Breville® The Milk Cafe
Best frother ever!
I love this frother! I've tried two others, but this one is superior to those. The froth is so thick and creamy, even when using 2% milk. I love the way it mounds high on my coffee or cocoa. If you want a great frother the first time, you'll want to buy this one.
November 10, 2014
This is a wonderful little kitchen luxury item!! Yes, it is not really a needed device but it is SO worth it! It is very simple to use. Simply make sure the disk is popped on all the way and pour your milk in and set the temp and push the button. You can adjust the temperature up while it is working. Say for instance you want to make a hot cocoa. You start the milk, wait a minute then slowly add your powders or syrups. You can then turn the heat up if you want a hotter cocoa. Also for frothing milk for a cappuccino. I add my milk wait for it to really froth up and have it set at about 130*, when I get the froth I turn it up to 160* and add my syrup of choice, or stevia. It it then wonderfully frothy and the froth tastes more like a whipped cream. I then pour over my chai tea or espresso shots.
I love the fact that it does all milks! I have amazing froth with Blue Diamond unsweetened vanilla almond milk. This is my milk of choice.
I highly recommend this machine! I use it along with my Verismo. The milk pods are fine for a super quick latte, but this machine is FAR superior to using a milk pod from any machine.
November 7, 2014
Works very well, when it works
I loved this frother, for the first couple of weeks. The foam was thick and creamy, tiny air bubbles, just perfect. Then all of a sudden I noticed I was getting less and less froth with each use, and it wasn't heating as hot as it was the first couple of weeks. I followed directions explicitly, used fresh milk, cleaned the frothing pitcher after each use, made sure the frothing attachment was properly secured- and by the third week it wasn't giving me any froth at all. I returned it to the company as they request on the box and in the directions, and was sent a new "Milk Cafe". That one worked perfectly the first time, and then with the second use, I got a fraction of the foam- I boxed it up and took it back to the store for a refund. If it worked as well as it does the first time out of the box, I would give this frother 5 stars. I'm so disappointed that it didn't work out, I love the stainless steel design, the size, and the ease of use.
November 4, 2014
Great Frothing for Drinks
Compared this with other models on U-Tube. It was recommended because of the adjustable temperature control. As this is used I a small coffee shop for drinks and for making some desserts, the time to make froth was of concern, as customers are impatient.
Manufacture says it takes up to 5 minutes; however, at temperature of over 140 degrees, it only takes about 2-3 minutes. Froth is much better than done by the Espresso Maker--just have to start the machine immediately, before making the coffee. Also, can use the froth for several cups of Cappuccino or Lattes. Machine works great so far, and is "idiot" proof which is important for the help we get now days.
November 3, 2014
I researched a few machines to make lattes. Watched a YouTube video on this and it did what I wanted. I love the heat dial and the plug. Makes great lattes.
October 29, 2014
It will be an addition to your kitchen counter, you would use it that much. Very sturdy. Works great. Is good to be able to treat yourself in your own home. I am very pleased and look forward for visitors to enjoy it.
September 14, 2014
Equal or better than...
Purchased this before I purchased the Breville 870XL espresso machine. At first I used it for regular coffee. Have had it several months. I then purchased an espresso machine that has a nice steamer/frother attached and ok to use, but the espresso steamer is more frustrating and labor intensive. The Breville Milk Cafe is GREAT! Saves time, easier to use, and in my opinion makes a cappuccino froth better than my espresso machine steamer. You can set the Milk Cafe's temperature and forget it while you pull a few espresso shots and then pour in your cappuccino or latte mix and not have to fuss with a steamer. My son has experimented and found a perfect mix for us which comes out superbly rich and tasty with magnificent froth. Use 3/4's half &half and 1/4 whole milk. Superb wonderful rich cappuccino froth mixed into your espresso Solid machine, all stainless steel, easy to wash out and clean. Comes with cappuccino and a latte attachment We've used it 2-3 times a day for past several months and I find it equal or better than my espresso steamer with less frustration of the learning/practice curve. I highly recommend, especially if you don't have an espresso steamer, as you can turn your regular coffee into an extra special taste treat!! I ordered it through BBB at their store so I could use their 20% off coupon. Arrived in just a few days, free shipping, and I saved more money than my comparison shopping, and they have a wonderful return policy and customer service. (I sound like I work for them, no I don't, I'm just very happy with this product and their service.)
August 1, 2014
Breville is the bomb!
We first bought a much less expensive machine and it pooped out after several months. Bought the Breville and have been thrilled with the consistency and quality of our cappuccinos and lattes at home. Saving a ton by shunning Starbucks!
July 30, 2014