Like with any quality piece of cutlery or tool, you want your latte art pen to be durable and last you a long time. Therefore the natural choice is to go with a stainless steel option which means your pen will be wear-resistant and rust-free.
Ease of Clean
Nobody likes doing the washing up, especially when it comes to a mountainous pile of cutlery, hence why dishwashers now reign supreme in the majority of households.
However, not every pen is classed as dishwasher safe, so if this is an issue for you, try and find one which is compatible with your machine to avoid them getting lost in a pile in your sink!
Size & Weight
Although usually not an issue, it can be an idea to check the dimensions and weight of a pen if you’re worried about it possibly being too heavy or too large for you to be able to control. After all, you will be using it as a sculpting tool, so you want it to feel light in the hand and easy to manoeuvre.
Obviously when you’re holding your pen, you want it to feel comfortable so you can retain a relaxed grip, which is why details about a product’s handle are always important.
Silicone grips provide the softest and firmest handles and will offer much more support than a standard non-slip pattern that’s been etched into the middle sections of the needle.
The standard latte pen will usually feature a thin, needle point for manipulating and stretching your milk foam, with a spatula/spoon head on the other side for smoothing out and fine tuning your creations.
However, more tool heads mean more creativity, and so finding a set or different tools which allow for different effects is a must for any latte artists who is looking to take their work up a level.