Using a unique patent-pending frothing disk, the Capresso milk frother creates the perfect frothing action by gently but quickly whipping as much air as possible into the milk while heating it to one of three temperature settings: hot, warm or cold. No longer do you have to practice the art of frothing milk with a steaming wand; simply add milk to the pitcher, press a button and the frother does all the work for you. To heat milk without froth, simply replace the frothing disk at the bottom of the pitcher with the flat heating disk and the machine will stir the milk while it is being heated to prevent scalding. The heating disk is perfect to warm milk for lattes, hot chocolate or for cooking. You can even use the cold setting for making cold froth for an authentic iced cappuccino or for incorporating powdered mixes together.