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tinytot2
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Espresso: NS Oscar
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Drip: Breville YouBrew
Posted Sat Mar 9, 2013, 1:52pm
Subject: Water from the Oscar
 

Is it possible to get clean water for Americanos from an Oscar?  I don't think so because the wand is just for steam, right?
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frank828
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Posted Sat Mar 9, 2013, 2:36pm
Subject: Re: Water from the Oscar
 

just run the brew water without the portafilter attached.
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Posted Sat Mar 9, 2013, 4:24pm
Subject: Re: Water from the Oscar
 

Or just heat some water in a pitcher using the steam wand just as if you were steaming milk!
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emradguy
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Posted Sat Mar 9, 2013, 6:27pm
Subject: Re: Water from the Oscar
 

There you go...two great options. Be careful to clean grounds from the group screen before flushing them into your cup though, if you decide to go that route. I prefer this method because the water is already at 200F. You don't need a thermometer or a frothing pitcher, and there's no splashing.

 
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Markarian
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Posted Sun Mar 10, 2013, 1:53am
Subject: Re: Water from the Oscar
 

I just steam the water in the cup. It only takes a couple seconds, but it screeches like a banshee out of hell. Are you thinking of upgrading from your Barista to an Oscar? I did the same and was not disappointed, though I'd keep the Barista around with an unpressurized PF, as it makes a terrific travel machine.
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tinytot2
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Espresso: NS Oscar
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Posted Sun Mar 10, 2013, 5:09am
Subject: Re: Water from the Oscar
 

Markarian Said:

I just steam the water in the cup. It only takes a couple seconds, but it screeches like a banshee out of hell. Are you thinking of upgrading from your Barista to an Oscar? I did the same and was not disappointed, though I'd keep the Barista around with an unpressurized PF, as it makes a terrific travel machine.

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I'm not quite sure which machine I'm looking for, but this little guy recently hit my radar :)
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