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 of the panarello wand 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.