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DanielCulver answered the question t'latte infusions?

Garth, interesting. I looked at Indigogo and it all looked complicated and poorly explained. I sort of gave up. The quick explaination you just gave was readily understood. Maybe the Indigogo entry should be redone. It might be interesting to try using the steam wand to make tea, but I'm not sure trying to make it easy is the right...

almost 2 years ago
DanielCulver answered the question t'latte infusions?

Not sure what they are talking about but I often make tea latte with my Gaggia Achille. I usually cut open two tea bags and express like normal about 3-4 ozs of tea and add steamed milk. Taste great, not much more trouble cleaning than after espresso. I always keep a old shaving brush next to my machines to brush off the group screen of...

almost 2 years ago
DanielCulver answered the question What causes the espresso spout to clog?

Susan, I have several Gaggia machines, not an Evolution, but if it has the usual Gaggia group then you sometimes need to clean just the shower in the group. If you look in the group underneath where you twist the portafilter in, you will see a round piece of stainless steel that has a lot of small holes in it. There should be a phillips head...

almost 2 years ago
DanielCulver answered the question Lid

Thanks MJackson for the answer. My daughter was in a hurry and I've never been disappointed with Whole Latte Love so I took a chance and ordered two. She loves them. They really do work great and are easy to clean. I think they will provide a lot of good service.

almost 2 years ago
DanielCulver asked the question Lid

The photo doesn't show a closeup of the lid and I am wondering just how it works? Is it easy to use or cumbersome? How well does the coffee flow out of the mug into my mouth?

almost 2 years ago
DanielCulver answered the question Water Filter for the Gaggia Classic?

You can however put filtered water into the Gaggia Classic, I do everyday. :)

about 2 years ago
DanielCulver answered the question What does Teflon do here?

I'm tempted to call foul on Whole Latte Love here, as long as people understand I still think WLL is the best coffee reatiler there is (no connection just a customer). I have left pitchers in the freezer for weeks or months. Because it is where I store several of them, I found one sitting in the back since we, moved over two year before;...

about 2 years ago
DanielCulver answered the question steam wand leaks

Not to step on Maggie's answer, but it also depends on what you mean by a constant leak. Usually steam valve leaks are quite small. I use Gaggia Classic and Achilles ever day. One of the Achille (similiar steam valve to the Classic, just external) leaks constantly causing a small puddle to develop on the counter. You can replace the...

about 2 years ago
DanielCulver answered the question Double spout separable?

The reason they are hard to unscrew is because Gaggia uses Loc-Tight or similiar product so that the double spout remains in a fixed position. Beside the method listed above, I prefer to find the closest fitting phillips (or similiar) screw drive that will pass thru the center diffuser hole (the small hole where the coffee drop into the splitter...

about 2 years ago
DanielCulver commented on Weekly Giveaway! - The Yama 3-Cup Siphon

OMG, I've got to have that! The first time I've looked at something and thought I'd like it as much or more than my small collection of Gaggia Achilles. :)

about 2 years ago
DanielCulver commented on Weekly Giveaway! - Maromas Coffee

Nick, Count me in, I'd love to try this coffee. :)

about 2 years ago
DanielCulver answered the question Power use and heat output

Yes, left on long enough it will add heat to a room, just as a refrigerator or oven will. How quickly depends on the size of the room.

about 2 years ago
DanielCulver answered the question Replacing steam wand on Gaggia Classic

Davetbob, you may also want to consider staying with the Gaggia wand. It really is a wonderful wand, but does require a bit more finesse. I think it's worth it. Gaggia wands are capable of producing many different results but you need to learn how to do it. You can just experiment on your own, but I think perusing the Whole LAtte Love...

about 2 years ago
DanielCulver answered the question Is this WholeLatteLove or the government

Maggie, It is clearly working better than before. I still like the old community better, but am learning to live with the new.

about 2 years ago
DanielCulver answered the question Steam Wand

Mauricio, I meant to add that as far as technique is concerned, it is a common mistake to put the wand to far into the milk, and also, to over fill the milk pitcher. We've all had to put a good deal of time into learning technique, but it is worth the result. Don't watch the barristas at Starbucks too closing unless you want to learn bad...

about 2 years ago
DanielCulver answered the question Steam Wand

Mauricio, I am not familiar with the New Baby specifically, but own 3 Gaggias. First thing to remember when using this machine, and most other machines is to purge the steam wand first until the water is flushed and only steam comes out. Then close the valve for a moment before continuing your steaming. As for how long it's taking, five...

about 2 years ago
DanielCulver replied to a comment

Jeff, sounds like you may be trying to use a pressure basket without the diffuser plug. You can check this by looking at the underside of the basket. If you see a single hole, it is a pressure basket and needs a diffuser. If you see a lot of holes like a screen, and can see light thru it, that is a regular basket and can be used without a...

about 2 years ago
DanielCulver replied to a comment

Jeff, sounds like you may be trying to use a pressure basket without the diffuser plug. You can check this by looking at the underside of the basket. If you see a single hole, it is a pressure basket and needs a diffuser. If you see a lot of holes like a screen, and can see light thru it, that is a regular basket and can be used without a...

about 2 years ago
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