Nespresso Aeroccino

Name: Aeroccino
Brand: Nespresso
Operation: Manual
Capacity: 240 ml

Nespresso Aeroccino 3 Milk Frother Black - Complete Standalone Unit
Nespresso Aeroccino 3 Milk Frother Black - Complete Standalone Unit
Mains operated; Quick and easy to use and simple to clean

The Nespresso Aeroccino is possibly the most popular Nespresso accessory and one of the elements that every Nespresso coffee machine user wants to own sooner or later. If you are a true lover of the pleasures of coffee (and if you have a Nespresso machine, we have no doubt that you are), you will enjoy the beauty of a Nespresso Aeroccino in your home.

The Aeroccino, in case anyone doesn’t know, is a milk whisk designed and built with all the essence of Nespresso products. In a few seconds (and this is for us its main advantage, immediacy), you can obtain a large quantity of whipped milk, creamy and very dense, which you can then use to crown your cappuccinos or lattes, as they deserve. The fourth version (Nespresso Aeroccino 4) is already underway, although the most popular is still the Nespresso Aeroccino 3.

You can also use it to heat the milk froth and pour it into any other recipe or drink where you need it, so don’t think of the Nespresso Aeroccino as an accessory that only works with Nespresso coffee machines.

Nespresso Aeroccino 3 Milk Frother Black - Complete Standalone Unit
Nespresso Aeroccino 3 Milk Frother Black - Complete Standalone Unit
Mains operated; Quick and easy to use and simple to clean
Nespresso, Aeroccino4 milk frother Schiuma latte, in silver, code 4192
Nespresso, Aeroccino4 milk frother Schiuma latte, in silver, code 4192
Dishwasher-safe.; Versatile and practical.; You will have delicious, frothy milk in a matter of seconds.

Buy Nespresso Aeroccino 4 online

There are two main Nespresso Aeroccino models: The Aeroccino Normal and the Aeroccino Plus. They differ only in the year of manufacture and in their external appearance. Currently, the only one marketed by Nespresso is the Aeroccino 3 or its subsequent upgrade, the Aeroccino 4.

With both Nespresso Aeroccino models, you can prepare a quantity of 120 ml of milk froth or 240 ml of hot milk. And it is available in three colours: black, red and white/cream, as you can see in the photo below:

Nespresso aeroccino 1

Here we leave you with a comparative video where you can better appreciate the differences between the two versions of the Nespresso Aeroccino frother.

Nespresso Aeroccino frother: How it works

Making whipped milk or milk froth with your Nespresso Aeroccino is very easy: pour the milk you like (your favourite brand, whole, skim or semi-skimmed milk, rice milk, milk of your choice) and press the power button to start the mixer.

If you do not want the milk to be hot, press the power button (located on the front of the Aeroccino) and hold it down for 2 seconds. For more information about the milk frothing process, please read our guide How to froth milk correctly.

You will know that the innerspring has started to spin (and therefore to beat the milk) because the front light of the Aeroccino is red. When you have finished, it will turn green, and that means you can open the container and pour it wherever you prefer.

You won’t be able to tell otherwise because the Aeroccino is absolutely silent. 100% guaranteed: you will hardly hear any noise while it is running. We don’t know how Nespresso managed this, considering that it’s a spinning engine, but this is pure reality.

We must also warn you of a slight inconvenience: The Aeroccino cannot be washed in the dishwasher as the base includes electrical components that would be damaged. You will have to wash it by hand and be careful not to get the most sensitive parts.

Do you still have doubts about how the Aeroccino works? Check the Nespresso Aeroccino manual in PDF format.

Nespresso Aeroccino: Main features

  • Built entirely of stainless steel and plastic in the outer casing. Chrome finish.
  • Maximum capacity: 240 ml of milk (120 ml if we are going to skim).
  • Available in three colours: red, black and white/cream.
  • Very quiet.
  • Can make hot or cold foam.
  • Possibility of selecting between several types of foam. The thickest is perfect for a macchiato, but if you are going to make a cappuccino, then you will prefer to make a more aerated foam.
  • Includes a metal cover to avoid splashing.
  • Pilot light: lights up red when the frother is working, and green when it is finished, and we can remove the milk to serve it.
  • Automatic switch-off function.
  • Maximum power consumption: 550 watts.
  • Dimensions: 9 x 9 x 17 cm.
  • Very light: weighs about half a kg.

Nespresso coffee machines with Aeroccino

It should be mentioned that there are several Nespresso coffee machines specifically designed to integrate an Aeroccino into their own structure. They bear the name “&Milk”, for example, the Nespresso Umilk or the CitiZ&Milk. We can see how they all look below:

In the case of the Nespresso UMilk, the Aeroccino is connected to the Nespresso U by means of magnetic surfaces. The integration is perfect.

The CitiZ, on the other hand, incorporates various platforms for placing and moving different parts and accessories (such as the water tank or the Aeroccino).

Advantages of the Aeroccino 3

  • Available in several colours: red, white and black. The rest of the frothers on the market do not normally offer a choice of colour or model.
  • Can process both hot and cold milk.
  • It is quite quiet for what is usually seen – or rather heard – in the milk beater sector.
  • It works separately; it is not compulsory to couple it to any Nespresso coffee machine.

Disadvantages of the Aeroccino 3

  • It is not dishwasher safe. You have to disassemble all its parts, and then yes, wash them as you wish. But the base, being electric, you have to put it aside.
  • Its value for money. It is an exceptional milk frother, but there are options on the market with similar features and much cheaper. The prestige of the Nespresso brand must also be paid for.
  • Without being a small frother (240 ml hot milk, or 120 ml milk froth), given its price, a little more capacity could be required so that it would be more practical for large quantities.

Nespresso Aeroccino 3 vs 4

The last two versions of the Nespresso Aeroccino, 3 and 4, have some slight differences that should be known before deciding on one or the other model.

In terms of external appearance, both are similar appliances. However, the Nespresso Aeroccino 4 has up to three different operating buttons on its base, each of which allows a particular type and quantity of milk froth to be produced. Apart from pressing the desired froth preparation button, you can always stop the emulsion at any time when you need it.

Remember that the Nespresso Aeroccino 4 has four different functions: Dense froth, aerated froth, heating milk (no froth) or cold milk.

Another difference from the Nespresso Aeroccino 4 vs 3 is that the latest version of the Nespresso frother has a handle or handle for easy handling.

Videos of the Nespresso Aeroccino: How to use it

And so that you can see your Aeroccino in action before you buy it, there’s nothing better than this video edited directly by Nespresso:

Also, this other one, less official but more complete, where you can even see how the Aeroccino is inside before starting it up:

Finally, an explanatory video is always necessary to know the basic maintenance guidelines of our Nespresso frother and milk heater:

Alternatives to Nespresso Aeroccino

The Aeroccino is, in our opinion, a great accessory, we would say almost essential if you are a pro coffee machine, but it has a clear disadvantage: its price.

Is the Nespresso Aeroccino worth buying? In our opinion, it depends. The quality of the frother is beyond doubt, and Nespresso’s signature is an undeniable plus. However, it is equally true that for a similar price, there are milk frothers on the market with greater performance (for example, the selection of different outlet temperatures) or larger sizes.

We can find other alternatives to this Nespresso Capuccinatore. Although they are not from the Nestlé firm, you can buy them separately and use them in your kitchen to obtain a fantastic milk froth and thus obtain results similar to those you would obtain with the specific accessory of the Nespresso frother.

You can see all the tests we have done to date here: Milk frothers guide on the web.

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