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Best Milk Frother without having to use a steam wand,
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This review is from: Nespresso 3194-Us-Bk Aeroccino and Milk Frother, Black (Kitchen)
I bought this because my wife & I wanted to add frothed milk to our coffee, but we didn't want to buy or use a full-on espresso machine and its steam wand. We use it in conjuction with our Cuisinox Roma 6-cup Stainless Steel Stovetop Espresso Maker.
I was skeptical at first. I'd never seen nor heard of a device like this. After unpacking and cleaning, it was ready to go. Very simple usage, very simple instructions. It's so easy to make frothed milk now!
It uses a silent, magnetically driven spinner to mix the milk inside of a container that simultaneously warms up the milk. It uses a whisk-type spinner for frothing or a smoother spinner for simply stirring the milk. It does not heat/cook the milk like a steam wand, it simply warms it up. The whisk-type stirrer gives the milk foam. The combination of heat and whisking provides for a very good milk froth that's firm and won't break down in minutes.
Here's a quick breakdown:
* Warm, frothy milk is attained in about 1 minute.
* It is very consistent.
* It makes enough froth for one or two servings, depending on your preferences.
* It is very easily cleaned.
* It is very quiet, almost silent. You can now froth while your partner sleeps!
* It can be used to make warm or cool milk & coffee drinks.
* One stirring device for froth, one for latté.
* It does not heat the milk to the same temperature as a steam wand.
* It does not caramelize the milk sugars as efficiently as a steam wand.
* It cannot froth heavy cream. The magnetic spinner does not have that much torque.
* It cannot caramelize skim milk.
* Use whole milk for best results.
* Use half & half when more cream is needed.
* Rice milk, soy milk and skim milk won't work well.
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Initial post: Jan 22, 2012 8:37:29 PM PST
I use skim milk all the time and it froths beautifully.
Posted on Jan 25, 2012 11:48:09 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 25, 2012 11:48:52 AM PST
Kirkland organic soy milk (vanilla) produces perfect results, with both whisks, as good as sbucks soy latte or far better actually since theirs has twice the sugar in it and is too sweet for my taste. Haven't yet tried other brands of soy, but perhaps your comment about soy and skim milk not working well isn't universally true.
Posted on Mar 10, 2012 11:31:56 AM PST
I only use Soy Milk and my it froths beautifully. You have to try more than one brand before you come to that conclusion.
Posted on Apr 11, 2012 8:24:05 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 11, 2012 8:26:30 AM PDT
Ms. Magruder says:
I use skim milk with great success.
Posted on Nov 25, 2012 4:08:57 PM PST
I don't think the original poster was saying that it would not froth skim milk - the comment was that this device isn't able to "caramelize skim milk". I honestly don't know anything about whether that's important, but just saying, it's not fair to criticize the person for saying something he/she didn't say.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2014 1:00:44 PM PST
David C. says:
he said it won't work well. however, i use almond milk and it froths beautifully and tastes great. sometimes ill add cinnamon or stevia to it and that adds another dimension of flavor.
Posted on Dec 18, 2015 3:32:00 PM PST
Just please note the phrase "After unpacking and cleaning". This is not a review from a person with a lot of experience with a product. Please read the other reviews of people who have used the product for several months.
Posted on Feb 13, 2016 8:23:18 AM PST
Gary Gee says:
I have used soy and 1% and 2% cow milk. The froth is not dense but there is plenty of it.
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