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SKU: 50SS
 

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
Specification sheet: 

Bellman

Bellman is the manufacturer of the 50SS stainless stovetop steamer. This steamer is the perfect solution for those that want the ability to steam milk without having to invest in an espresso machine. Paired with the Mypressi Twist, the Bellman provides the ultimate espresso travel kit.
Bellman Stovetop Steamer is rated 4.685714285714286 out of 5 by 70.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pleasant surprise! So I bought this little guy to practice latte art in the privacy of my home and to my surprise it really delivers! It's not as powerful as a wand attached to a professional machine of course, but it's incredibly easy to get microfoam with this steamer! It's all stainless steel so it's easy to clean plus it's incredibly durable! Very happy with my purchase! I've been recommending it to all my friends!
Date published: 2013-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent Quality, Great if you don't have a steamer! I have a portable espresso maker. Obviously this comes with no steamer attachment. I actually prefer this setup with the Bellman for home use. It takes far less time to preheat my handheld espresso maker (Portapresso) and do the milk on the stove top compared to a full-sized home machine. The build quality is good. Nothing seems too flimsy and the device has a good heavy weight to it. I've heard some people complain about the device getting too hot. You certainly need to be careful, but I haven't had issues thus far. Don't use absolute high heat! Medium-high is fine and it will take 10-12 minutes to build sufficient pressure. The Bellman seems a bit small on the stove top. That's why you have to be careful about high heat creeping up onto the pieces you'll be putting your hands on. Right before you begin steaming milk open the steam valve slightly to let a constant line of pressure out. Then begin steaming. The outwards pressure will keep the inside lines free of milk. Take care of the Bellman and it will take care of you!
Date published: 2014-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-12-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple Steam Wand - Makes Micro-foam Easily This is a little gem. It's simple and very effective. I was a Barista for 8 years, including at some specialty shops, and I really like this little guy. Steaming 8-12 oz. of cold milk takes about twice the time as a commercial espresso machine, which is as good as any home steam wand (probably better than most). It does make real micro-foam; after 5-6 tries I managed to pour a rosetta, then a tulip. It's actually easy to make too much micro-foam with this thing. You could easily steam milk for 4+ drinks at a time, so long as you give it 2 minutes or so between drinks to reheat. The downsides; it's small and takes some time to heat up. On my gas stove, it takes around roughly 20 minutes to heat from cold. I boil water in a kettle first to speed it up to about 10 minutes. Because of it's small diameter, I cannot put my stove's burner on high - the flames stretch out around the base and heat the handles. Also, its small size makes it a little unstable. It's tough to wipe off the wand without also shaking the whole thing around a bit, and you certainly need to use two hands. I did not want to drop several hundred dollars (or more) on a quality home espresso machine and new grinder. When combined with a makeshift espresso (there are lots of cheap ways to get something similar to espresso - strong, well brewed, low-volume), the Bellman Stovetop steamer gives me the specialty quality milk needed for macchiatos, cortados, cappuccinos and lattes with the attractive latte art.
Date published: 2016-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 caf 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.
Date published: 2016-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally! I JUST received this in the mail two yrs ago and now that we have a SNOW day, I don't have to go to work - sooooo - I had my first attempt at making a latte. I didn't blow up the kitchen or burn myself, so that's a step in the right direction. I have been wanting to buy one of these things for AGES - so when I saw it here at this website, I couldn't resist. Each time I plunk down $5 for a latte around here, I think GOSH -I'd really better invest in a milk steamer. The directions were simple and to the point. Everything worked as directed. It was my first time and I worried about splattering the milk everywhere, so went a little too deep with the nozzle, thereby making more frother than steamed milk I think. Can't wait to try it again.
Date published: 2014-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2015-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic lines and great functionality I purchased this for our vacation cottage on an off grid island. Bottom line it delivers an excellent milk foaming experience and delivers a long enough flow to make easily four lattes. It creates a finer foam and more loft than my Rancilio Sylvia at home. The directions imply you should set it on a counter to steam but if indicts light enough to pick up and use hand held -- gives more control. Looks retro cool in the cabin kitchen too! Only negatives are the wand could be longer ... And you need to do all your foaming at once: it won't wait a few minutes between. All and all well recommended
Date published: 2015-07-26
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Hi here, Is this streamer compatible with an inductive cooker ? If yes, how long does it takes to heat it up ?

