Keep it all in the family with the Rocket Espresso stainless steel milk frothing pitcher. Beautifully branded with the Rocket Espresso logo, this milk frothing pitcher is the same model used in the World Barista Championships. Time to start working on that latte art.
Choose from: 16 oz (500ml) or 24 oz (750ml) pitchers
Unique - With a sleeker shape than the average frothing pitcher, this pitcher will definitely stand out from the rest.
World Barista Championship - You'll feel like a champion after using this pitcher. Why? This model is used every year at the World Barista Championships.
Modern - Some may not like this sleeker look as it takes away from the classic frothing pitcher seen in most cafes.
Sticky Fingers - With its shiny chrome exterior, we've found that this pitcher is more prone to showing fingerprints.
How Does it Compare?
Its unique design allows it to stand out form the rest but it still serves its purpose.
Best Answer:The amount of milk you put in the pitcher is critical. I have had this pitcher for over a year and have used it many times. I also have other pitchers. I like this one because it is well made and sturdy. However, the amount of milk is key. Try different volumes and keep the steam at the edge of the pitcher. I have the best success with the milk level at just under half the volume of the pitcher.
I have not noticed any difference between this and other pitchers. I use very cold 2% milk and also keep the pitcher in the refrigerator so that it is cold. That way the milk doesn't heat too fast. I think the technique and steam power of espresso machine has more to do with it than the pitcher. I have a Rocket Cellini Evoluzione machine which has lots of steam power.
This is by far my favorite pitcher for steaming milk. Have you tried different types of milk, though? I find that some milks are more or less impossible to microfoam and others seem really easy. Generally whole milk better than skim too.
I have found that you need to fill the pitcher about 1/2 full (just shy of the spout on the inside or where the pitcher begins to converge). I've tried a few other pitchers and once I got the amount right, this pitcher steams and foams milk better than any other.
A couple side notes - I have found that different brands of milk work better than others and this changes throughout the year. Also, if you are using the larger version of the pitcher (I have both), make sure that your machine can maintain a high/constant pressure. If not, you will run out of pressure when trying to work with the larger volume of milk.
I think frothing on this specific pitcher is pretty cut and dry. Depending on how you're defining "steaming", for me, I'm frothing my milk to make sure it gets to a solid thick paint texture like state, and I have absolutely no problem doing hat every time. It may be more on the matter of technique. Seattle coffee gear have some articl and videos on how to do it right, you can also see Terry learning to froth milk with her different attempts throughout all the review vids they do. It's quite entertaining!
I have this pitcher plus another one from another manufacturer. I prefer this one. I have a dual boiler machine, so I have lots of steam available. The volume of milk, how long and how smoothly I surf, how long I condition, force of steam, how cold the milk and pitcher, type and freshness of milk all affect the result. Practice makes a difference as well. The shape of the pitcher affects what you have to do to get great microform. I have had great success and lousy results with both pitchers. The biggest difference is technique.
Hi Christopher, I have been using this pitcher for some time and I have no trouble steaming milk using it. What exactly is the problem you are facing? In general you shouldn't pour too much milk into the pitcher (about half full is fine). And making sure the milk is well chilled gives you more time to work with the steam wand until the milk turns hot. You may even put the pitcher in the freezer to allow you a few extra seconds of frothing. Cheers, Sten
Superior quality and feel. Good price.Review by Mike
I am extremely happy with this pitcher! Not only is it beautiful, but it has a great balanced feel to it. It took a few steaming sessions to get used to the shape, but once I did, I was making perfect silky froth. The price is actually less than what I would expect from Rocket (compared to their other accessories). Bravo! (Posted on 12/27/2013)
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