Bellman Stovetop Steamer

Product Code
50ss
$74.99

Measurements

Weight
2.66 lbs
Length
6.5 in
Width
8.5 in
Height
8.06 in

Details

The Bellman Stovetop Steamer is the perfect solution for those that want the ability to steam milk, but don't want to have to fork over the money for an espresso machine to do it. This milk steamer is also a great option for moka pot owners who have been wanting the capabilities of creating milk-based drinks. While the Bellman 50SS does take longer to heat the milk than normal steamers and can take some getting used to, it is capable of producing micro-foam and provides an affordable steaming alternative.

Features:

  • Stainless steel stove-top steamer.
  • Heavy 18/10 stainless steel.
  • Perfect for an espresso travel-kit or camping.
  • 8" Tall
 
4.65854 stars, based on 205 reviews

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11/6/2018 1:28:50 PM

5 / 5 stars

Great steam but not so great with induction

Lots of steam. Doesn't work well on my induction cooktop, have to use a steel plate in between the Cooktop and steamer to get it to work.

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10/21/2018 10:40:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

good

very gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

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10/14/2018 2:16:07 AM

5 / 5 stars

Love it!

I can finally steam milk at home just like I used to do as a barista! I’ve wanted a real steam wand like I used to use and now I have one. Being able to make my own lattes and cappuccinos again is fantastic!

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10/8/2018 4:33:58 PM

5 / 5 stars

Where Have you Been my Whole Life

I am beyond thrilled with my Bellman Stovetop Steamer. It is easy to use, easy to clean, and makes the best steamed milk for most coffee drinks. This is a great steamer for just about anyone who uses a stovetop espresso maker, or is wanting steamed milk for a cafe au lait or cafe con leche. The instructional video on the website was super helpful as well.

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10/4/2018 10:40:42 PM

5 / 5 stars

Bellman Stovetop Steamer

It’s working awesome for some who want to make their own latte art without expensive coffee machine. It’s optimum way to enjoy homemade latte art. Just a few tries to attempt a proper milk texture, and Voila, ready to make latte art.

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9/30/2018 5:57:15 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great steam

It works great and it’s easy to use

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9/23/2018 3:28:45 PM

5 / 5 stars

Microfoam!

I have a Nespresso espresso maker and was looking for a way to steam milk to make microfoam without purchasing an expensive machine. I feel that I’ve made the right decision by purchasing the Bellman stovetop steamer. It takes about 16 minutes on my gas stove to produce enough steam to make microfoam for my latte. At that point I can steam milk for at least two lattes, probably more.

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8/14/2018 10:36:47 PM

5 / 5 stars

Steam for DAYS

Works well. Lots of steam. Thr control valve is really precise. You can avoid a lot of time waiting for it to build stream by pouring boiling water in to start. This machine builds a big head of steam and keeps it coming. I would recommend it for anyone who's got a manual espresso machine as this is a really affordable means by which to get steamed milk for lattes etc. I've got no complaints at this point, anyway, five stars!!

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8/2/2018 2:12:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

functional

it steams very well many types of milks and non dairy products

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7/29/2018 6:20:22 PM

5 / 5 stars

Bellman Stove Top Steamer

This product is amazing! I can think of a better way to start my morning without hearing the hiss of hot steam in milk while making my latte before work!

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7/22/2018 2:31:26 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great little steamer!

I've been using this steamer a few days a week and it works great! It takes a few minutes to heat up (about 15 on high on my glass Stovetop), but once it's there it has a lot of power. It pairs great with my flair espresso maker, but I've found it's also great to if I'd like some steamed milk before bed!

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7/22/2018 6:18:16 PM

5 / 5 stars

Perfect if you want to

Perfect if you want to drink nice cappuccinos at home Works perfectly!

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5/31/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

steamer

works pretty great if you need an off grid latte. would reccomend

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5/27/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Perfect milk without the machine

I am really into using moka pots but always missed having a good flat white. With this I've managed to create an entire gas powered espresso set up and couldnt be happier. Just filling it about half with water gives you a bunch of steam and with a bit of practice you get perfect milk!

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5/7/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

good design, functional steamer

delivery was fast. packaging also good. I love it.

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5/7/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Bellman stovetop steamer

Works great!

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4/11/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Very easy to use!

I have a dualit milk frother for time crunches but if i have 5 minutes, nothing beats the creaminess of my steamed skim plus! Just make sure there is enough steam before using so it creates a little vortex in the milk. And so easy to clean the arm, I just have a wet paper towel ready to wipe arm immediately. And release a touch of steam onto the towel (thick enough so it does not hit your finger!) to clear the tip.

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3/31/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great Alternative to A full on Machine

After getting the Flair Espresso maker, I started to have the urge for cortados and cappuccinos. I have own the Capresso frother before, but nothing could every beat a steam wand from my experiences, and boy was I glad to have found this Bellman Steamer. It does take a little getting use to, especially if you're used to the commercial machines, as the holes are a tad big on the Bellman which causes for air to get in rather quickly. Though after working with it a couple of days, my froth is coming out as I would expect from a la mazorcco or simonnelli, and I can do latte art. I would recommend this to anyone who has an espresso making device, but no steamer.

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3/27/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

bellman stovetop steamer

great steamer. easy to use. quickly filled with steam. good pressure and excellent milk foam

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3/26/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

works great

This is a high quality item that works well. The customer service is excellent.

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3/24/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Bellman Stovetop Steamer

Works fantastic!

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3/14/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Bellman stovetop steamer

This thing works like a charm! Great out in the woods or for at home use.

