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Italian stovetop espresso machine and steamer. Particularly nice if you are stuck with an electric stove.

manual with schematics, parts list, use and care:
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Vintage Art Deco machine.








Italian corded espresso machine and steamer from '70s.








Modern interpretation of a vintage espresso machine.
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Italian stovetop milk steamer.








Italian stovetop milk steamer.








Italian stovetop milk steamer on electric stove (stylin).








Steam milk till it hits 145-165degrees depending on how you want it; use thermometer. Milk scolds at 170 degrees.
mmm, microfoam.







Battery operated milk frother (hot or cold).








Manual plunger operated milk frother (hot or cold).








Manual plunger operated milk frother (hot or cold). Hard to see without x-ray vision.








Bare bones milk frother (hot).








Bare bones milk frother (cold).







Nothing wrong with a glass of frothy ice cold milk, or frothed or steamed chocolate milk, or pouring frothy steamed milk in hot chocolate.

Check out latte art:
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nuttin wrong with doing latte art in hot chocolate.



Frothing for newbies guide:
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Ummmm....all I can say is, errr Wow cow...

I think that you might have just won the prize for the most off topic off topic post ever.

Oh, and its "scald" not "scold" Scolding your milk would be akin to: "Naughty milk! You didn't froth enough! Your mother and I expect more out of you! How can you expect to grow up to be frothy creamy milk treat if you can't even froth a bit! We are so disappointed in you!"

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Ice....

Nice on the steamers. We have at home the italian job on the electric burner.... its fabulous, and the old style espresso machine/w steamer -- my brother in-law has... I spent a month with them and every Sunday he cranked up to italian opera and fired up the espresso.... that was living....

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You have over 6K posts. Lay off the coffee for a while and let the rest of us catch up.

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Drop of milk in coffee



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That is a great picture.

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Ummmm....all I can say is, errr Wow cow...

I think that you might have just won the prize for the most off topic off topic post ever.

Oh, and its "scald" not "scold" Scolding your milk would be akin to: "Naughty milk! You didn't froth enough! Your mother and I expect more out of you! How can you expect to grow up to be frothy creamy milk treat if you can't even froth a bit! We are so disappointed in you!"

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Aaaaah, a growing love of mine . . . espresso. Having an Italian brother-in-law is fraught with inconvenience and drama, but on the plus side, he has introduced me to the sweet, sweet nectar that is espresso (and cappucino). Just "getting into" this field of money wasting . . . will see where I end up in the land of $600 burr grinders, $600 coffe roasters, and $2,000 espresso machines. Who woulda' thunk that coffee could be a more expensive habit than A/V?
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Aaaaah, a growing love of mine . . . espresso. Having an Italian brother-in-law is fraught with inconvenience and drama, but on the plus side, he has introduced me to the sweet, sweet nectar that is espresso (and cappucino). Just "getting into" this field of money wasting . . . will see where I end up in the land of $600 burr grinders, $600 coffee roasters, and $2,000 espresso machines. Who woulda' thunk that coffee could be a more expensive habit than A/V?
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