Best Milk Frothers: Best Manual Milk Frothers?
The first question which comes to mind when we read about the best milk frother is whether it’s better than manual one or not. If you’re still confused, then let me explain it clearly.
When you buy a new coffee maker, you have to choose between two options: automatic or manual. Automatic ones are very reliable and easy to use while manual ones require some effort but offer high quality results.
Similarly, if you want to make your own coffee at home, you’ll probably need a manual one because they are much easier to operate. However, there are many people who prefer the convenience of automatic ones and prefer them over manual ones.
So which one is better?
Well, that depends on what kind of coffee you like to drink! But before I answer that question, let me tell you why manual milk frothers are so popular nowadays.
Manual milk frothers are generally cheaper than automated ones. You will get a good result with manual one too. And lastly, manual ones give you the freedom to customize your machine according to your taste.
Now let’s see how these advantages compare with those of automatic ones…
In short, manual milk frothers are better if you want to enjoy coffee made from beans grown locally and/or organic and local ingredients (which means less chemicals). On the other hand, automatic milk frothers are better if you want to drink coffee from beans that come from far away (such as East Africa or South America) which means more chemicals.
The main advantage of automatic milk frothers is that they’re easy to operate and hassle-free. You just put the liquid and push a button! You don’t even need to wash them after using them. However, they can’t make customized drinks like manual ones do.
There are three kinds of automatic milk frothers:
1. Those with a container for milk (plastic or glass) which you have to fill manually and which are usually cheap and easy to find.
2. Those with a container for milk (usually glass) which is automatically filled with the quantity of milk you need.
They’re a little more expensive but the quality of the results is much better.
3. And the newest one, with an integrated milk tank which can be easily replaced when it runs out.
They’re more expensive but as easy to use as the first kind.
Manual milk frothers, as their name indicates, are designed for people who like doing things by themselves and want to have full control of the process. You don’t need electricity or batteries to use them. Just put the right quantity of milk and you’re ready to go!
Now that we cleared this part, let’s talk about the best one available on the market right now!
Electric vs. Manual Milk Frothers Comparison Chart
Product Name Dimensions Material Type Price Epica Automatic Electric Milk Frother 2.2 x 11.2 x 7.5″ (5.5 x 28 x 19cm) Plastic Check Price Chef’s Star Manual Handheld Milk Foamer 4.3 x 4.3 x 6″ (10.9 x 10.9 x 15.2cm) BPA Free Plastic Check Price iSi Manual N1 Stainless Steel 2.2 x 7.1 x 6.
Sources & references used in this article:
Milk frother by E Szabo – US Patent App. 29/636,771, 2019 – Google Patents
Milk frother by E Szabo – US Patent App. 29/636,772, 2019 – Google Patents
Delivering best consumer experience Implementation of basic statistics in the world of coffee machines to support best in-cup quality and 0 defect objective by M Moal, J Viquerat, R Collis, F Minitab – agrostat2016.sfds.asso.fr
Espresso milk frother by WW Purton – US Patent 10,271,679, 2019 – Google Patents
Fat-homogenizer, beverage-frother, kitchen appliance to prepare coffee, tea, milk, egg, soy, and rice foodstuff by ML Levinson – US Patent 6,231,909, 2001 – Google Patents
Milk Frother by K Thai – US Patent App. 13/703,031, 2013 – Google Patents