Having a nice drink with creamy froth every morning before going to work is a great way to start a day. You want to be able to do it at home but you are hesitant about using complicated tool? Don’t be worry; a motorized whisk – the simplest type and the best milk frother on the market – is exactly what you need to make your own delicious drink.
A motorized whisk is also known as a handheld battery-operated milk frother. It is absolutely very easy to use and cost-effective. Before you move on to a more complicated multi-purpose machine for making drinks, it is a good idea to start with this simple device first. Here are the main features of a motorized whisk with both pros and cons included:
• Ease of use
A motorized whisk is no doubt a very good choice for beginner. Learning how to make good froth may take practice but the technique of frothing milk with this device is very simple. Basically, all you need to do is just submerging the whisk tip in the milk, turn on the start button, move the device slowly while frothing and you get the frothed milk in less than a minute. Remember that you must not turn on the device before placing the whisk tip in the milk because the steamed milk may splash out of the jug and end up on your hands (or your face, if you lean on too closely). And you can’t do anything else while frothing the milk because both of your hands are tied.
• Quick frothing
The whisk will froth warm and cold milk in less than one minute; normally it takes about 15-30 seconds. Remember that this type of handheld frother does not steam the milk for you so you need to prepare the milk in the microwave or on the oven beforehand.
• No temperature control
No surprising that this simple handheld device does not come with the temperature control feature. You can rely on guessing and your experience or you can use an inexpensive frothing thermometer or you can make a thermometer by yourself to check the temperature of prepared milk before frothing. With a thermometer, you can make sure the ideal milk temperature is reached (around 135 °F – 155 °F).
• Good-quality froth
Or course, quality is one of the most important factors to consider. With a motorized whisk, you can get good-quality froth. Bear in mind that the quantity you can produce each time is small, around one cup or two only; also the quality is not as consistent and the froth texture is not as good as when you use an automatic/electric frother because process is done with your hand. That being said, people normally use this device for making small quality of drink anyway so consistency is not a big issue. Also, one advantage of using the handheld device is that it can froth all types of milk.
• Affordable price
One main reason why people love using motorized whisks is because of their price. They are mostly inexpensive (from £5 to £35).
• Little power consumption
As the device is battery powered, on the plus side you can still use it in case of black out; on the down side, you will need spare AA or AAA batteries around. Depending on how often you use to device, you may have to change batteries quite frequently.
• Easy cleaning
A motorized whisk requires very little maintenance but make sure you clean it up after each use. You only need submerge the whisk (but not the handle) into warm or hot soapy water for about a minute and use a damp, soft cloth to wipe the handle. A little bit of cleaning each time will keep your device last for a long time. This device is not dishwasher safe, don’t forget that.
• High portability and Durability
Motorized whisks are small and lightweight, which means that they can be stored or carry anywhere you want. You can easily fit a handheld frother in your luggage and take with you on your trips.
The device in general is very durable; there are models with stems and handles made of premium quality stainless steel.
• Quiet operation
A motorized whisk does not cause the same noise you here in a coffee shop from a coffee making machine. In fact, it is very quiet so you don’t have to be concerned about the noise level