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.
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.
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.