Do you still think that creating art lattes and cappuccinos are the privilege of a professional barista? Nothing of the kind. The times have changed. Modern automatic milk frothers and coffee makers help everyone make and enjoy these fantastic beverages at home.
This time, MilkFrotherTop reviews the Cuisinart Tazzaccino milk frother. Learn more if you are searching for such a household appliance and have a pre-purchase dilemma.
The Cuisinart milk frother is a powerful and versatile device which helps you prepare both cold and hot milk beverages.
Professional-style froth in seconds! What can cheer you up in a boring morning? Due to the following characteristics of the automatic Cuisinart Tazzaccino, you’ll have a wonderful and happy morning every day.
|Product dimensions||5 x 6 x 9 inches (12.7 cm x 15.2 cm x 22.8 cm)|
|Weight||1.5 pounds (0.68 kg)|
|Material||Stainless steel, BPA-free plastic|
The Cuisinart FR-10 comes with a useful recipe book which will help you discover new delightful coffee flavors and fragrances.
The frother features a sleek design in a black/silver color which is quite appealing and can grace any kitchen counter as a visual interest. The tank for warming and frothing the milk has a non-stick coating.
On the canister, there are two buttons – for frothing and heating milk. The top button starts the operation, and it also serves for heating the milk. If you don’t want your beverage to be hot, press the bottom button. When you push either button, the corresponding LED light will illuminate (the upper red light for hot drinks or the lower blue light for cold ones).
The cover of the milk tank is transparent and lets you watch the brewing process. The lid has a seal which eliminates any leaks.
Both the milk chamber and canister are tear-drop shaped which is convenient for pouring drinks. The housing of the device is double-walled and stays cool to the touch even when there is hot milk inside.
The Cuisinart Tazzaccino appliance includes two disks – a frothing disk and a milk warming stirrer which are magnetic. The first whisk aerates the milk and creates a creamy foam in both hot and cold milk. The second disk heats milk and stirs it to prevent burning.
The frother comes with a removable electric cord which pushes into the bottom side of the appliance. A magnet in the bottom of the frother stores unused attachments in place.
There is also a frothing spoon that is used to scoop out froth easily.
Quality of Use
To make foamy milk, remove the cap of the appliance and insert the whisk for frothing. Pour the desired amount of milk into the tank but don’t exceed the maximum fill line, otherwise the milk will overflow into the chamber. Put the lid back.
Press the button to start frothing: the upper one is used to hold drinks and the lower one is for cold beverages. The light will be on. The operation will stop automatically after two minutes. The time of preparation depends on the level of filling. When the process is over, open the cap and pour the milk into your coffee.
If you need to heat your milk without frothing, insert the milk warming stirrer instead of the frothing whisk. Fill the tank with milk (but watch the maximum level), put the cap back on, and press the upper button. It will take almost two minutes to heat your dairy product. The device stops automatically. After using the appliance, clean it as described in the next section.
Before cleaning the frother, make sure that it is unplugged and wait for the milk chamber to cool.
The appliance is not dishwasher-safe. Detach the whisk (or stirrer) and wash them under a running faucet. Wash the milk chamber with warm water and dry it with a soft cloth. If it requires thorough cleaning, add soap and then rinse it with water.
Don’t use abrasive sponges which can damage the non-stick coating. To clean the exterior, wipe it with a wet cloth. Never submerge the unit (the power cord, base, or plugs) into water.
The device comes with an instruction booklet which describes how to clean it properly.
Sadly, this frother is a discontinued product. However, some online stores still stock these devices. You can obtain them at a very affordable price. They are available on the internet as both new and used items.
Pros and Cons
With the time for maintenance, all users may find advantages and drawbacks in their frothers. Here are the commonly discussed issues which MilkFrotherTop has combined in the following list:
- Makes a good-quality froth in both cold and hot milk
- Has two whisks for different operation modes
- Modern design
- Comes with a helpful curved spoon
- Non-stick coating for easy cleaning
- Tear-drop shape for easy pouring
- May get accidentally wet while cleaning
- Not dishwasher-safe
- The electrical plug is not convenient
- The tear-drop shape makes it difficult to scrape the foam out
This frother can be an elegant complement to your coffee machine. It is compact, has a sleek design, and makes a wonderful hot and cold creamy foam.
If you feel happier after a habitual cup of coffee in the morning, consider buying this device. It will save your time and let you enjoy divine beverages before a day of hard work.