Looking to create barista-style cappuccinos and lattes without breaking the bank? Say hello to the 7 best rechargeable milk frothers that will bring the creamy, velvety texture you crave in your homemade coffee creations.
But before we unveil our top picks, we’ve sifted through the froth to give you the lowdown on what to look for in a milk frother. From quality of froth to ease of use (and cleaning!), we’ve covered it all. Plus we’ll break down the pros and cons of rechargeable batteries – and let you know which kind of milk frother is the best for battery power.
Read on to discover our top recommendations and find out which ones will leave you with a smile – and which ones might leave you with a caffeine headache!
It makes sense that only portable handheld frothers are battery powered when coffee machines and stand alone kitchen devices are more suitable for higher watt, mains power supply.
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Pros & Cons of Rechargeable Batteries in Milk Frothers
A great benefit of using rechargeable batteries in handheld milk frothers is that these devices are very portable for vacations, and you don’t have to throw batteries away often thus helping to protect the environment.
Rechargeable battery, handheld, milk frothers can be easily stored in small drawers, bags and suit cases and still whip up an admirable froth for cappuccinos or lattes.
A con for some people when it comes to using rechargeable batteries in handheld milk frothers is that when you travel or operate these devices you have more hardware to store and maintain such as plug and cables. An AA battery milk frother is cheaper and simpler to transport and use (AA batteries often last at least than 6 months of good use).
7 Best Rechargeable Milk Frothers
1. Basecent Rechargeable – Stainless Steel Double Whisk. 2 Speeds
Basecent have added a plethora of extras to stay top of the list of Best Rechargeable Milk Frothers. Of stainless steel, top quality and durability is assured. A double whisk helps spin a vortex of micro bubbles at double quick time. Helped by 8,000 rpm or 21,000 rpm motor speed which are easy to select, by pressing the same button once or twice.
The device looks stylish and wouldn’t look out of place in the most chic of kitchens. I like that you can charge the 800m Ah battery like your mobile phone, from a wall socket, or directly from a laptop.
The powerful whisk will also aid you in preparing food for cooking. Stir eggs or make a great hot chocolate beverage are good examples of its flexibility. Or try our pumpkin latte recipe. If you’re not completely impressed, you may be swayed by the gratuitous gifts Basecent throw in: a very nice 12 Oz steel frothing pitcher and 80 coffee making recipes. However, the 3 months warranty can be bettered elsewhere.
Tip of The Day
Warm up 40 Oz of milk in a microwave and start to froth at the bottom of the pitcher of cup first or the milk can spatter everywhere.
- Stainless steel build
- Two speed powerful motor
- Free pitcher and recipes
- Flexible charging.
- 3 Month warranty
2. FoodVille MF02 Rechargeable Milk Frother – 3 Motors Speeds
With 3 motor speeds, the FoodVille is a versatile kitchen device. Able to whisk up a milk froth in less than 30 seconds it also does an excellent job blending soups and whipping cream. I love the whisk for preparing scrambled eggs which can mix 3 eggs in ten seconds.
A novel wider whisk is designed to whip up an excellent froth in taller mugs without making a mess. I found this one of the best handheld frothers for whipping up a creamy, excellent froth in only 20 seconds. However, please bare in mind handhelds do make a fractionally lighter foam than steam wands.
From a build angle, the Foodville has a robust stainless steel whisk and the plastic feels tough and durable. The black polished finish looks up to date and stylish. With a convenient upright stand you can opt to keep the frother at the ready on a small section of counter top or put it away snugly in a drawer.
- 3 Speeds
- Free Table Stand
- 3 versatile Whisks
- You must advance through the speed dials to turn the FoodVille off
When Zulay make a frother eyes widen as they are one of the most well known brands in milk frothing handhelds. Known for their simplicity, Zulay models are always very affordable, practical machines. This model looks more high end than their usual $10 offerings. I’m not disappointed, the only motor speed is fast: 14500 RPM revved up by the nylon titanium motor, and the froth, churned by the double whisk is a perfect foam for cappuccinos.
The fast whisk creates enough foam for a cappuccino or alternative coffee beverage in half a minute. Of 18/10 food-grade stainless steel, the Zulay feels robust. Working well on butter and cream too and in fact most kitchen ingredients that require mixing, the Zulay is an easy to use all rounder.
At 9.37 x 1.93 x 1.81 inches the Zulay is highly portable. A lifetime guarantee makes the feeble price a winner. Why not buy 3 for the same price as a month’s worth of coffee shop lattes.
