Best Milk Frothers in 2021

In this post, I’ll cover the best milk frothers available in 2021.

If you’re like me, there’s nothing better than starting the day with a creamy cappuccino. While a cup of black coffee will get me energized, a homemade cappuccino tastes so much better and forces me to start my day productively just moments after I’ve hopped out of bed.

One of the most important elements for making the perfect cappuccino is the foam. To get it right, you’ll need the proper tool — a milk frother.

I have been a cappuccino fan for most of my adult life, but never really thought about how to make one until I got fed up waiting in line at Starbucks one morning.

After a few moments looking online, I realized that it wasn’t that difficult. I needed espresso and milk foam. I had an espresso machine already, so I focused on learning how to make the foam.

There are a lot of different frother models to choose from. If you’re considering buying one for your home or office, you must know all the facts to make a smart purchase decision. Lucky for you, I’ve done the research and gathered a lot of information during my journey.

So grab a cup of your favorite coffee and let me share what I discovered.

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What is a Milk Frother?

A milk frother is a utensil used to create the creamy foam in coffee-based drinks like lattes and cappuccinos. It aerates milk, forming tiny bubbles that transform the liquid’s texture into a light foam with increased volume.

They come in many shapes and sizes, but there are three distinct types you should know — manual, handheld, and automatic. They each have their own advantages and disadvantages, but I’m sure one of them will fit your needs.

Manual Milk Frothers

The first type doesn’t rely on any electrical components. Instead, the user creates the foam through manual actions. If you’ve used a french press before, this is similar.

You’ll often have a cup and a plunger attachment with a mesh screen that is moved up and down in the milk. To create the foam, you only have to work for about 10-20 seconds.

Manual milk frothers are easy to use and clean, so they are a viable option. They are also inexpensive and can be used for other things too.

Handheld Milk Frothers

The second type is handheld, and typically powered by batteries. You’ll often see these referred to as milk frother wands based on their appearance.

By holding the handle and turning the wand on, a spinning attachment injects air into the milk and froths it to whatever consistency you want. This requires less physical effort than a manual frother and works in less time too.

Many users like these because of their portability. If you travel often or don’t have a lot of countertop real estate available, a cordless handheld frother is a perfect choice.

A final benefit is it can beat eggs or whip cream if you don’t want to hunt for your mixer.

Automatic Electric Milk Frothers

The last type of frother is automatic. These are also electric, but are typically plugged into a power outlet. That means you get hands-free operation, but you’ll also have to make sure you have room in your kitchen to accommodate the pitcher/jug and power base.

These frothers are the most versatile since most have induction heating to warm milk and can create large amounts of foam for all the coffee drinkers in your household or office. They also use a frothing disc to deliver the fastest, high-quality foam.

Top 10 Best Milk Frothers in 2021

Now that you are familiar with the types, let’s jump into a quick overview of the best milk frother reviews. Take a look at the chart below to see which made the top 10 and fit in the category you’re interested in. After the chart, we break them down with summarized reviews for you to learn more.

Last update on 2021-07-23 // More Information

Best Automatic Milk Frother Reviews

Breville BMF600XL Milk Cafe Milk Frother

Breville BMF600XL

If you’re seeking the best on the market, the Breville BMF600XL is a worthwhile investment. Avoid long lines and expensive designer cups of coffee by using this dependable option that includes frothing discs for lattes and cappuccinos stored onboard.

It’s dishwasher safe and includes induction heating with adjustable temperatures for you to dial in your perfect froth. Choose Breville if you want a quiet machine that looks great on your kitchen countertop.

What We Like

  • Adjustable temperature control
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Large capacity

What We Dislike

  • Takes up countertop space
  • Expensive


Secura Milk Frother, Electric Milk Steamer Stainless Steel, 8.4oz/250ml Automatic Hot and Cold Foam Maker and Milk Warmer for Latte, Cappuccinos, Macchiato, 120V

Secura Automatic

If you’re looking for something unique, yet durable, then look no further. The Secura frother and warmer comes with a magnetic motor to ensure the whisk won’t fall from the body. This is important when you’re cleaning the machine so that nothing suddenly falls into the sink. Cleaning is a breeze since the jug comes away from its base without trouble.

