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Frothing And Steaming Milk; Preparing Cappuccino - KitchenAid Artisan 5KES100 User Instructions

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Frothing and steaming milk requires a bit of practice, but you'll
be surprised how quickly your skills will develop. The Artisan™
Espresso Machine gives you all the tools you need: a stainless
steel jug shaped especially for frothing, a frothing arm that
adjusts horizontally and vertically for a comfortable working
position, a frothing nozzle designed to enhance frothing, and a "
" Dial that lets you precisely control the volume of frothing
notE: It is recommended not to exceed 60 seconds when
producing steam or getting hot water.
1. Press the " " Button to turn the espresso machine on.
2. Wait until the espresso machine has reached operating
temperature; this will take approximately 6 minutes. When
the frothing boiler temperature gauge needle climbs into
the "
" zone, the espresso machine is ready to froth.
3. Fill the frothing jug
full with cold milk.
4. With the frothing arm pointed into an empty cup, open the
" Dial for a moment to purge excess water from the line.
To open the "
" Dial, turn it slowly
counter-clockwise; to close the "
until it stops.
5. With the "
" Dial closed, adjust the frothing arm so it's in a
comfortable working position, and submerse the tip of the
frothing nozzle just below the surface of the milk in the
frothing jug.

frothing and steaming Milk

" Dial, rotate it clockwise
6. Slowly open the "
" Dial by turning it counter-clockwise.
The farther the "
" Dial is rotated, the greater the volume of
steam that will be released. Tilt the jug to one side to create
a whirling motion in the milk, keeping the tip of the frothing
nozzle about 5 mm below the milk's surface. If large bubbles
are being created or if the milk spatters, the nozzle is being
held too high.
7. As the froth expands, it will be necessary to lower the jug.
8. When the frothed milk has expanded to about
volume of the jug, lower the frothing nozzle into the jug to
finish steaming (heating) the milk. Keep the jug tilted to
maintain a whirling motion in the milk. Steam the milk
until it's between 60 and 74 degrees Celsius. (At these
temperatures, the jug will be very warm to the touch.)
Avoid scalding the milk, which occurs at 80 degrees.
9. Before removing the frothing arm from the milk, close the "
" Dial by turning it clockwise until it stops. This prevents
Barista tips
• Clean the frothing arm and nozzle immediately after use. See
"Care and Cleaning" beginning on page 10.
• Lower fat milks are generally easier to froth. Skim milk can be
tricky because it froths very easily, with a tendency to form
large bubbles and dry peaks that mar its texture. Ultimately, the
choice of milk is a matter of experimentation and taste. The
most important factors in producing a superior froth are
experience and good refrigeration: the colder the milk you use,
the better.

preparing cappuccino

The Italian word "cappuccino" is derived from "Capuchin, " an
order of monks who wear garments the color of this most
popular espresso drink. A standard cappuccino is a combination
of steamed milk and espresso that's capped with a layer of
frothed milk; it's usually served in a bowl-shaped cup of 180–
210 ml capacity.
To prepare cappuccino, froth and steam the milk before
brewing the espresso. This allows the froth to jell slightly and
fully separate from the milk. Once the milk is prepared, brew
one cup (30 ml) of espresso into a cappuccino cup, then pour
the frothed and steamed milk into the cup with a gentle
shaking motion. For a show-stopping flourish, top your
cappuccino with chocolate shavings.


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