Milk frothers - the coolest accessory for the hottest coffees
These days, coffee is never just coffee. The basic drink has evolved into a huge range of options, from the latte and to the cappuccino, to Americano and espresso, with new trends, such as flat white emerging all the time. This means a milk frother is now an essential coffee making accessory if you want to make your own creations at home or to impress your visitors with your barista skills.
What is a milk frother?
A milk frother does exactly what it says, frothing your milk for that authentic foamy latte look, or turning the kids hot chocolate into a bubbly treat. There are two styles of milk frother available on eBay: the automatic milk frother and the manual style. Some of the top end coffee machines will also have a milk frother function built in, along with their many other specialist drink making tools.
Automatic milk frothers
Automatic milk frothers will both warm your milk to exactly the right temperature and froth it up to create the perfect amount of foam. These machines are usually cordless and so you can warm and froth your milk in one place and carry it easily and safely to the counter where you are making your drinks. Automatic milk frothers are perfect for creating your favourite caffeinated beverages.
A Nespresso milk frother is a popular choice. This electric milk frother is efficient and compact, so it doesn't take up too much space in your kitchen.
Manual milk frothers
Manual milk frothers are much more affordable than automatic models but require some effort to use. These utensils are basically a miniature whisk that you put into your milk once it has been warmed, or directly into your coffee cup. Manual milk frothers normally run on batteries, making them handy and portable, but they are not as easy to use or as dependable as automatic milk frothers, and they can make more of a mess than the self contained units.