A cappuccino is a wonderful Italian coffee based hot drink that is prepared with milk foam, espresso and hot milk. It is normally served in a porcelain cup; this is because these cups have a much better heat preservation compared to a normal mug or glass. The foam that stays on the top of the cappuccino works as an insulator to help preserve the heat of the drink, letting it stay hotter for much longer. It is not advised to drink this cold, it tastes completely different, the hotter the better!
There are many different kinds of cappuccino machines available for home use as well as use in a restaurant. If you are looking for one of these machines by a specific name, that's also okay as they are listed in alphabetical order by the brand names. Although, all these machines are great, some may find it easier to work with the smaller ones, because it has less buttons and appears less confusing, where as others will prefer to use the big ones. As long as you know what you are doing, it does not matter what the size of the machine is.
For those that like to use the smaller cappuccino machines, this classic machine is excellent. It is a solid performer; with a thermo-block heating system that will prevent any water from escaping from the machine while it is being used. The pod sieve allows use of standard 45mm round espresso pods, with an 18 bar power pump, self-locking filter holder, 40oz removable water container with an automatic close valve and individual high-speed setting for hot water. This machine allows you to make a fresh hot cup of tea in just over thirty seconds.
There are two important facts that need to be remembered when using a dual frother as the metal cylinder only has two functions;
Frothing and steaming - when the metal sleeve is pointing downwards
The metal cylinder will stay locked in place on the tip of the black frother. The air and the hot steam are inserted straight into the milk; this is what makes the best cappuccino!
Steaming only - when the metal sleeve is pointing upwards
No air will be inserted into the milk, just the hot steam and this is what makes an ideal latte.
One of the slightly bigger ones is the semi-automatic machine. It is vigorously heated by circulating water that's drawn off the boiler. It has a 1550 watt heating element, 2 liter boiler with a heat exchanger, 1/8" thick boiler walls making it very safe to use, 1 gallon water reservoir, a hot water dispenser that gives you hot water almost instantly and a stainless steel easy-to-clean drip tray.
So, whether you own a restaurant and need new equipment or you are tired of having to go to a restaurant to get that great boost of cappuccino, there is one that will look great in any kitchen! There are so many different cappuccino machines to choose from, you'll find one you just can't get enough of!