A milk steamer heats the milk while adding air to the milk
The terms milk-steaming or frothing can be used to refer to adding milk or crèmeer to your coffee for drinks like lattes, cappuccinos, or flat whites. The terms steaming milk or frothing are often interchangeable. However, frothed is not always synonymous with steamed milk.
There are three types:
- Frothers for handheld devices
- Manual frothers
- Jug Frothers
1. Milk Frothers For Handhelds
Handheld milk frothers, which can be either battery- or electric-powered, are handheld devices that you can hold in your hands while frothing milk. Hand mixers and handheld frothing tools are two examples of hand frothers.
Warming milk is not possible with hand frothers. They can however froth hot or cold milk.
Use a hand frother to froth hot milk. Heat the milk to the desired temperature before you froth. Some prefer to froth cold milk, then heat the frothed in an oven.
How To Use A Handheld Milk Frother Wand
Hot or cold milk in a pitcher, mug, or another open container
Connect the cord of the frother to a power source or ensure that the batteries are properly seated in it is battery-powered.
Place the wand into the milk until the whisk touches the surface. Turn the wand on. The whisk will spin and form a vortex in your milk. Continue to froth until you achieve the desired foam.
After the frothing is completed, turn off the wand and unplug it.
Your foamed milk can be added to your espresso
2. Manual Milk Frothers
Manual milk frothers are also known as hand-pump or french presses. You use a plunger and add air to milk to make foam. A manual milk frother consists of three components: a chamber and a lid.
How to Use a Manual Milk Frother
You can add hot or cold milk to the container
The lid should be placed so that the plunger is in the chamber.
To pump milk into the chamber, use the handle to move the plunger around until it is sufficiently foamy.
Your frothed milk should be added to the espresso
How to use a manual Frother at Home to froth milk
3. Jug Frothers
Electric jug frothers can be used as a stand-alone device or attached to a drip coffee machine.
Jug Frothers have, as their name implies, a frothing bowl and a frother base with a power cord. Jug frothers can simultaneously heat and froth milk with a single button. These are great for home use as they are easy to transport, portable, and less expensive than electric milk steamers.
You can also set the temperature to froth cold milk for an iced cappuccino or iced latte.
How To Use A Jug Frother
To achieve the desired level of filling, add chilled milk to the container according to the instructions on the package. Two fill lines are usually found on frothing jugs: one for cappuccino and the other for a latte.
Close the lid and place a jug on top of the frother base.
Turn the jug on, and then press the frothing buttons. If you are using a frother with both latte and cappuccino capabilities, press the respective button.
Depending on which type of frother you use, the lights on your jug may blink to indicate that the process is over.
Pour the foamed milk into your coffee. To avoid milk stains, clean the jug as soon as possible.
Milk Steamer Vs Milk Frother
Steamed milk uses steam and air to heat the milk. Frothed milk can, however, be either hot or cold.
These are the benefits
• Most espresso machines can produce enough pressure to make good espressos or lattes at home.
• They steam and foam milk faster than milk frothers, which can take between 3-15 minutes.
• Electric steam wands can be cleaned easily while on the move. Just purge the steam wand and wipe it clean with a towel.
• You have the option of using a milk frother (manual, handheld, or jug) to frost your milk at home.
• You can use some jugs attached to coffeemakers such as the Keurig K-Cafe or K-Latte to brew coffee and froth milk.
• We recommend that jug frothers can make cold and hot froths when choosing a jug. Jug frothers can be cleaned easily and are very easy to use.
• A Bellman stovetop steamers are an excellent choice if you have a tight budget and want to control the frothing process.