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  1. I just removed the plastic insert on mine and the switch to the unpressurised basket was a huge improvement.
  2. Please could a helpful person share the code with me? Our supplies are running dangerously low and I fancy trying something different Thanks!
  3. Hi Coolmango, You may have already fixed it by now but, if not, there’s a really useful video showing how to dissemble the ec680/685 as part of a wand upgrade/mod. If I remember correctly the light coloured flexible tube connecting the steam wand is held on at each end with a simple spring clip. You should be able to see once the top’s off, though as per the video you may need to take the whole thing apart to reach the tube/wand attachment. Good luck!
  4. I second Syenitic’s pitcher plant (sarracenia) suggestion. They’ll happily eat tons of fruit flies and they look good too.
  5. Hi, I’ve just signed up and thought I’d post and say hello. Have been reading up for a while looking at improving my setup. Currently have a dedica with non pressurised baskets / Silvia wand along with a SGP and various fresh beans. I tend to make flat whites and am tempted by an hx machine like an Oscar or Mara. I’ve never noticed a big problem with the SGP and the results seem consistent even when I change beans to/from small Ethiopian beans. The advice on here is generally to upgrade the grinder first, though perhaps not with quite such a cheap espresso machine and I’m more tempted to upgrade to something that can steam well. I’m well aware that the SGP isn’t particularly well thought of round these parts and I don’t doubt that it could be improved but it seems ok for the time being. If anyone has any advice feel free to let me know!
  6. I’ve been lurking for a while as I’m getting bored of the weak/inconsistent steam from my dedica and I’m considering buying something nicer. I switched to non pressurised filter baskets ages ago after reading something on here which made a big difference to the espresso quality and more recently modded it with a Silvia wand. Not sure if I’ll make it up to five posts to use the classifieds though!
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