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 larger .8 liter (approximately 27 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.
Quality - There are reports the hose connector can be leaky.
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Note: Also the Saeco Milk Island fits Gaggia Platinum models.
This is the first milk island I've owned, and it's paired with the Saeco Talea Touch (it was bundled with the unit). The unit is OK, but in the long run it doesn't really save any time over the traditional steam wand (though it is easier to clean) and gives me much less control over the foam (There is a slider on the back of the unit to control foam production, but I honestly don't see much difference in the foam no matter what I set the slider to)Overall I'd say if you want to "fire and forget" your milk, this is a good unit, but if you want to control the foam and consistency, then stick with the traditional steam wand.
Easy To Use, Easy To Clean
Noisy (Posted on 2/23/2011)
Milk IslandReview by Nora
The Milk Island is nice that all you have to do is put your milk in and turn it on and its done, but then when it comes to cleaning up that thing is a process to clean, especially when you are trying to hurry so you can get to work. For how much it takes to clean i wish it held more milk at a time so you could make more cups at a time. Overall its a pretty neat invention and i like to have it as an option although i use the steam wand more often because you can clean the wand a lot faster than the island.
Easy To Use
Hard To Clean (Posted on 6/9/2010)
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