How to Clean a Milk Frother – Basic Steps Outlined


A small but important question that was raised from the community is how do you clean a Milk Frother so if you would like to take a look at the basic steps needed, then take a quick read through this post which will help you get this particular job done and dusted in a matter of a few minutes.

What are the Reasons for Cleaning a Milk Frother:

  • To remove milk leftovers that will go off in time and create bad smells
  • To remove any potential bacterial growth
  • To ensure that it is maintained properly and to also extend the shelf – life
  • To remove any limescale where hot water is used which can damage and potentially ruin the appliance.

Some Frequently asked Questions about Cleaning Milk Frothers:

Q. How often should it be cleaned?
A. It should be cleaned immediately after use
Q. How often should it be given a deep clean?
A. It should be given a deep clean once per week
Q. Can I use abrasive scrubbers?
A. No, as you will damage the external surfaces
Q. Can the parts be added to the dishwasher?
A. Only specific parts will be dishwasher friendly so you need to separate the parts into dishwasher friendly and non dishwasher friendly sections.

First of all - A selection of cleaning products that can help you with cleaning your Milk Frother are also outlined briefly below – Click any of the images provided to compare or view larger…

General Steps required in Cleaning a Milk Frother:

As there are so many different models across the marketplace, please use this as a general guide and adjust to suit your own model and read also the manufacturers instructions.

Step 1 – Parts

Remove all the removable parts and put them aside in a safe place. Take note which parts are dishwasher friendly and which parts that must be washed by hand. If you have an electrical device, put that aside also and do not allow any moisture into any of the connectors.

Step 2 – Dishwasher Friendly

If you have a dishwasher, add all the dishwasher friendly parts to it and turn it on as you would with a normal cycle. These can include the disc and whisk and whatever other parts that are included with your own individual model.

Step 3 – Electrical Parts

Any parts that are electric or are battery operated should not be immersed in water and should be wiped down with a dry cloth and make sure not to touch the electrical input devices or connectors with water. Use a smooth cloth so the exterior surfaces won’t become scratched and store away in a safe place in particular the power base underneath the pitcher.

Step 4 - Non - Dishwasher Friendly

The parts that are not dishwasher friendly need to be cleaned by hand using hot water (not boiled) and your chosen detergent mixed in and they should be thoroughly scrubbed, rinsed afterwards with clear water and allow to dry.

Step 5 – Stubborn Stains

For any stains which are difficult to remove or if lime scale has developed in the appliance, then add a mixture of white vinegar and water (equal ratio of both) wipe all surfaces and allow it to soak for 1 hour and it should be rinsed afterwards to clear any vinegar residues.

Otherwise add a sprinkle of baking soda to a small quantity of water to create a paste and clean the stained surfaces in a circular motion and let it soak it in for 1 hour. Once complete, rinse thoroughly with warm water and allow to dry and then store away.


While you are here, feel free to take a closer look at popular Milk Frothers that may be of interest to you by clicking on any of the images provided below…


Finally, it would be greatly appreciated by the community if you can share your own tips of cleaning your Milk Frother by leaving a comment in the comment box below – So that other people in the community can learn also!!!


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