- Heats and foams perfectly
- Fast and easy cleaning
- Amazing quality; great appliance
With 3 temperature settings, the removable pitcher has a stay-cool handle and a large, see-through lid. There’s also an auto-off feature which is super helpful for busy mornings.
Some users report it quitting on them earlier than expected (others use it for years without incident). It’s a little on the pricey side as well.
Okay, we know this isn’t as pretty as some of the other electric milk frothers – and, you may be questioning its position as the best frother for entertaining. But, you shouldn’t. For a start, it’s got a decent capacity. Although it’s not the absolute largest on the market, the max of 12 ounces of heated milk is really, really good considering the average of 8 to 8.5 ounces.
And then there’s the ability to put the carafe in the dishwasher; you’re just not going to find that with most frothers. And, as every host/ess knows, fast and easy cleanup is a big part of enjoying the entertaining process.
Now, it does take a few minutes for the milk to heat, which is probably not going to be a big issue if you’re working with an espresso maker in the first place. But, once your milk is hot (or you’ve opted for cold milk), it takes anywhere from 30 to 90 seconds for perfect foam. That’s about average on the timing, but you have to take note of the numbers of users that believe it creates the most perfect foam out there.
There are also three temperature settings, which is a little unusual for the relatively low price you’re paying for this milk frother. They’re not very exact, mind you – just cold, warm, and hot. But, remember that you’re also not paying top end prices.
From the auto-off to the quiet performance, it’s difficult to find something to dislike about this electric milk frother. It really fills a specific area of the market. That said, it’s not the right one if you need something super snazzy or a super basic handheld model.
Powered by: You’ll plug this puppy into a socket; it operates on 120 volts (yes, American standards).
Duration: It can take a few minutes to heat the milk, but frothing takes users anywhere between 30 and 90 seconds. That’s not bad given the capacity.
Capacity: This is a wonderfully large milk frother! You can fit as much as 8 ounces inside if you’re frothing or 12 ounces if you’re just heating your milk. Nice, right?
Material: The black base has stainless steel accents. The milk pitcher and cover are made of plastics.
Cleaning: The removable milk pitcher is dishwasher-safe, which we believe is a massive bonus.
Cost: The MSRP is $75, which is on the higher side, but we don’t see why you’ll pay more than $55 for this milk frother. That’s not the most expensive, but it’s getting there. If you don’t do a lot of frothing or entertaining, you may actually want to opt for a cheaper version.
- Rated #3 in 5 Best Milk Frothers