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ben8jam

Postby ben8jam » May 14, 2018, 10:39 pm

I bought this off Amazon - 5oz pitcher.

It's fine, but the tip is not quite even, so the foam pours and only get half hearts. lol

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073X ... merReviews

Every pour turns out like this (I added the eyeball :D ). But for $6 oh well.

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EvergreenBuzzBuzz

Postby EvergreenBuzzBuzz » May 14, 2018, 11:14 pm

I think I am going to try the Star coffee one. Star claims 304 stainless vs 202 in the X-Chef which I think means it will be more durable. Very high ratings on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DX ... UTF8&psc=1

I guess that's the benefit of Amazon. Easy to try them and return them if you don't like them.
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al3xx

Postby al3xx » May 15, 2018, 11:10 am

Hope these photos aren't too late. Here's some more info, of Rattleware vs. X-Chef vs. BH:

X-Chef - thinnest, but since it's smaller size, cheaper, I'm not as scared of damaging it. It has survived a year of use with no issues. Spout is the sharpest and has two sections (main angle and flare at tip). It has never dribbled on a pour. Alignment is mildly off, spout seems mildly asymmetric. I've been able to pour some pretty cool stuff with this.

Rattleware 12 - seems sturdiest of them all due to its thick dimensions, however its main caveat is the spout geometry, which does not have a proper flare for start/stop pouring. It has two sections but the second is not a tip flare, rather a second progressive angle, and wall thickness is too much at the tip. I always dribble or get a funky stream when I'm pouring slowly. Fine if you're doing hearts, not fine if you're doing tulips. Alignment is mildly off, however spout is symmetric.

Barista Hustle - thicker than the X-Chef by a little bit. It looks very cool but I'm scared how the black will hold up. The bottom has already lost a little coating after one week of use. Spout has three (!) sections to it. I attribute this to why it's able to get better results than the X-Chef, although I'm no pro at latte art by any means. It is the largest of the three and while I like it, it would feel a little unwieldy for pouring macchiatos. It would also probably waste milk for very small drinks due to needing a certain depth of milk to steam. Alignment and symmetry are darn perfect. I don't think I know of any other pitchers with laser welded handles, even Jibbi Jug has spot welded, and it's really quite nice ergonomically.

From left - X-Chef, Rattleware, BH
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Spout Geometry - X-Chef, Rattleware, BH
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X-Chef vs. BH
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BH vs. Rattleware
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Alignment - X-Chef
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Alignment - Rattleware
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Alignment - BH
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EvergreenBuzzBuzz

Postby EvergreenBuzzBuzz » May 15, 2018, 11:23 am

These are great images. Thanks for posting. Maybe you care to try the STAR Coffee ones and add them to your comparison?

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01 ... UTF8&psc=1
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8899

Postby 8899 » May 15, 2018, 12:28 pm

I use this one:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HO ... UTF8&psc=1

My primary criteria was to have volume markings on both sides of the pitcher.

stevier

Postby stevier » May 15, 2018, 3:36 pm

I had a cheap/generic one initially, and I moved to the Espro Toroid. It greatly improved my results - the shape made it easy to get that turbulent flow after initially foaming the milk, you simply point the steam wand down towards the center and it does its thing. YMMV.

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BaristaBoy E61

Postby BaristaBoy E61 » May 15, 2018, 6:51 pm

My favourite pitcher has been the Cafelat 400ml. I've tried others including the Toroid 355ml and Motta 500ml and have been disappointed. I seem to have more success with the Cafelat 400ml at creating latté art. The Cafelat 400ml pitcher also seems to support a steaming thermometer with its clip just right whereas others don't.

I would also recommend pitchers in the 400ml & 500ml size if making just one drink at a time in a 5-1/2 cup.
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spressomon

Postby spressomon » May 15, 2018, 9:58 pm

My daily driver for cappuccinos (5-6 oz) is a 350ml Cafelat. I like the heft and I like the spout. I also have a small Toroid and it works as advertised. But the Cafelat is the one I reach for every day.
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lagoon

Postby lagoon » May 15, 2018, 10:11 pm

I like the Rhinoware Teflon jugs.

If you're banging out several coffees throughout the day, these are very easy to rinse clean after each session

This means good hygiene and taste.

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EvergreenBuzzBuzz

Postby EvergreenBuzzBuzz » May 15, 2018, 10:53 pm

While we are at it, anyone have suggestions for extra thick high quality microfiber cleaning cloths?
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