Monday, August 18, 2008

Removing the Atomic's Boiler Plug

Here's some evidence that the early Atomics were designed to be cleaned from the front. This is from an early Sassoon manual, which suggests the boiler plug should be removed every six weeks and the neck tube cleaned with a wire (supplied). I guess in the 1950s the idea of dismantling your coffee maker was no scarier than servicing your own car. And yes, your Atomic came with a spanner for removing the boiler plug and a spare gasket for resealing it! I've put a picture of the spanner and a spare boiler plug on the home page at


Unknown said...

What is the size of the spanner used to remove the boiler plug is it 7 or 8 mm? thanks

Anonymous said...

I make it 7mm.