Nespresso Aeroccino 4 Milk Frother [3 Upgrades]

    Most Nespresso models doesn’t come with an integrated milk frother. The best way to make a milk-based drink such as latte or cappuccino is to buy a separate electric milk frother which can heat up and froth the milk quickly. If you are a Nespresso fan, you can consider the Aeroccino milk frother which is made by Nespresso. In this review, we will look at 3 milk frothers: Aeroccino 3, Aeroccino 4 and Aeroccino Plus.

     

     

    Nespresso Aeroccino 4 Milk Frother Review

    Nespresso Aeroccino4 is the latest milk frother from Nespresso. It can do more than its predecessors. Aero 4 gives you 4 options for your milk – cold milk froth, hot milk, warm & dense, or the extra warm & airy. Now you can really make more coffee and milk recipes such as Ice coffee, latte, cappuccinos or latte macchiatos.

    Even with 4 options , it is still easy to use. You just need to press the button for the option your want. And it uses the same one whisk for all options.  And it comes with a handle, making it easy to pour the milk once it is ready.

    Nespresso Aeroccino 4 milk frother
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    Besides being easy to use, Aero 4 is fast. It takes 60 seconds to froth cold milk, and 10 seconds more to froth hot milk.

    And this frother can heat up the milk to the ideal temperature i.e. 160 – 170 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Nespresso Aeroccino 4  can hold up to 8 ounces of milk. If you wish to use it to make froth, it can hold up to 4 ounces of milk.

    The technology behind the milk frothing lies with the mechanical frothing whisk found in the container. This whisk is used to make the dense froth for your latte drink.

    If noise is a concern, you will love Aeroccino 4. Even when the mechanical whisk is used, it doesn’t vibrate or create much noise.   Just check out this video.

     

    https://youtu.be/mbVWcBcFO3g

    In addition, the frother will switch off automatically after the frothing is completed.

    The best part is it is dishwasher safe! So cleaning is made even easier. Simply detach the milk frother from the base and put it in the dishwasher.

    Key specifications:

    • 4 milk options : Airy warm froth for cappuccinos, dense warm froth for latte macchiato, hot milk for latte, cold milk froth for ice coffee.
    • Stainless steel housing
    • 4 buttons at the base for 4 milk options
    • Convenient handle for easy pouring.
    • Includes a single whisk which is use for all 4 milk options
    • Detachable base
    • Dishwasher safe
    • Automatic shutoff.
    • Maximum capacity if preparing milk froth: 120 ml,
    • Maximum capacity if preparing hot milk: 240 ml
    • 7 inches diameter, 8.25 inches high.
    • 2.3 pounds

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    Nespresso Aeroccino 3 Review

    The Aeroccino 3 is an older model. So it is cheaper than Aero 4 now. It can also froth hot or cold milk for your latte quick and easy. But it only have just cold and hot option. It doesn’t have the airy or the warm dense options in Aero 4.

    nespresso Aeroccino 3 Milk Frother

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    In addition, there is only one button to press. To make hot milk and froth, hold the button for 1 second. To make cold milk froth, hold it for 2 seconds. It’s that easy!

    In terms of speed, it takes 60 seconds to froth cold milk, and 10 seconds more to froth hot milk.

    As for the temperature, it also heats up the milk to the ideal temperature – 160 – 170 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Here’s a video of Aeroccino 3 in action

    https://youtu.be/s5sNyNrwHOA

    In terms of build, it is made of stainless steel and black plastic.

    However, the frother is not dishwasher safe. But it comes with a  non-stick surface and it is thus easy to rinse with water and soap.

    Key specifications:

    • Can froth milk hot and cold
    • 9cm diameter x 17 cm height
    • Heats up to 160 – 170 degrees Fahrenheit
    • Maximum capacity if preparing milk froth: 120 ml,
    • Maximum capacity if preparing hot milk: 240 ml
    • 3 stylish colours (red, white and black).
    • Not dishwater safe
    • Shut down automatically after frothing is done
    • 1.87 pounds

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    Differences between Aeroccino 3 vs 4 at a glance

    In a nutshell, Aeroccino 4 is an upgrade from Aeroccino 3 to do more and better.

    1. Better Design

    Aeroccino 4 has a nice look with a full stainless steel body compared to Aeroccino 3’s black plastic body.

    Pouring the milk is easier with Aero 4’s plastic handle.

    Aero 4 uses a button for each of the 4 milk options. This is easier to use than the single button operation in Aero 3. Aero 3 may just has 2 milk options, but pressing a bit longer to select 2 different option seems a bit troublesome. I mean I have to remember 1 second is hot and 2 second is cold. So I really need to start counting? =(

    1. More Froth Options

    Aero 4 comes with 2 more froth options than Aero 3. It can make airy warm froth for cappuccinos, dense warm froth for latte macchiato, hot milk for latte, cold milk froth for ice coffee.

    1. Easier to clean

    Aero 4 is dishwasher safe as you can remove the frother from its base. This makes cleaning easier since you can just use the dishwasher.

     

    Nespresso Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother (Updated: Product has been discontinued)

    Nespresso Aeroccino Plus milk frother is an even older milk frother. It has been discontinued. But you can still get it from Amazon.

    Nespresso Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother - this has been discontinued

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    Key specifications:

    • Can froth milk both hot and cold
    • Can store up to 250 ml for hot milk preparation
    • Can store up to 130 ml for milk froth preparation
    • Can froth milk in 70 seconds
    • Detachable base
    • Non-stick interior
    • Easy to operate and clean
    • Stainless steel
    • 1  pounds

     

    Should I buy the Nespresso Aeroccino 4 or 3?

    Before you decide, you do need to know this. Electric milk frothers are different from steam wand. No doubt they can be used to heat milk. But they don’t froth milk the way steam wand does.

    A steam wand injects hot steam into the milk to heat it and texturize it to create the creamy foam that you see in cafes. But an electric milk frother uses a whisk to spin the milk with air to create the foam. And the result is an airy kinda of foam.

    Also, an electric milk frother won’t work well to froth milk creamer or almond milk due to their milk composition. If you want to froth either of these two, going for a espresso machine with steam wand is a better way to go.

     

    Better Nespresso Options

    If you ask me, I would recommend to go for the Nespresso Creatista models if you prefer the convenience of using a Nespresso machine. Though more expensive, they are professional grade espresso makers with an integrated steam wand. Creatista models blend the best of Nespresso convenient capsule system and Breville’s milk texturing technology. If you are serious about milk frothing or latte art, check out the Nespresso Creatista Plus review.

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    Even if you don’t mind the quality of the froth, I would still recommend the Nespresso Lattissima models as they allows you to make milk-based drink automatically. If you are keen to make milk based drinks in a more convenient and faster way, check out the Nespresso Lattissima Pro reviewI mean after all, the idea of using a pod-based espresso maker is convenience. 

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    I hope this review on the Nespresso Aeroccino 3, 4 and plus has been useful.

     

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