Re:Panarello? Paranello? was 'Gaggia without frothing gizmo?'
- From: "Natalie Drest" <fugeddaboudit@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2006 17:43:36 +1100
"Jim" <askme@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Guy Snape wrote:
Is there a gaggia home machine with a decent sized steam wand instead of
those stupid froth enhancing things that no-one wants?
I'm getting EXCELLENT results from the "stupid froth enhancing things that
no-one wants." And it's a no-brainer, no surfing involved. The trick for
me was regulating the steam valve for the right pressure levels. It's not
the fastest frother, but it can produce a pitcher full of microfoam and
it's also very quiet (not that noise really matters to me).
There are 2 types of plastic thingy that I'm aware of; one has four openings
around the main centre jet, the other two (this is down at the business end,
the end that goes in the milk). I can get good microfoam with the 4-hole
model by blocking off the air intake with Blu-tak. The 2-hole attachment
doesn't respond to this treatment, it makes loud noises & generally won't
I can't get good microfoam with either attachment without blocking the air
intake- instead, I get mounds of useless cold large-bubbled foam, as the
panarello attachment sucks in air and pumps it into the milk.. What's your
secret? My bet is it's 'I never clean the thing, it's full of dried-up
gunk'. Am i right?