That makes sense. Excellent, thank you for the tips 😁😁
DrForinor - see at around 2:45 for the cloth in action. 😉
Ah yes, lovely. I’ve seen that video before - helped me decide on getting the Elizabeth 😊😊
I have a reusable cloth (unpaper towels I think) that I dampen whilst I’m preparing to steam milk. Afterwards I’ve started laying it on the cup warmer, the residual heat after switching the machine off dries it out and stops it smelling. I generally rotate which part of the cloth I use to wipe the steam wand and wash the cloth once a week in the washing machine.
I used to use disposable paper kitchen towels to do the cleaning of the steam wand fot my izzo before using a microfiber cloth once I got my nurri. Are paper towels as good as using a cloth? If they are, I would rather go back to that practice as I don’t have to clean it but can just hrow it away.
Just returned from sniffing my microfibre cloth, current ones are grey Brabantia from John Lewis £4.25 for two I think. After wiping down the steam wand, wiping the portafilter and basket its used to clean the group head after which it gets a rinse, used to wipe out the drip tray then hung on the mug tree to dry. When there’s a wash it goes in the machine. Never noticed a smell. Paper towels are getting quite expensive now yet we didn’t have them years ago using germ ridden dishcloths yet somehow we’re all still alive probably due to all the germs we were exposed to unlike today’s sterile surfaces.
After steaming milk, I use a JoeFrex thermally resistant cloth that I’ve wet with the water i used to warm up my mug, to get all the milk off then purge the wand - all within about 3 seconds of finishing steaming. Then I steam the cloth clean. It lasts about a week before I need to swap to a clean cloth. Can’t wait until I have a cool touch wand on the Bianca I’m going to get. Then I’ll just use a damp microfiber cloth.
I bought myself these from Amazon - they were £15 at the time. I use one for a week then wash it. I’ll soak in soapy water before and after use for cleaning the wand and I flop it over the back corner of my machine which dries it off between use. Don’t think these are available any more, but there are alternative and cheaper options.
Rhinowares do a set:
dutchy101 Those first ones look very similar to the cafelat cloths:
Yeah they look pretty much identical
Think is was Dave who taught me this one,
Blow some steam out to wam the arm, then close the wand, immediately dip it in some cold water. The arm makes a tink noise then remove from cold water and spray out again.