Asked by: Carvel
I am pretty sure the manufacturer description says NO, not compatible. On the gas stove top it takes about 20 minutes to bring it to the pressure. The bottom of the pot is not flat, its has a deep dent in the middle, so you'd have only a narrow ring of contact with the hot surface.
Answered by: Aliona
Date published: 2016-06-09

can you shioing to indonesia? This is in stock?

Asked by: Rizky
I dont know if they can ship to indonesia. But what i did is I shipped to my friend who has a US address and in turn he shipped it to me. I hope that helps
Answered by: PhilCoffee
Date published: 2016-06-07

Hi, would you ship this to Vancouver please? how much will you charge for shipping? thanks so much

Asked by: Tony Huang
I'm just a customer, not the shipper, but there was not a shipping charge to send the steamer to CT. I don't know about Vancouver, BC!
Answered by: Kate44
Date published: 2016-04-17

Can this be left on the heat and do multiple drinks in a row?

Asked by: Ashley
no problem at all
Answered by: Lutzifer
Date published: 2016-04-13

Are induction cooktops really not effective with the bellman steamer as prima-coffee claims? I've read that gas takes 10-15 minutes, my electric glass ceramic takes 15-20 minutes depending on water level and starting temperature.

Asked by: jackie27
I do not know about induction cooktops but I now they require flat bottom pans & this has a flat bottom. I use gas & i does take 10 min to make steam. Its worth waiting for. I steam chocolate soy milk for mocha coffee. I use 1./2 of the milk by steaming it vs heating in microwave.
Answered by: kg7ka
Date published: 2016-03-15

What indicates that the steamer is ready? How do you know when to turn off the heat source?

Asked by: Hugh
I never turn off the heat source which is a an elite platimum inductive cooker. Of course I turn it off it off when I finish steaming but not while I am steaming. I know when it is ready when the steam valve in the arm begins to release
Answered by: bigmike46
Date published: 2015-12-07

I've had my Bellman for many years - it's my 2nd or 3rd. I use it every day. After a while the unit doesn't foam as well as it used to; I try putting vinegar through it and that does well for another year. But now I can't revive it. What should I do?

Asked by: Cara 318
You can the Rinza Milk Frother cleaner. Put a bit in a glass with hot water. Make shure that the part that was touching the milk will sit inside the rinza for about 6-8 hours. Check on you tube how to use this rinza. Most of the baristas in coffee shops use it.
Answered by: Lutzifer
Date published: 2015-12-07

What size pitcher do you use in the video demonstrating the making of the micro foam. Also can you please put up a video on how to use this product to make microfoam--there is a lot of technique involved in microfoaming :)

Asked by: dontBeSilly
Steve used the 12oz Latte Art Pitcher. https://prima-coffee.com/equipment/rattleware/latte-art-pitcher
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2015-11-17

I have 2 Bellman's I love, and I've replaced the large gaskets on the top. Is it possible to replace the gasket on the wand? I have some small replacement gaskets I've never used, but I'm afraid to twist it too hard.

Asked by: Patti
Yes, we can special order parts. Please email sales@prima-coffee.com for more details.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2015-08-10

Dear sir/madam I am very interested in you're stove top steamer. I'm would like to know if you also sell you're products in Europe or is you ship to Europe. Thank you Gordon kirkaldy.

Asked by: Gordon
Please email sales@prima-coffee.com for non product related information.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2015-05-26
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