Bonsenkitchen Electric Milk Frother

Last updated date: December 12, 2019

DWYM Score
9.0

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We looked at the top 1 Milk Frothers and dug through the reviews from 8 of the most popular review sites including The Architect's Guide, Best Reviews Today, Coffee Dorks, Coffee Urban, No Place Called Home, Milk Frother Top, Top Notch Today, Coffee Tea Realm and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Milk Frother you should buy.

Overall Take

With a lightweight, ergonomic handle, the Bonsenkitchen Electric Milk Frother makes frothing and creating delicate foam easy. We love that it's quick to use and easy to clean. In our analysis of 126 expert reviews, the Bonsenkitchen Bonsenkitchen Electric Milk Frother placed 4th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note December 13, 2019:
Checkout The Best Milk Frother for a detailed review of all the top milk frothers.

Expert Summarized Score
9.0
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
1,524 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Lightweight and easy to clean.
- The Architect's Guide
The product is produced from safe material of stainless steel which is BPA free. You can use it with your food.
- Best Reviews Today
With a simple one-touch switch it delivers perfect frothing for coffee, lattes, cappuccinos, hot chocolate, and more. The single whisk is made of stainless steel, while the plastic ergonomic handle is BPA free.
- Coffee Dorks
The milk frother is designed to be ergonomic and lightweight, adding to its portability.
- Coffee Urban
It is easy to use and wash – just rinse it with tap water.
- Milk Frother Top
Due to the fast rotation of the hardened steel blade and the BPA-free stem, this hand milk frother is ideal for producing delicate foam for Viennese melange, marocchino, chocolate milkshake, hot chocolate, and the sky is the limit from there.
- Top Notch Today
It's BPA free.
- Coffee Tea Realm
What experts didn't like
This one can feel flimsy, and does not work well with vegan milk.
- Coffee Urban
It doesn’t have a holder which makes this device lie around negligently.
- Milk Frother Top
Cannot heat or cool milk while whisking and milk has to be at a constant temparature.
- Coffee Tea Realm

From The Manufacturer

Bonsenkitchen Electric Handheld Milk Frother Bonsenkitchen Electric Handheld Milk Frother Bonsenkitchen Electric Milk Frother MF8710 This electric handheld battery-operated milk frother with high speed rotation of the stainless-steel whisk and BPA free shaft, is perfect for creating delicate foam to make lattes, cappuccinos, hot chocolates and more in your kitchen. It is easy to use and clean, with simple one-touch switch and 2 AA batteries included, you can just put it into a container with milk up to approx. 1/3 to make foam. After finishing frothing, you just need to put it into fresh running water with the whisk moving to clean it. It is small and high-quality, suitable for household and travel. Best choice for you, easy use, easy life! Features -Handheld, lightweight electric milk frother -Creates delicate foam for homemade lattes, cappuccinos, hot chocolates and more -Stainless steel 304 shaft and whisk -Convenient to operate, powered by 2 AA (1.5V) batteries (included) -Easy to clean Great Design & Convenient To Use Great Design Easy To Clean Including 2 AA batteries Great Design The stainless milk frother is compact, comfort and fashionable. The handle is ergonomically designed, so you will feel comfortable when it is in your hands. Easy To Clean It is lightweight and easy to clean. After frothing, just put it in fresh running water or soak in water to wash. So easy and convenient to clean it. Including 2 AA batteries The milk frother comes with 2 AA batteries. When you receive it, you can start your funny frothing right away. Save your time, money and a lot of trouble. It is very easy to use, save your valuable time! It is very easy to use, save your valuable time! It is very easy to use, save your valuable time! It is very easy to use, save your valuable time! It is very easy to use, save your valuable time! Usage Tips Usage Tips 1. Put the milk frother into a container with drinks up to approx. 1/3 to start frothing. 2. Press and hold down the ON/OFF switch, the whisk will start to run and make foam. 3. As soon as the milk froth starts forming, lift the appliance slightly so that it always in the froth layer. 4. When the milk is frothy enough, let go of the switch to stop the whisk running. 5. Please remember to take your finger off the ON/OFF switch before lifting the whisk out of the milk to avoid spraying the liquid everywhere. 6. If you would like to make hot milk froth, the temperature of the milk should not be over 60℃/140℉, otherwise, the milk will not froth up perfectly.

