Breakfast at home with a velvety cappuccino, a snack with a dense hot chocolate, and an expertly made espresso macchiato after dinner. The MF11 milk frother simplifies and professionalises milk preparation, resulting in a perfect froth for both hot and cold milk - just like having a café in the comfort of your own home. The induction system makes it possible to heat milk to the ideal temperature, with or without froth. Its carafe has a maximum capacity of 600 ml for heating and 250 ml for frothing and can be easily removed and cleaned in the dishwasher.
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The Induction system ensures even heating and optimal milk assembly at all times.
The multifunction knob allows you to choose from up to six preset programmes as well as a manual function.
Dishwasher-safe stainless steel carafe, Ideal for preparing hot and cold drinks.
The Smeg milk frother allows you to get a light or dense foam with hot and cold milk, to create a variety of recipes.
Expert advice on how best to use our products.
The combination of milk and espresso coffee has given rise in Italy and around the world to drinks that have become part of our daily lives. We usually enjoy them at the bar, however, with the right equipment, we can prepare them at home, turning milk into a soft froth, perfect to create our own specialities.
Let's take a look at the most popular Italian and international espresso coffee-based drinks in further detail. Caffè macchiato originated in Italian bars with the aim of 'distinguishing' the beverage ordered by customers asking for a little milk in their espresso coffee by adding a drop of 'milk cream'. In the Italian tradition, a cappuccino is the perfect drink to enjoy while having breakfast at the bar, and it is not usually consumed at other times during the day. However, outside Italy, it is considered a mouth-watering dessert to be savoured at any time of the day.
Caffe latte was created for those who prefer to tone down the intensity of espresso coffee as it contains more liquid milk and less froth than a cappuccino does. The flat white, originating in Australia, is a smaller caffe latte, made with a double shot of coffee and with less froth than a cappuccino.
Finally, there is the cortado: this originated in Spain and is very popular at cafés in Madrid. It is served in a glass and consists of a longer espresso coffee than the Italian one (about 30 ml) with an equal amount of whipped milk.
The secret of these drinks lies in the froth: it must have the consistency and smoothness of a velvety, compact milk cream and not have any macroscopic air bubbles on the surface.
To make it at home, it is important to have either a milk frother or a steam wand.
In the case of the latter, fill a jug or cup with milk at refrigerator temperature (approx. 5°C). Insert the steam wand about one centimetre below the surface of the milk and activate the steam function. The jug should be tilted to create a slight swirl to incorporate air and create a perfect froth.
It is important to use fresh pasteurised or high-quality fresh pasteurised milk.
The closer the milk is to its expiry date, the less stable the bubbles created with the froth will be, i.e. they will burst immediately after preparation.
Once a nice froth has been obtained, it is possible to try decorating our cappuccino using latte art, creating the classic apple, heart and leaf shapes. To achieve this, you need a milk jug with a prominent spout and a little manual skill. Using stencils and sprinkling bitter cocoa on top of the froth is an easier way to decorate.
The MF11 milk frother makes every milk preparation easy and professional, resulting in a perfect froth for both hot and cold milk - just like having a café in the comfort of your own home.
EGF03 enables you to customise every step of your coffee preparation professionally, and you can also prepare milk-based drinks using the professional steam wand.