Rancilio Silvia Steaming / Frothing milk and Pressure relief instructions
Learn these easy to perform steps and you will extent the life of your Rancilio Silvia espresso machine dramatically. It might be a little tricky at first, but within few times you will be able to perform these steps in no time.
Do not Panic! The list only looks long, but each step is a matter of seconds.
Any time you want to froth milk, please do the following:
First turn on steam switch.
Wait until the steam light is on, about a minute or so.
Point the steam wand to the tray.
Open slightly the steam knob and run excess water to the tray.
Turn off (close) the steam knob
Insert the steam wand into the milk in a Stainless Steel milk pitcher filling it about 1/3.
Turn on (open) the steam knob.
Steam the milk.
Turn off steam switch first.
Turn off (close) steam knob next.
Refill the boiler by doing the following immediately after you are done the steaming process above:
Point the steam wand to the tray
Turn on (open) the steam knob and let some pressure to relief.
Once relieved, turn on the hot water switch and let water run through the steam wand to the tray or into the milk pitcher until a solid stream of water comes out.
Turn off the hot water switch.
Turn off (close) the steam knob.
Your Rancilio Silvia Espresso machine is now ready to brew coffee or shut off.
When you want to make a shot and the machine sits in Standby position for a while, for best results, it is recommended to flush water from the grouphead for few seconds to stabilize pressure and water temprature.
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