So I have this home espresso maker Delonghi Dedica EC680 series that comes with panarello wand. I can pull great shots of espresso, and produce good foam of milk. I know it’s hard to get a perfect micro foam out of the panarello wand so I removed the outer sleeve of the panarello wand leaving only the tip of the wand to work with.
But after about 6 months, the rubber tip starts to disintegrate. My choice is to replace it with the new (exact same) panarello wand, or with another wand that fits.
And than after some readings, I decided to replace it with Rancilio Silvia wand. Good solid wand that originally designed for Rancilia machine. No rubber, no panarello. It’s just a perfect replacement to get rid of the bulky plastic Pannarello milk frother on my Delonghi Dedica EC680.
I can say that the Rancilio Silvia wand is a completely different wand and does command a much higher level of skill to operate. However there is a whole wealth of information and videos online about correct technique and you can produce a far superior microfoam. I was quite surprised just how much better the machine was now able to perform the task.
What You Need
So here’s what you need to prepare :
- Rancilio Silvia wand (obviously)
- Phillips 01 bit
- Phillips 02 bit
- Flathead 03 bit
- T20 security bit
- Craft knife
And here’s the video of me performing step-by-step how to replace the original panarello wand of Delonghi Dedica EC680 with Rancilio Silvia wand.