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Best Milk Frothers 2021

by Brodie Inguaggiato Updated: October 18, 2021 4 min read

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In order to make a delicious cappuccino or latte, you need frothed milk. No ifs, ands, or buts.

If your espresso machine has a built-in milk frothing function, the idea of frothing your milk might seem second nature. If not, we’ve compiled a collection of standalone milk frothers that can accompany your current at-home coffee bar and have you making coffee house quality milk-based drinks in no time.

Without further ado, here are our choices for the best milk frothers of 2021.

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Capresso Milk Frothers

Since the brand’s inception nearly three decades ago, the experts at Capresso have helped pioneer a number of industry firsts, including automatic milk frothers. One of the flagship products from Capresso is their “Froth” line of milk frothers. We are proud to carry the Froth Select, Froth Control and Froth MAX, and highly recommend them for beginners interested in making excellent milk-based beverages.

Froth Select

Capresso Froth Select Milk Frother

Capresso Froth Select Milk Frother

The Capresso froth Select is a large-capacity milk frother with one-button operation, four settings to choose from and a special hot chocolate function that lets you add chocolate chips or chunks directly into the pitcher to create frothy hot chocolate and more. This milk frother accommodates 16 ounces for frothing or 20 ounces for heating.

First up is the Capresso Froth Select, a large-capacity automatic milk frother with unique features like a special hot chocolate function that can accommodate chocolate chips and chunks to create frothy hot chocolate.

Along with a one-button operation function, illuminated controls, and four beverage settings to choose from — including cold froth, hot froth, hot milk or hot chocolate — the Froth Select is one of the most versatile countertop automatic milk frothers on the market.

The Froth Select also includes two frothing disks, one heating disk, which allows for more user control of milk texture for flat whites, cappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolate and more, when paired with different beverage settings.

The removable large capacity stainless steel pitcher can accommodate 16 ounces for frothing or 20 ounces for heating. The pitcher also includes a stay-cool handle and an automatic shut-off function when frothing or heating are complete, or when the pitcher is removed from base.

Froth Control

Capresso Froth Control Milk Frother

Capresso Froth Control Milk Frother

The Capresso froth Control is a versatile milk frother with one-button operation, four settings to choose from and a special hot chocolate function that lets you add chocolate chips or chunks directly into the pitcher to create frothy hot chocolate and more. This large capacity milk frother accommodates 10 ounces for frothing or 14 ounces for heating.

Next is the Capresso Froth Control, which includes all the same features and functions as the Froth Select, with the exception of its housing color and pitcher size.

The Froth Control is available in a sleek, black body and can accommodate 10 ounces for frothing or 14 ounces for heating of high-quality milk froth. For a full breakdown of what the Froth Control is capable of, read the Froth Select description above.

Froth MAX

Capresso Froth Max Automatic Milk Frother

Capresso Froth Max Automatic Milk Frother

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Complete Your Set-Up with the Capresso Froth Max Automatic Milk Frother An automatic, standalone frother, Capresso’s Froth MAX delivers hot, cold, and frothed milk at the touch of a button. Using r...

In comparison to the already excellent Froth Select and Froth Control, our third and final recommendation of Capresso products, the Froth MAX, truly lives up to its name.

While a touch smaller in pitcher capacity size — 8 ounces of frothed milk, 12 ounces of heated milk — this milk frother truly maximizes its capabilities by being able to produce froth excellent for cappuccinos, hot cocoa, chai, and even apple cider.

The Froth Max also utilizes features used on the Froth Select and Froth Control, such as one-button operation function, three separate disks for frothing and heating, and a stay-cool handle to prevent burns.

DeLonghi Distinta Electric Milk Frother

DeLonghi Distinta Electric Milk Frother

DeLonghi Distinta Electric Milk Frother

The DeLonghi Distinta Electric Milk Frother is simple to use, easy to clean and capable of creating thick, rich and long-lasting froth for cappuccinos, lattes and macchiatos in just seconds. With a max frothing capacity of 4.7 ounces and a max warming capacity of 8.4 ounces, the Distinta is capable of hot frothing, cold frothing and warming. Additional features include plastic housing, a transparent lid so you can watch your milk froth, a 360-degree detachable rotational power base and an automatic shutoff function.

Capable of creating rich froth for cappuccinos, lattes and macchiatos in mere seconds, the DeLonghi Distinta Electric Milk Frother is simple to use, easy to clean, and the perfect machine to quickly and easily whip up delectable milk froth.

The Distinta offers a max frothing capacity of 4.7 ounces and a max warming capacity of 8.4 ounces, and is capable of hot frothing, cold frothing, and warming. Additionally, the Distinta incorporates plastic housing, a transparent lid, a 360-degree detachable rotational power base, and an automatic shutoff function.

Breville BMF600XL Milk Café

Breville BMF600XL Milk Café

Breville BMF600XL Milk Café

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Complete Your Set-Up with the Breville BMF600XL Milk Café Create rich, creamy beverages with the Breville BMF600XL Milk Café. This user-friendly appliance comes with one latte and one cappuccino fr...

When it comes to milk frothers, the Breville BMF600XL Milk Café is one of the most user-friendly appliances on the market. Create up to 3-cups of rich, creamy beverages with the included latte frothing disc, cappuccino frothing disc, and use of induction heating for gentle and even heat distribution.

The BMF600XL Milk Café can also be set to deliver cold froth or heat the milk as it is steaming or frothing, and comes with a measuring cup for added convenience and more precise measurements. Simply measure out the ingredients and add them to the milk while it is being steamed or froth to create a finished beverage.

Also included is an overheat- and dry-boil protection for safe operation and an automatic standby mode function.

Bodum Chambord Milk Frother

Bodum Chambord Milk Frother

Bodum Chambord Milk Frother

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Complete Your Set-Up with the Bodum Chambord Milk Frother This frother is the newest addition to Bodum’s Chambord line. The chrome plated dome steel lid has a deep rim to prevent precious foam from...

If you prefer to preheat your milk and/or want the added control offered by manually frothing, the Bodum Chambord Milk Frother is the way to go. Go with this milk frother and experience its ability to transform up to 4 ounces of preheated milk into froth in as little as 30 seconds. 

For a truly perfect pairing, match the Chambord Milk Frother with a Chambord French press.

Summary

Hopefully now you have a better understanding of milk frothers and know which of our picks for the top frothers for 2021 is right for you. If you didn’t see the product of your dreams or just want to do more research, check out our complete selection of milk frothers and milk frother accessories.

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Brodie Inguaggiato
Brodie Inguaggiato

Brodie joined Whole Latte Love in 2020 as a technical copywriter and is brand new to the world of coffee. He writes and edits product copy, blog posts and additional content with the viewpoint of a novice to (hopefully) provide a fresh take on some of the more daunting coffee-related topics. He aspires to become a coffee master and enjoys watching and debating any and all sports in his spare time.