Melitta Cremio

Name: Cremio
Brand: Melitta
Operation: Electric
Capacity: 400 ml

Melitta Cremio Milk Heater and Frother - White
Melitta Cremio Milk Heater and Frother - White
Hot or cold milk froth, and warm milk, are all push-button easy to prepare; Simple easy clean non-stick interior, dishwashable components, wipe-down exterior surface

A firm as renowned in the world of coffee as Melitta could not fail to offer the public its milk frother. Especially since some of its automatic coffee machines, such as the Melitta Caffeo Solo, do not have a built-in frother. This Melitta Cremio, a medium-high level milk frother, fills this gap and more than meets the expectations of the prestigious brand behind it.

The Melitta Cremio is a three-function electric frother with a capacity of 400 ml. It comes in a conventional design but is very attractive thanks to its wide range of colours. In an accessory as functional as a milk whisk, it is not common to find bright colours or several options in this sense.

The Melitta Cremio frother breaks this trend and comes in four models: passion red, white, black and anthracite grey. We leave you here the direct purchase links to each of them, so you can enter and see their features and prices in more detail.

Melitta Cremio Milk Heater and Frother - White
Melitta Cremio Milk Heater and Frother - White
Hot or cold milk froth, and warm milk, are all push-button easy to prepare; Simple easy clean non-stick interior, dishwashable components, wipe-down exterior surface
Melitta Cremio Milk Heater and Frother - Black
Melitta Cremio Milk Heater and Frother - Black
Hot or cold milk froth, and warm milk, are all push-button easy to prepare; Simple easy clean non-stick interior, dishwashable components, wipe-down exterior surface
Melitta Cremio Milk Heater and Frother - Red
Melitta Cremio Milk Heater and Frother - Red
Hot or cold milk froth, and warm milk, are all push-button easy to prepare; Simple easy clean non-stick interior, dishwashable components, wipe-down exterior surface

As you can see in the images, the Melitta Cremio frother comes with a very robust design, where you can see an attention to detail (house brand), exactly like what we find in Melitta coffee machines.

The Melitta Cremio emulsifier has a maximum capacity of 400 ml It means that, when frothing, we can only fill it up to a maximum of 200 ml (half). It is why there are MAX and MIN markings on the inside walls of the stainless steel container that indicate the milk limit to be served. The maximum capacity for frothing is sufficient to prepare up to 4 cups of cappuccino, approximately.

As you know, when frothing the milk, its volume increases considerably, so that the froth would overflow if we overfilled it. In any case, we will also be safe from splashes thanks to the plastic lid where the frothing plunger is inserted, which completely covers the whole mouth of the milk carafe.

This milk carafe is fitted on an electric bass, which is responsible not only for moving the rotating head (and thus achieving the frothing of the milk), but also for applying by induction the temperature necessary to heat the milk.

Melitta Cremio: 3 electric function milk frother

As we said at the beginning, Melitta Cremio is a frother with three main functions:

  • To produce cold (or room temperature) milk froth.
  • To produce hot milk froth.
  • Heating milk (heats non-frothed milk).

The temperature (hot or cold) is chosen by simply pressing the backlit main switch on the front of the frother. In the following picture, you can see it. Red light for hot temperature, and blue light for cold temperature.

If we choose the hot temperature, our Melitta Cremio will start heating until it reaches the temperature of 65°, which is considered the optimum temperature for emulsifying milk. A thermostat regulates this process.

Once this is done, we can start up the frother. Depending on the head we have placed on the plunger, the Melitta Cremio will either form milk froth, or simply heat the milk by stirring it so that it does not stick to the walls (but does not froth). This last function allows us, with a little imagination, to prepare delicious smoothies or cocoa drinks, for example.

The Melitta Cremio includes two interchangeable heads that determine whether to froth or simply shake the milk. The head responsible for frothing has a spring-like appearance, while the head for the milk heater is smooth.

Melitta Cremio milk frother: General characteristics

  • Electric milk frother with three main functions: milk heater, cold milk frothing and hot milk frothing.
  • Frother capacity: 400 ml for heating milk, 200 ml for frothing.
  • Four colours available: red, black, white and grey.
  • Stainless steel milk jug, with non-stick coating on the walls.
  • The skimmer turns off immediately if the carafe is uncoupled from the electric bass.
  • Automatic switch-off function.
  • Automatic protection against overheating.
  • The container has a spout shaped rim, which facilitates serving the milk directly from the skimmer.
  • The lid that covers the container has a very secure airtight mechanism, which prevents it from accidentally opening while the skimmer is running.
  • Compartment for storing excess cable from the electric bass.
  • Noise level: maximum of 50 decibels.
  • Power: 600 watts.
  • Weighs just over one kilogram.
  • Dimensions: 11 x 16 x 20 cms.

Advantages of Melitta Cremio milk frother

  • The electric bass, which allows our skimmer to be used to heat the milk as well.
  • The hermetic closing system of the lid.
  • The variety of colours available.
  • The 400 ml capacity is higher than the average mid-range milk frother.

Disadvantages of the Melitta Cremio milk frother

  • It does not allow us to select the output temperature. If we choose hot froth, we have to settle for 65º.
  • It cannot be washed in the dishwasher, as the temperature selection switch (an electrical component, of course) is integrated into the container and not into the base. So it’s up to you to rinse it well and scrub it by hand each time.
  • There are skimmers with similar features that are a little cheaper than this one. You can tell that there is a great company behind it, such as Melitta. And that pays off too.

Melitta Cremio milk frother: Videos

To get to know this Melitta Cremio frother better, there’s nothing better than the official presentation of Melitta itself:

And if you’d rather see a live demonstration, these Japanese fellows will show you in detail:

And finally, a very thorough review of every detail and every component of this electric milk mixer:

Why buy a Melitta Cremio milk frother?

The Melitta Cremio Electric frother is a perfect complement not only to any Melitta coffee machine, but also to any user who wants to enjoy a good quality skimmer in their home.

The Melitta Cremio is not just any milk frother; it is designed to go the distance. Far from it. It has a series of details that make it stand out from the rest and make it a suitable option for the most demanding users.

The only thing we miss is being able to choose between different output temperatures, as is the case with the Severin SM 9684 or the Severin SM 9688.

For the rest, this is a magnificent milk frother that retains all the signs of identity and distinction of the prestigious brand of Melitta coffee machines. Generous capacity, solid construction, ergonomic details, electric base for heating the milk, you can’t ask for more.

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