Steam Wand for Olympia Cremina & Maximatics
- This is a new style Steam wand for olympia Cremina's.
- Fits on all of the older models as well as the newer models.
- Fits Cremina 67
- Fits Cremina 2002
- Fits New Cremina's
Great replacement steam wand for Olympia Caffarex VT!
Posted by Orrin Charm on 5th Jul 2016
The steam wand on my Olympia Caffarex VT espresso machine sprung a pinhole leak just above the bend, and most of the chrome had worn off (I guess it's not THAT toxic . . . !).
I had temporarily repaired it with a short piece of adhesive-lined heat shrink tubing, which held up pretty well, but when I found out that Cerini had a replacement, I jumped at it.
The new wand is a bit larger in diameter than the old one, and the steam holes are straight out of the end, rather than angled like the original. It also has a replaceable end, rather than the one-piece construction of the original.
The attachment end looked a bit different also, but it mates perfectly with the steam valve, and looks like a perfect match. It is nicely chrome-plated, so it is an overall improvement over my old patched-up, mostly-brass wand!
As far as performance, it actually seems to work better than the original wand. The in-line steam holes create a stronger stream, spinning the milk faster, and making a tighter foam.
My only issue was that the portafilter handle closes up against the wand, but it seals fine, so it doesn't affect operation.
It's expensive (as all Olympia replacement parts have been!), but definitely worth it!
Thank you, Johnny, for recommending it for my machine!