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Overall Score: 9.4
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Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 37
3. Secura 4-in-1 Electric Automatic Milk Frother
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 4
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Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 8
5. Miroco Stainless Steel Milk Steamer
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 6
6. HadinEEon Electric Milk Frother & Steamer
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 5
7. Zulay Kitchen High Powered Milk Frother
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 8
8. Bodum Bistro Electric Milk Frother
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 6

An Overview On Milk Frothers

Anyone who doubts the appeal of the mighty latte should try to drive a couple of miles in just about any town and avoid seeing a Starbucks. It’s not just marketing that made the latte (and its airier sibling, the cappuccino) a hit among post-1980s American coffee drinkers. The sublime layering of espresso, milk and froth makes a tasty team that can appeal to almost anyone, even on hot days.

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Of course, the novel ingredient in that mix is froth. It adds a crucial bit of lightness and hint of bubbly texture to the drink, and it’s a big reason why most of us keep dropping by the local coffee shop. After all, who has time to foam up their own milk?

Apologies to our favorite barista, but the answer is just about anybody can if they want to. There are milk frothers on the market to suit nearly every need, budget and level of beverage obsession. And with a bit of practice, you can use them to make your own lattes and cappuccinos just like the ones at your favorite café.

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Frothing milk does not involve any complex chemical transformation. Agitate the milk to add air bubbles and voila: You’ve got froth. This can be done while the milk is hot or cold, and there are a few basic types of frothers that can accomplish it.

Handheld frothers are the simplest in design and also generally some of the cheapest. They include a whisk attached to a long handle and a motor to vibrate the whisk. They’re mostly battery-operated, which allows for plenty of mobility and control over the whole process.

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Manual frothers look a lot like a French press but use the filter mechanism in a completely different way. To froth milk, you pour it into a carafe, then plunge a specially-designed filter down through the liquid, then up and down again, as many times as is necessary. With each plunge, the filter pushes and stirs more air into the milk while a lid keeps the entire process from spilling onto your counter.

Some manual frothers might incorporate a heating mechanism, but you’ll usually have to warm things up yourself — either at the beginning or end of the process, depending on instructions. This can seem like a chore, but it’s a great way to work up a nice, thick head of long-lasting foam. And since there’s typically no electrical components to worry about, the cleanup is super easy. Manual frothers tend to be roughly the same price as handheld frothers, though fancier models with sturdier materials might run a few dollars more.

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The third type of frother is referred to as automatic or electric. As the name implies, they’re tailor-made for busy latte lovers. Just pour the milk into the frother, push a button and wait. Thanks to a high-speed whisk inside, you typically won’t need to wait long, and most models will heat your milk at the same time. Though convenient to use, certain parts on these items may be harder to clean. Still, for on-the-spot drinks, they’re hard to beat.

No matter what type of frother you choose, they’re all bound to make your morning cup of joe a lot more luxurious — and they’re just as great at whipping up hot chocolate, too.

DYWM Fun Fact

Latte art might be a charming perk for your local barista, but it’s serious business for the judges at the annual World Latte Art competition. Manuela Fensore of Italy created complex portraits of an eagle, a horse and a parrot to take home the crown at the 2019 championship in July, using nothing more than espresso and steamed milk. It just goes to show that anything can be a canvas for a truly artistic mind!

The Milk Frother Buying Guide

  • The first thing that health-conscious or allergy-prone latte drinkers will notice about frothing milk at home is that it requires a bit more work. Whole or 2% milk usually foams up quickly and stays thick well after the pour, if done correctly. Non-fat or skim milk might bubble up quickly, but the froth won’t be as thick. Soy milk, almond milk or other non-dairy alternatives will heat up fine, but just don’t hold the bubbles as well. Those beautiful hearts, birds and other mini-paintings you see baristas making in their latte art? Chances are good they were drawn in whole milk. Until science gets around to finding a solution, the healthier milk options aren’t as ideal for froth — though some high-powered frothers can make the most of them.
  • Those in the market for a frother will probably know this already, but the difference between a latte and a cappuccino is in the foam. Lattes are chiefly espresso and steamed milk, with a bit of foam on top. Cappuccinos are equal parts of all three. If you’re going to make the latter, get a frother that can deliver plenty of thickness. (And if you’re able to digest it, use whole milk.)
  • For some, fresh cappuccino at home is a luxury to enjoy solo, maybe on weekends. For others, it’ll be a joy to be shared with the entire family or a gaggle of friends at parties. If you’re making drinks for others regularly, consider capacity. Handheld frothers can be great for individual cups but will take a lot longer for a large pot of milk. Latte parties are a job for manual frothers or larger electric models.
  • Another area where handheld frothers really shine is the cleanup process. With fewer parts and (usually) no delicate electrical components to worry about, they will rinse right off in soapy water after use. Automatic models are largely at the other end of the spectrum, though some well-designed types include removable electronics that make the process easier. Whatever the routine, it’s best to make sure they’re cleaned off relatively quickly. Caked-on traces of milk can spoil, affecting the taste of your next batch of froth.