Over the last few years, the popularity of Cappuccinos has risen considerably. Thanks to the extortionate prices charged by Starbucks and Costa, more people are opting to make their coffee drinks at home. Well, one of the most important things you need to make a delicious Cappuccino is a milk frother. This is what creates that creamy texture and foam at the top of your drink.
Which Brand Should I Buy?
It’s important not to go out and buy a cheap milk frother. You’re just going to end up wasting money. What you need to do is look for the right product. Luckily, with all the choice that is available on the market, this shouldn’t be too difficult. Choosing the brand for you depends on your budget and requirements. If you want the best but at a reasonable price, we would highly recommend a Dualit frother. Most of their products are electric so you’re not doing everything manually. They’re also made of beautiful stainless steel and look premium. The Dualit 84800 frother is a perfect example of this. Its powerful motor can froth up milk delightfully in less than a minute.
If you’re looking for a cheaper brand that still produces good quality products, look no further than Bialetti. They’re a traditional Italian brand and know what a good Cappuccino is like. The Bialetti Tuttocrema milk frother is not electric, so does take away the convenience aspect of making a Cappuccino. However, it’s very easy to use and takes just a few minutes. The results are amazing as well. It’s like going to coffee heaven.
Is Electric Better than Manual?
This is a difficult question to answer and depends on a number of factors. Firstly, an electric milk frother will typically be a lot more expensive than a jug style or a handheld frother. So, if you want to spend as little as possible while still getting a good quality product, it would be best to buy a manual frother.
An electric frother will also require less effort on your part and will be a lot quicker. You simply put the milk in, and press the “On” button. Leave it for a few minutes and it’s finished. In a manual frother, you need to heat milk on the hob, and then pump the plunger for a few minutes.
In terms of results, both are very similar. In fact, a lot of people actually prefer a manual frother because you set the preferred temperature when heating up the milk. We recommend making your decision based on how much time you have in the morning to make a Cappuccino, and what you’re budget is.
Is Cleaning up Difficult?
It’s not difficult if you buy the right product. Make sure that the milk frother you end up buying has a non-stick interior coating. This makes sure that no creamy milk gets stuck on the inside. It’s also worth looking for a product that is dishwasher safe, as it makes it so much easier. If you opt for an electric product, also be sure to check if the whisk is removable.
If you follow the tips above, you can easily get the best milk frother for your needs. These types of products aren’t overly expensive so you should be able to get something made by Dualit or Bialetti quite easily.