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2/26/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Bellman 50SS - a little miracle device

First of all, Prima Coffee exceeded my expectations from a customer service perspective. Fast communication, generous policies, and the product arrived several days ahead of promised delivery date. Similarly, this little steamer delivered amazing results that exceeded my expectations. I was previously using a battery-powered milk-frothing wand to foam milk, and was in search of something that could deliver the same kind of results of a steam-wand-equipped machine. This little miracle device delivers. This steamer, along with a manual espresso machine I recently purchased, inspired me to write a product review on my blog that can be found here: http://www.richonomics.com/coffee-break-flair-espresso/

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2/25/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Bellman Stovetop Steamer

I did love my Steamers; was having such Fun learning how to make foamy drinks. However I have Blown Up two of them (serious blow up; parts & boiling water across the Kitchen). Seems if you walk away while heating, the pressure valve (in the handle)cannot release enough steam to prevent Blow! Prima was so good, to send me a second one thinking that the valve had been plugged. Can find nothing on the Web about other incidents of this. If you're spacy like me, beware of the Safety issues; if one walked back into the Kitchen at time of explosion you could be seriously injured. I'm going to invest in new pressure valve, wand assembly & an EGG TIMER & try again!

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2/19/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great Steamer

It is very well made and works perfectly. I'm pleased at how quickly it steams the milk. I'm very happy with my purchase and Prima had the best price I could find.

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2/9/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Such a great intro to steaming

As someone that doesn‰Ûªt have a proper espresso machine, I have found this to be an amazing intro to steaming milk to add to my aeropress, mokapot, and my London fogs. I can‰Ûªt wait to take these new-found skills to a proper machine.

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2/9/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great Steamer!!!

I‰Ûªll admit that I was a bit intimidated by the idea of steaming my own milk at home. However within 15 minutes of unpackaging my steamer from Prima, I was creating frothy micro foam 2% milk that left me feeling like a barista!

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1/24/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

I LOVE MY BELLMAN STEAMER

FAST shipping. Fair price. Truly excellent customer service from Prima. Thanks, y'all. I'll be ordering more stuff, soon!

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1/19/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

We really enjoy this steamer

This steamer was a Christmas gift for my husband. He enjoys using it and I enjoy reaping the benefits of his efforts. The steamer provides beautifully foamy, frothy milk.

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1/14/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Exactly what I hoped for

This steamer is exactly what I hoped it would be. Only took me two tries and now I can make my own Chai tea latte at home. I love it!!

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1/12/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great little milk steamer

After trying the spinning whisk milk frothers, I clearly needed something better. Since I have a manual espresso machine, this steamer is the perfect companion. Will take some time to learn how to make art, but the texture of the steamed milk is spot on!

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1/7/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Must-have

I love it! This is exactly what I have been looking for. I was look for a steam milk only machine to complement my Nespresso machine. I don‰Ûªt like the electric milk frother. This one is perfect.

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1/7/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great value and functionality

Steamer works better than expected. The two hole wand generates enough steam and force to produce good quality micro foam. I've been using the product with a 12 Oz pitcher and am able to get two pitchers worth of foam with one heating. On the con side, it does take 12-15 minutes to heat up the water. Not a big deal, because I'm prepping my coffee during this time (hand grinder). Have only been using product for a week - hoping that the seals and wand prove themselves durable. Would be nice if the unit had a pressure guage - knowing when it is ready is more art than science. I guess that could become another failure point as well as making it harder to pack for travel. Very happy so far.

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1/6/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Steamed milk for lattes simplified!

This Bellman stovetop steamer is very simple and produces plenty of steam. It is made if high quality materials, in my opinion. The big thing I learned was wiping off the wand immediately (!) and allowing steam to escape to flush the holes. Easy. I only used a scant 2 cups water in the steamer and it easily steamed milk for 2 drinks, one at a time in my small pitcher. Having read another person's remarks, I followed their suggestion of using hot water from Bunn My Cafe coffee maker and it cuts down the heating time considerably! Really helps when in a hurry. I just got an 25 oz Espro Torrid 2 pitcher which helps "automate" the frothing because of the shape of the pitcher. The steamer has no problem accepting the size of this pitcher. Allows me to easily froth milk to 160 degrees without having a big espresso machine. Very satisfied with the steamer, especially considering I lack professional experience!

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1/2/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Excellent solution for home milk steaming...

This is a great product. Simple to use, and a simple idea. Produces steady, strong steam, and creates the micro-froth you'd find at a real coffee house.

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1/2/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Bellman steamer

Takes a little longer than I would like to produce enough pressure and heat; usually around 10-15 minutes on High heat, either on propane/induction cooktop, but once it gets up to the right temp it produces some great steam. Well worth the wait, works just as described, would buy again, great product!

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1/2/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Good quality milk steamer

Sturdy, great quality milk steamer! Slightly larger than expected but easy to use and makes lovely milk without the need for an espresso machine.

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12/30/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

The Magical Bellman Stovetop Steamer

I absolutely LOVE the Bellman Stovetop Steamer. It's very well made and also beautiful to look at - and of course, it's easy to use and quickly makes wonderful steamy milk for cappuccino, lattes, or hot chocolate. The price you sell if for is a real bargain and it arrived within 3 or 4 days just in time for Christmas! I know that I will be enjoying this wonderful magical contraption for many years to come. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

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12/17/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Amazing!

Not only has my husband enjoyed his coffee but he made me a steamed hot chocolate. Worth the purchase just for that!

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11/27/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

The best!

