This gadget isn't a multitasker in the kitchen, but I love the frothy milk you get on café au laits in fancy coffee shops. I had a gift certificate from Williams-Sonoma and decided to buy one of these gadgets. It is simple to use and makes perfect frothy milk (it makes skim milk taste decadent). Just heat the milk in a glass measuring cup in the microwave; pour it into the frother, and pull up on the plunger a couple of times. Pour the milk in your hot coffee. Enjoy!