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How To Clean and Calibrate Gaggia Titanium Grinder

In this video Todd and Marc from WholeLatteLove.com show you how to clean and calibrate the grinder in a Gaggia Titanium espresso machine. If your Titanium's grinder is running but not making coffee/espresso, it may be due to a clog in the chute which transports ground coffee from the grinder to the brew group.

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How it Works: Deep Inside a Cutaway Espresso Machine


In this video you will learn how a semi-automatic espresso machine works. Using a machine with cutaway components, Todd and Marc from WholeLatteLove.com trace the path of water movement through the machine. Get an inside look at cutaway components, their purpose and how they operate.

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How to Prime a Gaggia Platinum Espresso Machine


In this video Todd and Marc from WholeLatteLove.com show you how to manually prime a Gaggia Platinum espresso machine. In rare cases when starting up a new or refurbished machine or when it's been sitting idle for a long time manual priming may be required to force water into the pump. You will typically get an error message or warning lights indicating the machine failed to self-prime.

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Should You Descale with Vinegar?


In this video Marc from WholeLatteLove.com does a side-by-side test comparing the effectiveness of vinegar versus a commercial product: Urnex Dezcal for descaling two Rancilio Silvia boilers with similar amounts of scale deposits. Find out which did a better job at removing scale deposits. Also covered: Why descaling super-automatic espresso machines is so important, cost of the products used, descaling neglected coffee and espresso machines, and why choosing the right descaling product is so important.

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