I actually love this stove top steamer. My milk turns out nice and velvety just like on the cafe. It's faster if you boil water then put it in the steamer. Once I do that i set the steamer on the stove and turn the stove on, then once i start hearing the pressure come out of the nozzle i remove it from the heat, then steam my milk. I'm satisfied everytime. It'll take a few practice shots to get the milk to your liking but it's easy and kind of fun. Makes me feel like a barista. Now, if I could just get that latte art down!

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11/26/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

"I am quite pleased," says Robert the Bruce.

Not only this, his lovely wife is enjoying chai lattes at home, which are cheaper and have far less sugar than the evil, though inescapable, Starbuck's.

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11/21/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Hard to find parts, quickly!

Not only do Prima Coffee have the hard to find parts I look for, they consistently send them super fast! Prima is the best!

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11/20/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Stove-top milk steamer does a great job without the need for an espresso machine

I purchased this in order to make cafe au laits at home without the need for a full-blown espresso machine. The device heats up and builds pressure while the coffee is brewing, and makes a great froth IMO (caveat: I'm not an experience barista so can't attest to how it compares to the heat/pressure of a full espresso machine). I've been recommending this personally to all of my friends, and am happy to write a recommendation here. If you're just looking for a milk-frothing solution without the expense or countertop-demands of a full-blown espresso machine, this is a perfect choice!

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11/12/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Bellman stovetop milk steamer

Working great as description, a lot of benefit of using this, cheaper and more efficient compare to fancy coffe machine. Thanks

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11/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great little machine

Works exactly as described and produces plenty of steam power. A little trickier to work with than your standard steam wand as it has only two holes, but definitely doable.

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11/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Steamed Milk without the Big Machine

I received my stove top steamer last week and could not be happier. I have my own stove top espresso pot and wanted to be able to make lattes without buying a big machine. This is the answer! It is easy to use and easy to clean. The steamed milk comes out perfect! Thank you!

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10/27/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Very pleased

I‰Ûªve been playing around with the stovetop steamer over the last couple of weeks and am really enjoying it. It is a change from the machine I was using and do achieve better foam with it, but there is a learning curve. It takes time to generate the steam, but that doesn‰Ûªt create any issues for me. 10/10, would recommend.

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10/26/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Fast shipping

Very good...fast shipping

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10/25/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great steamer

Fantastic little steamer, powerful and with two holes gives plenty of motion to the milk. Compared to the old one with one hole, it's faster but a little bit more trickier to not over stretch the milk. But with some practice it's par with many machines.

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10/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great Little Steamer

This steamer does just what it is supposed to do! Just what I needed for my camping latte espresso bar!

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10/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Milk, steame

Milk, steame

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10/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Nice simple yet functional design

The Stovetop Steamer works well, is nicely designed, easy to wash, easy to use. I still haven't mastered exactly how to get the steaming right but I think I'll figure it out over time.

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9/30/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Bought a stovetop steamer. Works

Bought a stovetop steamer. Works great!!! Thank you!

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9/28/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Bellman Stovetop Steamer

I'm very pleased with my new stovetop steamer, it's just what I wanted and I shall enjoy my steamed milk drinks this fall and winter. I was happy to find it in my product searches.

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9/20/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

GREAT

This is perfect for frothing milk...holds lots of water for steaming w two nozzles

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9/17/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Replacement gasket

Love the streamer. We bought ours in Feb, but we already need new gaskets. I'm wondering if prime carries replacements?

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8/14/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Bellman Steamer has the power

A perfect option for home applications. Delivers plenty of power if you let it heat until the overflow valve kicks in.

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8/4/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Bellman Stovetop Steamer

Love it!

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7/25/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Bellman stovetop steamer

The Bellman stovetop steamer is a really nice piece of equipment, capable of producing a lot of strong, dry steam. Its two-hole tip helps with frothing and rolling of the milk. I use pre-heated water and it takes around 6 minutes to get operational on electric stovetop. I also like the use of silicone gaskets and the product seems to be durable. The whole shopping experience was a pleasure and I can recommend both the product as well as the seller.

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6/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Incredible product

I can't recommend this product highly enough! Having worked as a barista before, I find both the steamed milk and the foam to be perfectly comparable to what a high-end coffee shop machine can produce. It's very easy to use (although it may require some practice). I recommend not filling it up with too much water as it takes longer for it to produce steam, and it's not necessary if you're only steaming milk for 1 or 2 beverages.

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5/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

5/5 Would Recommend

My Bellman Stovetop Steamer is very well-constructed, and easy to use and clean. It is a snap to steam milk at home now, alongside my Flair espresso maker.

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5/19/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Love it

Works really great , does not take too long to heat up, and I am so happy that there are only stainless steel parts ( one silicon ring ). I would recommend !

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4/26/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Exactly what we anted

Excellent product. Since it's stovetop, we can use it on the stove in our pop-up camper. Outdoor lattes!

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4/17/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

LOVE

Perfect addition to our coffee making fleet. Takes some time to learn how to use, but works great.

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4/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Been using one for years and it's the best!

I've had one of these for years and have used it daily as I make lattes for my wife and me every morning. Works like a charm with excellent textured milk each time, easily done. If you like you make your own authentic latte or cappuccino, don't hesitate. It's well worth the money.

