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timmangan
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Posted Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:36am
Subject: Looking to buy a frothing station.
 

I have a quick question, any help would be greatly appreciated.

I runa church, dont hate, and we have coffee. However, we are struggling to keep up with allt he coffe people want.

We have a Saeco Odeo Giro, fully automatic to just pull shots, but were looking for a milk station as well to speed up te process.

We make around 50-100 coffees in a 2hr period.

Any frothers you would recommend?

Thanks again
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Posted Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:49am
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The answer to your prayers

 
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Posted Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:02am
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I have never heard of a frothing station or a pro frothing machine. There are cheap ones that kitchen shops sell but they probably will not last in 2 hours of constant use they are made for low volume home use.  But a cheap small HX machine like OSCAR could make steam for a long time and runs on 110 power.  They sell used for about 500$.

 
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Posted Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:03am
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cool if they are in your price range that would be better option.

 
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Posted Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:17am
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JasonBrandtLewis Said:

The answer to your prayers

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LOL!

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Posted Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:23am
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Plus . . . they're rock-solid machines!  A lot of busy cafés have stand-alone Astra steamers to handle their busiest times . . . .

 
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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:55am
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The Astra looks pretty sweet, unfortunately a touch out of our price range.

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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2013, 5:39pm
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Maybe the Breville BREBMF600XL Milk Café Frother

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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2013, 9:48pm
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If you have a powerful cooktop available you can make something like my "Steam monster".  Be carefull!  Be sure all the safety regulators work when you are done. Steam can hurt you. An exploding boiler can kill you.

"Steam Monster is steaming!"

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timmangan Said:

The Astra looks pretty sweet, unfortunately a touch out of our price range.

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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2013, 2:28pm
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I would think in a public building an Oscar for steaming would be safer.

 
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