Hey all,

I'm wondering what people are using as a tool to etch designs in latte art.  Typically, we just use our thermometers, but we've started to notice that doing so is throwing them out of calibration.

Anyone using anything besides a thermometer?

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That's HILARIOUS.

But seriously, I have nothing to add. Thermometer tips ftw... although, I think a chopstick would work great as long as it was fine enough at the tip. I'm gonna give it a go.

Jared Rutledge said:

I find I get the best results by using the tip of an endangered owl's beak attached to a bald eagle quill with dolphin blood adhesive. I know what you're thinking, "you could just use the bald eagle quill by itself!", but I like to kill two birds with one stone, you know?

JK both of you. It's true using toothpicks that are probably made from leftover wood for making tables or something doesn't make much environmental impact, but why NOT use something reusable? Same with stir sticks vs. spoons, I don't really get it. I know spoons are really hard to wash, and you don't get to chew them into splinters when you're done stirring, but still.

Also, I don't like thermometers, they lie to me. My pain receptors are always honest.
Forgive me if I am repeating something already said, having trouble loading pages at the moment :S
The easiest thing is toothpicks, you can throw them away when they've done their dash and it doesn't matter if you drop them! I don't like using thermometres, and I find them too thick for etching anyway.
Victoria Stubbs said:
Forgive me if I am repeating something already said, having trouble loading pages at the moment :S
The easiest thing is toothpicks, you can throw them away when they've done their dash and it doesn't matter if you drop them! I don't like using thermometres, and I find them too thick for etching anyway.

ACK!!! Here we go again!!! :)

Keep it civil this time, guys!

(Victoria, once your ability to load pages returns, read past posts to get up to speed...)
Hahaha, in future I won't write ANYTHING unless I have!! lol.

Brady said:
Victoria Stubbs said:
Forgive me if I am repeating something already said, having trouble loading pages at the moment :S
The easiest thing is toothpicks, you can throw them away when they've done their dash and it doesn't matter if you drop them! I don't like using thermometres, and I find them too thick for etching anyway.

ACK!!! Here we go again!!! :)

Keep it civil this time, guys!

(Victoria, once your ability to load pages returns, read past posts to get up to speed...)

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