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3/24/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Bellman stovetop steamer = The bomb

I bought a ROK manual espresso machine and Bellman stovetop steamer after my Gaggia classic kicked the bucket, mainly because I wanted a simple and durable means for making reasonable quality espresso machines. The Bellman makes better microfoam than my Gaggia did. I'm no barista, so my latte art still most closely resembles a Rorshach test, but that's on me. Anyway, I'm very happy with the purchase and service from Prima. Of note, there are references to this working or not working with induction stoves. This works well enough on my induction stove, though it takes about 15-20 minutes to be ready to use and only works on the smaller burners. Haven't tried this yet, but one could also use an induction interface disc if all else fails.

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3/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Steam Pot

This works perfectly for steaming milk. Just make sure that the steam is going when you insert it into the milk and take it back out, or it will suck milk into the pot itself, which smells horribly.

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3/14/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Milk Steamer

I absolutely love it!!!! This Bellman Stovetop Steamer is wonderful and easy to use. I highly recommend it.

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3/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Excellent

Very Good stuff , does the job as expected .

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3/3/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Bellman Stovetop Steamer

So far so great! This is the little engine that could. What a surprise to find a quality product that produces great steam for my milk. This steamer is wonderful because I did not want the whole cappuccino machine/hardware to take up counter space in my kitchen. A bonus is the steamer is portable. Who wants to lug around a cappuccino machine?

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2/27/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

So glad I bought this!

I hate cleaning the mills tube of my super automatic Jura Eno Micro 9. The Bellman makes great foam, looks good no my stove and requires minimal care.

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2/23/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Bellman Stovetop Steamer is Good

It really works...real frothed milk! Appears to be very well made.

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2/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Exceeded Expectations

I was worried it would only make a cheap imitation of the cafe style steamed milk I wanted, kinda sorta reminiscent of it, but nope, it's the real thing. Amazing for the price, and pretty easy to use. It takes about as long to heat up as my electric kettle so it really doesn't add much time to my routine. I can't think of anything bad to say about it, really glad I finally went through with it after thinking about it for so long.

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2/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Very happy

Finally, proper steamed milk at home!

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1/24/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

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1/20/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Bellman steamer

This is the greatest invention ever! I only drink cafe mochas and hot chocolate and a big espresso machine is more than I need. This Bellman steamer fits the bill for me, I can steam my drinks and enjoy them at home. Very easy to use and clean up is easy. I've been using it everyday for the last 3 weeks and I'm still amazed by it.

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1/13/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Love it!

We love the stovetop steamer! We have a nespresso machine so this was the perfect thing to accomplish steamed milk without buying a different espresso machine. So much better than an electric milk frother!

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1/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Good product

Good product

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1/3/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great product!

My husband asked for this milk steamer for Xmas. He loves it! It works really well.

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12/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Bellman Steamer

Makes steamed milk - the real deal. We had a milk frother, but there is no comparison. Frothed milk makes me gag, steamed milk makes me smile.

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12/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Bellman stove top steamer is the BEST

I found this item after years of searching for the frother that gives me the barista froth. This is it. Bought the first one, loved it. Bought 2nd one to take with me on my travels. This Christmas, bought these as gifts. .E, my friends, and siblings all love this frother. It does what you tube demo says it will do. It froths just like cafe cappuccino does. Simple to use. Smile on my face Everytime.

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12/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great!!👍

Great quality. Receipiant was over the top excited. Also fast turn around for shipping!

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12/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Bellman Steamer excellent!

Item was sturdier than expected and very well-crafted. Highly recommend for anyone wanting steamed milk without the rest of the gadgetry or for travel.

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12/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Getting the hang of it!

I couldn't be happier with this steamer. It takes some time to build up pressure but once it's ready, it steams really well and produces great foam in no time. I love it and my wife is also impressed with my developing skills to make a great latte that doesn't cost 6 bucks. Thanks for the great deal, Prima!

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11/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great product, happy with my

Great product, happy with my purchase!

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11/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

I am very happy with the Stovetop steamer

This is a well built steamer and don't expect any issues.

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11/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Excellent robust product

Works just as expected and I am anticipated it lasting for decades.

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11/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

We are very pleased with

We are very pleased with our Bellman Stovetop Steamer. Every morning, we heat it on our ceramic cooktop (it takes about 14 minutes) while getting ready in the morning for work. We love that it‰Ûªs sturdy and well-made with stainless steel material, comes with clear instructions, and the resulting steamed milk with microfoam makes our chai lattes delicious! We also like that we can now consume organic steamed milk, rather than the conventional stuff offered down the street at Starbucks and Coffeebean. Thank you for carrying this product!

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11/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

It does the job

I enjoy using this device, it was a bit confuse on how long should I let the water boiled, but after getting familiar with the steamer I enjoy a lot using it

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11/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Bellman Stovetop Steamer

C. Ten years ago I saw a similar Italian stove top steamer in a kitchen store in Washington, DC. Regretted later that I had not purchased it. When I had to get my Pavone Espresso Machine re-paired, i looked again for a milk frother. Tried the Nespresso and thought it was a waste of money. Finally saw this one on your Web site. It works quite well and now that I am in a smaller kitchen, it will replace my Pavone Europicola.

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11/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

microfilm perfection!!!

i am in love with my new steamer and use it nearly every single day! i am so smitten...you need a little patience, but it totally pays off

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10/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great

The steamer is great. I used it to make latte with my illy capsule machine. It does need practice for a few times before you could master it.

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10/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Made in Italy stainless steel, stovetop steamer

I am satisfied with my new steamer. The price was comparable to others on the market maybe a little better and a good thing was that the shipping was paid. The product arrived quickly was just what I expected and works really well. I do wish they'd prompted me to order extra gaskets for it because these things last many years and the gaskets eventually need replacing, by that time you've lost track of where you even got it.

