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markenki
02-23-2013, 09:43 PM
My wife recently gave me a Nespresso machine. I'm really enjoying the coffee it makes. What would be a good milk frother to use with it? Convenience is a big plus for me. I know that Nespresso makes the Aeroccino. Are there better options?

Thanks for any recommendations!

Regards,

Mark

WildBoar
02-23-2013, 10:17 PM
I used one of those glass Bodum ones for a while; it worked pretty well. Kinda like a french press. Pour in the milk, work the plunger for a few seconds, then put the carafe in the microwave for 15-30 seconds. Works better then the frothers on the $70 espresso machines.

Mike9
02-23-2013, 10:22 PM
Best frother I ever had was in the early 80's - it was cork with a hole and a bent tube. You put it in a tea kettle and the steam frothed the milk. Stupid simple and I've never seen another like it.

wenus2
02-24-2013, 04:33 AM
When I upgrade my current frother, I'm going with one of these:
https://www.chriscoffee.com/La_Marzocco_GS3_Mechanical_Paddle_p/gs3-1g-mp.htm

apicius9
02-24-2013, 06:02 AM
When I upgrade my current frother, I'm going with one of these:
https://www.chriscoffee.com/La_Marzocco_GS3_Mechanical_Paddle_p/gs3-1g-mp.htm

You are dreaming bigger than I do, I would be happy with the Alex Duetto 3.0. But as far as the frothing goes, that tea kettle & tube solution just sounds fascinating, so simple and I can see it work perfectly fine.

Stefan

Squilliam
02-24-2013, 08:45 AM
How much pressure did it provide? It would seem the espresso machines run at quite high pressures compared to what would come out of a kettle.

WildBoar
02-24-2013, 03:08 PM
When I upgrade my current frother, I'm going with one of these:
https://www.chriscoffee.com/La_Marzocco_GS3_Mechanical_Paddle_p/gs3-1g-mp.htm
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This is a highly recommended frother!


I picked up a pre-paddle one a few years ago for a wedding present to ourselves. The paddle version came out ~1 month after I took delivery.

It's an awesome machine. Might be overkill for a couple, but it's great when we have a group of people over, as it can keep cranking out shots.

Mike9
02-25-2013, 07:37 AM
How much pressure did it provide? It would seem the espresso machines run at quite high pressures compared to what would come out of a kettle.

Not a lot of pressure needed to froth milk. It worked just fine and with no moving parts could last a lifetime. I need to make a new one.

rriley
02-25-2013, 08:17 AM
I also have a GS3. Great machine, I don't think that it's overkill for anything or anyone, it makes better, more consistent coffee than anything it it's price range.

Notaskinnychef
02-25-2013, 09:13 AM
i've never understood the cost of all these machines. Granted, I have never had a cup of normal coffee in my life so that kind of negates my opinion :)

markenki
03-01-2013, 12:46 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm giving the "Norpro Glass Froth Master " a try. If it doesn't work well, I'm only out a few bucks.