The Saeco Milk Island container is a unique Saeco development for Talea models only. Whether you prefer lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos, or any other specialty, the preparation of creamy foam takes just a matter of seconds.
The smaller .4 liter (approximately 13.5 ounces) model also has a setting for frothing or steaming milk. It attaches to a special port under Saeco Talea models and uses the "Milk Island" setting on the steaming knob.
Easy - Pitcher sits next to machine, attach hose to steam output and set to 'Milk Island.'
Convenient - Glass pitcher cleans up nicely in the sink or dishwasher.
Quick - Fast froth
Froth Quality - This type of set it and forget it milk heating will disappoint people looking for control over their crema.
Tips and Tricks
Note: The Saeco Milk Island also fits Gaggia Platinum models.
You have to have a Talea Ring Plus. When I got the machine years ago the carafe/island kit they sold me was the .8 liter plastic carafe and island attachment. After 6 years the island attachment was no longer working, I purchased this .4 liter glass carafe with island attachment.The island attachment is the same on both the .4 & .8 liter, and both work great on the Talea Ring Plus.
Best Answer:I seem to remember the base of the pitcher connected to a part which swung out from the underside of the main Saeco unit. I have to tell you I only tried to use it once and found it completely useless because the small quantity of milk I put in foamed up so explosively it came spilling out of the pitcher almost immediately. Unless Saeco has made improvements since a couple years ago, I would not spend money on this item. Mine came included for free with the unit so luckily it didn't cost me anything. just the space it's taking up in the cupboard.
Hi, The pitcher shown comes in a box that also contains all of the parts and components you need to connect it to the coffeemaker. Note: The milk island cannot be used separate from the coffeemaker because it is powered by voltage from the coffee machine to which it is connected. Your Talea has presets that allow you to use the ilk island upon connecting it to the coffee machine