Quick Mill Pippa: Steam Wand Producing Too Much Steam or Boiling Milk

Troubleshoot steam wand issues on Quick Mill Pippa.

Too Much Steam or Milk Boiling

If you think your wand is producing too much steam, or your milk looks like it is boiling, then you may need to make an adjustment to your frothing technique. Boiling milk, or milk that is getting to hot before frothing is completed is an indication that incorrect frothing technique is being used. Refer to this machine's "How to Froth Better" article for more information.

If you have tried adjusting your technique and the wand still appears to be producing too much steam, then a steam test should be completed.

  • To conduct a steam test, follow the instructions listed in the attachment at the end of this article.

If the machine is within the specified steam test range, then the machine is producing the correct amount of steam and an adjustment to frothing technique is necessary. Using a carafe that is chilled in a freezer before frothing is helpful for keeping the milk cooler for longer, allowing for more time to froth before the milk begins to scald.

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