Dualit Milk Frother Review

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Frothy Milk In 2 Minutes!

Dualit are known for producing quality, no frills kitchen aids – and this milk frother is no exception. Simply pour in the milk,  turn the unit on and wait just two minutes for perfectly thick and foamy milk. It can produce hot milk, hot frothy milk or cold frothed milk. Perfect if you want to make your own lattes or cappuccinos at home but don’t want to pay out for an expensive coffee machine.

What also makes this machine really cool is that if you simply want to liven up your instant coffee – you can! By topping-off (or making it) with frothed milk! Making it easy for you to enjoy a little treat during your working day or at home for a nice relaxing coffee in the evening.

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The Specs

dualit_milk_frotherFor ease of use this frother is cordless which is handy if, for example, you want to move the frothed milk to a table to share with friends. The unit is even designed to help keep the frothed milk warm whilst the device is unplugged, allowing you to enjoy at your leisure without the worry of it going cold quickly.

Inside the frother unit is a patented, removable whisk that uses magnetism to both hold in place and spin the whisk head. This allows the drive assembly to be fully sealed – and should extend the life of the machine considerably.

The simple magnet attachment allows the whisk to be easily removed and cleaned. And because the drive unit is sealed there are no places where milk can get stuck readily or fiddly edges to clean inside the unit  – which would be really frustrating to clean properly! The inside also sports a completely smooth and non-stick interior surface which means it can be cleaned easily and quickly.

You can also use the device to foam milk for to make a luxurious hot chocolate by putting the milk and chocolate powder into the unit and letting the machine prepare the hot chocolate for you! And, because there is also a setting where the unit will not heat the milk you can use it make quality milkshakes in a similar fashion – Dualit really have thought of everything!

The modern and stylish jug is cordless for convenience, allowing you to take it to your table for serving with friends and family. It will also switch off automatically when it reaches the correct temperature – which is super convenient as you can literally just switch the frother on and leave it unattended to work its magic. It also has non-slip rubber feat on its base meaning it won’t slide or slip across your table or worktop.

If you’d like to see this frother in action then watch the video (and our hands on review) below. It is a superb introductory piece made by Dualit themselves which highlights the features of the unit. You’ll also be able to see the frother working during the foaming ‘phase’. In addition it also gives a low-down of all the cool things you make with it, which is great if you’re looking for a bit of inspiration!

The Dualit Milk Frother In Action:

20140814_094129What better test than to see the frother in action? We took this device for  a test drive and were really impressed with the results. The first thing we noticed is that this frother is nice and compact and hardly takes up any room in your kitchen at all.

It also feels very sturdy and has a good quality ‘build’ feel to it with some nice finishes like the sealed rubber on/off button which is large and easy to press.

20140814_094514To begin with we (obviously!) needed to pour some milk into the unit. There is a handy fill line inside the unit which is very clear and prevents you from overfilling it and causing it overflow with foam. The operation is very straightforward requiring nothing more than a single button press on the base of the unit. As mentioned previously, you can simply leave this frother to work unattended and it will automatically turn itself off when its done – which is a nice touch.  One thing we also noticed was just how quite it was, it barely produces anything more than slight humming/whirring sound when it’s operating. Once complete you can remove the lid and begin pouring.

It produces a really nice foam to the milk and it deals well with milk that is a few days old – something some other frothers can occaisionally have difficulty producing a decent foam using; and we were able to produce a very nice coffee using this and some ‘espresso style’ instant coffee (although you can use ground coffee to produce an even more authentic coffee).

20140814_094541Cleaning the frother was also relatively straight forward too. The whisking mechanism can be easily removed because it is held in by magnets. It is quite large, but one thing we noticed was the actual ‘whisk’ part which appeared to do the frothing was relatively small (see the picture above). We suspect this is for stability and the plastic surround which encompasses the whisk keeps it level while it is spinning. Despite this the whole assembly was really easy to clean and not much different to, say, washing a fork. The unit itself cannot be submerged in water (again, for obvious reasons!) but we found a little warm soapy water and soft sponge cleaned it up nicely in seconds, then with a final quick rinse to remove the the soap suds.

The Verdict

The Dualit milk frother is definitely a winner. Given its build quality and features this frother is super affordable and makes creating one of our favourite drinks a bit more special and easier. When you couple that with how quick and quiet it is to operate and how easy it is to clean it makes for a quality device that really delivers.

This fantastic gadget is a must have for any kitchen and also makes a great Christmas or birthday gift for any friend or family member who has a thing for coffee!

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