How to Choose the Best Milk Frother

How to Choose the Best Milk Frother

At the beginning of quarantine when coffee shops shut down, I began making coffee from home. Every day I used the same coffee blend with the same creamer and I became increasingly bored with the same cup of coffee. It wasn’t until I was given a milk frother and could froth the cream in my coffee that I was excited to make a cup of coffee in the morning. If you are bored with your morning coffee, a milk frother might just change your coffee game.

Just like most other kitchen appliances and accessories, deciding on a milk frother might be an overwhelming process. Buying a cup of coffee every day can be very expensive. Just purchasing two cappuccinos a week, which usually costs $3-$5, is a monthly cost of $40. Why waste that money when you can buy a milk frother and have a delicious foamy drink from the comfort of your own home? If you are in the market to buy the Best Milk Frothers here is what you need to know…

Types of Milk Frothers

Types of Milk Frothers
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There are three different types of milk frothers: Electric Milk Frother, Motorized Whisk Frother, and Hand-Pump Milk Frother. You will want to purchase an Electric Milk Frother if you like to drink several cups of coffee throughout the day or if you have many coffee drinkers at your house. It can froth lots of milk at one time. The downfall of an Electric Milk Frother is its size and price.

An Electric Milk Frother can be pricey and takes up more space than a motorized whisk. However, some models of Electric Milk Frothers come with a heating or steaming component. If you are looking for a cheap milk frother this may not be the milk frother for you. In addition, if you have a smaller kitchen or don’t have storage space for a milk frother the best option for you is most likely a Motorized Whisk.

The pros of a Motorized Whisk are it’s a good device for beginners, it doesn’t take up much space, it’s not expensive, and it’s easy to clean. I had never used a milk frother before I was given a Motorized Whisk Milk Frother for my birthday and I had no trouble figuring out how to use it. Mine also came with a stand and it’s easily hidden away. After I use it I just rinse off the whisk and put it back on the stand. A Motorized Whisk is a great gift for a friend or family member who loves to drink coffee or likes to have aesthetic-looking drinks. It is thoughtful and is something they can use every day.

A Hand-Pump Milk Frother is also not expensive and is good for beginner milk frothers, and it’s easy to clean. The cons of a Hand-Pump Milk frother are that it can’t make as much frothed milk as the Electric Milk Frother and it is a manual device. Since the Hand-Pump Milk frother is in the same price range as a Motorized Whisk but is harder to use and takes up more space the Motorized Whisk, in my opinion, is a superior option.

Price Points

An Electric Milk Frother will be your most expensive option as they usually cost between $30 and $50 however some Electric Milk Frothers cost more than $100. A motorized whisk will usually not cost any more than $20. The Hand-Pump Milk Frothers are similar in price as they are about $15 and $20.

Additional Tip

When purchasing a milk frother it’s important to remember that not all types of milk froth the same. If you are not frothing regular dairy milk and prefer to use plant-based milk you will want to use soy milk because the protein content is similar to regular dairy milk. Plant-based kinds of milk like almond or rice milk may not be your best option.

Conclusion: How to Choose the Best Milk Frother

All in all, I have been using my motorized whisk milk frother for the last four or five months and it has completely changed my morning cup of coffee. Even if you get coffee from a coffee shop most days, having a milk frother to make a cup of coffee at home on the days you are running late to work is a perfect backup. Or if you drink coffee every day from home you should purchase a milk frother to try something new. Milk frothers are a great way to revamp your coffee or other beverage with milk.

Written by Elayna Imbrogna

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