Espresso Machines

How to clean and unblock the steam wand

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Perfectly textured milk is the secret ingredient to making third wave specialty coffee at home. It balances the espresso flavor, smooths any bitterness and produces a silky texture with a velvety mouthfeel. The Bambino® is equipped to steam and texture any type of milk, so you can customize your coffee to your taste. Regularly cleaning and unblocking the steam wand keeps it in ideal condition to brew your next cup and top it with your favorite latte art. We recommend purging the steam wand after every use. 1) After using the steam wand, wipe it down thoroughly with a clean, damp cloth. 2) Lower the wand toward the drip tray. Press the ‘Steam’ button to remove any residual milk. 3) If the steam wand remains blocked, you can return the wand to the open position by pulling it away from the machine and removing the tip using the tip cleaning tool. The tip cleaning tools are located under the water tank. 4) Be sure to soak the tip in hot water before unblocking it using the tool. When the tip is unblocked, it can be re-attached to the wand. 5) Press the ‘Steam’ button to purge the wand, and your machine will be ready for optimal performance.

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