Ideal Milk Pitcher for Olympia Cremina

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Postby corebrew » Jan 12, 2019, 6:03 am

I am in the process of rebuilding an Olympia Cremina. I have been trying to get everything I need together. However, I have attempted to decide on a milk pitcher but I've been unable to determine which one would be best for my case.

The largest milk drink I would drink is a small cappuccino or flat white.

Some seem to suggest either a 8oz or 12oz pitcher. I am somewhat worried that the Cremina wouldn't be powerful enough to use a 12oz pitcher easily. I also ran into some suggestions for the 12oz toroid pitcher.

Does anyone have some insight on this topic?


Postby DaveB » Jan 12, 2019, 12:02 pm

I was looking for something for steaming small quantities of milk (3 oz for 6 oz caps; 4 oz for 8 oz lattes, and found this:


I just got it two days ago, and so far It works MUCH better than my 12 oz pitcher for these small amounts.
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Postby spressomon » Jan 12, 2019, 1:12 pm

I have a half dozen steaming pitchers but my everyday go-to pitcher for our preferred 5-6oz cappuccinos is the small Motta (Slayer, Cremina, Bellman steamer too): ... ZPYKS?th=1
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Postby roadman » Jan 12, 2019, 3:00 pm

Your Cremina should have no problem with either the 8 or 12 oz pitcher.
My Cremina has absolutely no problem producing good microfoam using a 17 oz (50 cl) Motta pitcher when doing capps for a crowd.

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Postby Balthazar_B » Jan 12, 2019, 5:26 pm

Hi, Grant. The Motta line are very nice, but hands-down the finest small pitcher I've ever handled is the 0.3 litre Cafelat. It's well-designed and heavy-duty engineered -- as are most Cafelat products -- good-looking to boot, and for the smallish capps and cortados I drink, its ability to steam small quantities of milk is just superb. FWIW, its lip is well-suited to pouring florid latte art, if you're so inclined.

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Postby corebrew » Jan 12, 2019, 6:15 pm

Thank you all for your replies!

It seems to me that a small 8-10oz pitcher would suit me best. I am going to take a look at the pitchers from cafelat and motta unless someone else has additional suggestions.


Postby LObin » Jan 12, 2019, 11:30 pm

I owned an Oly Club and I totally agree with the smaller 8oz pitcher suggestions.
When looking to purchase one, I considered these:
Espro toroid 2

Ended up getting the toroid 2 which worked well with the club. I believe I would've been happy with any of these though.

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Postby Eastsideloco » Jan 13, 2019, 12:08 am

The Motta 250ml is a great option. (I'm sure Cafelat is as well.)


Postby RockyIII » Jan 13, 2019, 11:05 am

My favorite is the 12oz. Espro Toroid 2.



Postby N6GQ » Jan 13, 2019, 12:57 pm

RockyIII wrote:My favorite is the 12oz. Espro Toroid 2.

I too have that pitcher, its well made but I'm not convinced its my favorite - I've had a little better luck with straight-vertical walls on the pitchers. Maybe that's just what I learned on.

I love these threads because I learn something each time. I didn't know about that Cafelat pitcher - it looks great.

I wonder what others have found to be the best in breed of the accessories?

I found the Brewberry scale to be awesome. Cheap and does everything I could want and then some.
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