MenoOne of the weird, but lovely things about blogging is that the World of PR sends you stuff that you’d never otherwise buy.

For example, I am not the sort of person who finds £50 in their wallet and thinks, ooh, I must buy myself an electric milk frother.  This is why my kitchen cupboards are mostly empty, and I own way too many DVD box-sets.

Despite this, I’m endlessly fascinated by those gadgets and appliances you see in Lakeland Limited and the Sunday supplements – bread makers and steaming appliances and weird ways to crush garlic – it all fascinates me.

One of my favourite times of year is when the Lakeland Christmas catalogue arrives and I can settle down to browse and imagine how my life might be transformed if I was the kind of person who could use a Remoska cooker, or made my own yoghurt.

So I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to become a product tester for Morphy Richards, providing feedback on new appliances.

My first assignment was to test out a Meno milk frother. I find it hugely cheering that in this crazy, troubled world, someone has taken the time and effort to create an appliance that creates cappuccino foam in the comfort of your own home. It’s small, unobtrusive and the brushed steel finish wipes clean easily.

So, does it work?

Basically, you pour milk into the Meno, select the hot option, and around 30 seconds later you have an impressively firm, milky foam, heated to the perfect temperature for coffee or hot chocolate (65 degrees, in case you were wondering, coffee nerds). You can also make cold froth for milkshakes, if that’s your sort of thing, but I’m a hard-core caffeine consumer.

For someone like me, who spends more than £50 a month on coffee from coffee shops, the Meno could make a savvy investment. Now, I just need an appliance that replicates the Caffé Nero blueberry muffin and my morning is set…

Disclosure: I was provided with a Meno milk frother, RRP £59, for the purposes of this review

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Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She's also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world's coolest ten year old.