PowerLix Handheld Milk Frother Review

PowerLix Handheld Milk Frother
Overall Rating
82
Foam Quality (40%)
85
Design & Features (20%)
85
Durability (20%)
75
Ease of Use (10%)
85
Brand Reputation (10%)
75
The Bottom Line
The PowerLix Handheld milk frother delivers the most hands-on milk frothing experience for total control over your milk foam, but it isn't the most reliable or durable frother available.
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Key Features of the PowerLix Handheld Milk Frother

Key Features of PowerLix Handheld Milk Frother

  • Hot Froth: Works with milk of any temperature
  • Cold Froth: Works with milk of any temperature
  • Volume: Not applicable
  • Temperature: Barista’s choice
  • Exterior: Plastic handle with stainless steel frothing wand
  • Size: 3.4″W x 3.3″D x 10.0″H
  • Weight: 6.2 oz
  • Watts: Battery operated
  • Warranty: 3 months

PowerLix Handheld Milk Frother Overview

Taking a brief detour from the “push a button, froth some milk” machines, ranked 6th we have the PowerLix Handheld milk frother.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Heat milk up to your desired temperature
  2. Insert the PowerLix wand
  3. Press and hold the power button
  4. Frother away
  5. Release the power button when done

It’s definitely more manual than any of the other milk frothers on our list, and for some home baristas the manual way is the preferred way.

The quality of the foam is also very reliant upon the skill of the user.

However, I still gave “Frothed Milk Quality” a B+ because even with the most skilled user, the PowerLix Handheld milk frother seemed to be lacking a little bit of power.

Powered by AA batteries, the convenience of being able to froth away from an electrical outlet is nice.

But after some use, the limited power it did have seemed to fade.

Toss in the 3 month warranty (why so short?) and you get a frother that I suspect you’ll have to replace fairly frequently.

I can hear you groaning over there.

“How can the PowerLix be considered one of the best milk frothers if you have nothing good to say about it?”

Two reasons:

  1. Generally good bang for your buck if you aren’t a frequent frother
  2. I felt a manual frother had to be on this list

If a manual frother isn’t for you, take a look at one of the other models.

Pros
  • Total control, if that’s your thing
  • Battery powered means no electrical cords
Cons
  • Handheld frother is less convenient
  • Concerns over durability; sometimes starts to wobble
  • Could be more powerful

Is the PowerLix Handheld Milk Frother for you?

Is PowerLix Handheld Milk Frother for you?

PowerLix Handheld Milk Frother Review: An In-Depth Look

Check out the PowerLix Handheld Milk Frother!

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PowerLix Handheld Milk Frother
The PowerLix Handheld milk frother delivers the most hands-on milk frothing experience for total control over your milk foam, but it isn't the most reliable or durable frother available.

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I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!

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