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Should I Order A Chocolate Pot?

omotosando Mar 25, 2008 12:56 AM

I found a delightful website called Gourmet Sleuth (www.gourmetsleuth.com) and I see that they are selling French chocolate pots with a molinillo (molinet in French). http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/pDetail....

Of course, no one needs one of these, but it is awfully charming. I thought in addition to whipping up hot chocolate, I could use it to make matcha. Heresy I know, but the traditional Japanese matcha whipping tools are hard to use and my new Vita-Mix overblends the matcha.

What do people think?

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  1. omotosando Mar 25, 2008 01:08 AM

    Here's a picture of another chocolate pot style from Gourmet Sleuth.

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    1. re: omotosando
      JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Mar 25, 2008 03:38 AM

      It's very cute. I can see that thing sitting on a shelf collecting dust around here.

      IKEA sells a battery operated milk frother (basically a micro-whisk) for $1.99. There are similar types of devices available, but none near as inexpensive.

      For comparison's sake, here's the IKEA one:

      and the one that IKEA knocked off:

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      blondelle Mar 25, 2008 05:45 AM

      That's really cute, but so pricey and it looks so fragile. Here's a whole page of items that do that on Amazon. Make not as cute, but much less, and most do all the work for you!


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        bostonhound Mar 25, 2008 03:29 PM

        Just saw one on Ebay for 28.50.

        Type in 'hot chocolate pot cordon bleu'

        Looks almost identical to me. I also clicked on the seller's store and they have a "buy it now" for $30.

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