My Milk Island Won't Froth, what’s up with that. The Milk Islands that you find on the Gaggia Platinum and the Saeco Talea machines are extremely impressive. The Milk Islands do an amazing job, you can get the milk as hot as you want it and it creates a beautiful froth. If for some reason yours stops frothing there is a very simple cleaning procedure that will instantly solve the problem. Keep in mind that the machine is there to produce steam and if the milk gets hot even if there is no froth on it the machine is doing it’s job. The only procedure that you have to do is to clean the "air injector". The "air injector" is located on top of the removable “manifold”, as I like to call it and it can be cleaned in about 25 seconds. 1. Remove Glass Carafe form the Plastic holder. 2. Remove the top plastic distributor from the Manifold. 3. Wash water down through the air intake on the distributor and squeeze open the air injector and run water through it. 4. Put it back together and start frothing. It is a good idea to take apart the parts on the manifold and clean them after use and then let them sit out to dry. This only takes about a minute.
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Gaggia’s Milk Island is clean, consistent, and simple to use, with its locking top and easy-pour spout. This Milk Island connects to your Gaggia Platinum machine (the Gaggia Platinum Vision, Gaggia Platinum Vogue, Gaggia Platinum Swing, or Gaggia Platinum Swing Up), becoming part of the steam system. Pour cold, fresh milk into the carafe, turn the steam knob, and the machine froths and steams milk for a cappuccino or latte. The Milk Island is easy to take apart and clean, and has a total capacity of 13.5 oz.
The light on my milk island remains red consistently, even when the carafe is placed completely down. I've had the machine for two years, never had a problem. I clean the carafe after every use.
There is a small raised area on the Milk Island base. In the center of this raised area is a small button. If you press the small button does the light turn green or turn off? You can also remove the Milk Island base and make sure that the brass contacts are clean.