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Posted Sun Mar 1, 2009, 9:54pm Subject: Re: Oscar Nueva Simonelli Milk Frothing
Great that folks refer to that thread :-) BTW, I still have the Grouch!
Frothing Milk tips - here's a couple things to try You can try blocking 2 of the 4 holes with toothpicks for a while. The issue is that the 4 holes point outwards and it becomes difficult to create a vortex before the milk gets too hot.
Once you get used to the 2 hole trick you'll find how long it actually takes to get to the 160 deg temp. It's like driving a stick shift car - you'll soon get the feel. Now, what I actually do is keep the tip close to a wall - this effectively blocks 2 of the holes. Easier to get a good vortex and somewhat slows down the heating process allowing you to expand that milk slowly and with more control.
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