ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Best Milk and Latte Frothers

Updated on November 7, 2010

When making great coffee using milk products - be it cappuccinos, lattes or mochas, just having a coffee maker is not enough. Some kind of frother is essential and unless you are prepared to go all out on a semi-professional espresso machine with a frother attached, the best choice is a small latte frother - and some of them are even hand held.

I have featured five frothers that make coffee making easier. Three of them are hand frothers, one is a jug and the last, a stand alone frother. They all get the job done, but I personally prefer to do the frothing out of the cup - I think it gives a better texture than the hand frothers. Having said that - the hand frothers are so inexpensive as be be very tempting.

Aerolatte 5 Milk Frother, Satin Finish
Aerolatte 5 Milk Frother, Satin Finish

Aerolatte 5 Milk Frother, Satin Finish

This little frother is perfect for any hot and cold drinks. This is battery-powered and requires two AA batteries which are easily replaced when needed. Made from stainless steel and very durable, this will be making drinks for ages - the makers guarantee it for five years.

Cleaning is a breeze - simply whisk some hot soapy water and you are done. The whisk does not detach from the handle though - so be careful not to get the battery compartment wet when cleaning.

Great for fruit smoothies as well as lattes, this is really easy to use, easy to clean and not at all expensive - Amazon sell these for less than $17. It does eat batteries quite quickly, so if you are a regular frother - you may want to consider something that plugs in.

Aerolatte 1 Stainless-Steel Deluxe Edition Frother with Stand, Chrome
Aerolatte 1 Stainless-Steel Deluxe Edition Frother with Stand, Chrome

Aerolatte 1 Stainless-Steel Deluxe Edition Frother with Stand, Chrome

This is another great hand frother from Aerolatte. Once again - cordless, so you can use it anywhere. For some reason - not as hard on battery use as the previous model, although I only own one of each so that may be an abberation.

I really like having the stand - and that seems to be about the only difference with the other model. These things are awesome - within 20-30 seconds, you can whip a single serving latte or cappuccino. I use with an espresso maker, and you really can broaden your horizons with these things.

Highly recommended, and well worth the price.

BonJour Primo Latte Frother, Rechargeable Includes Electric Base
BonJour Primo Latte Frother, Rechargeable Includes Electric Base

BonJour Primo Latte Frother, Rechargeable Includes Electric Base

I find myself using this a lot more than the previous hand frothers because it is rechargeable. Although I like the Aerolattes, this one of definitely a step up because you do not have to keep replacing batteries.

This is also a slightly stronger motor, and a heavier machine all round. Which means you can use oit for other things as well, like scrambling eggs and mixing salad dressings, although it is primarily designed for drinks.

I tend to only charge my when it has gone flat because I heard that it actually has a couple of rechargeable batteries inside - so if you are not careful - you overcharge them. Better to run them completely dry - you know when they are dying than charge them when they are nearly full.

Keurig Cafe One-Touch Milk Frother
Keurig Cafe One-Touch Milk Frother

Keurig Cafe One-Touch Milk Frother

Now we are talking - a bit larger than the others, this froth maker is just as easy to use and heats the milk as well. Yes - this thing heats and froths at the touch of  a button. It detaches from the base to pour and is probably the easiest to use item on this list. There are two marks on the side of the container - one for froth and one for heated milk.

It is well made and like all German products (well - most) is well engineered. It is amazing how much better a job this does than the hand frothers. I am not slating them - they are considerably less expensive than this (around $80) but you will taste and spot the difference in texture immediately.

I love it and am hooked.


Capresso 201.06 FrothXpress Automatic Milk Frother
Capresso 201.06 FrothXpress Automatic Milk Frother

Capresso 201.06 FrothXpress Automatic Milk Frother

This is another step up also. Because it uses hot water to steam the milk, you get that perfect cappuccino texture that the others cannot quite manage. The milk temperature is adjustable so you can make it to suit and you can froth up to 30 ounces of milk at a time.

This is for the hard core coffee drinker. If you make frothy coffee drinks several times a day - this is for you. It will probably pay for itself by not needing new batteries within a month or two. I absolutely love this thing - ion fact - I hate to say it but it does a better job of frothing milk than my $800 espresso machine.

It os easy to clean and well worth the price tag.

Comments

Submit a Comment

  • profile image

    Jonas 

    5 years ago

    hm. As far as I know, Keurig is an American brand. The word 'keurig' itself is Dutch, not German. Roughly, it means 'proper'.

  • profile image

    L3 

    7 years ago

    can this be used for coffee art

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)