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Steam smells odd and affects milk taste.

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Our Astoria SAE/2-GL has started to give off a strange smell from the staem wands and makes the taste of the milk a bit strange. Has anyone any ideas how to resolve this please?

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Clean and purge your wands EVERY time you use them. If you leave milk on the wand, it gathers at the lowest point ( where the holes are) and as the wand cools, the air/steam, in the wand contracts, the condensation reconstitutes the mil, the contracting air/steam creates a vacuum, and sucks the milk back into the wand. If you turn the machine off, the cooler does the same thing.
You're reboiling milk at 250F + again and again.

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The boiler is contaminated with milk and needs to be descaled and cleaned.

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