Our tech guys have been hard at work figuring out how they can improve the milk steaming capability of Isomac machines. After plenty of research and extensive testing in the workshop, it all came down to the steam tip.
Isomac machines feature cool-touch steam wands — double insulated wands that you can touch without burning your hand. While this is a great safety feature, we’ve found that it comes at the expense of the quality of your steamed milk. That’s a big price to pay.
After lots of discussion and testing, we discovered that our staff members who own the earlier models, which don’t have the cool-touch steam wands, produced better textured microfoam milk than those who have machines with the cool-touch steam wands. Furious research and testing followed, and we determined that the problem lay in the steam wand tip. It appeared that the holes in the new steam tip are too large for optimum steaming.
Solution one was to develop an extension piece so the older steam tips could be retro fitted. A fantastic solution in the interim. Then we discovered some low-flow steam tips available from one of our US suppliers. Problem solved!
Check out the Cooltouch Steamtips here