I like the clear minimum and maximum level indicators on this machine so I know exactly how much milk to pour in. It’s also sturdy and well-made so there’s no need to worry about quickly needing a replacement for it. It only runs on North American Electrical Standards, so I’m sorry friends located elsewhere, it won’t work for you without an adapter/converter.

What We Like

  • Magnetic motor
  • Clear indicator levels
  • Solid build quality

What We Dislike

  • Power only works in NA
  • Requires countertop space


Kuissential Deluxe Automatic Milk Frother and Warmer, (240ml) Cappuccino Maker

Kuissential Deluxe

With a push of a button, the Kuissential Deluxe will automatically froth and warm your milk. It’s got a beautiful stainless steel exterior to complement any color scheme you have in your kitchen. It’s also got vacuum insulation and a non-stick interior — something which will definitely help you out when it comes time to clean it.

What We Like

  • Can froth and warm milk
  • Non-stick interior
  • Vacuum insulation

What We Dislike

  • Not dishwasher safe
  • Requires countertop space


Nestle Nespresso Aeroccino3 3594 Black Milk Frother

Nespresso Aeroccino3

Although there are newer versions, we recommend this version of the Nespresso Aeroccino. Nespresso is a household name when it comes to coffee products and they deliver a great automatic milk frother here. The Aeroccino3 has a one touch operation to make cold and hot froth. It heats up quickly to 160-170 degrees Fahrenheit and shuts off automatically to prevent you from leaving it on when you walk out the door.

What We Like

  • One touch operation
  • Heats up quickly
  • Auto shut-off

What We Dislike

  • Doesn’t produce enough froth for more than one serving
  • Not dishwasher safe


Epica Automatic Electric Milk Frother and Heater Carafe

Epica Automatic Electric Milk Frother and Heater Carafe

The final automatic frother on our list of recommendations is this one from Epica. Just like the others, it makes warm or cold milk froth and has a detachable base to make it easy for you to pour the foam into your mug or glass. It’s another one of our stainless steel milk frothers that features vacuum insulation to keep foam warm for you.

What We Like

  • Detachable base for easy pouring
  • Vacuum insolation
  • Quiet functioning

What We Dislike

  • Doesn’t produce a large amount of froth
  • Doesn’t produce very hot froth


Best Handheld Milk Frother Reviews

PowerLix Milk Frother Handheld Battery Operated Electric Whisk Foam Maker For Coffee, Latte, Cappuccino, Hot Chocolate, Durable Mini Drink Mixer With Stainless Steel Stand Included (Black)

Powerlix Handheld Frother

At the top of our short list of handhelds is this one from PowerLix. It’s a battery-operated model that creates foam for you in no time with 19000 RPM. The handle is nice to grip and its lightweight, so you won’t get tired during the 15-20 seconds it takes to whip up some foam.

It includes a stand, so you can nicely display it in your kitchen and reach for it as you stumble around before that sweet caffeine boost. Got kids? Use this powerful frother to make milkshakes they’ll love you for!

What We Like

  • Fast speed — 19000 RPM
  • Includes a stand for easy storage
  • Nice grip and lightweight

What We Dislike

  • No temperature control
  • Requires batteries


Milk Frother Buying Guide 2021

Consider the Features You Need

Review the temperature control settings and decide whether you’ll really need both cold milk or hot milk froth. Also think about how much capacity is essential. Many frothers include level indicators that help you estimate how little or how much milk you should pour, so keep that in mind. Finally, we recommend having a detachable pitcher if you are going the automatic route. It’ll help save you time when pouring and cleaning.

Read Up on the Quality

Make sure to check the brand and the materials used. Ideally you want fine stainless steel, but there are products with ABS plastic as well. You don’t want your new frother to break easily, so make sure the materials are durable and of course safe (look for food-grade).

Silver gives a minimalist look so you won’t have to worry about it not matching the kitchen. When used on the exterior, it also makes it easier for you to clean because you’re assured that milk marks won’t be a problem.

Determine What You Can Afford

Aside from the different characteristics that make a frother unique, its affordability is also something any consumer should consider. Be sure to check the different features and prices of products and make a habit of comparing their prices.

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