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The Best Milk Frothers on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing. And while we’ve written extensively about nearly everything you need to make café-quality at home, including coffee makers, espresso machines, coffee grinders, even gifts for coffee lovers, here, we’re going deep on the best milk frothers, so you can make cappuccinos and lattes at home, according to the people. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best handheld milk frother

PowerLix Milk Frother

“Great product. We just returned home from a family vacation in Spain and Italy and really missed the great morning coffees we had in Europe. I wanted to re-create these frothy coffees, so I found this milk frother on Amazon and purchased as a result of all the positive reviews. Could not be happier. We are now enjoying the same quality coffees that we learned to love in Europe. Would recommend to anyone who is looking for an easy way of frothing milk for coffee without spending a lot of money for a high-end cappuccino or espresso machine.”

Best handheld milk frother with stand

Aerolatte Handheld Milk Frother With Stand

“I love this milk frother! It is compact, efficient and easy to clean up. I purchased the black one because it matches my kitchen appliances, so it fits just right with the color scheme. I like to keep my counter uncluttered, and this is the perfect size, and the stand makes it easy to use, clean, and store. Perfect for a small kitchen or limited space. It is battery-operated, so there are no unsightly cords to deal with. It turns my morning coffee into a real treat, and it is saving me money in lattes at the local coffeehouse. I have only had it for a week, and it has paid for itself in savings. I can’t believe I didn’t buy one sooner!”

Best milk warmer and frother

Secura Automatic Electric Milk Frother and Warmer

“This has been a pretty cool tool to have for an avid latte drinker. I love that it has a one-button start-up feature that does everything, especially when I’m a zombie in the morning just wanting my coffee fix. It has two different attachments: one for frothing and one for just heating. When one is not in use, the other conveniently fits into the lid for storage. It’s extremely easy to use. I let it do its thing, and by the time my single-cup coffee maker (Keurig) is done, the warm, frothy milk is already waiting. It doesn’t burn the milk and leaves it at the perfect temperature. Very easy to clean … Overall, great product that looks beautiful with my stainless-steel kitchen appliances!”

Best automatic milk frother

Nespresso 3694-US-BK Aeroccino3 Milk Frother

“This frother is terrific. It produces hot, dense foam in no time at all. It’s so quiet that, at first, I would look through the clear lid to make sure it was working. It’s very simple to use — you just push the button on the front. It takes up very little space on the countertop and is very easy to clean. I love it!”

Best microwave-friendly milk frother

Bodum Latteo Milk Frother With Glass Handle

“This thing is awesome! I love freshly frothed milk. I put the milk in the glass, pop it in the microwave for about one minute, and then, I pull it out and vigorously froth it for about 30 seconds and pour the perfectly frothed milk into my coffee. I think it works better than any of the machine frothers out there. You just don’t want to overheat the milk, or it won’t froth up. Easy to use and easy to clean.”

Best stainless-steel manual milk frother

HIC Milk Frother

“We have enjoyed the most amazing cappuccinos, lattes, and everything in between for over four years now with this amazing manual milk frother. I am from Italy and was never happy with the battery-operated milk frothers I had used over my 20 years in the United States. I love how versatile this frother is: Depending on how many times you pump the metal mesh, your foam gets thicker, leaving it up to you to choose the type of drink you want to create. I bought an extra one for my best friend this past Christmas, and I am now spreading cappuccino love all around my town!”

Best coffee machine with milk frother

Mr. Coffee Cafe Barista Espresso and Cappuccino Maker, Silver

“Amazing coffee machine. I was skeptical at first about the machine, but I actually really love it. The milk reservoir prevents waste of unused steamed milk; it is super easy to attach and detach. I also love the different settings for espresso, cappuccino, and latte. Another thing I love is that if my kids want hot cocoa, I can easily just steam them milk to have a coffeehouse-style hot cocoa, way better than just making it with hot water. The machine is a little loud, but I don’t mind at all because I know that it is making an amazing cup of coffee. It heats up fast, which is also great, since some mornings I am running out the door in a hurry and don’t have a bunch of time to wait while the machine heats up.”

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The Best Milk Frothers, According to Amazon Reviews