By Ben Bowers
on 4.16.09

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Let’s face it, there is an entire industry dedicated to producing highly specialized (and some would argue pointless) kitchen gadgets. This industry exists because in the mid 90s the kitchen became The Place to deck out in the home, and Williams Sonoma, Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn, etc. needed shiny stainless steel things to line their shelves.

Typically when I come across things that clearly fall into this “buy me because your kitchen counter looks empty” category, I turn the other cheek. However, recently the Primo Latte Frother was donated to our office and I must admit this little bugger has swayed me, despite its resemblance to a high tech dildo.

Spending extra cash to outsource my morning coffee addiction is something I simply refuse to do. The one downside to my frugality is that I’m too lazy and lack the skills to do anything beside pressing the go button on the Keurig. This tool, however, has definitely added spice to my plain Jane cup o’ Joe with minimal effort. Simply pour milk in a cup, insert the tool, press the button, and voila! You have great tasting frothed milk and an ideal foundation for an excellent latte or cappuccino.

Since it only costs $20, it’s not like the tool makes a huge dent on your wallet either. Use it for four cups as opposed to trekking to your nearest caffeine dealer and it pays for itself.

Cost: $20