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Topic: milk frother reccomendations (13 msgs / 432 lines)
1) From: jerry walker
Hi, i have an aeropress and am looking for a stand alone method to froth milk.  I am looking at options and wanting oppinions,   so far options are the aerolatte battery operated gizmo, the pump style bodum and others where you heat the milk put it into the gizmo and pump away, the stovetop models that have a steam tube, the capresso automatic frother i believe called the froth express, the nespresso aerocinnohttp://www.espressozone.com/milk-frothers.htmlhttp://www.abtelectronics.com/product/14764.html http://www.aerolatte.biz/indexl.html any way these are my choices and i am confused sheeze">http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/nespresso-aeroccino-automatic-milk-frother-185558.phplooks pretty interestinghttp://www.espressozone.com/milk-frothers.htmlhttp://www.abtelectronics.com/product/14764.html http://www.aerolatte.biz/indexl.html any way these are my choices and i am confused sheeze
thanks in advance from all you coffe pros
jerry walker
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2) From: Daniel Sortwell
Jerry,
Forget the capresso frother - huge bubbles, very little control, nothing 
close to microfoam
Regards,
DS
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3) From: Casey Jones
Can't speak to actual performance, only my perception, but If I had to
choose I'd go with the stovetop milk steamer.  You'd actually be
steaming the milk rather that whipping some air into it.
I've also heard of people using a "steam toy" espresso machine just
for steaming.
-Casey
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4) From: Angelo
I agree about the Capresso. It's a pain to set up, especially  if 
you're only doing one, or two, cups.
There is another type of frother which resembles the stovetop models 
and which is electric. Last I saw them. they were going for about $30 
new. I used to find these in thrift shops for about $5 - $10. They 
work quite well.
Bodum makes a battery operated whirley thing which whips up cold milk 
to a nice froth. Can't say the same for hot milk.
In general, the colder the milk, and the more fat, the better the 
microfoam. When I was doing cappas with my Silvia, I would put the 
milk in the freezer while I was pulling the shot.
You could foam the cold milk and then put it in the microwave for a 
few seconds. I've never done that, so I have no idea of the results..
A+
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5) From: Ed Needham
A stovetop steamer works fine for steaming milk.
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6) From: Justin Marquez
On 10/20/06, jerry walker  wrote:
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The Bodum Pump - I have one.  It foams lo-fat milk admirably and the
foam it makes will not flatten out completely during the consumption
of a cup.
However - it is NOT steamed and does not taste the same as steamed.
So, if it is a steamed milk flavor you want OR if having it done cold
is a problem (cold foams better), then don't fool around with the
little hand pumped foamers.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)

7) From: jerry walker
do you froth it cold then heat in the microwave?
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8) From: Justin Marquez
On 10/24/06, jerry walker  wrote:
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I tried frothing warmed milk, bt it didn't seem to froth as well.
Plus, I am basically a lazy person, so we just use it cold on the rare
occasions that we use it.  I should try your suggestion and see if the
foam holds up to heating, but I worry that the expansion of air in the
froth due to heating may settle the foam too much.  I need to try warm
milk frothing again.  It is supposed to work.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)

9) From: Sandy Andina
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I use those frothers (mine's battery-powered) with an Aeropress (used  
to use a Presso till it broke) for a "lazy person's macchiato."  If  
all you need is a dollop of foam, it matters not whether it's hot or  
cold (and the air introduced will make the foam room temp anyway).
On Oct 25, 2006, at 8:46 AM, Justin Marquez wrote:
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Sandy
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I use those frothers (mine's =
battery-powered) with an Aeropress (used to use a Presso till it broke) =
for a "lazy person's macchiato."  If all you need is a dollop of foam, =
it matters not whether it's hot or cold (and the air introduced will =
make the foam room temp anyway).
On Oct 25, 2006, at 8:46 =
AM, Justin Marquez wrote:
On 10/24/06, jerry walker <jdwalk6359> = wrote: do you froth it cold then heat in the = microwave?> [Original = Message]> From: Justin Marquez <jjmarquez>> To: <homeroast= s.com>> Date: 10/24/2006 7:12:17 = PM> Subject: Re: +milk frother = reccomendations> I tried = frothing warmed milk, bt it didn't seem to froth as well.Plus, I am basically a lazy person, so we just use = it cold on the rareoccasions that we use = it.  I should try your = suggestion and see if thefoam holds up = to heating, but I worry that the expansion of air in thefroth due to heating may settle the foam too = much.  I need to try = warmmilk frothing again.  It is supposed to = work. Safe Journeys and Sweet MusicJustin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = = --Apple-Mail-113-948370550--

