In March of 2020, as we were sent home from the office due to the coronavirus pandemic, the first thing I did was order a milk frother. My thought was, well if I’m going to be home for 6-8 weeks I’m going to need to make my own lattes! And at a price of $40, I thought the Miroco Electric Steamer was well worth it!
It’s thin, a simple but pretty white design, and looks good on the counter. Easy to clean (I always check the reviews for that!), but it is not dishwasher safe. There are 4 functions, but it’s not temperature adjustable.
I use Fairlife Whole Milk which is ultra pasteurized and does not contain lactose, and it worked great (more protein and less sugar too!). My recommendation for this is for someone who is usually only making one coffee at a time, or you don’t want to spend more than $40 on a milk frother. Big plus here is that it really is silent and takes no time to heat your milk.
Coffee is a big necessity for me in the morning, but it goes a lot better if I add milk to dilute the acid. After a dozen GI procedures and two major stomach surgeries, I probably should cut coffee out but my willpower just isn’t that strong!
By Memorial Day weekend, and understanding that we weren’t going back to the office anytime soon, I decided to upgrade my milk frother to the Breville Milk Cafe Milk Frother. There’s a few pros on this over the Miroco Electric Steamer. First of all, it’s even easier to clean because it’s dishwasher safe. My preference is always for something that can go in the dishwasher!
Another pro is that it’s easier to pour. You have more control over the temperature, and you can froth more milk. If you’re frothing for multiple coffees, this is more appealing. Also, it has a smaller lid on the top that you can open to pour the syrup (or anything) in slowly, but I’m too lazy to do this.
The cons for the Breville Milk Cafe is that it’s not silent (although not unreasonably loud) and it does take up more room on the counter. The design still fits in nicely, though. The other con, of course, is that it retails at $150.
I can honestly say that I am using both these days and I highly recommend both products.
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