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    Whats your Milk Jug Capacity?

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    Since hunting around for a small single cup milk jug, Ive found that manufacturer volumes arent very useful if you want to fill to the bottom of the spout.

    I figure a record of jugs in various sizes, from various manufacturers might be a useful resource for people.

    So, what have you got, how much does it hold to the top (or, what size is it), and to the what does it hold to the bottom of the spout?

    Pics could be useful too if you have them.

    Chef Inox (I presume 900mL)
    To top: 882mL
    To bottom of spout: 445mL

    Thanks,

    Mr Jack

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    Re: Whats your Milk Jug Capacity?

    So, I picked up a few more jugs recently.


    Brand: Chef Inox
    Size: 600mL
    Volume to bottom of spout: 260mL
    Comments: Perfect size for two ACF Cappucino bowl cups.

    Brand: Mettalurgica Motta
    Size: 250mL
    Volume to bottom of spout: 150mL
    Comments: Perfect size for one ACF Cappucino bowl cup, or with a little less milk, one 160mL tulip.

    Brand: Mettalurgica Motta
    Size: 350mL
    Volume to bottom of spout: 210mL
    Comments: Just enough for one ACF Cappucino bowl cup and one 160mL tulip, but gets a little full after expansion. Great for latte art.

    I have to admit, Im not particularly impressed with the finish on the two Motta jugs (and given that they are slightly magnetic, not that convinced they are 18/10 stainless), but they work well, and they were a bargain :)






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    Re: Whats your Milk Jug Capacity?

    Quote Originally Posted by 0A350D26242C470 link=1321278357/1#1 date=1326206704
    I have to admit, Im not particularly impressed with the finish on the two Motta jugs (and given that they are slightly magnetic, not that convinced they are 18/10 stainless), but they work well, and they were a bargain :)
    18/10 is a 300 series stainless steel.* The 300 series are all austenitic grades which are normally non-magnetic.* However, these grades can become slightly magnetic as a result of cold working (distortion).* This effect is more pronounced in the lower grades of stainless (eg 301) and much less pronounced in the higher grades (eg 316 and above).

    I believe most jugs are deep drawn, which is a cold forming method involving significant distortion. So I wouldnt be too worried about the material of your jugs - the proof will be in the (lack of) corrosion! (although spot welds which join handles to jugs can be the site of very limited corrosion)

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    How are you finding the 250ml jugs? Im finding in a similar 1 cup sized jug i have that milk is unevenly heated and doesnt stretch properly or get very good microfoam. It could just be technique or i could start blaming my tools :P

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    Re: Whats your Milk Jug Capacity?

    Quote Originally Posted by 567B767940657E707F63170 link=1321278357/2#2 date=1326795625
    Quote Originally Posted by 0A350D26242C470 link=1321278357/1#1 date=1326206704
    I have to admit, Im not particularly impressed with the finish on the two Motta jugs (and given that they are slightly magnetic, not that convinced they are 18/10 stainless), but they work well, and they were a bargain :)
    18/10 is a 300 series stainless steel.* The 300 series are all austenitic grades which are normally non-magnetic.* However, these grades can become slightly magnetic as a result of cold working (distortion).* This effect is more pronounced in the lower grades of stainless (eg 301) and much less pronounced in the higher grades (eg 316 and above).

    I believe most jugs are deep drawn, which is a cold forming method involving significant distortion. So I wouldnt be too worried about the material of your jugs - the proof will be in the (lack of) corrosion! (although spot welds which join handles to jugs can be the site of very limited corrosion)

    Alan
    That explains why certain areas exhibit magnetic permeability, and others dont. Even varies between the two jugs.

    Im finding them great so far. Im having to learn to stretch the milk less though.

    Only complaint I have really is a small lug of slag or something on the inside lip of the 250mL, and a thin seam on the opposite lip. The surface is not well polished in this area, and the pits/seam are unfortunately a site of rust. Im hoping its just some iron thats come along for the ride, and that it can be removed.

    Ill email the supplier first though, and see if I have any luck there (they are in the UK).

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    Re: Whats your Milk Jug Capacity?

    Hmmm, I really like my 350 ml Motta, and it was perfect. It wasnt cheap though. Maybe you got seconds.

    Mine is now over a year old, and after a hot rinse, just gets put on the draining board--and no rust/corrosion anywhere.

    Greg

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    Re: Whats your Milk Jug Capacity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5F6058737179120 link=1321278357/4#4 date=1326807886
    Only complaint I have really is a small lug of slag or something on the inside lip of the 250mL, and a thin seam on the opposite lip. The surface is not well polished in this area, and the pits/seam are unfortunately a site of rust. Im hoping its just some iron thats come along for the ride, and that it can be removed.
    A stainless weld seam can rust if it wasnt properly acid passivated (regardless of any iron contamination). Acid cleaning (not recommended) or polishing should fix this.

    This should be pretty easy to give it a grind (for the slag) and a polish (with paste) using a dremel (or cheap equivalent).



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