I am discussing with my wife getting an espresso machine. I plan to use it for espresso. She hates the taste of coffee, but she thought that she might be able to also enjoy it a little by using it at night for the occasional hot chocolate.
By no means, does she believe it needs to do this. We generally do stove-top hot chocolate. However, I would like to consider what machine might do this best and perhaps use that as a means of narrowing my options.
In my mind, the right machine would:
- Heat the steam boiler quickly (no predicting when the chocolate craving occurs)
- Not turn on the brew boiler (saving energy)
- Be capable of making back-to-back drinks (say 3× 150 mL of milk, or 3 small cups worth)
- Have a simple interface, as she won’t use it that often.
It’s a somewhat silly exercise, as this shouldn’t and won’t explicitly drive my purchase, but I thought that I would ask the friendliest forum what machine (specific or category) was appropriate. Can dual boilers turn off the Brew boiler ? Is this a case when an SBDU might be the most convenient?
I am ignoring my needs for the moment, I just want to get a handle on how easy it would be to make her happiest with a very expensive purchase.