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10/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Perfect way to quickly steam milk!

I bought this to pair with my Nespresso machine. I really wanted a full espresso machine with a built in steamer, but it costs way too much to get a quality one. I thought I would be stuck with a foamer for my milk when I really wanted to steam my milk. And then I discovered this stovetop steamer. There was a bit of a learning curve because the instructions that come with the steamer are very confusing and actually say that the steam should be ready in 3 - 5 minutes. That is a complete lie! On a gas stove, set to medium (so I don‰Ûªt damage the handle with the flames), it takes 10 minutes. It then produces a substantial amount of steam - enough to froth milk for multiple drinks. I am still trying to perfect my frothing skills to be as good as a coffeeshop barista, so my coffee drinks aren‰Ûªt perfect, but it is entirely my fault not the steamer. Clean up is easy - simply use a cloth to clean the steam arm and dismantle/empty the water when it is cool. My only complaint (and it hasn‰Ûªt affected how the machine works) is that the video on Prima Coffee says to twist the top and seal it until no orange gasket is showing. My orange gasket never shows so I worry that it is defective/not as thick as it should be and perhaps making it harder for me to fully seal the unit to maximize pressure. Because it hasn‰Ûªt affected my usage of the unit at this point, I haven‰Ûªt looked into it; however, I did want to note in my review that it is slightly different than the one in the video. Due to the awful instructions, it also made me worry that perhaps I was assembling it incorrectly although I couldn‰Ûªt figure out any other way to put it together. Other than the gasket issue (non-issue), this steamer is solidly built - mostly metal with bakelite for the handle and the steam dial and the twist top. I am giving this steamer 5 stars despite the absolutely awful directions included with it.

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10/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Does what it's supposed to do.

Still having trouble with getting proper micro foam, but I believe that's more my fault than the steamer's.

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9/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

I bought the steamer pressure stem part.

Fits and works great.

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9/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great microfoam

This is the best thing for creating micro foam for that perfect latte. The force of the steam that comes out of this nifty stovetop gadget is impressive‰ÛÓmilk converts into a silky hot liquid in no time. Sure it takes a while to heat up (15 minutes), and the knob, handle, and wand are awkwardly placed. The quality of the result far outweighs my quibbles. When my Rancilio Silvia comes back from being repaired I just might stick with the Bellman for all my steaming.

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9/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Make decent microfoams

It makes it super easy to make microfoams of good quality without spending hundreds on the professional steamer.

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8/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

This is the microfoam I was looking for

I am an espresso snob who has been living a block away from one of the predominant nationwide Third Wave coffee roasters for more than 5 years, getting a daily cortado. I finally decided I needed to be able to replicate my go to espresso drink in the event that I moved away, especially if that involved living on a boat, where a standard countertop espresso machine wouldn't work. I still haven't sorted out the espresso half of the equation, but this stovetop steamer is as good as all of the baristas say, and I don't have the training they do. I read http://coffeegeek.com/guides/frothingguide/steamguide, and ended up with microfoam on the first try. The second try wasn't as lucky, but I am a week in, and totally satisfied with my ability to steam milk without scalding it (my pet peeve), and usually getting the microfoam I want. I agree that you only need to fill the steamer with an inch of water for a couple of drinks, rather than to the top as instructed by the manufacturer, which means it heats up pretty quickly. I start it going at the beginning of the process, and by the time I get through my current (slow) espresso process, it's ready to go.

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7/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Perfection

The stove top milk frother is perfect for my needs. I like to enjoy the best espresso experience possible while traveling and this design is 2nd to none.

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7/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Perfection

The stove top milk frother is perfect for my needs. I like to enjoy the best espresso experience possible while traveling and this design is 2nd to none.

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7/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Amazing Steamer for latte art!

I bought this steamer to be able to make proper flat whites and lattes at home and the quality of the steamed milk that it can produce drastically exceeded my expectations. It is also incredibly consistent once I figured out the proper angle and placement of the wand. I am producing bubble free steamed milk perfect for latte art every time! Instead of following the directions exactly, I use hot water to start (since any dissolved solids in the water will not come out in the steam anyway) and only fill up the steamer less than 1/3 of the way. This still gives me enough steam for around 10 lattes or so while only taking 4-5 minutes to reach pressure (as opposed to 15 minutes with cold water filled higher). This steamer is also built like a tank. It's a very thick gauge steel construction and the gaskets are made of durable silicone (so I expect them to last a while too). Replacement gaskets are available should you need them at some point however.

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6/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Bellman Stovetop Steamer - Great!

Great little stovetop steamer. Had been using a french press as a milk frother. With this steamer I make real micro-foam for milk based drinks.

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6/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Almost perfect

Love it. Only draw back is the handle is awkwardly placed. But other than THAT, it is perfect!

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6/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Love my homemade barista coffee!

I've been spending a lot of money at boutique coffee shops because I really enjoy a well made Almond Flat White. This has helped me save some money by making it at home. I haven't gotten to to the point where I can make art with my almond milk...but it's pretty close. Love this item!

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6/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Exactly what we wanted!

I worked as a barista for two years and have missed having a milk steamer ever since I left the job. This stovetop steamer is the perfect at home, compact solution! I feel like I can have caf̩ quality drinks every day. It does take a little while to heat up and definitely doesn't steam milk as fast as a commercial steamer, but if you go into it expecting that then you will be fully satisfied. Since it does take longer a temperature gauge is very helpful in ensuring your milk has reached optimum temperature. It's probably a little overpriced for what it is, but we couldn't find any other options besides buying a full espresso machine, so we decided it was worth it.

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5/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Works great!

I'm very new to the steaming process but I've had a really good time with it and it works perfectly. Super nice for camping and stuff too, all ya need is fire and water. Highly recommend!!

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5/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great steamer

Had this steamer about a month now, I love it. Takes a littl e practice to get used to. On an electric stove it can take a while (20mins or so) to heat up, but on an induction cook top it takes half the time. It has plenty of power and steaming capability.

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4/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

World-class service, world-class product

First of all, I'm absolutely pleased about the service I received. Thank you for that! The product produces perfect microfoam and is super easy to use. And honestly, there is not much more to say about. There is no single point of criticism!

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4/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Works as advertised

It is of high quality and works well. The only thing I don't like is the time it takes to heat up.

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4/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great Travel Frother so far

I've only had the Bellman a few weeks, but it really can froth milk well. I've had an espresso machine for 15 years and am getting close to the pros in latte are. This little Bellman has a frothing tip with hole sizes perfect for 4-5oz of milk in a 12oz pitcher. Now, hopefully I can get it through security at the airport. Shouldn't be a problem though.

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4/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Makes really good froth!

It was really handy for a road trip Thanks so much Does the milk get hot from the steam cause I noticed that the steam is only warm?

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4/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great Product!

I bought this for my husband who loves latte's but not their pricetag. I couldn't find it in Canada but Prima had them and I was able to purchase it from them and have it shipped here. The exchange rate is god awful right now but it was still worth it to have this equipment and be able to take it camping with us.

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4/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Love this steamer!

I've been using this stovetop steamer in my cabin in the woods for years, and I love it! I make espresso every morning, and it heats and froths my hemp milk perfectly every time.

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3/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Works like a charm

I had an 10 plus year old version of this steamer that was not working very well. The new one has a couple of improvements that make it perform better than ever. The valve is more sensitive, and the wand angles away from the body to make access easier. It is a well built, great product.

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3/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Easy for a beginner

I was able to figure out how to use this very quickly. It produces great foam. I'm still trying to figure out how to produce more heat and less foam, actually, but that is due more to me than to the steamer, I'm sure. I love this thing and I use it all the time.

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3/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Best milk steamer on the market

This is the second one we bought as a gift. The first one we have been using for half a year now and cannot be happier. We do have gas stove and we put our steamer on the burner as soon as we wake up. Then it is ready by the time of breakfast. Cleaning is very easy since it does not have any wires and you can put the nozzle under the stream of water to wash the outside. Then we put it back on the stove and bring it back to pressure, turn off the burner and let all the steam come out cleaning the nozzle inside. We also own an electric Nespresso Aeroccino3 3594 frother. That one is great for making one cup of latte. If you have more than one person at the table Bellman Stovetop Steamer is irreplaceable.

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3/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

A work horse!

We have more than one of these (home, second home, boat) and can't start a day without steamed milk in our coffee. Reliable. Sturdy. Love hearing the sound of our steamer telling us it's ready.

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2/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

The Best steamer !

I have been making my own latte every morning for the past 25 years and this steamer has finally rounded out my equipment....it is the best I have ever used and I highly recommend it for home use.

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2/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

The Best steamer !

I have been making my own latte every morning for the past 25 years and this steamer has finally rounded out my equipment....it is the best I have ever used and I highly recommend it for home use.

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12/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Works just as described.

I bought this during my lengthy research for an espresso maker. It seems like any expensive machine often must be repaired, or descaled, or other maintenance. One review somewhere pointed to doing things manually, manual espresso maker, and stovetop steam maker. It worked today on my first try. I only filled it half-way with pre-boiled water, and it took under 10 min to get to steam level. I used my 12oz Stainless Steel Turkish Warmer, but next time will use my 6 oz to heat the milk for one cappuccino. Follow the instructions and be careful, this is dangerous if not used properly.

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12/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Works great!

Cafe con leche done right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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10/28/2015 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

It's everything I've always wanted!

I've been a barista at a couple different independent coffee shops, and loved having access to a machine to steam milk for my beloved tea lattes. I really don't drink coffee but once in a blue moon, but I love my tea lattes. Microwaving my milk isn't the same. I actually didn't know that stovetop steamers existed, but I just decided to google and see and this awesome thing came up. I had to wait a couple of months for it to come back into stock, but it's super worth it. It takes a little finagling, but once you get the hang of it you can create microfoam rivaling that of a traditional espresso machine. I use it nearly every day for a London Fog or jasmine green milk tea. Also, it seems really well made and like it'll last for a long time, so fingers crossed!

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9/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Love my Bellman

After the safety valve of my old Bellman went belly up, i was lost in a desert without my steamed milk. The folks at Bellman were supposed to call me but never did which left me feeling frustrated and angry that I wasted 2 weeks waiting for their call. I finally gave up, and ordered a new valve, not sure it was going to fit. But it did! And now I'm again happy as a clam! I survived without my Bellman for nearly a month! Oddly enough though, i'm not sure about the rubber gasket...I could probably crank that safety valve down tight but I'm afraid the valve, which looks somewhat flimsy to me, will spread out paper thin and be ineffective, if not break. So the safety valve isn't exactly tight on the container, but hey, i have steamed milk and it seems to be holding up.

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8/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Makes excellent microfoam and with great ease and speed !

