy a video of them precariously at the the top of a very tall ladder with a Giotto and a paint scraper. ;D

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    Re: Steaming Eggs on an Espresso Machine

    Quote Originally Posted by 3B2B3C2D2D6B6A69616E6A590 link=1290153277/7#7 date=1290206176
    Im not going to buy a second machine just to steam scrambled eggs!
    I think you can buy a standalone steamer but who who buy one if they already had an espresso machine and thought this was a good idea?

    Learn how to make light and fluffy scrambled eggs in a frying pan; its faster and easier to clean up.


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    Re: Steaming Eggs on an Espresso Machine

    Quote Originally Posted by 0E322F343E3F283D353E5A0 link=1290153277/3#3 date=1290163248
    I make superb scrambled eggs in less time using a frypan.
    +1

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    Re: Steaming Eggs on an Espresso Machine

    Well i tried it this morning cooking 3 serves of 2 eggs, milk , pepper and fish sause in a 400 ml jug, it made steamed egg in under a minute, very light and fluffy, tasted really good, It was a bit of work to clean steam wand after, but no big deal.

    I did it as more of a novelty, something different to show my kids.
    I think it was worth trying and a bit of fun.

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    Re: Steaming Eggs on an Espresso Machine

    The most concerning part out of all that Firepower, is that you put fish sauce in scrambled eggs!

    :)

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    Re: Steaming Eggs on an Espresso Machine

    it is substitutefor salt , salty taste , i do a lot of asian cooking, mixes well with eggs.

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    Re: Steaming Eggs on an Espresso Machine

    Quote Originally Posted by 4D62796E7B647C6E790B0 link=1290153277/12#12 date=1290290204
    it is substitutefor salt , salty taste , i do a lot of asian cooking, mixes well with eggs.
    While a bit strange, I see people putting fish sauce with a lot of things.

    Hell, plenty of people put Worcestershire sauce on eggs, and that has anchovies in it.

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    Re: Steaming Eggs on an Espresso Machine

    This is just so wrong the inside on the steam wands get junked up badly enough with milk let alone adding another containment to the mix :P

    Sorry but eggs need HP Sauce not fish ;)

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    Re: Steaming Eggs on an Espresso Machine

    haha my standard eggs (while cooked on the stove) do not contain milk and deffs contain a tiny bit of soy sauce, fish sauce and sake or Mirin - which adds a deliciously sweet element to the dish :)

    oh and S+P of course!!

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    Re: Steaming Eggs on an Espresso Machine

    All this talk had me make scrambled eggs this morning.
    Gave my mum a taste (she was visiting for coffee) and she liked them.

    Had a dash of milk but if Im prepared I prefer a dash of cream instead.

    Ill have to try the fish sauce next time instead of the salt.

    Forgot to mention, I have a dedicated frying pan thats only used for eggs.
    It still looks like new as nothing scratchy goes near it.

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    Re: Steaming Eggs on an Espresso Machine

    I dont ever have trouble keeping my steam wand clean, always wipe outside with wet sponge, then purge inside with steam and then hot water
    the steam and hot water is under high pressure, never have a problem.
    When i did get my Silvia steam wand and fitting it and cleaning as above a whole load of crap came out, from previous owner. but i always purge after use and it always clean. I think purging with hot water keeps it clean and re-fills the boiler.

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    I've done this and it works very well if you get the recipe right. I just put a dash of milk in a 600ml milk jug with two eggs and fire it up. Haven't done it in a long time though, just really to try it out. I don't recommend it on a non-cool-touch wand, it sticks pretty badly.

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    Sorry, this has been done before at:

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/off-topic/...o-machine.html

    I have now scrambled some eggs with my Breville Dual Boiler.

    It is easier to clean egg off a non stick frying pan than off the steam wand and it is hard to cook bacon on a coffee machine. I might try chopping it up and putting it in with the eggs.

    Barry



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