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Is Ponte Vecchio Export Steam Wand Moveable?

Postby minniemousey on Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:40 pm

Hi there,

I'm the proud owner of a PV Export and am just getting properly acquainted with it.

I was under the impression that the steam wand was fixed however, my steam wand moves up and down. Is this the case for others? Am I damaging the seal/valve inside the wand by moving it? I have been moving it up to bleed off the false pressure and back down again to steam the milk.

Many thanks.
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Postby peacecup on Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:52 am

That means that the locking nut is not fully tightened. You should find the angle that you like best and tighten the nut.

With just a little practice you'll find the fixed-position wand is still great for steaming - you just need to position the pitcher in the correct place.

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Postby minniemousey on Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:03 am

Thanks PC. I was hoping you could shed some light here! Your yearly reviews of the Export helped convince me to buy one :D

The positioning of the wand doesn't bother me but it was handy to move it when I was bleeding the false pressure off.

Thanks again!
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