I received the Bellman Stovetop Steamer several weeks ago (as replacement for my Bellman Cappuccino CX-25 P model lost during moving, but used for a few years). The CX-25 P model made excellent faux espresso and microfoam even on an electric stove. Comparatively, the Bellman Stovetop Steamer, used on a gas stove, microfoams even more quickly and easily (as all pressure is dedicated to frothing milk and gas stoves deliver even stronger results than electric stoves). It is very simple to produce a smooth, rich, velvety microfoam, that pours and looks like a smooth vanilla milkshake with no air bubbles present, in well under a minute after inserting the wand into the milk (closer to 20 or 30 seconds). It is a joy to use and essential for making any true milk-based espresso drink. I think inexperienced persons could learn to make a beautiful microfoam with just a little practice, after first becoming well-informed on methods/foaming techniques needed with this item. I've experimented using a steam wand on a cheap espresso maker (waiting for my shipment) and the Bellman far exceeds it in every way (with true microfoam being more difficult to make on the former). It appears very well made and sturdy. I am completely satisfied with the product, manufacturer and helpful Prima representatives. I experienced delays in shipment time (with both models) due to the manufacturer, but it was well worth the wait to receive these high quality and impressive items.

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8/7/2015 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Simple and great

Needed a simple easy to use steamer for milk and after being frustrated with electric expression makers and the steaming wands not working found a perfect solution. Love this product!

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8/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

a beautiful machine

I just tried this out for the first time. It's pretty great.

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2/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

What a find!

You know when you take the time to write a review you found something dynamic. All I needed/wanted was a milk steamer for hot milk and great foam. Found it. The Bellman produces steam pressure similar to the $5000 espresso machines I used as a former Barista! Honestly. The instructions say the Bellman takes 10-12 minutes to heat, however, I found it to much faster on my gas stove (3-4 minutes). I have finally been able to e-cycle my cheap, half working espresso machine. I plan to buy these as Birthday and Christmas gifts. Thanks for a well designed and incredibly easy to use piece of equipment!

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2/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great product

This is a great machine. I've been trying desperately to create a good latte at home for the last couple months and have been getting frustrated. I started off with a french press. Then bought a cheap espresso machine. Then I bought a starbucks milk frother. All of them stunk. Then I bought a Francis Francis x7.1, which makes great espresso, but the pannarello steam wand didn't work as well as I'd like. So finally I bought this steamer as my last attempt, and thankfully it finally provides the microfoam I've been going for all this time and it's easy to achieve. I nailed it on my first attempt. (obviously the right equipment makes all the difference in the world) If you're like me, and are trying to get true microfoam without spending $2000 on an espresso machine, this is what you're looking for. Very high quality and great results. Plus, it looks like it will out live me. It's clearly well constructed. Very pleased

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2/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Legitimate micro foam

Professional barista, this is my home steamer. Outstanding. Steams 6-12oz milk without issue. Not shielded- burn hazard, use caution and a little tough to get squeaky clean but still 5 stars.

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1/1/2015 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Very useful

I'm using it everyday and the steam is exactly like a professional coffee machine.

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12/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Works great!

Bought this for my Son; I had a similar model which is no longer made. This one works just as I had hoped; makes excellent microfoam. The pressure is much greater than on most home expresso makers (or, at least, much greater than my Silvia Rancilio and an Expobar Brewtus) and it foams milk much faster and easier.

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12/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Works great!

As a previous barista working with craft coffee machines I love it. Simple to use, quality output and consistentcy in steam pressure and heat. The only down side is the time it takes to hear up and the task of properly cooling it. I love it. If used well, beautiful latte art and microfoam come easily from it.

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12/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Coffee shop dreams in your own kitchen!

I received the Bellman stovetop steamer as a present and it has just been a delight. As some background, I worked in a nice coffee shop that trained on latte art and I've missed it since moving on from that position. Well, now I can live out coffee shop fantasies in my own kitchen! Construction wise - this is solidly built. The steam wand does not move, so it takes some adjustment of yourself to get the correct angle for a vortex. It has two gasket pieces that form a steam chamber (with a solid top knob) and you can adjust the steam pressure with a small knob. I've posted a picture, which I think speaks for itself about what this little, simple piece of equipment can do if you work with it. I used an Aeropress to make an "espresso-style" coffee, a 12oz steam pitcher from Espresso Supply, and this Bellman Stovetop Steamer. The wife joked, "Well! This is more a present for me, eh?!" My main advice: really let the steamer heat up (it took probably 15m. on my electric stove). I was disappointed with my first two attempts; there seemed to be no pressure and I couldn't get the milk spinning or as warm as I wanted (I still dropped a lop-sided heart). About 5 minutes later, though, the 3rd attempt was golden out the gates. Lovely vortex, good microfoam, great texture. Also, watch your fingers (since the wand doesn't move), that steamer, expectedly, gets uber hot. Use towels to handle it and be sure to purge out the steam.

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12/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Coffee shop dreams in your own kitchen!

I received the Bellman stovetop steamer as a present and it has just been a delight. As some background, I worked in a nice coffee shop that trained on latte art and I've missed it since moving on from that position. Well, now I can live out coffee shop fantasies in my own kitchen! Construction wise - this is solidly built. The steam wand does not move, so it takes some adjustment of yourself to get the correct angle for a vortex. It has two gasket pieces that form a steam chamber (with a solid top knob) and you can adjust the steam pressure with a small knob. I've posted a picture, which I think speaks for itself about what this little, simple piece of equipment can do if you work with it. I used an Aeropress to make an "espresso-style" coffee, a 12oz steam pitcher from Espresso Supply, and this Bellman Stovetop Steamer. The wife joked, "Well! This is more a present for me, eh?!" My main advice: really let the steamer heat up (it took probably 15m. on my electric stove). I was disappointed with my first two attempts; there seemed to be no pressure and I couldn't get the milk spinning or as warm as I wanted (I still dropped a lop-sided heart). About 5 minutes later, though, the 3rd attempt was golden out the gates. Lovely vortex, good microfoam, great texture. Also, watch your fingers (since the wand doesn't move), that steamer, expectedly, gets uber hot. Use towels to handle it and be sure to purge out the steam.

