How would you describe the perfect morning? If you’re a coffee-lover, (I mean who isn’t? But anyhow) you would probably describe it to be one in which you make the perfect cup of coffee for yourself in the morning. And what even is coffee without the frothy, foamy texture? To me, the perfect start to a day will be the one in which I wake up, pick up my favorite mug and make myself a frothy, foamy, and simply a lovely cup of coffee to enjoy with my pancake!
Oh and that is not just my imagination, I can make myself an amazingly frothy coffee whenever I want, but the question is, can you?
My love for beverages drove me to test quite a few techniques and tools, and I came across the Zulay and PowerLix handheld milk frothers. These are two very handy tools that will help you prepare frothy coffee beverages in seconds. Not only that but with a little creativity, you can put them to many other uses and enjoy pretty desserts and beverages, all made by yourself. If you’re unsure about which device to buy, have no fear. This article will have a detailed side by side comparison of these two battery operated milk frothers with their advantages, as well as their drawbacks. The review is based solely on my experience, and will give you an accurate depiction of what it would be like to use these devices.
|Zulay Original Milk Frother||PowerLix Milk Frother|
|Package Dimensions||10 x 3.2 x 3 inches||9.9 x 3 x 2.8 inches|
|Material||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Item Weight||4.8 ounces||5.6 ounces|
|Frothing||Ultra quiet||Ultra quiet|
|speed||13,500 rpm||19000 rpm|
|Perfect foam time||20 seconds||15-20 seconds|
|Battery Type||2AA batteries||2AA batteries|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Similarities between Zulay and PowerLix Handheld Milk Frothers
Both the tools are battery operated with 2AA batteries which are great because you can escape the hassle of cords and it makes them portable too. None of these devices have the battery included in their package.
Material and sound
The devices are made out of stainless steel material and are ultra-quiet when it comes to the actual frothing process. These milk frothers also have a metal stand included in the package.
Both the frothers are very quiet while working. They make just enough noise to let the user know they’re on, but if a person were standing a little away in the same kitchen, the person wouldn’t be able to hear them. That is an amazing quality considering they don’t heat up either.
Differences between Zulay Handheld Milk Frother and PowerLix Handheld Milk Frother
Design and size
The Zulay Milk Frother has dimensions of 10 x 3.2 x 3 inches and is quite light and easy to carry at a weight of 4.8 ounces. It has a button on its top that can be easily pressed to carry out the frothing procedure while holding the device. The handle of this device has a more silicone feel and gave me a stronger grip when it came to whipping and frothing up the milk. This milk frother is currently available in 23 different colors.
PowerLix Milk Frother
This nifty device has dimensions of 9.9 x 3 x 2.8 inches and is also portable and easy to use at a weight of 5.6 ounces. The button at the top needs to be pressed throughout the whisking process, and the feel of the device itself is quite soft. I also found the PowerLix Milk Frother to be slightly heavier than the Zulay Original Milk Frother. There are 13 different colours this device is available in.
Winner: Zulay takes the lead, as it is lighter and gives you a better grip.
Zulay Original Milk Frother
This frother is extremely quiet when working, and does not heat up either. At a speed of 13,500 rpm, this frother is an excellent device for whipping up milk, as well as whisking eggs. For a coffee lover like myself, you can easily foam up your milk in 20 seconds or so.
PowerLix Milk Frother
The PowerLix frother has an extremely high speed of 19,000 rpm, and can easily whip up your milk in a maximum of 15 seconds. The quality of the frother is excellent and doesn’t unnecessarily heat up your milk.
Winner: The PowerLix Milk Frother, as it has a higher speed.
Value for Money
Both of these products came with a lifetime assurance, however, the PowerLix Milk frother is cheaper and will give you a better value for money, given its features.
Pros and Cons
Zulay Handheld Foam Maker
- Lightweight and easy to use with silicone grip
- Functions quietly and does not heat up beverage
- More color options
- Easy to clean and user friendly
- Comes with a metal stand which can display its sleek body in your kitchen
- The body of frother is not waterproof
- Does not work properly for less dense liquids
- The power button needs to be pressed during the entire procedure which was inconvenient
- Lost its speed a little over time
PowerLix Handheld Battery Operated Electric Foam Maker
- Multifunctional and can be used for various other purposes
- Battery operated and comes with a battery case
- Extremely fast speed (Faster than Zulay)
- Lifetime warranty and easy to clean
- Free bonus ebook
- Do not have a waterproof body
Which Milk Frother is better?
These frothers have almost similar qualities and drawbacks. Both come with a metal stand, but both of these devices missed out on included battery points and neither of them was waterproof. However, I would recommend the PowerLix milk frother as it has a higher speed, and does not lose its speed over time. It was also quite fast and versatile and could be used for multiple other purposes.