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Get a funnel for the portafilter, grind straight into the PF and WDT in the portafilter...

Although the grinds out of the mignon specialita are super fluffy I couldn't manage to get perfect bottomless pours without the addition of WDT, especially when single dosing.

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Looks really good! I nearly bought one of these earlier in the month and only decided at the last minute to change my mind but that was just a personal choice. It's a great choice and hopefully I don't regret it 

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One tip.... You can 'ghost ride' the steam wand on this machine easily for perfect milk...

 

Just sit the pitcher on the drip tray and put the tip about one third to half in the milk and your good to go.

 

Experiment with how deep the tip is based on your results and if you going for cap milk (just below the surface) or flat white milk (a bit deeper).

 

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Looks really good! I nearly bought one of these earlier in the month and only decided at the last minute to change my mind but that was just a personal choice. It's a great choice and hopefully I don't regret it 


What did you purchase instead off the rocket?


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On 27/01/2020 at 21:19, birel101 said:

 


What did you purchase instead off the rocket?


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I went for the Crem One dual boiler, really good machine with some great functions including the adjustable pre infusion times.  

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13 hours ago, birel101 said:

Very nice, they were going for really good prices weren’t they, I suppose they won’t be as cheap as they were when they come back in stock?


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The had a 'special' launch price. It will be interesting to see if they actually increase the price. I think they've been out of stock at Bella Barista since I got mine at the start of January 

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On 27/01/2020 at 20:40, HowardSmith said:

One tip.... You can 'ghost ride' the steam wand on this machine easily for perfect milk...

 

Just sit the pitcher on the drip tray and put the tip about one third to half in the milk and your good to go.

 

Experiment with how deep the tip is based on your results and if you going for cap milk (just below the surface) or flat white milk (a bit deeper).

 

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+1 I use this method with my Rocket with good effect.

Also stick one of these in your tank:-

https://www.bellabarista.co.uk/brands/rocket-espresso-water-reservoir-filter.html

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Here are some tips that work for me and my Appartamento:-

Typical usage: 2-4 cups per day.

1. Use Volvic bottled water.  My Appartamento is 4 years old and I have never needed to descale, brew temp has always remained the same as day one!

2. Use a sheet of "Cookamesh" cut to size for the drip and cup tray's. 

3. Keep the machine spotlessly clean, this is very important!

4. Clean group head with brush, and water backflush after every brew session.

5. Remove shower screen and clean all applicable parts once per week.

6. Chemical (Cafetto) backflush every 3 months or 150 cups.

7. Change head gasket and shower screen every 12 months.

 

 

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