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12/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Real microfoam

I used an aerolatte to make my latte's foam and although it makes a beautiful foam I never did manage to make latte art with it. Using the bellman you realize what micro foam is. I am far from a latte artist but I manage to make some rosetta like figures and my coffees taste great. I am amazed! With this easy to use machine you will improve your art and taste exponentially.

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12/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Excellent piece of equipment

This machine works very well. Reading around I had heard that it steams slower than a real espresso machine. Having never used a real espresso machine I cannot make that comparison but I find that it steams fast enough for me. Also this is heavy, which is a good thing. The steel is very thick which helps it retain heat and it doesn't move around while you are using it. This also means that it take a while to heat up. I use it on a glass top electric stove, so I fill it half way and put it medium to medium high before I hop in the shower, by the time I am out and dressed I can kick the stove up to high and it's ready to go. If you are going to only do milk for one drink then you can take it off the burner, if you are doing more than one drink I recommend leaving in on the burner (on high) while steaming. This will keep it nice and hot and recycle faster than if you take it off for each drink. I have had this for about a month and I think it's great, and cheaper than buying a real espresso machine.

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11/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Fantastic Product! Love it.

We bought this to make steamers and hot chocolate and could not be happier. It makes great steamed frothy milk without scalding. We've had them every day since we got it. Simple to use and much cheaper and easier than a full counter-top espresso machine. My one and only minor complaint is that the steam release valve is on the same handle you have to use to move it around. Just be careful and wear an oven mitt. You'll be fine. Well worth the cost however.

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11/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Barista approved

I work in an independent, third wave, coffee shop and am so pleased with this little guy. Sometimes when I'm at home I really just crave a nice little cappuccino- so the search began for a home steamer (don't waste your money on any espresso machine under $1000, they won't produce enough pressure to make a decent espresso anyways). For $75 I can satisfy my cravings and it's so fun to be able to make special drinks for guests. I poured rosettas and hearts right from the get go! Tip: I wipe down my wand with a cold rag before steaming, as it becomes very hot from the stove and scalds the milk if you don't.

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10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Love this steamer

I bought this steamer about 6 months ago and it's quickly become a favorite in my coffee collection. It's indestructible and makes solid microfoam. It doesn't take too long to heat up if you pre-boil the water in a kettle. A gas stove isn't necessary but it speeds things up. It's great for lattes, but can also be used to make bomb hot chocolate. Just mix cocoa powder and sugar into the milk before you steam it.

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10/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great steamer

Steamer is very easy to use. After a couple tries, the milk had a nice microfoam on it. Easy to assemble and disassemble.

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9/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Excellent Milk Steamer

I have know used the Bellman Stovetop Steamer several times and it works excellently. I would recommend putting much less water then instructed. Maybe fill it up only about 1/4 of the way or about 1.5-2 inches of water. This allows it to heat up much quicker and you still have plenty of steam for several lattes. Getting the proper milk consistency takes a little bit of a learning curve IMHO. I'm used to commercial machines, and steaming with this is a little different. You can still get excellent milk consistency for latte art.

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8/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

does the job.

i give it an excellent because i think i does exactly what it's supposed to do, and does it well. me on the other hand...I will need to get a little more organized in the morning to allow for the extra time it takes to get the pressure built up.

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8/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great design

I love this bellman steamer! It froths as good as an expensive espresso maker. You won't be disappointed . I've been looking for one of these for quit awhile ,happy to own one. Looks like it's sturdy ,should last for years....now I can enjoy a delicious cappuccino without spending hundreds of dollars on a espresso machine getting the same results.

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7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Easier Microfoam

I bought this a week ago and have used it 4 times already. It makes great microfoam. I use it when I make espresso with my Gaggia classic. Also, I use it with my mypressi. Simple to use!!!!

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6/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

you will be pleased

Does a great job. What more would you need to know? Won't accept this review unless it is longer. Is this long enough? Apparently not. It says 38 characters are required. Am I getting close?

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6/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Just what I've been looking for!

I've had hand held "frothers" and electric "frothers" but the first required I heat the milk on the stove or in the microwave and the second never got the milk hot enough. This little device is small, handsome, no nonsense and does a beautiful job of making authentic piping HOT steamed milk for either a latte or cappuccino. I haven't found cleaning it difficult and it makes plenty of steam with solid pressure. A fantastic product at a fair price, I just bought one for my mom. Bravo!

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5/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great service, great products

I made a mistake ordering a stovetop steamer and they immediately contacted me to help me fix my mistake and shipped it quickly after. The product was packed to survive being shipped through a hurricane.

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3/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Best product for my stovetop espresso maker

If you are using stovetop expresso coffee maker, this product is just wonderful and money saving compared to the expresso machine. Normally I star heating the stove steamer and keep the valve of the steamer opened. When steam comes out, I close the valve for one minute in order to accumulate enough pressure for steaming the milk. Then enjoy the coffee!

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2/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

long-lasting steam

I've had my steamer for a few weeks. It works wonderfully and when filled to the recommended max produces steam for a long amount of time. Perfect for making multiple drinks without having to stop. No complaints, thanks, prima!

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