A few members registered an interest in seeing this machine. @OldGregg @MattH @MediumRoastSteam
I produced a one-handed video of both dairy and oat milk. Thinking of adding a third video for almond which is my personal favorite.
The steam is quite strong (you be the judge) and I very much like the silky microfoam texture that it produces. I certainly get creamier milk with the WPM Steamer than I do with either the Decent or Nurri but bear in mind that while I have completed a latte art course, my milk steaming skills have plently of upside. Someone more adept in the dark art of steaming would doubtless produce a far better result on the Nurri than I can.
It took 65 seconds from turning it on to being ready to steam and with 200ml in the jug (which came with the WPM) it took 44 seconds to go from cold to 65 degrees.
What I like:
It’s hands free and takes only fractionally more time than it does to pour an espresso. That means that regardless of whether you have a single boiler espresso machine, you can pour an espresso and steam simultaneously.
It certainly produces a silk smooth microfoam that I couldn’t hope to replicate otherwise.
It has a self cleaning function.
It’s up and ready to go in little more than one minute.
It’s tank size is more than adequate and it’s easy to refill.
It’s quite slim.
What I don’t like
The wand needs more travel so that it’s easier to remove the jug.
It’s yet another toy on my espresso bench (or should I have put that under “What I like”?)
It’s expensive compared to using the steam wand on an existing espresso machine (AU$749, GBP415, US$514)
Here is the video: