9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Produces Good Froth, Large, Easy to Wash,
This review is from: Judge JA90 Milk Frother/Sauce Pot (Kitchen & Home)
I use a Bialetti Stovetop (we have 3 different sizes) to make coffee and I use this to produce slightly frothed milk for a cappuccino, macchiato or latte. Depending on the quality of the milk, you can produce excellent and tasty froth. Moreover you can vary the exact number of pumps to produce slightly thinner or thicker froth depending on your preferences or your mood. For example, sometimes I prefer a froth that is more like 'steamed' milk, that is, not too frothy. This is easy to do by reducing the number of pumps. Other times, I prefer lighter and frothier milk, which is easily achieved by increasing the number of pumps. That said, the frother is not equivalent to the milk frother/steamer attachment on a good quality espresso machine (one of which my parents own).
Nevertheless, I've this frother is much easier to keep clean than a normal espresso machine's frother. We pop it into the dishwasher and it comes out sparkly and ready to use. I tend to rinse the mesh immediately after using it and the milk comes off easily.
Initially, I was surprised by the size of the frother: it seemed quite large. That said, it produces a small amount of froth for one, or more for 2-4 people (which again makes it better to deal with than an small espresso machine's frother which may not make decent froth for more than one person at a time depending on its machine's boiler).
The jug also makes a useful kitchen addition for sauces, e.g. hot chocolate sauce for ice cream, gravy or cheese sauce. I have used it to prepare these sauces and used it for family meals as a functional warming jug rather than worrying about decanting into something better looking. As with the milk, it washes easily in the dishwasher afterward.
The only problem with I have encountered is that when I pump the frother the lid gets quite hot and difficult to keep firmly on the jug. I simply hold it with a cloth when I pump, though I wish there were a little thumb-space's worth of silicon to keep the lid on while I pumped so I could refrain from worrying about a cloth.
All in all, a good product that I'd recommend to most who wish to make decent froth for coffees or other hot drinks.