Pulling shots and steaming simultaneously on heat exchanger espresso machine - Page 2

Beginner and pro baristas share tips and tricks for making espresso.

#11: Post by Nsorens »

One more thing to check is that the steaming tip is tightly screwed into the wand. Even a slightly loose tip will leak steam past the o-ring significantly reducing steaming power. (I just tightened my tip and got much better steaming power).

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#12: Post by Aintmissb (original poster) »

Thanks for tons of great and interesting replies. Responses seem to vary roughly between having the same experience that I have when steaming and pulling a shot simultaneously and others who report no loss of pressure. I have descaled my machine but not for a couple of years, perhaps I should do it again. I actually find trying to pull shots and steam simultaneously creates another problem - my brain is not big enough to monitor both carefully enough!