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    Cheap machine just to steam milk at work

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    Hi guys, Im using an aeropress at work to make coffee for everyone and currently microwave the milk and froth it in one of those plunger things. I would love to get a Stovetop steamer but we dont actually have a kitchen at work (I wash up in a bucket) so need something electric.

    Sooo bring me to the question - thinking I will just buy a cheapy machine and just use it to steam the milk - can anyone suggest a machine around or under the $100 mark that produces good steam?

    Also will it be a problem for a machine to only steam and not also pull shots?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Cheap machine just to steam milk at work

    I have produced good steamed milk on a Breville "Bar Vista" in the past, Think they can be picked up sub $100

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    Re: Cheap machine just to steam milk at work

    Thanks Warren - will check it out. :)

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    Re: Cheap machine just to steam milk at work

    BOEMA make stand alone steamer machines

    Used commercial equipment places may have other brands
    However I am not sure if they are tank or plumbed in models as you indicated that you dont have a kitchen

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    Re: Cheap machine just to steam milk at work

    How about one of those aerocinnos? I have not used one but watched a video on youtube. Looks fine and would probably suit your purposes. I think it would also be in your price range and readily available.

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    Re: Cheap machine just to steam milk at work

    Thanks for all your replies guys. As luck would have it my cousin just called whom I gave my Gaggia to when I upgraded. She just upgraded to a Silvia aswell so asked if I wanted the gaggia back, so will take that to work for steaming.

    Great timing! :D

    Now what to buy with that spare $100.... ;D

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    Re: Cheap machine just to steam milk at work

    Buy a Kyocera hand grinder for work.

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    Re: Cheap machine just to steam milk at work

    Ohhhh I like your thinking ACog - I have a sunbeam 0480 at work but wanted a kyocera for travelling. Well I rarely travel but any excuse! ;D

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    I recently sold my EM0450 and bought a Kyocera.



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