Can anyone recommend or suggest the best appliance for making milk steamers/froth etc.? Thanks in advance! - Food52

Can anyone recommend or suggest the best appliance for making milk steamers/froth etc.? Thanks in advance!

Nicole Swenson
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HalfPint October 1, 2012
I heat the milk in the microwave or on the stovetop in a small pan. Then I froth with a $2 battery-operated frother that I got at IKEA. A hand blender will work also. In a pinch, a whisk will also froth hot milk too. I use to have a cappucino machine that had a steam nozzle and it was the biggest PITA to use and clean, especially the cleaning part.
 
Nicole S. October 1, 2012
LOL, so I'm not the only one in the kitchen who hates cleaning!
 
QueenSashy September 30, 2012
I have Bodum milk frother and like it very much.
 
Ditto on the Nespresso Aeroccino - it's one of the best kitchen appliance investments I've ever made. You'll have hot or cold frothed milk in seconds with a touch of a button.
 
Nicole S. September 30, 2012
Thank you both for your help!
 
EmilyC September 30, 2012
I have a Nespresso one and I love it. Like this one -- http://www.amazon.com/Nespresso-3190US-Aeroccino-Automatic-Frother/dp/B000NX352Y
 
Maedl September 30, 2012
I use a stainless steel milk frother--looks like the one in the picture at http://www.kitchenniche.ca/cappuccino-milk-frother-p-2070.html.

This is the best style I have found. The ones made of glass are too easy to break and I have never had luck with the electric ones. They succeed in splattering the kitchen, but not in frothing the milk.
 
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