Bodum Shin Bistro 4-Ounce Milk Frother
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- Create a smooth and consistent milk foam without electricity; easy to use and quickly froths milk
- Simply add cold non-fat milk to fill line and set lid; then pull and push plunger until milk turns to a frothy foam
- The volume of milk froth will approximately double; allow froth to sit for a minute and thicken
- To heat froth, remove lid and put carafe in microwave for 20 seconds; scoop out foam and top off favorite drinks
- Able to hold up to 5 ounces, beaker is made of durable, heat-resistant borosilicate glass; all parts are dishwasher safe
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Many people have criticized this product because the glass broke and it seems many people are using metal spoons with it. To me it is common sense when dealing with a thin glass product such as this to use a plastic utensil if you need one. One of those long handled plastic spoons like you get at an ice cream shop work well. I usually just pour my froth out and wait a few seconds with a couple of little shakes which gets most of it out.
I always heat the milk (or half & half which I use most of the time) in the microwave first right in the beaker, then do the pumping and have had no problems doing it that way. I actually think heated milk froths better and creates a finer froth. Many people are under the false impression that heated milk won't froth but I think this is because most of the instructions on frothing are for espresso machines where it is always suggested to use very cold milk before steaming and frothing. But this is because of the heating factor with the hot steam. You have to use cold milk or you won't have enough time to froth before the milk reaches the ideal temperature. If you used preheated milk it would quickly overheat using hot steam to froth. So I think because of this many people assume that you need cold milk for any kind of frothing.Read more ›
I bought my first Bodum frother from a catalog. The top seal broke within a week rendering the frother unusable. I sent it back to the catalog company. Got a replacement, no problem. No hassle. Now it took an accident for me to blunder into the best way to make frother. Use 2% milk. Fill to line (or half way to line for one cup) and pump for 15 or 20 seconds while still cold. Then microwave for 30 seconds. Voila! Best froth ever. Better than all the cappuccino makers, electric frothers, pumps, hand held spinners, I've tried them all.
One last caveat. Don't get too attached to the glass beaker. I've broken three of them. They are very fragile and no doubt you too will break it after a few weeks or months of use. But not to fear. What you are paying for, and it is well worth the price, is the frother pump. Simply find a cheap mug that will fit the pump and you are good to go. While using it the office, I found out that one of those cheap, standard small-sized promotional mugs fits the frother and makes one perfect cup using the method above.
Your friends and family WILL be amazed. If everyone had one of these Bodum forther pumps Starbucks traffic would dwindle. For the price of the frother pump, I made the most amazing Mocha Latte with Carmel topping you could imagine. Beve Tutti!
own a microwave; therefore, I heated my milk first in pan on stove, care-
fully trasferred into pre-warmed beaker and proceeded to froth. Method
was working beautifully until I noticed the plastic covering on the underneath center of the frothing wand had split. Apparently, this product is designed to be used in cold milk only. However, cost was minimal ($10.00) from a local food co-op. So, overall, you get your money's worth.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I no longer need to use this milk frother. I bought a Nescafe electric frother that heats up the milk for me. Read morePublished on January 21, 2013 by lkwenva
I highly recommend this produce for lattes. Quick and easy to use. It doesn't take much abuse, as the glass is very thin. I love it though.Published on November 24, 2012 by J. Bruce Baumann
the top doesnt really seal well onto the top glass rim, so it clinks and leaks. When you're frothing, the milk splashes out at the center of the top where the hand knob sits.Published on February 12, 2012 by Manny
The frother leaks and it doesn't froth half-n-half very well. Works better with 1% which is healthier truthfully, but performs poorly with the more rich creamers. Read morePublished on August 2, 2011 by Nand Hart Nibbrig
Easy to use and works great with skim milk that has been microwaved for 30 seconds. Just spoon frothed milk on coffee or use for hot chocolate.Published on June 14, 2011 by Mike
I purchased this item because of the Bodum reputation, this falls way short. The Bonjour is FAR superior. I am ordering another one today.Published on March 22, 2011 by Lila
I got this milk frother to make chai lattes. It works for soy or cow milk. Filling the container to the line makes about enough for two cups, perhaps you could squeeze out a third... Read morePublished on February 17, 2011 by M. J. Lloyd
I am quite pleased with this product. I love low tech gadgets like this. It does what it is supposed to do with little effort, is easy to store, is easy to clean, and really... Read morePublished on February 5, 2011 by Rebecca Gillespie
If you want nice and smooth coffee or hot hot chocolate you MUST HAVE the Bodum Shin Bistro Milk Frother. I love it. And it's price couldn't be better.Published on January 17, 2011 by Didi