- Manual espresso maker
Works Well; Nonfriendly Design
This seems to work well for making microfoam. But a couple of interesting design choices hold it back from being great. Installing batteries (depending on brand) is a pain. Rechargeable batteries are sometimes very slightly thicker than disposable batteries. Getting them out of the base is difficult and requires tapping the base against something soft to dislodge the batteries. And when the Nanofoamer is taken apart, the parts roll around on the counter, requiring the user to lodge them against something. Poor design choices on both the shape and how to replace the batteries. These do not affect the functionality.
We're glad to hear the most important functionality of creating microfoam is satisfactory.
The choice to make the battery compartment a tight fit is to prevent internal vibrations when using the NanoFoamer. You are correct that rechargeable batteries are a little thicker and tighter, so they might require knocking out when changing them. However, this makes the product feel solid, sturdy, and vibration-free when you are using it, which we believe is essential.