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Bosch Espresso Machines
Bosch espresso machines have come up with many additional features and designs that can give the best possible taste to the coffee. These machines are built with Aroma swirl, a patented system for maximum flavor extraction. They use a steel boiler to protect the gourmet coffee from getting a metal...
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Hamilton Beach Espresso/Cappuccino Maker
Q: Hello, I just bought the above mentioned maker and am having troubles. It came with a VHS tape, but I only have dvd players... Any help is greatly appreciated! The problem is with steaming the milk. I follow the directions (http://hbps.johnsonrauhoff.com/HBPS_HTML/840112600_HB/steam.html) I can't get the milk to be steamed. The frothing is not a problem, but I just can't figure it out... Can anybody offer suggestions?
A: Do what I did - start this crazy madness/obsession by buying a cheap Espresso machine - I, too, bought the Hamilton Beach toy you now have. After going through 2 in as many weeks, I sent the last one back for a refund, and decided to do some research on Espresso equipment. Long story short- I went from a $65.00 toy and a whirly-blade grinder to a $900 Expobar and a $400 Mazzer Mini grinder. You may not want to go to that extreme, but bottom line - you get what you pay for, and - you got what you paid for. You'll be hard-pressed to find anyone here who is a fan of the HB Espresso machine! If you're serious about Espresso - I would recommend at least a Gaggia- Rancilio Sylvia would be even better! For a grinder - The Gaggia MDF, or (and better) the Rancilio Rocky! You will never get anything that resembles good Espresso or microfoam from the HB. You can't get blood from a turnip! The machine was actually a shower gift for my wife, and by no means are we serious about Espresso. We would just like to be able to have a Cappuccino now and then. So in order to froth the milk I know I turn the steam control dial couterclockwise 3/4 to 1 full turn, but in order to steam/heat the milk do I just turn it a little bit or something?