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Cafe late maker

I am still learning how to use my machine. When I go to steam my milk I run out of steam before the milk has heated and frothed up. What is the sequence of using this machine? Rayne

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Re: cafe late maker

I have exactly the same with my machine - only solution i found is to microwave the milk halfway first - bit of a pain but especially milk from the fridge takes a fair bit to heat up. Increasing the amount of water you put in can increase the amount of steam, but also of course messes with the coffee too. start trying to steam from the moment the coffee starts running through. If you need the instruction manual you should be able to get it on this link with the model number, if not post back with that and i should be able to find it for you; Hope this helps :)

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