A common question when deciding between different types of espresso machines is: what is an auto steam wand? Why do I need it?
An auto steam wand replaces the manual steam handles with a button. One of the biggest advantages to opting for auto steam is that it requires no input from the barista to texture the milk. The barista can simply place the wand in the pitcher of milk and the auto-steam wand will do the rest. Delivery stops automatically when the programmed temperature is reached, which preserves all of the natural sensory qualities of the milk. This ensures your beverages are consistent from barista to barista.
its extreme practical use allows the barista to carry out other operations while the machine foams the milk. With auto-steam, productivity increases, as does the service offered to the customer.
the thermal insulation on the wand prevents the milk from forming any build up on the surfaces on the nozzle. It is also easy to clean and therefore, compliant with the most stringent hygiene standards.
the wand is heat insulated and this allows safe use by the barista without the risk of nasty burns or scalds.
the temperature probe is well away from the steam wand to guarantee a more exact temperature reading without being influenced by the steam.