How to choose right size/shape frothing pitcher - Page 3

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EspressoGirl
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Postby EspressoGirl » Mar 10, 2009, 5:05 pm

Based on what Dave said. I really should use an 8 oz one because I only will steam 4 oz max. Just one drink.

I haven't seen 8 oz pitchers ANYWHERE on line and the only 10 oz. pitchers all have that angle I don't like.

If anyone knows a source for straight sided 8 or 10 oz, please let me know..

BTW:
I used to use a ceramic pitcher with a great spout that I love. Is the only reason people say it has to be ss material because of feeling for the temperature?

Thanks all.

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Postby HB » Mar 10, 2009, 6:23 pm

I recommend getting a 12 ounce pitcher and accepting 2 ounces of wasted milk per drink. Generally speaking, it's harder to steam smaller amounts of milk because you have less time to recognize the stretching (air injection) and texturing phases. Focus on developing the techniques necessary to create a superior drink. Once you can do that consistently, then strive for efficiency.

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Postby cafeIKE » Mar 10, 2009, 6:39 pm

EspressoGirl wrote:BTW:
I used to use a ceramic pitcher with a great spout that I love. Is the only reason people say it has to be ss material because of feeling for the temperature?

A thermometer removes all need for feeling. It ain't macho, but it's accurate :wink: and repeatable with hot or cold hands.

 
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