Understanding the Power of Your Milk Frother

Having a milk frother at hand makes life easy and interesting, especially if you like creating your own signature taste of beverages. With this device, you can create your delicious and creamy cappuccinos and lattes at the comfort of your home. You do not have to spend a fortune to get a pair. Handheld and battery-powered milk frothers are not very expensive and they are easy to use and maintain. All you need to keep it clean is to quickly rinse it off and you are ready to go.

If you, however, want a more stylish automatic milk frother, you also do not need to break an arm and a leg to purchase it. The fact is having frothed milk is no more a luxury that you can only get when you visit your local coffee shop. Right from the comfort of your home, you can enjoy your delicious beverage, just the way you want it. Check out our milk frother review here to get your own.

But, do you really understand the power of your milk frother? Let’s take a deeper look into the working of a milk frother.

Get to Know Your Milk Frother

1. Use the proper oil

So you just got your automatic milk frother and you are excited to get started on making your first drink, but wait, you need to get familiar with each of the parts of the device.

The milk frother comes with a carafe, with a fastened lid and a power unit that you plug to the wall socket. The carafe sits on the power unit, which is the heating unit. It comes with marked points indicating higher line for warmed milk and lower line for frothed milk.

It also comes with some whisk attachment. The plain one is meant to be used for warming your milk with little or no foam and the curly whisk is meant for creating warm frothed milk.

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.

​Warm or Frothed Milk; Which Do You Prefer?

2. Turn it on and start operating
  • To get started, plug the heating unit to the wall socket and position the carafe on it.
  • Choose your preferred whisk attachment (plain or coiled) for the type of milk you want, frother or none, and detach the lid.
  • Install the preferred whisk attachment to the bottom of the carafe
  • Pour your milk into the carafe at the appropriate fill line (depending on whether you want a frothed or warm milk) and replace the lid
  • Some heating units come with different heat setting such as hot, cold, or warm. Choose your preferred temperature
  • Push the knob to start the heating unit and wait until the light goes off which means your milk is ready.
To start using your device, you need to turn it on by plugging it in and using the switch button to power it up.

After that, set the temperature and time and ensure that you obtain the right level of temperature for the oil without going over that.

You also need to maintain a temperature between 350 degrees F and 375 degrees F which is the suitable range for most of the cooking you will be doing.

If your device comes with a thermostat, you don't have to bother too much about the temperature as it will automatically determine the correct temperature.

However, if it doesn't come with one, you may have to get yourself a thermometer to select the right temperature for the oil.


3. Pat your food dry

To have the best of frothed milk, use cold fresh milk. Options of milk you can use include cow milk (low fat, non-fat, or full fat), coconut milk, soy milk or almond milk. Of course, you can froth any kind of milk but some milk produce better foam than others. It is also important to mention that the quality of your frothed milk will also depend on the brand of milk you use.

Before drying any kind of food, make sure it is dried and doesn't have any traces of water. You can make use of a kitchen paper towel or cover the food in some dusting to remove any traces of water.

For example, freshly cut potatoes can be wiped with paper towel so that there is no water on it before throwing them into the fryer. Not doing this may cause some dangerous spilling of oil that may be injurious to you or children around.

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.