The Best Milk Frother for Coffee Drinks
As they say, “it’s usually the simple things in life that bring the most happiness.” That being said, waking up to a frothy cappuccino or a smooth latte is without a doubt one of those simple pleasures for many people. However, indulging that simple pleasure can get quite expensive if you’re paying out of pocket at a local café or coffeehouse chain like Starbucks. Fortunately, there are an abundance of high-quality frothers which can make that simple pleasure attainable in your own home – with the push of a button.
There are many kinds of frothers available; however, the easiest and perhaps most efficient are automatic jugs. They come with a wide range of benefits, from price and ease of use to washing and cleaning. Therefore, here are two great options that we’re going to compare: The Secura Automatic Electric Milk Frother and Warmer and Philippe Taglioni Automatic Electric Milk Frother Jug.
We’re going to compare and contrast the two options by factors that are most relevant to the average customer such as price, capacity, efficiency/ease-of-use, durability, maintenance/cleaning, distinctive features, and of course, the froth!
Both machines have a capacity of 250ml or about 1 cup, which is standard and usually more than necessary for a single latte.
If you are like most people, coffee is probably one of the first things to come to mind upon waking up. You want a product that won’t upset your morning routine with complicated features. Here are statements from both sellers describing the process:
The Secura Automatic Electric Milk Frother: “To make hot drinks, press the ON/OFF button once and release immediately, both heater and frother will turn on. Press and hold the ON/OFF button for 2-3 seconds, the frother will turn on, but heater won’t turn on. This makes cold drinks.”
Philippe Taglioni Automatic Electric Milk Frother Jug: “Simply add milk into the milk frothing carafe, press start and in less than 90 seconds you have deliciously thick and creamy froth. Making delicious lattes, cappuccinos, hot frothed milk and hot chocolate is a breeze with this milk frother.”
As you can see, both machines seem to be fairly straight forward and easy to use.
Everyone wants a product that will last them a long time and that won’t need repairs. Like most frothers, these two are both made with stainless steel, the ideal material for this machine. Based off of reviews both machines seem durable, repairs and maintenance will most likely not be an issue here.
At this point, you are probably thinking, “Wow, both machines seem pretty identical to me, I’ll just go with the cheaper one.” A fair assessment, but not so fast, here are some more features that will hopefully make this decision easier for you:
Dimensions: It is about 6.5″ tall with a 4.5″ diameter. The corded stand that it sits on, is 1″ so in total it is 7.5″ tall
Warranty: This product comes with a 2-year warranty. A really great feature.
Cleaning: Easy to clean. After using it, rinse it out with water, then place a little amount of water back in it with one drop of dish soap. Then run it like you would do if you had milk in it. The water spinning with the dish soap and heating acts like a tiny dishwasher. Once it’s done, just rinse it out with water. Clean as a whistle.
Dimensions: 6.3 x 5.1 x 7.7 inches
Warranty: This product comes with a 1-year warranty and a 100% money back guarantee within 60 days of your purchase.
Cleaning: The Non-Stick Interior and Detachable Base makes cleaning the frother super easy.
So as you can see, a difficult choice lies ahead of you if you are deciding between these two products. So here is a summary of the similarities and differences between the two:
Similarities: Both machines are simple, effective, efficient, similar in size, same capacity, easy to clean, and durable.
Differences: The Secura comes with a 2-year warranty. The Phillipe comes with a 1-year warranty but has a 60-day $100 money back guarantee.
So there it is, two really great products, one really tough decision but one that you should definitely make. As we all can agree, there is no better way to set the mood for the day then with a nicely froth based drink. Best of luck to you!
For some extra reading, check out this link to an article on Serious Eats. It goes into more about frothed milk in coffee drinks than you ever though there was to know.