10 Best Milk Frothers In 2018
Making frothy cappuccinos and lattes at home is now possible. Everyone that loves coffee knows that it is incomplete without a layer of foamy milk. Coffee connoisseurs know that they need the best equipment and experience to rival a barista. To get the deadliest and best coffee at home, all you need is an excellent milk frother!
The milk frothers available in the market today do a surprisingly good job. They are compact, easy to maintain, and can come with decent milk froth for a good cup of hot coffee. These milk frothers don’t take up a lot of kitchen surface, and most of them are averagely priced.
How to select the best milk frother for your needs
You don’t need to go bankrupt while investing in a good milk frother. You can get wonderful foamy milk without worrying too much about how to pay off loans and mortgages.
- Handheld: These devices are motorized whisks that aerate the milk at high speeds. They are compact, inexpensive, and easy to carry. Most of the variants available today are battery-operated. Handheld frothers can be used on cold or hot milk.
- Stovetop: These devices have a manual frothing pump and a metal jug. You have to fill the jar with milk partially, heat it, close the lid, and pump the handle until you get the right consistency of milk foam that you desire. Since these are manual, they do not need batteries and can be easily washed under running water.
- Jug Style: compact kettle-looking jugs are used to heat and froth the milk with the help of an in-built whisk and induction ring. Automatic, these frothers come with adjustments for temperature, volume, and options for cold foam.
Members in our office and team have lovingly tested most of the milk frothers on the list below. Coffee is a culture with us, and most of us love our milk foam. Comparisons have been made in the reviews for quality, quantity, and price. The list has been arranged according to increasing price points to observe changes in the quality of milk froth at differing temperatures.
Our value pick of the list would be the manual Norpro Glass Froth Master for its amazing creamy foam and low cost. If you are not too hung up on automatics, then this would be a great inexpensive milk frother.
Our Premium pick would be the Nespresso Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother for all its fabulous features. Apart from the delicious milk foam, and cold and hot foam options, it also comes with the best safety features and is ideal for coffee connoisseurs.
Powerlix Handheld Milk Frother would be our pick for best choice seeing as how it was able to produce excellent milk foam in a short period. It was also competitively priced and is easy to transport.
We kickstart our list with the highly efficient, yet affordable, MatchaDNA Handheld Electric Milk Frother. Simple to operate, and pleasing to the eye, this frother from MatchaDNA combines cost-efficiency with quality to get quality milk foam in just 30 seconds. Built with an ergonomic handle that makes gripping the milk frother comfortable, the MatchaDNA froths milk in volumes. To use, you need to grasp the handle well, turn on the button, and wait to get creamy milk froth.
The MatchaDNA Handheld works on a battery and uses AA cells. The handle grip of this frother is plastic with a stainless steel whisk. The torque speed of the MtachDNA is quite good, and most home baristas have said they liked the steady pace to work with. The MatchaDNA is an excellent addition to the kitchen and is also great for first-time users.
- Simple to use
- Milk froth in 30 seconds
- AA cells get used very quickly
- Short shelf life – not long-term
The Elementi Milk Frother with stand is a high-speed handheld milk frother. The high torque motor speed boats of high quality velvety micro-foamed milk in less than 45 seconds. With this frother from Elementi, you can easily make matcha tea, whipped hot chocolate, and excellent coffees like lattes, macchiatos, cappuccinos, and bulletproof coffee. The milk frother from Elementi is known for its superior bulletproof coffee experience – all you have to do is add a little coffee to melted butter to get a fabulous blend.
With a stainless-steel whisk and stand, the Elementi Milk Frother is a rust-free and healthy alternative to many other ones available in the market. The soft-touch ergonomic grip handle makes it easy to operate this frother. Measuring 11-inches tall and 4-inches in diameter, the Elementi Milk Frother looks visually appealing and powerful. The Elementi Milk Frother runs on AA batteries and comes with a 2-years manufacturers warranty.
- Long lasting
- Simple to use
- Only works on milk
- High torque speed might cause spillages
The first manual pick on our list, the Norpro Glass Froth Master is a steal for the quality of milk froth it produces. This frother from Norpro does not require steaming and also produces super light, airy, and longer lasting milk foam. The glass container can hold up to 2 cups of milk froth at a time and is fantastic for several servings of coffee. This manual froth master from Norpro is meant to be started with cold milk or chilled milk. Norpro proclaims that froth made from cold milk lasts longer and is lighter than the foam produced from warm or hot milk.
To use the froth master, fill the carafe with cold milk, and pump the lid for 20 seconds. If you want warm froth, you can heat the beaker in a microwave to warm it. The carafe is made from tempered glass and can withstand being in the microwave. It also comes with a removable rubberized base that helps improve stability and prevents the glass from shattering.
- Creates thick foam in 20 seconds
- Should be made with cold milk
- Beaker needs to be heated in the microwave for warm froth
- The hand might ache with the constant pumping motion
With the Bean Envy Electric Handheld Milk Frother, you would be able to make coffees like a professional barista. Competitively priced, and easy to use and handle, the milk frother from Bean Envy is every coffee lovers’ dream. The quality of the milk foam is velvety smooth, light, airy, and incredibly creamy. Excellent for quick coffees, this frother is portable and runs on 2 AA batteries.
The Electric milk frother from Bean Envy is high powered at 19000rpm and comes with a stainless-steel stand. The sound produced from the handheld milk frother is also shallow. The silicone rubber handle makes the grip extraordinarily comfortable, and the ergonomic design helps in keeping the handheld frother in a desirable position. Another fantastic quality of the Bean Envy handheld electric milk frother is you can get your desired milk foam in just 15 seconds!
