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Found 12 results

  1. Please help ;-) Like many Gaggia users , I went ahead and fitted a Silvia V1/2 wand, but I am getting really poor results. Ok, I am using semi skimmed milk, but surely that can't be the reason I am getting a really poor foam ? Any help on technique or anything else I might be doing wrong. Also the gage seems to run out of steam really quickly too - anything I can do there ? I am very close to going back to the original wand. Cheers
  2. Hi I contacted Happy Donkey about the steam wand and they said thier version is pre modified and ones on ebay are not. Anyone here know whats been modified as I thought they just swap nuts with Classic wand and bolt back on.
  3. Hi there Many of you have the Silvia steam wand as an alternative to the original. I threw my Silvia steam wand away and made my own. The Silvia wand was noisy,made the milk boil,required frequent replacement of the upper rubber seal and failed to produce repeatable results. I cut off parts from a Gaggia commercial steam wand and soldered them to a copper tube which I bent with a pipe bender. I must admit it required three attempts before I got to the end result. My steam wand has a removeable end cap that allows the quick change of steaming tips. I can use single or multiple hole type
  4. Hi guys again. I've read about fitting a Silvia steam wand to a Gaggia Classic. Would it also fit a Baby Class? I think the joint that joins the wand to the machine is different - its like ball joint on the Baby Class.
  5. I was just wondering if anybody had considered or managed upgrading their version 1 or 2 Silvia's steam wand to the latest incarnation? I see that you can buy the kit in the US. Here's a link: http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/Rancilio-Steam-wand-Upgrade-for-V1-and-V2-Silvia-p/scgp10705169-1.htm Perhaps its not worth the effort? I'd appreciate any thoughts. Thanks in advance.
  6. Hi sorry I am sure its been discussed before but I didn't hit anything on a quick search. I have a gaggia dose which is broken atm. anyway I am wondering if there are better home machines for steaming milk. I was not particularly impressed this this machine I was never able to get a micro foam with it and I believe (with my machine) it was not possible. I had taken off the frother attachment and gone through the process as shown online without ever making micro foam. So can anyone recommend a better machine that is possible for micro foam. 1 problem I did have the the gaggia ba
  7. I know from reading online that the Silvia wand can be retrofitted to Gaggia Classic and wondered if the same thing can be done with the Baby Dose. Cheers Don
  8. Hi all, Here for sale is a 2010 Gaggia Classic. Usual work carried out includes: New boiler seal New group head seal Descaled & backflushed Older, larger 3-way solenoid fitted OPV set to 10 BAR Rancilio Silvia steam wand fitted The machine is in very good condition, the water chute has some visible marks, however it's covered by the lid and only aesthetic so it's not something that has bothered me. The machine also has the classic known issue of a drip from the steam wand when heating up the steam function - a quick blast of the steam wand tends to mitigate thi
  9. As per the title, for sale here is a Gaggia Classic (pre-Phillips takeover) in very good condition. Work done this week: Group head seal replaced Boiler seal replaced Boiler descaled OPV mod (OPV adjusted to 10 bar - ideal pressure for brewing espresso) Brand new Rancilio Silvia steam wand fitted - this is seen as a sensible & must-have upgrade for the Gaggia Classic to produce decent microfoam The chassis in in VGC, i've given it a quick polish with Brasso this evening - with a little more effort it will be spotless! There are a few marks that will easil
  10. Hi All As I have upgraded my Classic to a Profitec 700, I am looking to sell it on. It has been well looked after with regular backflush with Cafiza and has drunk Brita filtered water all of it's time with us. Additionally we have very soft water here, so scale is not likely. To be on the safe side I have been descaling once or twice a year. It was fitted with the Auber PID with the pre-infusion option in December. This works really well to control the consistency and repeatability of the brew temperature and was a massive help to me in improving my shots. It will come w
  11. [ATTACH=CONFIG]3676[/ATTACH] Used for about four months on my Classic - still in great condition. Massively improves steaming ability.
  12. due to upgraditis i have my baby dose for sale,its the same internals as the classic but has two buttons which can be programmed for volumetric dose with the first having pre infusion and a manual button aswell for full control, ive had it about 6 months and the previous owner 2 years,its been regualrly descaled and run on filtered water whilst ive had it and been regularly backflushed with puly caff, it has the rancillio steam wand upgrade on it but has the original wand with it aswell, the portafilter comes with original double which is pretty much done but there is a month old double,
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