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The 5 Best Stainless Steel Milk Frothing Pitchers in 2017
The perfect cup of coffee doesn't just mean getting the brew just right, you also need to make sure that your milk is catered for too.
The best stainless steel milk frothing pitcher will enable you to serve up a quality cappuccino or latte, and do it in style.
Typically constructed from stainless steel, milk pitchers come in different sizes and shapes, so it is important to consider which is the most suitable for your needs. Twelve ounce and twenty ounce are the commonest sizes.
The spout is also important, especially if you like creating latte art, which generally requires a tapered spout.
#1 Best Milk Frothing Pitcher: The Update International: Maximum Value For Money!
There are more expensive and higher quality products out there, but in terms of sheer value for money, the Update International EP-12 is difficult to beat.
Constructed from stainless steel, this pitcher is ideal for serving up steam milk for cappuccino and lattes.
This top-rated and durable product has a molded pouring spout and a sturdy handle. It has a 12-ounce capacity and measures 3-3/4-inches in height.
There is also a 20 ounce version of the EP, for those who require a bigger capacity pitcher. (The 12 ounce steams enough milk for around 1 serving of double-shot latte. When picking the correct size for your needs, it is generally best to err on the large size, if at all unsure.
You should be aware that steamed milk usually doubles in size if prepared properly. That means that it effectively holds 6 ounces of milk that is pre-steamed.
The KRUPS XS5020: Elegant Design with Easy-Grip Handle!
With its distinctive, attractive design, featuring an easy-grip handle, the KRUPS XS5020 is another top-rated product worth checking out.
Made from stainless steel, the Krups has a polished-to-mirror exterior and a brushed finish inside. It has a drip-resistant lip for easy pouring.
There is a 12 ounce, as well as a 20 ounce version of this product, so that you can select the right size for your requirements.
We want to do a lot of stuff; we're not in great shape. We didn't get a good night's sleep. We're a little depressed. Coffee solves all these problems in one delightful little cup.— Jerry Seinfeld
Tapered Spout For Creative Latte Art: The Rattleware!
The Rattleware has a tapered spout, making it ideal for coffee lovers who like creating latte art.
Perfect for commercial or domestic use, the Rattleware is made from high-quality 18/10 stainless steel, and measures 3-1/4 inches wide by 4-1/2 inches tall.
Solid and durable, the 20 ounce Rattleware would make a great gift for any coffee enthusiastic.
Brief History of Coffee
Coffee was first consumed in Ethiopia. According to legend it was discovered by a goat herder named Kaldi around the late 6th century, who noticed that his goats became more lively when they chewed on the coffee berries.
Coffee as a beverage was developed and sold by the Arabs, who first propagated plantations in Yemen, and controlled the market before Europeans.
Coffee drinking spread to Europe, where people drank it in special coffee houses, and discussed business and culture.
The Espro Toroid: Beautifully Designed!
The Espro Toroid has been specially designed to organize the circulation of milk in the steaming pitcher in order to produce perfect microfoam.
Increased control of pouring means that it is also great for making latte art in cappuccinos and lattes.
Constructed from 18/8 Stainless Steel, the Espro Toroid has an ergonomic handle for comfortable and convenient pouring.
I like cappuccino, actually. But even a bad cup of coffee is better than no coffee at all.— David Lynch
Latte Art Basics
When pouring the cream, start with the pitcher high (around two inches from the coffee) and pour slowly, lowering the pitcher as you pour.
The position of the pitcher is also very important, as is the flow. You should start gently and then increase. Eventually, after increasing the flow, the spout of the pitcher should be low enough that it is touching the cup.
Height, positioning and flow are all you need to create a heart, but to make a more complex design like a rosetta, or a tulip.
The Cafe Luxe: Top-rated, Easy to Use and Clean!
Dishwater safe, as well as easy to clean by hand, The Cafe Luxe is constructed from commercial-grade 18/8 stainless steel.
Its tapered spout makes it easy to pour without spillages and the handle is extra thick and heat resistant.
Measurements are etched into the inside of the pitcher, making it easy to gauge the right amount of milk required (3-11 ounces).
This product makes a great gift as well as an excellent buy for the home or commercially. It comes with an attractive black pouch for additional extravagance and protection (it also looks great when giving this pitcher as a gift).
Like most of the world's population I'm into coffee, but in a properly big and important way. My perfect weekend would start with a pint of coffee.— Jimmy Carr
Consider Also Buying an Espresso Thermometer
Keeping your steamed milk at an optimum temperature is essential if you want to make a perfect latte or cappuccino.
Overheating your milk can be worse than under-heating it, in some ways, as scalding will give your beverage an off taste.
The Norpro 5981 Espresso Thermometer is ideal for making steamed milk that reaches its optium temperature and stays that way.
© 2015 Paul Goodman