Long Steam Arm

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Long Steam Arm

Post by txrpls » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:35 pm

Has anyone ordered and installed the longer steam arm on their Mini II. I just received mine the other day and it appears that it is only 1/2" longer than the standard, hardly worth the effort to install.

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Re: Long Steam Arm

Post by Endo » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:48 pm

I've installed it.

As you say, it's not much longer...just long enough to make it hard to stow away over the drip tray grill. :lol:

I find the long (S5) wand is a good if you are using a 20 oz pitcher. I mostly use a 12oz pitcher for single Lattes, so I went back to the stock short arm for the better stowing.

I tried the no-burn wand too. Hated it. Too long, bad angle, bad tip (although the new 4 hole no-burn tip is better....if not a bit too slow).
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Re: Long Steam Arm

Post by txrpls » Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:29 pm

Thanks, I think I'll get an RMA and swap it out for a bottomless PF since I mainly do single lattes and cappas

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Re: Long Steam Arm

Post by Endo » Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:40 pm

My bottomless PF get much more use than the longer steam arm.
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