Summary: We've had this frother for about a month and it works like a charm. (Actually, I didn't know that charms worked at all). We've been having lattes in our household for over 20 years and this machine does a great job. You don't even have to put the lid on very tightly; just resting it on top would be more than necessary. The first time I tried to froth milk, I used the disk used to make café au lait-- that is, hot milk.
Great little machine IF you follow the instructions
Maxwell Johnson "Cook, musician and teacher", Amazon
26 April 2014
Summary: I purchased this machine because the steamer wand on my Rancilio Silvia is nasty to clean and doesn't do a terribly good job of steaming milk unless you know exactly how to use it. After multiple failed attempts to show my beloved how to do it, I gave up and ordered the Breville. The milk frother arrived nicely and securely packed. Upon inspection, the materials and build quality appeared excellent.
Summary: I'm usually a huge fan of Breville products and thus the reason I purchased this milk frother. However, Breville needs to make some needed improvements in this one because it doesn't last! It stops working way too soon for a product that costs as much as this does...it should last at least a couple of years in my opinion. What happens when it starts failing is you push the start button and it will come on and then you will hear 3 beeps and then shuts off.
Excerpt: This is a fabulous steamer. You can use milk, chocolate milk, cream, etc and make hot or cold frothy milk. The heating feature is why we picked this frother. It works with induction heating. Clean up is a snap, just rinse with hot water. The con and it's pretty big, is you have to make a minimum of 6 ounces. That's a lot if you just want to add to your full coffee a touch of milk.
Summary: they are "tempramental". cold milk, fresh carton, this kind or that. I had high expectations due to what they tout and the price. still not sure if I will keep it. IMPORTANT fact. there is a minimum for milk. if you are a capp drinker it's waaaay too much. even on a latte it's a bit too much. and you do not get consistency due to above mentioned. sometimes it's mostly warm milk, little froth. another time it could be awesome, all froth.
Works extremely well and is impeccably constructed.
Marc A. Ripley "Marc R (G+)", Amazon
10 December 2013
Summary: This was more of a present to myself than an actual necessity but it works extremely well and is impeccably constructed. Positives: Works perfectly for frothing milk or making hot chocolate. Negatives: Expensive but worth every penny.
Summary: Bought this as a warehouse deal from Amazon. It is amazing!! I bought this because I have a Tassimo brewer that I use infrequently and the milk discs went bad. Thought the lattes you could make with the machine were good, they always tasted artificial. Now I just brew an espresso disc or two and use real milk with the frother and they taste wonderful!! I have also used this to make hot chocolate, it is the best hot chocolate I've ever had. I love this machine!!
Year of ownership, tips for soy, and transporting this
Z. McAtee "Z.McMac", Amazon
25 November 2013
Summary: My partner wanted to give this 5 stars as he LOVES the device, but as it's the most fickle device in our kitchen, I will only give it 4 stars. We adore the foam on our coffee, and if this machine was to break we would replace this overnight. Totally worth the cost, but I wish the technology was more robust. We have experimented with a lot of soy milks over the last year, and the clear winner is Silk Organic Vanilla (aka green label Silk from Costco).
Summary: Length:: 7:19 Mins This is a video of my 3rd time using the cafe milk. In this video I kind of went over something that some may need to know and that is the proper setting of the discs. I also show the results the cappuccino frothing. The cafe milk makes excellent frothing watch and you will see. One more thing to add to this that I do not mention in the video that can cause the three light issue.
Summary: The Breville Milk Frother worked wonderfully the first four times I used it - but after the 5th time, it would not turn on again. By the time this happened, it was too late to return it for a refund.