Amazon.sg:Customer reviews: Café Casa Milk Frother for Coffee - 2 Speed Handheld, Battery Operated, Stainless Steel Drink Mixer & Mini Foam Maker - Electric Whisk for Coffee, Lattes, Hot Chocolate, and Shakes
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This frother is heavy, powerful, and good quality but has a fatal design flaw. The on/off switch is MUCH too far down on the unit, which puts your hand too close to whatever you are frothing. My prior unit: 1) was rechargeable; and 2) had an activation switch located on TOP of the unit. That's what I'm looking for but apparently those are no longer made. Leave it to developers to ruin a good thing!
Had another lightweight frother before and it was I kind of a disappointment. The Cafe Casa, however, has all the power you're looking for. This one froths up my almond milk for my matcha lattes every morning and provides LASTING foam. Not like you have to hurry up and drink your creations because the foam is disappearing as fast as you froth!! We'll see how this lasts, but so far I'm impressed with the ease of battery insertion, available power, and sturdy weight.
UPDATE: It saddens me to say that this frother has lost its power over time - Even new batteries don't give it the boost it needs at this point to provide a good froth. I thought this would be a fairly long lived device but given that I only bought it 8 months ago, I am in the market again for something new. Bummer.
This has more power than any frother I've ever owned, but the button being on the side instead of the top is bordering on a deal-breaker. It's so difficult to use due to the poor ergonomics - you will notice that just about every frother on the market has the on/off button on the top for ease of use. This one has the on/off on the side, and it's not a button but a sliding switch which makes it almost impossible to use with ease. Bummer, because the power on this is unbelievable. The only way it works without making a mess is if you have your cup only filled 1/3 of the way, which I don't always remember to do. Sigh!
An over-powerful tool that sends hot milk everywhere if using an average sized coffee cup. As a result I switched to a large cup for less coffee. The medium button is also hard to access....the switch just naturally slides into high speed with the lightest touch..then it takes two hands to maneuver the switch backwards. But...I just discovered it makes a good immersion blender! So maybe it will endear itself on that basis. However I would not but again or recommend as a brother.
I thought it comes with batteries as it has a slot for batteries, and the review website that led me to buy this product said this had batteries but both the original and the replacement I ordered came without batteries. But it seems they mention in the fineprint that batteries are needed extra.
Other than that, the frother is strong and heavy. It can stand upright, and if you place it horizontally with the buttons facing up the coil will not touch the surface. So it's easy to store, even if there is no stand that comes with it. I have not owned any other frothers so I can't compare the performace. It does create fine foam but really depends on how you do it. Sometimes I get good foam sometimes not. I haven't had enough practise with it yet.
The biggest flaw of the frother is the design of the on/off switch. I suppose they didn't put it on the top so you can keep it upright and it'll be easy to insert the two AA batteries required, but they could have definitely kept the switch a bit higher on the handle. The current position of the on/off is best suited if you hold the frother upright, which is impractical for the intended use of agitating a liquid in a planet with gravity.
UPDATE: I've upgraded this to three stars so far because the seller (unsolicited) sent me a replacement, which is so far working ok. It does involve a bit of a learning curve because only very scant instructions are included. I've also gotten this thing to whip a small amount of cream for desserts, so it's handy that way. If it lasts a while, I'll come back and update this review again with another star.
This thing is a piece of junk. It worked once and the second time would not froth milk at all.
This is the most powerful frother and I've had a lot of them. The problem is that after about 4 months the switch stopped operating properly. It doesn't turn on sometimes for 10 seconds after I push the button into position if at all and the "low" setting only works if I hold the button down. I wish it lasted because when it works its really good. .
Im highly impressed by the speeds that this thing is able to achieve. You can whip cream with this thing if you needed to. I’ve been using it daily for bulletproof coffee and have had good results. The reason for 3 stars is that at start up the motor whines and I’m concerned about its longevity. None of my previous frothers made this noise when the motor started and it seems to be getting worse with daily use. Hopefully I can get some good use out of this thing before it breaks.
This is so powerful that it limits its practicality. If you WANT a super powerful frother, then this is a great product. But since I wanted it for butter coffee and to mix right within my standard 12 oz mug, it makes a mess. As you can see in the video, even on low speed, it spins the liquid so fast it can overflow. ON high power (the second setting) it is not even an option as liquid will spin right out of the mug.
If you plan to use it in a bigger container, then it won't be of issue. The quality of the build is excellent and solid. It is heavy in the hand in a good way.
Does not work well with rechargeable batteries. Even if the rechargeable batteries are fully charged, this frother works at 1/5 of power. If regular batteries are used, it works like a monster. If you froth in a cup instead of a pitcher, may spill milk. The on off switch is very soft. Catching low speed may be pretty hard as the switch slides right past it to high speed or to off position. Otherwise, feels like a solid untit with heavy duty handle.