Handheld milk frothers are utensils for making milk froth, typically for turning espresso coffee into cappuccinos and lattes. Plus they are sometimes used for whipping cream, eggs and matcha drinks. The best handheld milk frothers will depend on the nuances that mean the most to you, with a few fundamental basics: quality of froth, usability and quality of design.
A primary nuance that has helped form my list of best handheld milk frothers is product price; handheld frothers are famously lower price than their kitchen top cousins. Renowned for being the cheaper option when it comes to producing decent foam for coffee, I’ve tested the budget options which can be bought for the price of several, coffee shop cappuccinos and the pricier brands.
Another nuance of importance maybe: perhaps you’d prefer a USB rechargeable handheld milk frother, (though AA batteries these days typically, last for most of a year and mean less cables)?
Does the packaging and design make the milk frother highly portable, perhaps for camping trips? Maybe you’d prefer to opt for a stainless steel model and be willing to pay a few bucks extra for the stylish look? Perhaps you would lean to a convenient upright stand or other well thought out extras, manufacturers have thought of?
I hope my choices separate the cream from the dross; read to the end to see if any surprises bubble to the surface and if there are any brands…well, that need to smell the coffee (excuse the puns).
1. Gbivbe Rechargeable Milk Frother and Egg Whisk – Rechargeable
1. The Gbivbe is the cause célèbre of handheld milk frothers. 3 speeds, a double whisk blade ensure you have great flexibility rivals can’t match. Not only that the included whisk will scramble you up
a thick scrambled eggs to go with your cappuccino or your desired Italian style beverage. And that whisk is not just for eggs but a manifold selection of recipes from strawberry jam to cake icing.
When maximum power is chosen the milk frother spins harder creating a more powerful vortex
injecting more air into the milk creating deeper, velvety layers of froth. A lower gear will will create a more subtle load.
In the looks department the Gbivbe scores highly, donned in stainless steel and looks the part to turn heads of guests in any kitchen. However, if you prefer a milk frother with a stand, you’ll be disappointed. Of the ‘lay flat’ style this handheld is best kept in a drawer.
On a power note, the Gbivbe is rechargeable with a 1200mAh battery so could in theory last you for years.
Check out decent prices I found on Amazon.
2. Zulay Milk Boss (Batteries Included) Milk Frother Electric Foam Maker – Upgraded Engine
Perhaps you’ve never tried frothing before. Perhaps parting with a small denomination note
is no risk for you, and worth a shot, so what’s the best choice for you? This capable, diminutive machine comes with 2 AA batteries, which should last most of a year.
With a stainless steel shaft it wont snap in the kitchen drawer and it’s so easy to use – turn it on and bob it up and down in your warm milk. To clean turn it on and bob it up and down in a glass of warm water.
*Milk Frothing tip. Place an inch of milk in a mug and warm for 30 seconds in a microwave,
then froth for 30 seconds – voila!
A bonus is if for some reason you’re not satisfied with your Zulay you can return it for a full refund. Upgraded with a more powerful titanium motor that rotates at 13,000 RPM, new wood stained look, choices and an upright stand this Zulay is edging to bargain status.
3 Sross Electric Foam Maker – Black USB Rechargeable
On the budget side, the Sross, is sharp looking device. A clever clip on base allows the shiny black frother to stand upright, conveniently, if you like that nuance. 3 included whisk heads provide cooking preparation options, some others don’t and works well on high power.
Beat eggs or make a milk shake. 3 speeds offer flexibility with froth texture and speed of use. However, with a maximum 13,000 rpm, there are more powerful options available. All said, though you will be hard pressed to find a rechargeable frother with those options for less.
4. PowerLix Milk Frother Handheld, AA Battery Operated Electric Whisk – Powerful and Colorful
With a 19000 RPM motor, the powerlix is capable handheld milk frother. With a myriad of colors to choose from, the Powerlix makes a great gift for teens, business people, students or anyone with a penchant for thick, velvety froth on their drinks.
With no cables to worry about this is a ‘click and go’ device which does deliver coffee froth in about 15 seconds. Perfect for the rushed mornings and it won’t make an annoying noise which will wake up the family like some more elaborate machines. With a lifetime warranty this simple machine now also comes with an upgraded double whisk which works well and better than a single blade.
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Handheld, battery powered milk frothers offer excellent usability on a budget. Plus their portability makes them a desirable device to add to your kitchen utensils. The HadinEEon comes from a company with an esteemed history in kitchen utensils, and their latest offering contains a powerful motor to provide layers of velvety milk froth for you coffee of choice.