Summary: I was looking for an economical alternative to the $100-300 automatic frother my sister-in-law bought for her husband. The selling point for me was that the bottom section is 100% glass, so the milk can be prewarmed in the microwave instead of dirtying a saucepan to use on the stove. The package came in time for one of our "fancy coffee" mornings.
Summary: Couldn't wait to get my Milk Frother - in this case, it was a pump type. Pumped like a maniac and only managed to fluff up my muscles. We tried it with 4% milk, 2% milk, hot milk, cold milk. Managed to get some foam but not the kind we expected. Minor foam at best. So disappointed.
Summary: For several years I had been using the 5oz BonJour milk frother and it worked great. I recently bought an espresso machine and wanted a bit more froth than what the 5 ounces of milk could make. The Bodum Chambord holds 8 ounces of milk and makes plenty of thick froth to fill my mug... yummmm. The only drawback is the glass is thin and will break if you're not careful. This is just what I was looking for.
Summary: This frother we have been using for a few weeks now. It's so far meet all all expectations in a frother and more. It seems study enough so it should last for a while with regular use. We will report back more on this in a few months to report on well it's holding up after a few motnhs of use. So far we like it.
Summary: Did allot of reading of customer reviews of all kinds of products for making Espresso/Cappuccino and settled on two 'manual' products - this one for frothing milk and the 'Cuisinox Roma 6-cup Stainless Steel Stovetop Espresso Maker' which also works very well and appears well made. I did not want plastic pieces that were exposed to heat, machines that were difficult to clean, impossible to service, or have to be a slave to someone's coffee pods.
Take the advice from other users, and you'll love this frother
18 December 2013
Summary: The other users here saved me from returning this frother. After a little trial and error, I can now make a thick foam, just like the steamed-milk crema on a cappuccino from the cafe. I get the best luck when I: - Heat the milk a little warmer than I was originally trying; 50 sec in my micro - Keep the plunger at the black line - Fill the milk a little UNDER the black line Had for a month now.
Summary: I give this product a 4 out of 5 rating for a couple of reasons: It DOES give you a nice froth, fairly quickly and easily, but the design of the lid causes milk droplets to leak out, depending on how vigorously you plunge down the "frothing" mechanism inside the metal lid. I also wish that Bodum would offer this device with a protective cover or coating for the fragile all-glass container (my first one cracked due to it slipping out of my hands, and falling into the...