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Bodum Chambord 5-Ounce Milk Frother
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- Creates a smooth and consistent milk foam without electricity
- All parts dishwasher safe
- Quick and easy to use - just move the plunger up and down until the volume of froth doubles
- Microwave safe glass beaker
- Dishwasher safe
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a) while frothing the pour spout isn't properly covered by the cap and on occasion foamy milk spills onto the kitchen counter
b) the meshing seems better suited for a French press, which means separating the foam for a pretty cup display is a bit of a challenge (hint, don't use slotted portion of the cap, just pull the entire plunger mechanism out and use a spoon to separate the foam)
c) HOT WHILE HANDLING: admittedly I like my milk as close to burnt without burning, so this sucker is very hot when coming out of the microwave and this is my primary complaint. The previous version had a nice handle connected to the glass easy for gripping the smoking hot vessel while frothing milk. I still have not found a tolerable solution to this.
Good product and does what it says it will do. But if you like really hot milk for frothing you will need to find a solution for holding the hot glass in hand. Otherwise, a really good product.
Cons: There's no seal between the screen and the glass envelope, so you work really hard to make the screen take excursions through the milk and create the foam.
Nevertheless, I was happy using it, until I broke the glass. To salvage it, I ended up buying a Bonjour frother, mainly because it was the same size as the Bodum. My plan was to use the carafe and continue using the Bodum screen and plunger. That was because, like I said, I was happy with the Bodum.
When I got it, I figured, why not try the Bonjour Mechanism, since I have it.
Well, it was so much nicer and more effective than the Bodum, I haven't bothered to use the Bodum again.
I clean my carafes in the dishwasher, and they go in the microwave (mine is 1200 watts) to heat the milk (I use high for 1min 10 sec). I can still hold the carafe in my hand, maybe other people are heating the milk to a much higher temp (I read one complaint that the glass gets too hot - if so use a hot pad) Yes, the glass will break, and there are no replacement glasses available. I use my frother every day, I would say on average they last at least two or three years until I do something stupid like knock them over in the sink or accidentally hit them against the sink. If you break your carafe, consider buying the Norpro (at $11.50) as a replacement for your Bodum.
I also always save my old plunger mechanisms, so if I don't like the new ones I can always revert back to the old (which were mostly metal) nd thre have been several styles over the past 12 years..Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am a relatively new coffee drinker and first experienced using this type of product while visiting friends in Australia. Read morePublished 12 months ago by M A Meyer
I don't like them. Sometimes work, sometimes not. I cannot find a patten.Published 12 months ago by Jenny
I love these Bodum Milk Frothers. I've bought several of them now, One for home, One for the office. One for my son's house when I'm visiting. One as a gift. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Christine Martin
It is what I need to make cappuccino but does not, for some reason, froth as well as my previous one which I believe was made by Dansk?Published 15 months ago by Helen M. Hankins
Use it all the time, was missing seal, had to use seal from old frother.Published 15 months ago by Hilary Boudreau
The plunger in the frother does not fit well. We have had almost no success in frothing. We should have returned it, but didn't. Now it just sits unused on the shelf.Published 17 months ago by Steve B
This is the best milk frothed I have tried, and I have tried them all, and I use it many times a day. Read morePublished 17 months ago by M.E.Anderson