10) From: Brian Kamnetz
Sandy, do you still have the portafilter thing for the Presso? I bought the
last Presso at a JT MAXX, for $4, but a while later, when I finally got
around to trying to figure it out, I discovered the portafilter thing was
gone....
Brian
On 10/25/06, Sandy Andina  wrote:
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11) From: Sandy Andina
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Let me look. Hope I didn't chuck it out with all the stuff from Mom's  
place I donated to the shelter....
On Oct 25, 2006, at 4:51 PM, Brian Kamnetz wrote:
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Sandy
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Let me look. Hope I didn't chuck =
it out with all the stuff from Mom's place I donated to the =
shelter....
On Oct 25, 2006, at 4:51 PM, Brian Kamnetz =
wrote:
Sandy, do you still have the portafilter thing for = the Presso? I bought the last Presso at a JT MAXX, for $4, but a while = later, when I finally got around to trying to figure it out, I = discovered the portafilter thing was gone....   = Brian   On = 10/25/06, Sandy Andina <sandraandina> = wrote: I use those frothers (mine's = battery-powered) with an Aeropress (used to use a Presso till it broke) = for a "lazy person's macchiato."  If all you need is a dollop of foam, = it matters not whether it's hot or cold (and the air introduced will = make the foam room temp anyway). On Oct 25, 2006, at 8:46 AM, = Justin Marquez wrote: On 10/24/06, jerry walker <jdwalk6359> wrote: =     do you froth it cold then = heat in the microwave? > [Original = Message] > From: Justin Marquez = <jjmarquez> > To: <homeroast> > Date: 10/24/2006 7:12:17 PM > Subject: Re: +milk frother = reccomendations > =   I tried frothing warmed milk, bt it didn't seem to = froth as well. Plus, I am basically a = lazy person, so we just use it cold on the rare occasions that we use it.  I should = try your suggestion and see if the foam = holds up to heating, but I worry that the expansion of air in the = froth due to heating may settle the foam too = much.  I need to try warm milk frothing again.  It is supposed to work. =   Safe Journeys and Sweet Music Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX) homeroast mailing list http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast<=/A> To change your personal list = settings (digest options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to =http://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings Sandy = www.sandyandina.com   = --Apple-Mail-124-969993476--

12) From: Brian Kamnetz
That'd be great, Sandy, thanks. Also, it occurs to me that I have an old
thrift store Krups steam toy that I never got around to playing with... I
have been meaning to check to see whether, by some great stroke of luck, the
portafilter from the Krups might fit the Presso. Doesn't seem likely, but
you never know...
Brian
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13) From: Sandy Andina
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They do seem remarkably similar, don't they?
On Oct 25, 2006, at 5:43 PM, Brian Kamnetz wrote:
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Sandy
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They do seem remarkably similar, =
don't they?
On Oct 25, 2006, at 5:43 PM, Brian Kamnetz =
wrote:
That'd be great, Sandy, thanks. Also, it occurs to me = that I have an old thrift store Krups steam toy that I never got around = to playing with... I have been meaning to check to see whether, by some = great stroke of luck, the portafilter from the Krups might fit the = Presso. Doesn't seem likely, but you never know...   = Brian   On = 10/25/06, Sandy Andina <sandraandina> = wrote: Let me look. Hope I didn't chuck it out = with all the stuff from Mom's place I donated to the shelter.... = On = Oct 25, 2006, at 4:51 PM, Brian Kamnetz wrote: Sandy, do you still have the portafilter thing for = the Presso? I bought the last Presso at a JT MAXX, for $4, but a while = later, when I finally got around to trying to figure it out, I = discovered the portafilter thing was gone....   = Brian   = --Apple-Mail-125-973641301--


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