In Italy, cooking has always been a soul and passion which bring friends and relatives together. The Bialetti brand began its history in 1919 and became famous for every Italian family and around the world. Alfonso Bialetti introduced crafting innovations which advanced the art of cooking and revolutionized the art of coffee brewing.
Today, his quality cookware brings functionality, beauty, and simplicity to any kitchen. This brand has transformed the art of making coffee into a simple action and earned its iconic status with all coffee lovers. This time, MilkFrotherTop is going to review these four famous milk frothers.
Main Features of Bialetti Milk Frothers
There is a large number of types and brands of milk frothers on the market. Usually, comparison charts make it easier to choose the right household appliance. The following reference table shows the main technical characteristics of the four Bialetti milk frothers which will be examined in this short review. This will narrow down the basic features which make these devices stand out above other foam makers.
The detailed characteristics about each model are given in the descriptions below.
Tuttocrema Frother by Bialetti
The Tuttocrema is one of the best manual milk frothers produced by Bialetti allowing the user to heat the milk directly on the stovetop (gas, electric, or ceramic). The device has an aluminum matte black finish and non-stick Teflon interiors. The frothing stem combines a lid and a plunger which has a double screen for frothing. This screen has a silicone edging which works as a seal so that all the milk passes through both screens.
The frother is very solid because it includes no electrical parts which tend to fail. It can last for years. The appliance features a heat-resistant handle which is always cool to the touch and prevents accidental burning.
This frother is very simple to use. The manufacturers recommend filling the jar only one-third for frothing milk. Pour milk into the jar and warm it on the stovetop to the temperature you prefer if you are in a mood for a hot beverage. You can dictate the temperature of the drink. Remove the carafe from the heat and start pumping the plunger repeatedly until the milk reaches the required consistency.
The total capacity of the frother is 940 ml (32 oz.) which is enough to prepare six cups of milky beverages.
The carafe can be cleaned in a dishwasher but Bialetti recommends handwashing. The plunger with the lid can be washed under a running faucet.
Some customers find this device a bit expensive compared to other frothing alternatives of the manual type.
- Can be used on the stovetop for heating milk
- Teflon inner coating for easy cleanup
- Sleek design
- Large capacity
- Double screen for thicker froth
- Heat-resistant handle
- Cannot be used on induction cooktops
- A little expensive
Manual Glass Milk Frother
This Bialetti milk frother also refers to the manual type, but with this brand, you always get a couple of features which bring coffee cooking to a new level.
This device has a glass jar which is made of durable borosilicate glass. It also features a spout for convenient milk pouring. The jar is microwave-safe, so you can warm the liquid before frothing.
With this appliance, you can transform milk into a thick foam by agitating the air manually with a plunger. This saves on batteries and electricity.
The plunger has a double filter screen which ensures a double frothing action and guarantees extra-thick foam.
The carafe features a non-slip rubber base which provides a stable grip on the countertop during operation.
To make a beverage, pour milk into the glass vessel up to one-third of the way and heat it in a microwave, if necessary. Then replace the lid and begin to pump the liquid holding the handle until the froth is ready.
With a large jar capacity (almost 900 ml/30 oz.), you can make three cups of milk beverages at a time.
The developers recommend handwashing, so the carafe cannot be cleaned in a dishwasher, besides glass cookware implies cautious maintenance. Remove the frothing stem with the screens and wash it separately with a soapy solution to prevent milk deposits.
The appliance is decently priced and will complement other kitchen utensils.
- Can be used in a microwave for heating milk
- Has a double mesh screen for creamy foam
- Good quality of the froth
- Has a protective rubber ring on the bottom
- Large capacity
- Affordable price
- The glass is fragile
- The jar is not replaceable and cannot be bought separately
- The handle is slippery
Bialetti Hot Chocolate Maker & Milk Frother
The Bialetti hot chocolate maker is a must-have for fans of chocolate beverages. This appliance allows you to add cocoa powder and chocolate shavings in order to create fantastic milky drinks.
This appliance belongs to the automatic type of frothers and includes the electric part and the carafe. The carafe is made of transparent plastic so that a user can watch the frothing process. Its capacity is 940 ml (32 oz.).
To make hot chocolate, pour milk into the carafe and add the other ingredients according to your favorite recipe. Then, close the lid and turn the timer on the base to the required setting – 4, 6, or a maximum of 8 minutes for hot beverages. If you want to prepare three cups of hot chocolate, you will need only two cups of milk because this device makes the drink very creamy and increases its volume.
If you prefer cold drinks, add the milk into the jug and choose the “cool mixing” timer setting. The frother also includes a rotating paddle. This attachment is fixed to the bottom inside the carafe and draws more air through a tube down to the bottom of the carafe making the drink frothy. You can also make a cappuccino with this frother by adding coffee to the milk directly in the jar. Coffee tends to leave stains, so you may need extra effort to clean the jar afterwards. The device is equipped with an automatic shut-off system which recognizes when there is no activity.
The jar is attached to the base, and this makes the unit not dishwasher-safe. The carafe should be carefully hand-washed in order to avoid moistening the electric elements.
This frother is a little expensive, but it has a great amount of options which are also very important.
- Has several settings for both cold and hot drinks
- Equipped with a special attachment for additional stirring
- Turns off automatically
- Elegant design
- Makes amazing creamy froth
- The main control knob is difficult to turn
- The plastic jar is very fragile and flimsy
- The capacity of frothing is exaggerated by the manufacturer – anything more than 15-20 oz. leaks out of the lid
- Difficult to hand-wash
|Electric Milk Frother||7.2 x 6.5 x 6.5 inches|
(18.2 x 16.5 x 16.6 cm)
|Stainless steel, heat-resistant plastic||Silver|
Bialetti Electric Milk Frother
The Bialetti electric frother is a simple way to prepare delicious creamy milk beverages at home. This device has a sleek stainless steel housing and a non-stick interior coating which ensures easy cleanup.
The base is detachable which is very convenient for easy pouring and bringing the pitcher wherever you need.
The appliance features a power button on the carafe and has three operation modes.
Users can choose any setting they like – frothing and warming milk, just warming up milk, or frothing cold milk. The frother is equipped with a whisk for making dense milk foam.
To prepare a foamy drink, pour fresh milk into the carafe and press the power button. When the operation is over, the unit turns off automatically.
The maximum capacity of the jar is 240 ml (8 oz.) to heat milk and 120 ml (4 oz.) to froth milk. The device works very fast and makes no noise.
The appliance is not dishwasher-safe. It should be washed by hand in warm soapy water after each use.
The price of the device is quite affordable in comparison with similar electric milk frothers.
- Easy maintenance and cleaning
- Very quiet operation
- Quick operation
- Stylish design
- Creates very dense foam
- The amount of milk for frothing is minimal
- Not dishwasher-safe
100 years ago, Mr. Bialetti opened his workshop to produce aluminum semi-finished goods, and soon it turned into a large studio for making finished products. Today, his “little man with a moustache” is a frequent visitor in most families in Italy and worldwide. Due to advanced technologies combined with his distinctive styling, his cookware is known as reliable, functional, and of superior quality. It is simple in use and simply beautiful.