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Milk is heated but doesn't produce adequate froth

The wand heats the milk but it doesn't produce proper frother, it also makes a lot of noise it sounds like the boiler is misfiring.

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  • Samantha Ransom Feb 22, 2008

    I pushed the black nozzle in firmly and heard the click and the results was frothy milk and quiet operation. Marvellous, Thank You.

  • wiggleywoo Jan 11, 2009

    I would just like to say a huge thankyou.....

    My machine was doing the same thing.....

    can't believe it was something so simple....

    Exellent advice!!

  • wglegge
    wglegge Mar 18, 2012

    Thanks for that bit of advice. I never knew that a fix could be so simple

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Inspect the end of the frother nozzle you should see a small plastic piece protruding.
If you dont see it remove the lower half of the frother and insert a pen and push the plastic insert to the end of the frother.
A "click" should be heard when it is located correctly.

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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THE FROTHER SPOUT KEEPS BLOWING OFF DURING THE FROTHING


I'm guessing this is a table top machine. If so then I take your meaning of "Blowing Off" as in turning off or running out of steam. The table top steamers usually found on home units do not have the capacity to froth large mugs like a "Venti" 20 oz cups. You will have to wait for the boiler to re-heat. It's best to heat a smaller cup of cold milk, pour the milk into the venti and make a 2nd batch again with cold milk. (It's hard to re-froth hot milk).
* check your steam wand tip if it's plugged with old milk. Soaking the wand in warm water overnite will help soften the milk which can be blow out when you make steam again. If you make a lot of milk drinks, it's a good idea to give the wand a blast of steam, then a good wipe with a damp cloth to keep milk residue off the wand.
* It's also possible your steam heater is starting to clog up. If you find that it gets slower and less steam with time then the steamer will need to be replaced. Check your warranty and call for service.
* Please update question with brand and model if you want more help.
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Cleaning the interior, especially the bottom where heated milk gets burned on.


90% of all my service calls were due to machines that were not cleaned DAILY. About a third of those were for espresso machines with a steamer and the rest for auto frothers. Most Barista's don't use auto frothers as they have very little control over the frothed milk. (Heat, froth density, firmness, holding, etc.) Milk(any type) will clog a machine in minutes if not cleaned up after use. Spoiled milk will contaminate any product with curds and have a bad smell to coffee.
* Clean up after any milk usage. Seconds count after frothing milk with a steam wand. Get workers in the habit of removing milk pitcher from wand and give the wand a short blast to flush the wand and wipe with a damp towel (tower wash and sanitized often) Leave the folded (quartered fold) next to wand on drain tray where it's always handy.) It only takes seconds to perform and customers appreciate the cleanliness and professional look.
* take a tip from Bartender's; you HAVE TO WASH WITH DETERGENT! when washing glasses that had milk drinks in them. Nobody want's a sour milk smell in any drink. Milk film can only be removed with soap and water and a brush. That's why you see automatic cup washers on every bar set up. It does take elbow grease to get these cups clean.
* Harden, cooked milk (coffee to) is best soaked in clean water (detergent optional) and let it sit over nite. This is a good practice to keep everything coffee/milk stain free as everything is washed/rinsed prior to use in the morning.
* Really, really baked on coffee (left burning on warmer for several days, weeks. Will need an urn cleaner to soak and wash out several times. Check with your coffee vendor as most will just swap them out with clean ones. Otherwise ask for urn cleaner from them and follow instructions. Hot water with a tablespoon of urn cleaner for each pot and let soak over nite. wash and rinse thoroughly prior to use.
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Hi, the steam from the wand is not frothing the milk like it used to, hardly any froth at all.


If the frother is warming the milk, but is not frothing, then you want to make sure the panarello is clean.

Slide the cover off the frother and check the pin hold on the top edge of the cover. If this hole is blocked the milk will not froth. Rinza is great clean to help prevent these issues. http://www.cerinicoffee.com/rinza_urnex.asp

Also recommend frothing water instead of milk to clean the frother well.

For more information visit: http://www.cerinicoffee.com/Coffee_cleaning_supplies.asp

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