- The price
- Powerful motor for speedy thick foam
- Stylish looks
- No stand
- Some customers complain that it fails to hold a charge with time.
4. XIMU 3 Speed Milk Frother – Popular Choice
Coming in 4 snazzy colors from mint to black, the XIMU has an incredible plus 7000 reviews on Amazon with a score of 4.5 out of 5. With one whisk for creating milk froth for cappuccinos, lattes or matchas and another for kitchen tasks like beating eggs, the XIMU will make thick, great froth in less than 25 seconds on its fastest setting.
At 8.15 x 5 x 3.62 inches this device is highly portable or you may let it sit nicely in its useful stand that XIMU include in the box. Hold the power button down for 2 seconds to turn off and on. It does not sound loud, reaching a gentle hum rather than a din to wake the family.
With 2 rechargeable batteries installed, latte stencil set and kitchen stand you can’t go wrong at this cheap as chips price.
- Free Latte Stencil kit
- Stainless Steel whisks
- 3 Speeds
- Vertical stand
- Build quality isn’t as good as the number 1 choice.
For the same as maybe two coffees, maybe one, in a cafe you can pick up this pale blue kitchen device. It’s hard to believe that anyone is making a profit from the Valporia when looking at its specs Vs price. 3 gears with a 12000 rpm as the fastest speeds is more than enough to whip up thick, creamy froth in under a minute.
At the press of the easy to find main button, the double headed whisk hums into life with only a sound of 30dB. If you wanted to whisk eggs or butter, don’t worry Valporia also include a wide spoked whisk for such kitchen chores.
The USB charging works in the same way as your mobile phone for convenience. At 18 by 6.9 inches the device is larger than several on this list which maybe a hindrance or not depending on your lifestyle. For this price the Valporia is more of a smart stocking filler than an actual gift.
- Double headed whisk
- Fast motor
- Extra Whisk
- Larger than others.
- Motor speed is weaker than others.
6. Nbrand Rechargeable Milk Frother – 12000 MA Battery
At first glance the Nibrand looks like an $8 frother but when you look deeper its obvious the Nibrand has some more attractive features than a rock bottom budget offering. A 12000 MA battery will last longer than many on this list, striking up 36 hours in tests.
The 3 speed device will notch up 13000 RPM and only create 20 decibels while doing so. You can rest assured you won’t wake up your flat mates or family while you whip up froth for a lovely coffee beverage.
The device has two handy whisks – one for milk froth for coffees and another wide headed whisk for beating several eggs at a time or mixing tougher ingredients like butter and flour. A worthy choice in the list of ‘7 best rechargeable milk frothers’.
Stainless steel shafts and heads guarantee long lasting use, not bending and breaking in normal kitchen conditions.
Within 30-50 seconds you can whisk up a small pitcher worth of delicious froth which is enough for a quartet of cappuccinos. All said the Nbrand is a winner. A slight downside is you have to click through the settings to turn it off.
- Powerful motor
- Longer lasting battery
- 2 heads
- No direct on and off switch
Cheaper than its cousin which we already covered, an immediate noticeable downside with the MF05, is you don’t get an upright kitchen stand as with the MF02. But the MOF 5 is an upgrade on the older MF02 in some clever small ways. Now there’s no annoying tightness when you remove the head and those equally annoying wobbles when mixing have been replaced by a much smoother running head.
With a second balloon whisk which is free, you can use this handy tool to whisk milk shakes, eggs, matcha tea, cream among other cooking jobs. The milk frothing option creates a thick froth in less than a minute which is ideal for cappuccinos or lattes.
Tip of the Day. Dip the head to the bottom of your warm milk before turning on or you may get milk spatter everywhere.
Is the FoodVille MF05 Easy to Clean?
Yes, simply turn the device on in a warm glass of water and detergent. Then re -go through the action in clean water to rinse the device.
If you are keen on opting for a more eco option of milk frother, the list of 7 Best Rechargeable Milk Frothers provides some able electric devices which will be an asset when creating thick, creamy froth. Each choice has a high level of robustness and boasts a powerful motor some more so than others, for whipping up cafe style milk froth in less than a minute. Plus you won’t be throwing away batteries as often.
My favorite is the number one choice, Basecent for its stylish looks and high performance. Notwithstanding that it comes with an enviable package of extras and gifts.
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