Re: Slightly unusual Silvia problem
- From: "daveb" <davebobblane@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 7 Jun 2006 05:45:16 -0700
Phil is right. 100C would be best to avoid overshoot, especially at
all of these thermos have a wide dead band.
"deadband" -- the temp. area above and below the nominal rateing that
the 'stat does not know about.
Phil Paintin wrote:
I suppose they'll just have to repair it again, but I wonder if there's
anything I could be doing that could cause it. I was making two coffees
in quick succession. It made one coffee fine, frothed the milk, and was
gone for the second shot...
Note that even though you have refilled the boiler after steaming, it
will still retain excess heat which can throw the brew temperature for
a while. When making milk drinks in quick succession, it's better to
brew all the espressi first, and then do all the milk frothing.
If you do return it to the dodgy repairer, ask him to ensure that the
replacement 'stat is the 100°C unit. Early silvias were fitted with a
110°C stat which produced excess steam. Is NZ 240V ? If so this is
particularly important since the overshoot can be greater, as noted in
my recent (and very popular) thread.