In this article, we’re going to do a close-up look of a very well-made handheld electric milk frother. If you’re looking to have some nice foamy cappuccinos at home without having to go to an expensive cafe, or buy a big fancy espresso machine that comes at a premium, with all the bells and whistles, then you’re looking at just the right tool.
This review will include a list and summary of its features, followed by a rundown of the benefits that we believe this tool will give to its users. After that, we’ll give our assessment of the pros and cons of the device, share a bit of what other customers have said about it, and last, but not the least, give our overall opinion of the device.
Features and Benefits
- Handheld, Battery Operated Milk Frother
- Creates delicate foam for homemade lattes, cappucinos, hot chocolates, and more!
- Stylish Handle with Stainless Steel Stem and Whisking Head
- Easy to Operate and Clean (operate in hot soapy water and rinse)
- New and Improved Version 2.0, based on Customer Feedback. Powered by 2 AA batteries (not included)
The Kuissential SlickFroth 2.0 Electric Milk Frother is a handy little gadget for those who want to have their cappuccino while on a budget. It’s compact, handheld design ensures that it can fit into even a very crowded kitchen. Its use of batteries means that there’s no need to fuss around looking for an outlet to plug it in.
Like any good milk frother, it will whip up a nice, stiff foam that you can use for your coffee milk drinks. From cappuccinos, to lattes, macchiatos, and even chocolate, or fruit shakes. Give yourself a taste of Italian coffee without having to buy plane tickets.
The ergonomic design of the rubber handle ensures a good fit for your hand when operating the device, and you won’t be experiencing any cramps later on. The stainless steal stem and whisking head ensure durability that will make your SlickFroth last for quite a while.
Thanks to its single push button operating mechanism, working up a froth using a foaming wand has never been easier. Just one strong push, and the button will lock into place. No need to hold it down, because the button will stay down for you. If you still want to hold it down, though, just do so lightly.
As with our other selections here, the SlickFroth is designed to be easily cleaned. All you have to do is stick it in a cup of soapy water, switch it on, and let it run for a few seconds. Rinse, then let it spin in the open air to dry.
The SlickFroth now has “2.0” in its name, a bold declaration touting it as a major improvement over the previous model. That the manufacturers used customer reviews as their main input means many of the issues plaguing the previous model have now been addressed.
So What’s The Point?
So why is the Kuissential SlickFroth 2.0 Electric Milk Frother on our list of best milk frothers? Much like a similarly “new and improved” automatic frother we have reviewed here, the SlickFroth represents the next step in the development and evolution of the stick frother. The problems present in the original version have now been dealt with, ensuring a nicely improved performance and design.
Overall, this means a better cappuccino experience at home, without having to study steam frothing, which, aside from requiring a lot of practice, also lends its own risks. The SlickFroth is also the cheapest device among our selections, with a very affordable list price of $18.99 at our recommended seller, and superior performance that delivers.
Perhaps the most obvious issue with this particular tool is that, while it uses batteries instead of an outlet, it falls victim to a cliché phrase that inconveniences consumers the world over: “*batteries not included”. While it is something of a hassle, it really isn’t something a quick trip to a convenience store can’t fix.
Also, despite having more than enough power to whip up a great milk froth, we do not advise that you use the SlickFroth to whisk eggs. The whites won’t peak, and you’re only in for disappointment.
Wisdom of the Masses
They say experience is the best teacher. If such a thing is the case, then that means there is no better way to investigate a product than to look up the experiences who have gone before you and bought the Kuissential SlickFroth 2.0 Electric Milk Frother, and wrote reviews on the device.
According to one user, the whisk reaches maximum speed faster than other wand frothers, while another claims it to be very sturdy, lasting much longer than three other wands she had bought previous. She also notes the very good design, choosing to have a shaft that is non detachable, ensuring that it won’t fall apart, as well as the very ergonomic handle shape. Another user was impressed with the speed that it frothed up the milk, clocking it in at about 15 seconds.
Of course, not everybody can have such perfectly satisfactory experiences. One pointed out that, unlike steam frothers, which produce micro bubbles that make for very stable foam, the SlickFroth does not produce foam of that quality. As such, sad to say, you will still have to buy a cappuccino machine if you want to make latte art.
Nevertheless, all in all, the SlickFroth gives you great value for money, at the very affordable list price of $18.99 from our recommended seller. Not to mention the stability provided by its non-detachable handle. If you can spare some time to buy batteries at the convenience store and don’t mind being unable to make latte art so long as you have yourself a cuppa, then by all means, give this item a shot.