How to Properly Clean Your Milk Frother?

There are different types of milk frother and knowing the appropriate way to clean them will impact on the longevity and hygienic status of your device. The different types of milk frothers include electric milk frother, stove top steam frother, motorized whisks and milk frother, and handheld frother.

Each of these devices allow you to make different delicious beverages such as hot chocolate, cappuccinos, mochas, cold froth, lattes, iced teas, breves, among others.

To continue enjoying your delicious and nutritious beverages, it is crucial that you observe the maintenance guidelines of the device when cleaning. You need to use the appropriate cleaning method for your device in line with the user manual. 

When you follow the guideline you are able to reduce incidences of damaged components, electrical shocks, altered flavors, sticky layers, or unpleasant smells. In addition to this, when your milk frother is properly cleaned, you will enjoy great performance of the device.

Cleaning Instructions for Milk Frothing Machine

1. Use the proper oil

The electric milk frother usually come with a jug or pitcher, body, whisk attachments, and lid. Before you commence cleaning the device, it is important to first separate the jug from the power bottom. It is not recommended that you wash the pitcher and the power bottom in the dishwasher because they are not dishwasher-safe. Therefore, you should not dip them in water or any other liquid for that matter. Ensure that the device is cool before you start your washing process. Follow the steps below to clean your device.

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    Use a moist fabric and mild detergent to scrub the pitcher meticulously. Disengage the frothing disk and the whisk to wash in lukewarm and soap water. In case you notice any stain, wash with detergent and rinse under running water.
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    For perfect cleaning, detach all detachable parts such as whisk, and base. Also take out the spindle and dislodge the coil whisk from the magnetic holder, and remove the lid seal from the pitcher.
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    Use lukewarm water and mild soap to wash the holder, coil whisk, lid, spindle, slough, and magnetic whisk to get rid of coffee, milk and all other particles. It is important to get rid of all residues of milk and coffee that might have wedged inside the pitcher. This is because relics can greatly affect the performance of the device.
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    Most milk frothers have smooth stainless steel polish surface that must be cared for properly. To clean this part of the device, use a smooth and soft fabric to avoid scratching the device. It is important that you avoid using soap or abrasive material.
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    Clean the power base with a smooth moist material and wipe it dry. In case you notice milk layer stuck at the base of the pitcher, soak in warm soapy water for a couple of hours and rinse thereafter.
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    Finally, wash the heating plate with a moist fabric. You have to focus on this part of the device when cleaning because the heating plate can be discolored as a result of milk spillage. If you notice any discoloration while washing, use baking soda with a moisten fabric to scrub the area.
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    After cleaning the device, use a smooth cloth to wipe the device dry and store in a clean place.
Choosing the right oil for your deep fryer is half battle won. Once you know the type of oil you want to use, you will need to fill up the fryer with it, taking care not to over-fill or under-fill it.

If you have a model that have a minimum or maximum fill line, it becomes even easier as you have a ready gauge to guide your measurement.


It is very important that you clean up your milk frother regularly to avoid getting flavor alteration or burnt milk. If you have still not bought one and are on the edge, we urge you to get one, they are great. We have even put together a handy guide on the best milk frother.

About the Author Catherine Wheeler

Hey, I'm Cath :) Iv'e got two beautiful young girls who mean the world to me. I used to be a head chef over at my local restaurant but I gave that up to look after my girls. I decided to put my culinary experience to use here by bringing that wealth of kitchen related knowledge and sharing it with you guys.