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Should you buy a milk frother?

If you want to create barista style coffees at home, make deliciously foamy milkshakes, or mix up luxuriously smooth hot chocolates, you need a milk frother in your kitchen.

What may seem like an indulgent and unnecessary purchase can actually transform the drinks that you make yourself, and will save you money in the long run as you’ll no longer need to opt for pricey coffee shop beverages. Plus, you can get a great milk frother for much less than you may think.

Here, we take a look at three milk frothers so that we can help you to decide which one best suits your requirements.

Lavazza MilkEasy Milk Frother

Rated as a Which? Best Buy, the Lavazza MilkEasy Milk Frother boasts many great benefits that make it the perfect choice for any home. Easy to use for both hot and cold milky drinks, the Lavazza MilkEasy is compact in size which makes it ideal for smaller kitchens, or for taking to work with you.

Its size does mean that it has a smaller capacity than other milk frothers on the market, as it takes just 120ml of milk for foam or 180ml for hot milk, but it is plenty for one hot beverage.

The Lavazza MilkEasy Milk Frother is very easy to use thanks to its multi functional button, and it will beep twice to alert you when your drink is ready. Its removable parts make it very easy to clean and maintain, and you can put the whisk, cover, and seal into the dishwasher if you like.

Another interesting feature is the milk frother’s transparent lid, as this enables you to see your drink as it’s being made. The froth created by the Lavazza MilkEasy is exceptional, and will certainly add an extra dimension to your milky drinks.

Dualit 84135 Milk Frother

Another Which? Best Buy, the Dualit 84135 is a great option for those looking for a milk frother that is functional and easy to maintain. In just two minutes, the Dualit 84135 can produce heated milk, heated milk froth, or cold milk froth, and all it takes is the touch of a button.

Milk frother with handle
Dualit Milk Frother
£48.99 from johnlewis.com

This product boasts a dual speed motor which will work at the right speed for your specified drink, and it will automatically switch itself off when the correct temperature has been reached. It’s clear to see how much milk you need to add to the frother each time, and it has the capacity for 200ml of frothed milk and 320ml of hot milk.

The Dualit 84135 Milk Frother is very practical in many ways. Firstly, it has non-slip rubber feet so you don’t need to worry about it moving across your work surfaces, and its non-stick design, removable whisk, and sealed drive make it very easy to clean.

Secondly, the Dualit 84135 is cordless and can be placed on its base at any angle. You can also choose to take it directly to the table where it will keep your milk warm until you’re ready to serve coffee.

Nespresso Aeroccino 4 Milk Frother

The Nespresso Aeroccino 4 Milk Frother is slightly more expensive than the previous two options, but Which? don’t rate it as highly when it comes to creating tasty milk foam. Nespresso is a brand synonymous with coffee so you could be forgiven for thinking that this would be a great milk frother option, but it seems to fall short compared to other models.

Pitcher-style milk frother
Nespresso, Aeroccino 4 Milk Frother
Available from amazon.co.uk

However, the Nespresso Aeroccino 4 could be tempting to you due to the fact that it has two hot froth options: hot foam, and thick hot foam. This extra thick foam setting comes in addition to hot milk and cold foam options, so you can make a wide variety of drinks using this milk frother.

The Nespresso Aeroccino 4 is also super easy to clean and maintain thanks to the fact that it’s dishwasher friendly (except for the base), which is certainly a convenient feature. You can use it to froth 120ml of milk, or heat up 240ml of milk, and there are levels marked out on the inside of the jug so that you can be confident that you’re adding the right amount.

If you’re looking for a milk frother for your kitchen, one of these three options is sure to offer what you need. So order yours today and start making amazing foamy drinks at home.

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