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Old 31-08-2018, 03:51 PM   #4951
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Folks, for cortado, what's the recommended milk pitcher size? 150 or 200ml?
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Old 31-08-2018, 04:20 PM   #4952
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Won't it be very hard to clean a small narrow pitcher?
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Old 31-08-2018, 05:24 PM   #4953
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The opening is about the same but just shorter. Might go for 150ml first as I only need about 70-90ml of milk. Rough estimate though as I am still experimenting.
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Old 31-08-2018, 05:56 PM   #4954
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Careful about getting smaller sizes jug, depending on your machine and steam power, the milk may get easier to spill out from the jug during frothing due to the steam pressure moving the milk around.

I find the 350ml jug just nice for around 90 ml of milk. Giving it enough space for the whirlpool effect.
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Old 02-09-2018, 05:06 PM   #4955
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What's the best way to clean your machines? Still looks great but after a while it becomes "patchy" with dust and humidity. Microfiber cloth?
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Old 02-09-2018, 05:08 PM   #4956
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Microfiber cloth with water works best. Best if the machine is hot.
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Old 03-09-2018, 03:47 PM   #4957
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Microfiber cloth with water works best. Best if the machine is hot.
Thanks. I am still experimenting with my cortado and piccolo latte drinks. Trying with older beans before I move on to the fancy ones
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:20 PM   #4959
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is delonghi 685 good?

intend to get a grinder
1) delonghi 89?
2) krups 231?

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Old 05-09-2018, 10:37 PM   #4960
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I'm looking at 3m under sink. What model is yours? How long does 1 cartridge last?
is ur free coffee test drink for sinkie still available? haha
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:53 PM   #4961
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is delonghi 685 good?

intend to get a grinder
1) delonghi 89?
2) krups 231?
looks like your budget is $600.
https://www.harveynorman.com.sg/kitc...o-ec685.w.html
https://www.harveynorman.com.sg/kitc...e-gvx-231.html

with grinder U maybe can go with cheap taobao china brand which someone recommended here. iirc Feima
https://www.home-barista.com/advice/...t42165-10.html

Ascaso Basic Espresso made in Spain cost about the same if U can find.

but I have come across ppl who vote for WPM machines
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=...ucket=5#detail
https://www.wpm.hk/en/products.php?c1id=1

read around for reviews
https://forum.wszystkookawie.pl/inde...&topic=1168.15

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Old 06-09-2018, 04:29 PM   #4962
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What do you guys use to clean your grinder?

Apart from the 'standard' Cafetto and Urnex, any others worth looking at? I'm looking for those that generate as little dust as possible because I'm OCD.

Anyone used Puly Grind before? Quite economical...
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Old 06-09-2018, 09:03 PM   #4963
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I take mine apart and clean with brush and towel


cleaning like this seem to be wasteful. and I don't know how you can really get into the groove on the edge or the middle part.

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Old 07-09-2018, 10:30 AM   #4964
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I take mine apart and clean with brush and towel


cleaning like this seem to be wasteful. and I don't know how you can really get into the groove on the edge or the middle part.
Wah… how often you clean? Taking apart for major cleaning is ok… but routine cleaning is kinda tedious…. plus i don't really trust my mechanical skills… history has proven that I always have a couple of things, screws etc leftover after assembly...
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:32 PM   #4965
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I think u take apart, u waste even more coffee trying to calibrate back.

The Urnex, Puly grind thing works, i remember i saw on don't know HB or CS forum, got people reviewed and took it apart to compare before and after.
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