If you’re on the search for a commercial espresso machine for your café, you may be interested in a product that has a high-tech steam wand. Since the vast majority (upwards of 80%) of espresso beverages sold in coffee shops are milk-based, getting the temperature and texture of steamed milk just right is crucial.
As you begin to explore your options, you may be drawn to the eye-catching aesthetic of Nuova Simonelli machines. This brand offers several popular commercial machines, but you’ll need to determine which steaming system you prefer. Nuova Simonelli has three different steaming options, including Easy Cream, autosteam, and a gooseneck wand.
Not sure which is right for you? Here’s a deeper look at each system to help you determine which is the best fit:
What Makes Easy Cream Different?
Steam wands keep getting better, and the Easy Cream smart wand is Nuova Simonelli’s patented technology designed to make milk steaming effortless and consistent. With the optional Easy Cream upgrade, one manual steam handle is replaced by a button. Machines with the Easy Cream upgrade are equipped with a compressor that allows the barista to program milk temperature and density. Its cool-touch technology means that your team will never have to worry about burnt hands from the wand.
What Is Auto-Steam?
Many new espresso machines are equipped with an auto-steam wand. Unlike a manual steam wand, machines with auto-steam feature a button instead of manual steam handles. The great thing about an auto-steam wand is that the barista can take a hands-off approach to texturing milk for beverages. The user can simply insert the wand into the pitcher and let auto-steam take over to create those perfect small bubbles.
What is a Gooseneck Attachment?
A gooseneck wand is another helpful device that’s designed to simplify the art of steaming milk. Gooseneck wands are temperature controlled, and the barista uses a button to program the temperature. Once the wand is placed in the pitcher of milk, the wand monitors the temperature as the barista moves the pitcher to texture the milk. As soon as the milk reaches the programmed temperature, the steam automatically shuts off.
When you’re ready to purchase a commercial espresso machine, you may be interested in a product with upgrades to help you reduce the likelihood of burnt milk (and hands). Many newer machines on the market can be equipped with auto-steam, and several Nuova Simonelli espresso machines can be upgraded with a temperature-controlled gooseneck wand or the brand’s Easy Cream system.
Whether you’d like a Nuova Simonelli machine or prefer to explore other brands, our customer service team is here to answer your questions. Connecting our clients with the best products for their needs is our mission, so please contact us with any questions you may have.