Product Type: Bodum electrical appliances
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Makes wonderful frothy foamy milk
Bodum 1446 Latteo Milk Frother
Member Name: jillycat
Bodum 1446 Latteo Milk Frother
Advantages: Easy to use and keep clean milk froths up a treat
This Bodum milk frother has been part of my kitchen gadgets for many years and is still working as well today as when I first bought it.
This works on a simple principle really that you fill the beaker with milk plunge it up and down and it will create lovely frothy foam for your coffees and hot chocolates.
To achieve this you fill the jug with milk to the black line on the jug and then add air to the milk with the plunger by frantically plunging it up and down. If you want the milk to be hot and frothy you microwave the milk in the jug for about one and a half minutes, then put the lid on and pump up and down for a about 30-60 seconds then allow the milk to rest for about 1 minute. The froth will thicken significantly during this time so it is then ready to spoon and pour in to your drinks
The plastic lid has a deep rim to prevent foam from escaping through the spout. What you do need to do is make sure that the spout is covered as there is a gap in the deep rim for when you are pouring the milk out and if it isn't covered you will like I have on occasions cover yourself and the surrounding surfaces with hot milk. The plunger handle has a comfortable grip which is what you do need when you are plunging it up and down frantically for about 30 seconds to a minute.
The jug is made from glass and as such is can be broken or chipped but mine has survived so far. You can actually buy replacement jugs from Bodum without the plunger and mesh but the price they charge from them £10 so it is actually probably cheaper to buy a new one. The jug is both dishwasher and microwave safe and I have never had any problems with cracking or breaking in my use of this in them. It is also fairly easy to clean by hand too. The black line and markings on the jug are also coping well and do not seem to have faded off in anyway meaning it is still nice and easy to see the fill line on the jug.
The mesh is the hardest bit to clean by hand due to the foamy milk build up that it gets but I find the easiest way to clean it is run water from the tap gently over it. The mesh has over the years of use still remained in place with no damage at all which I find very pleasing as I thought I may have had to replace the mesh bit by now as it looks fragile but seems to be surprisingly strong. You can buy replacement meshes as well so if yours does go it will cost you around £5 to replace it which is not a bad price to keep your jug having a longer life.
The hot frothy milk that the plunge produces is nice and thick especially I find if you warm the milk up and then once frothed leave it to stand. I do notice that the foam that spoon on to the top seems to last till I have drunk my coffees or hot chocolates and there is a nice coating of frothy left on the sides of the cup. The jug is also nice and handy for you to be able to pour some of the hot milky liquid into your cup when you are making a latte which is nice treat at home.
Bodum recommend that you use semi skimmed milk for this frother but I have equally pleasing results with full fat milk too.
Overall I would definitely recommend these jugs for fans of creamy frothy milk on top of their chocolates and coffees as it produces nice soft foam that last well and the milk frother is so simple and easy to use. It currently retails at around £12 form Amazon and is well worth its money.
Summary: A great simple to use milk frother for lovely coffees and chocolates at home
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