As a milk coffee lover I’m always looking for a place where I can buy a good latte or a good cappuccino, but wouldn’t it be nicer if I can make them at home?
So I spent some time looking for the best way to make a perfect cup of latte or a cappuccino at home, and I see I need to steam some milk to prepare them.
There are two ways to steam milk at home, one would be with the espresso machine with a steam wand and the second and more practical would be to get a milk frother and prepare my latte or cappuccino anytime.
Secura Automatic Electric Milk Frother.
You can find it in two sizes:
- 250 ml.
- 500 ml.
Prepares hot and cold froth with a push of a button.
Maximum and minimum level indicators.
Stainless steel exterior with vacuum insulation.
Non stick interior lining for making cleanup easier
When you buy it you get two years warranty.
The Secura Milk Frother will the be the right choice if you’re looking to make a latte or cappuccino cup at home, it’s easy to clean (it doesn’t go in the dishwasher) you might need to get one of those bottle brush cleaners to wash it.
It takes about two minutes for milk to be converted into a hot froth.
It also works quietly.
Why to get a frother to make latte or cappuccinos?
If you get a milk frother you will get two whisks:
- one to create steamed milk; this is hot milk slightly whisked, this milk will be perfect to prepare lattes.
- another whisk to create frothy milk; this is hot milk highly whisked to create enough foam to prepare those perfect cappuccinos.
Can I prepare hot chocolate with this frother.
You need to remember this frother will work only with milk, but this won’t stop you to prepare the perfect cup of hot chocolate at home, you will need to follow these instructions.
- You need to heat and froth the milk in the frother.
- You can add the right amount of chocolate or chocolate powder on each cup and add the frothed milk to each cup.
- You can add some sugar or maple syrup and mix.
Breville Milk Café Frother.
This café milk frother is of a stainless steel design, with a capacity of three cups.
Has an adjustable temperature control on the front for your frother, and the amount of foam you wont to have.
It has two frothing disc, one for the smooth latte micra-foam, and the other for the dense cappuccino foam, plus it can make a hot chocolate also.
The jug can be separated from the base, and is safe to clean in the dishwasher.
With a spout for pouring designed into the jug means you will less chance of spilling the milk foam.
Also with the lid enclosure on the jug means you can add chocolate or other ingredients while the milk is frothing.
Its also recommended to rinse out the jug after every use, as reheating any old milk will effect the taste of your next foaming.
This model is a little expensive, but with the ability to control the milk temperature and density within the removable stainless steel jug is a good buy.
The Nespresso Aeroccino Plus
The nespresso aeroccino plus will froth up your milk in about seventy seconds, and works equally well for hot or cold frothing.
It has 130ml maximum for frothing and 250 ml for steaming your milk, and almond milk can also be used instead of ordinary milk.
This unit comes with two whisk suitable for frothing for cappuccinos, and level marks in the jug for the right amount of milk for lattes or cappuccinos.
The base is detachable, and when frothing the second whisk is stored in the lid held in place by a magnet.
As the interior has a non stick lining there is less chance of milk becoming stuck, and should be rinsed out after every use.
On the front of this model is a one touch button for the foaming of your lattes or cappuccinos. If you wont to foam milk for a cold drink hold button in for a few seconds and until blue light shows then it will foam your milk cold.
This frother runs very quiet, so no worry about waking anyone else up in the morning.
The Aeroccino 3 is the newer model of this product, but both work very well and in the same way.
About the only difference is the whisks used in the newer model 3.
So if your looking for an excellent frother then you can check the price on Amazon or your local store for both models.
Hand Held Models
There are also handheld frothers but with them you need to heat your milk first on the stove or microwave, and you will also need a thermometer to get the right temperature before starting to foam.
These are basically a spinning whisk on the end of a shaft and powered by an electric motor.
The Kussential SlickFroth
This hand held model has a stainless whisk with a rubber exterior on the handle for ease of use.
It comes with a slide switch for the off and on, and compared to other hand held models it has a faster torque to it and can reach full speed in less then a second.
It will froth the milk in less then twenty seconds, and also comes with batteries included unlike other models.
The MatchaDNA Milk Frother
This model works the same as the Kussential Slick Froth, but takes about thirty seconds to make the foam with its stainless steel whisk.
This model is not of quality build so lasting time might be an issue, but as the price is cheap you might wont to give it a try.
The hand held frothers are simple and easy to use but if you like the convenience of all the controls for your milk and frothing on one unit then the electric models might be a better choice.
Hope this review has given you a few ideas about milk frothers and what to buy when you decide on a milk frother.