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Date: 11 Jan 2007 10:49:04
From: Queen Mary
Subject: Milk frother suggestions?
Hello,
I have a frother called a Cappuccino Cozy and I am not getting the
results I want. In the past when I used a espresso machine wand, the
steam came out in three directions, I believe, and did a great job.
The milk became thick and doubled in size.
With this Cappuccino Cozy, it just heats water, has a wand and
shoots the steam straight down. The milk does not develop any real
froth.
Does a good, separate frother exist and if so, its name? I went to
Ebay and saw all kinds of different ones, but to me the just don't
seem like they would work. This item caught my eye and I would like to
know if you think it might work:

http://tinyurl.com/tk8n4

I'm drinking moka pot coffee, but I want a cappuccino once in a
while. I even thought about buying the cheapest espresso machine
possible and just using it for the frother. I gave up on using a
regular espresso because I could never ever get good results. I love
the moka pot results and if I can conquer the frothing problem, I will
be very happy.

y




 
Date: 14 Jan 2007 20:46:32
From: Thirsty
Subject: Re: Milk frother suggestions?
Hi y,

I purchased the Bialetti Brevetti Graziella at auction, a standalone
stovetop milk steamer. I'm not sure which of those names is the brand.

In any case, I found it mediocre. You can have steam as strong as you
like, just turn the element up. But once you open up the steam valve,
the pressure drops too quickly. Steaming with it is a frustrating
business, so I'm sticking to having my coffee as half&half moka and
heated milk.

If you see one for sale, don't bother.



 
Date: 11 Jan 2007 18:46:09
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: Milk frother suggestions?
Howdy y!

I'm assuming you have a Cappuccino Crazy?
1) Toss the plastic tube & tip of the S/S tube.
2) Bend the wand approx. 10% more than it is.
3) Don't just stick the wand in the milk pot; angle it to the side so you
get a whirlpool action.
4) The steam valve on the CC sucks, big time! A rotating knob valve like
those found on most machines gives you much better steam control.
5) It's possible to find a steam tip that's the correct size for the tube.
Have the tube treaded for it or have it silver soldered in place.

The 'frother' you mention whips the milk, and cappas & lattes are made with
a high proportion of steamed & frothed milk.

Good luck,
Robert

"Queen y" <ferrante276-queeny@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:ielcq2tov3af2bc1s91p7qanocn1vgj4d0@4ax.com...
> Hello,
> I have a frother called a Cappuccino Cozy and I am not getting the
> results I want. In the past when I used a espresso machine wand, the
> steam came out in three directions, I believe, and did a great job.
> The milk became thick and doubled in size.
> With this Cappuccino Cozy, it just heats water, has a wand and
> shoots the steam straight down. The milk does not develop any real
> froth.
> Does a good, separate frother exist and if so, its name? I went to
> Ebay and saw all kinds of different ones, but to me the just don't
> seem like they would work. This item caught my eye and I would like to
> know if you think it might work:
>
> http://tinyurl.com/tk8n4
>
> I'm drinking moka pot coffee, but I want a cappuccino once in a
> while. I even thought about buying the cheapest espresso machine
> possible and just using it for the frother. I gave up on using a
> regular espresso because I could never ever get good results. I love
> the moka pot results and if I can conquer the frothing problem, I will
> be very happy.
>
> y