Milk frothers are a great way to get thick, creamy, textured milk of the same quality as the high street coffee chains BUT there are plenty that do an awful job because the motor is not strong enough to spin the milk fast enough to get the texture you desire.
Choosing the right one can make the difference between not being able to tell the difference between a Starbucks Latte and a Latte you make at home or if you get the wrong one then you’ll just be frustrated with milk that is not hot enough and not frothy enough.
As a rule with milk frothers you don’t need to spend a lot of money to get a good one but its best to stay away from the cheapest Chinese ones as the ones that cost the least have poorer component parts, the non-stick coating in the bowl won’t be very thick so the milk will start to stick after a short period and the heating element won’t be good enough to get the milk hot enough.
All in all, choosing a very cheap electric milk frother is unlikely to get you any value for money even though you don’t spend much.
When it comes to this kind of product its best to stick to something that is already a proven winner over time and has already been tried and tested and put through its paces.
This HadinEEon frother enjoys excellent reviews from thousands of customers that have already purchased it and used it so you know that this is not going to be one of those cheap Chinese products that don’t live up to expectations.
So why does this one fare so well compared to others?
The first thing you notice about this milk frother is that it’s not like most of the others that are just a standard tubular design.
A lot of thought has gone into the design and the result is a modern looking mix of stainless steel and white that will look good in all kitchens except maybe the most traditional of settings.
The handle looks good but it also feels good to hold and tilting it to pour and placing it back on the stand is easy.
The spout is well designed and pours well without dripping which can’t be said for other milk frothers so this is an important thing to be aware of.
Operation is extremely straight forward. There are two buttons, one for cold milk frothing which is ideal for milkshakes but the main reason you’ll buy this is for hot milk heating and frothing.
The orange button is for heating or frothing your milk and it will do one or the other depending on the whisk that you put in.
The whisk clips in easily at the base of the bowl and magnetically sticks on.
Once you press go you’ll get hot, frothy milk within about a minute. It will heat your milk up to 62 degrees Celsius which is the temperature they heat it up to in Costa or Starbucks.
If you want it boiling hot then this may not be right for you but remember that milk will start to burn when it gets over 70 degrees and it will affect the flavour of your coffee so it’s not recommended to go over about 65 degrees anyway.
The bowl where the milk goes has a good quality non-stick interior that ensures that all the milk and froth pours out easily and does not stick to the inside.
It sits on a thin base that powers it and the jug rotates 360 degrees so it doesn’t matter if you are right or left-handed it will just swivel to accommodate you and it will also fit nicely into any corner if that’s where you want to keep it.
Never leave any residue milk inside for an extended time afterwards though as it will get a bit gunky over time if you do.
The best practice is to just give it a quick rinse under the tap once you are done and then wipe it dry with a piece of kitchen roll. If you do that after each use then it will stay in tip-top condition for years.
Probably the most impressive thing about this frother is the guarantee that the manufacturer offers with it. It is standard for a product like this to come with a one year warranty and sometimes you see two years.
The HadinEEon milk frother comes with a 3-year warranty is basically unheard of for a milk frother but it just goes to show how confident they are in consistently delivering good quality frothy milk for years.
Not only that but they offer a 1-year money-back guarantee so that if you are not happy for any reason in the first 12 months then just send it back for a refund.
One of my favourites to use this kind of milk frother for is hot chocolate. Break off two squares of milk chocolate from a bar of chocolate and heat in the microwave for 1 minute.
Add milk to the frother and then pop in the almost melted chocolate and start hot milk heating. In 60 seconds you’ll be enjoying one of the best hot chocolates you’ve ever had!
The HainEEon is a very well designed milk frother that not only looks good but is practical at the same time.
It’s no good something looking good if you don’t get perfect milk to recreate your coffee shop favourites and this does not disappoint.
The 2 whisks provided will add just the right amount of air to create heated, creamy milk for flat whites and if you prefer latte or cappuccino the other whisk will produce thick foam that will not disappoint.
It may be a few pounds more than the cheapest options available but the fact it comes with a 1-year money-back guarantee and a 3-year warranty tells you a lot about the confidence the manufacturer has in this frother.