- For cappuccino
- For cream
- For cream
A mini mixer is a small machine designed to shake up foods like milk, cream, butter, and inedibles, for example, for making cosmetic masks. In some cases, they can stir glue or paint.
Often, such models are used for coffee, namely - to create air foam.
This device works on batteries, and it is quite small - the handle, for example, is about twenty centimeters long.
The body is usually made of plastic or metal. Of course, the metal is stronger and lasts longer, but plastic is lighter. For convenience, the handle is quite often rubberized and repeats the shape of the hand, sitting like a "poured".
As a rule, such mixers, with their small size, are powerful enough and make it easy to beat liquids and mixtures, and storing these devices is quite simple.
The following models are suitable for foaming milk: Smile MS 754 and Ikea. Both lungs, beat high quality. Smile has a more comfortable, curved handle that does not slip in the hands, but it costs a little more. Both machines are equipped with two finger batteries.
Now it remains to understand which milk to choose for the best whipping. It is recommended to take cow's milk with any degree of pasteurization. But fatness plays an important role. If it is low, there will be a lot of foam, but it will not be very dense. But if you take milk, ranging from three percent fat content - foam will be less, but it will turn out dense and sweet.
Before beating it is best to warm the milk, so the foam will be more magnificent and better. If you carry out this procedure on the stove, then you need to warm up to the formation of thick steam. If in the microwave, it is better to set the timer for a minute, with a power of no more than six hundred watts.
Beat the milk is, starting from the bottom and gradually rising up, not less than thirty seconds. As the upward movement is worth being careful - you can easily splash the table.
To wash such a device simply and quickly - you just need to rinse the whisk with warm water, if necessary, add a little detergent. It is important to remember that washing such a mixer in the dishwasher is prohibited.
In general, a mixer for milk can be whipped and cream, because they have the same consistency. It applies the same principle as with milk - the fatter, the thicker the foam.
There is another unexpected device called Tefal smoby, which will help not only you, but also your children to join the cooking. This is a toy mixer that works like a real one, but with plastic beaters so that the child cannot harm himself.
A good option for whipping cream - Shiuma. Country of origin China, plastic handle, without rubber coating, which can cause inconvenience to users. Equipped with batteries. This device is designed specifically for whipping cream.
Before using the cream should also be heated. It is only necessary to take into account that you should not use the fattest product, because the cream is much more nutritious and satisfying than the milk, so here you can choose the package, which shows the average fat content.
However, not only for him, but also for beating more complex consistencies such as meringue, home-made soap and homemade creams. Ideal for this kind of work Deluxe Cordless Mini Mixer. Its main advantage is that it has four different nozzles, each of which is made specifically for a particular business.
There is both a conventional whisk and a special nozzle for the dough, as well as other nozzles, allowing to prepare more complex mixtures with which one type of nozzle would not cope.
With this mixer, you can do a very wide range of jobs, from just whipping milk, to cooking air cakes.
What to consider when choosing
There are not many mini mixers, but still the market is constantly expanding, and every day new models appear. Therefore, there are a few things that are especially closely worth paying attention to.
- If the model costs around 100-150 rubles, then it definitely will not serve you for a long time. In general, if you have never used such a machine, you do not need to buy an expensive one right away, but you can choose something in between.
- Be sure to consider the handle and, if possible, hold the device in your hand. Here you need to note what shape the pen - for example, a curved one fits better in the palm of your hand, but it may seem inconvenient to someone. Also pay attention to which side the start button is and whether it will be convenient for you to press it while holding the device in your hands.
- Also important is the material from which the pen is made. To be good quality and good, it does not have to be made of metal, but it is better if it has a rubber coating. Thus, the hand will not slide, and leave ugly spots on the handle.
- If you need a mixer for whipping milk or cream, look for a special device that performs exactly this work. Do not buy a model with a lot of nozzles, if you do not need them.
In general, customers are satisfied with mini-mixers, a lot of positive feedback is the size and ease of use. Most often, these devices are used for making cappuccino and, judging by the reviews, it turns out not worse than in a coffee machine.
Mixer Deluxe Cordless Mini Mixer I collected a lot of positive feedback. He perfectly beats up the milk and cream, and one customer indicated that in two months the metal part had not deteriorated and had not changed color.
To brand Smile also not a lot of claims. They say that it is very powerful and is comfortable to hold in your hands, due to the non-slip curving handle. However, there are comments about the fact that the button is not very conveniently located and it is always difficult to press it constantly, and my hands get tired. Several buyers noted that the button in their models is not tight, which causes problems with contacts.
To mixer from Ikea no complaints. It works well, is simple and convenient, and is also able to serve for a long time.