Do Handheld Milk Frothers work?

I picked up some replacement latte bowls and while I was at it, a frother from Zyliss.  My espresso maker doesn’t have a milk frother and I do have one on my coffee pot (an old DeLonghi I just love) but I don’t love cleaning out the compartment and soaking it after making hot milk.

This device is pretty cheap and it’s compact (fits in the utensil drawer.) I heated up some milk in a ceramic pitcher and went to work. In a few minutes, I had frothy milk, though not stiff foam because I didn’t have low fat milk (I used 2% which is normally not what I buy but it’s what they had in Lactaid at the store.) Low fat milk foams better because the fat doesn’t act to break up the surface tension on the bubbles.

My conclusion: for ten bucks, it’s a slam-dunk–with biscotti if you got’em.

Photo of the milk-froth on coffee zyliss-foam.jpg

Moving Day!

Due to changes to Amazon’s review site, I’m moving any important reviews to my own WordPress page. If you like following my reviews, welcome and sit down, grab a coffee or tea and see what’s happening.

About me: I’ve been a top reviewer at Amazon for over 15 years and I’m their “#1 Hall of Fame Reviewer.” I’ve been interviewed over the years about this (dubious?) distinction, most recently by Popular Science online Read it HERE. 

In real life, I work as a financial advisor and I also love the arts and on weekends and evenings, I’m playing classical guitar or painting or writing. Or visiting with friends who enjoy similar pursuits. I do read a lot, so discussing books is always front and center.

The most recent books I’ve read? Stay tuned here and I’ll put up the current reads and how I view them.  I also review music CDs.

I also might post my progress playing classical guitar. I’ve studied for a little over a year with Matthew Lavanish in Wilmington, DE. This is a recording of a waltz by Spanish composer Bartolome Calatayud.