Milk frother recommendations?


#1

I was staying with a friend this week who served me a lovely cappuccino each morning, topped with incredibly thick and delicious foam (best host ever!). I asked him how he pulled it off and he showed me his Nespresso milk frother, which heats and turns milk into foam at the touch of a button in no time flat. So, now I need a new kitchen gadget! The Nespresso is nice, but I have been researching other models as well. Any recommendations?


#2

The nespresso aeroccino milk frother is crazy amazing, perhaps the same as your friend’s. If you order online from bed bath and beyond and just google the bed bath 20% off coupon they always have available that will save you some money.
The nespresso one can actually froth unsweetened almond milk- which is virtually unheard of. My parents have one that i use when i’m home, it’s about 2yrs old and used at least twice a day. A year ago there was an issue with the heating element and nespresso sent a brand new replacement after a conversation on the phone- they didn’t even want the broken one sent back (!)


#3

Wow, great customer service! My friend does have an Aeroccino and I agree it did a fantastic job on milk! However, it lacks a couple of features I have seen on other brands that might be worth having, such as a pour spout, temperature control, two different frothing disks for different textures and larger capacity (the Aeroccino only foams 1/2 cup at a time). Some of the larger capacity foamers are the size of a blender, though, which I don’t want. Decisions decisions!


#4

Are you specifically after a milk frother, not a steamer? I’ve been looking for a standalone milk steamer for a long time. Haven’t found one yet.


#5

Yes, I think I’d rather have a frother - I prefer the silky foam they create over the drier style you get from a steamer.


#6

I have a Nespresso Aeroccino and I am still crazy about it 3+ years into having it. It won’t make micro-foam that you can do latte art with, and while I do think that is cool, it’s not something I have to have or I’ll die this minute. It does give me fabulous foam that lasts to the bottom of the cup and that is what I love. (I also love my Nespresso Citiz for the fabulous coffee it makes!)


(Junior) #7

Q. How do you know you are spending too much time on Hungry Onion!

A. When you are shopping in Walmart for an espresso machine and you see a milk frother and think to yourself; “Hey someone was asking about these on Hungry Onion!”

Can’t say I’m recommending it, but for $20 you can’t go too wrong. (I assume)


#8

Well, my first try was a bust. I ordered a Souvia milk frother from Amazon and while it does froth milk, it takes a bit longer than the Aeroccino and doesn’t create as creamy and dense a froth. I’m returning it and buying an Aeroccino!


#9

Ugh that’s disappointing!
If you order it from bed bath and beyond it might be cheaper, just google their 20% off coupon code.