I received a "Tassimo" for my birthday recently but was disappointed with the quality of the cappuccino "froth" so decided to purchase this Bodum milk frother. It really is easy to use - simply fill with milk to the black line on the jug, microwave for one and a half minutes, then put the lid on and pump up and down for a few seconds. Pour the resulting frothy milk into your coffee. I am very impressed by the quality of this gadget and the froth lasts all the way down to the last sip of coffee not disappearing after a couple of minutes like with the Tassimo milk pod!A great buy! P.S. Have had it 18 months now, used most days, still going strong!