- High speed at 19000rpm
- Creates froth in 15 seconds
- You have to keep the button held while creating froth
- Batteries need to be changed faster than other frothers
The a is the first automatic milk frother on our list. This frother heats milk for coffee, and also makes foam as you want it. Completely automatic, this frother allows you to multitask as you finish other chores in the morning. A notable feature of the Chefs Star is that this frother will enable you to select different modes for milk foam – hot or cold. You can now make hot cappuccinos and lattes with hot foam while also getting cool milk foam for frappes and cold coffees.
The capacity of the Chefs Star Automatic Electric milk frother is 4.25 ounces or 125 ml, while heating can be done up to 8.5 ounces or 250 ml. This fabulous frother from Chefs Star also has vacuum installation to help maintain the temperature of the liquid or foam being prepped inside the frother. The carafe is detachable from the base for safety and ease of pouring, cleaning, and maintenance.
- Produces cold or hot milk foam
- Detachable carafe
- The machine needs servicing periodically
- May not heat milk to high temperatures
The Powerlix Handheld Battery-Operated milk frother is a boon for late night coffee lovers or people who work in silent offices. The Powerlix machine runs smoothly and purrs at a low hum without making a loud sound to distract others. The slim, ergonomic, black, sleek body of the Powerlix looks fabulous in the kitchen or at work. It is lightweight, portable, and easy to clean with the power button located on the top of the handheld. This milk frother is known to produce rich foam even with non-dairy milk (so an added advantage for vegan coffee lovers).
The wand of the Powerlix handheld milk frother is made of stainless steel with properties that prevent rusting, staining, or breaking. It will also not bend with regular use. The Powerlix runs off 2 AA batteries. The speed of this frother is 19000rpm and is excellent for people who are in a rush to get a beautiful and tasty cup of coffee. You can also use this handheld frother for blending cocktails or for milkshakes.
- Low purring sound
- 19000rpm speed
- Batteries need to be changed often
The handheld from Aerolatte is one of the first milk frothers to hit the market. Known for its durability and excellent quality of milk foam, Aerolatte has continually improved the product design and efficiency of the handheld milk frothers over the years. The speed and torque of this handheld frother are excellent and can produce lightweight, airy, and creamy milk foam in 20 seconds or less.
The Aerolatte handheld comes in a variety of colors, art stencils, decorative bodies, and stands to help with your unique need for a great cup of coffee. The shaft and whisking head of the handheld frother are made of stainless steel that will not stain, corrode, or rust. The switch on the Aerolatte is a simple toggle and is easy to use. This handheld milk frother operates on two pre-installed AA batteries that can be changed as needed.
- Available in variety of colors and designs
- Pre-installed AA batteries
- Batteries might need changing often
The automatic electric milk frother from Secura is similar to the one from Epica. With a stainless steel carafe outfitted with a vacuum installation for temperature, the Secura milk frother produces creamy, lightweight, and delicious milk foam. This model from Secura makes hot and cold milk froth and also helps heat liquids. The Secura automatic frother has a capacity of 125 ml or 4.25 ounces of foam and milk capacity of 250 ml or 8.5 ounces.
This versatile frother has a single button for all its modes and is user-friendly. You can press and release the button to immediately turn on the frother and heater, or keep the button pushed to create only froth without heating to make cold milk foam. The Secura automatic also comes with a detachable carafe to help clean and pour the contents quickly. It also comes with a specialized brush to clean the rotor blades inside.
- Can make hot or cold froth
- Can heat liquids
- Uses a single button for all its operations
- Not dishwasher safe
The milk frother from VIVREAL is one of the fastest and easiest ways to get excellent milk froth. This model from VIVREAL produces consistent milk foam that is light, delicious, and creamy. The froth gets incorporated with many air bubbles, making the coffee experience feel heavenly. With a double stainless-steel wall for the carafe, this handy milk frother has a vacuum installation that keeps the froth at the ideal temperature. As with other automatic milk frothers, this one from VIVREAL can also heat liquids. This fantastic milk frother comes with a safety switch off function and silicone non-slip feet, is ultra-quiet, and has a food grade inner coating.
This frother also comes in a cordless variety and can be carried easily to offices or hotels during extended stays. The VIVREAL milk frother works on a single button to create steamed milk, warm milk froth, and cold foam. It also comes with a manufacturer’s warranty for three years.
- Can heat liquids
- Can make hot or cold milk foam
- Three years manufacturers warranty
- Not dishwasher safe
The Nespresso Aeroccino is last but not least on our list. Priced at a slight premium, the delicious milk foam it produces is worth the cost. The Nespresso Aeroccino produces a sweet, dense, and creamy milk foam within 100 seconds. It uses induction to heat liquids and can provide hot or cold foam at the press of a button. It also comes with two magnetized spinning discs, to create cappuccino milk foam and prepare milk for lattes.
The heat incline of the Nespresso Aeroccino works well and helps maintain the temperature of the milk to 140 degrees. While this automatic milk frother is not dishwasher safe, it is easy to clean and can easily be rinsed under flowing tap water. The Nespresso Aeroccino has 130 ml milk froth capacity and 250 ml capacity for milk. The base is detachable for ease of pouring foam and liquids, and for safe cleaning. This is ideal for two small cups of coffee or one large cup.
- One button for start and stop
- Creates cappuccino milk foam and latte milk
- Not dishwasher safe