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Welcome to our big Nespresso Aeroccino test 2022. Here we present all the Nespresso Aeroccinos we have tested in detail. We have compiled detailed background information and added a summary of customer reviews on the web.
We would like to make your purchase decision easier and help you find the best Nespresso Aeroccino for you.
You will also find answers to frequently asked questions in our guide. If available, we also offer interesting test videos. Furthermore, you will also find some important information on this page that you should definitely pay attention to if you want to buy a Nespresso Aeroccino.
- 1 Summary
- 2 The Best Nespresso Aeroccino: Our Picks
- 3 Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying a Nespresso Aeroccino
- 3.1 What is an Aeroccino and what does it do?
- 3.2 How does an Aeroccino work?
- 3.3 How much does an Aeroccino cost?
- 3.4 Who is an Aeroccino suitable for?
- 3.5 What accessories does an Aeroccino need?
- 3.6 What are the advantages of an Aeroccino over conventional milk frothers?
- 3.7 Aeroccino with other milk alternatives?
- 4 Decision: Which models of the Nespresso Aeroccino are there and which is the right one for you?
- 4.1 How does the Nespresso Aeroccino work and what are its advantages and disadvantages?
- 4.2 How does the Nespresso Aeroccino Plus work and what are its advantages and disadvantages?
- 4.3 How does the Nespresso Aeroccino 3 work and what are its advantages and disadvantages?
- 4.4 How does the Nespresso Aeroccino 4 work and what are its advantages and disadvantages?
- 5 Buying criteria: You can compare and evaluate the Nespresso Aeroccino on the basis of these criteria
- 6 Facts worth knowing about the Nespresso Aeroccino
- The Aeroccino has a big advantage over coffee machines with a milk foam function: they are smaller than the huge space-consumers and relatively easy to operate and clean.
- If perfect milk foam on your favourite coffee drink is important to you, you need look no further and have found the perfect companion for creamy milk foam in the Aeroccino.
- You can get an Aeroccino from Nespresso from around 60 to 110 euros, depending on how new the model is.
The Best Nespresso Aeroccino: Our Picks
Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying a Nespresso Aeroccino
What is an Aeroccino and what does it do?
The Aeroccino can produce both cold and hot milk foam and also heat milk. There are now four different models that Nespresso sells under its own brand name.
How does an Aeroccino work?
Not only do you save time, you also save your nerves, because you don’t have to think about how to create the perfect milk froth for your cappoucino or latte macchiato. But how do you always achieve a perfect result and the ideal milk foam with the electric milk frother?
The way an electric milk frother works is quite simple in principle: you plug the device into a socket, place the whisking spiral, which is responsible for the actual foam, and fill the required amount of cold milk into the container.
Then you just press the button and in a few seconds you have your perfect milk foam for your caffeine drink.
How much does an Aeroccino cost?
Basically, the price range of Nespresso Aeroccinos is between 40 and 200 euros.
As you know, the newer Aeroccino models are naturally more expensive than the older devices. So if you want an Aeroccino from Nepsresso but like to watch your budget, you can certainly buy an older model at a bargain price from third-party sellers such as ebay.de or ebay.de classifieds.
There is not much to say about accessories for the Aeroccino, as it has virtually none. Everything you need to prepare your milk foam is already included in the scope of delivery when you buy an Aeroccino, regardless of the generation, and is therefore automatically purchased as well.
Who is an Aeroccino suitable for?
The Aeroccino, like any other electric milk frother, produces the perfect milk foam all by itself, without any great effort, and in relatively large quantities.
Did you know that even a perfectly foamed creamy milk can become a building foam over time?
If you want to create beautiful patterns in your coffee with your creamy foamed milk, don’t let your milk sit too long. The longer you leave your milk after foaming, the more the air bubbles in the milk rise to the top. This results in a firm foam that is no longer suitable for latte art.
This makes it perfect for large households and, of course, offices. But regular coffee connoisseurs are also sure to have a lot of fun with an Aeroccino milk frother.
What accessories does an Aeroccino need?
- Power supply / stand
- 1-2 whisk spirals (depending on generation)
From time to time, however, as with many other devices, it can happen that a part becomes defective and you have to replace it. Of course, you can buy the necessary spare parts in specialist shops, electrical retailers and online shops.
These are inexpensive to get hold of and range in price from four to ten euros
What are the advantages of an Aeroccino over conventional milk frothers?
Manually operated milk frothers are indeed cheaper in price, but they have to be powered by batteries, which can often be a bit of a hurdle if there are none at home. In addition, as the name suggests, it has to be operated by hand.
This problem is eliminated with the Aeroccinos , as they are electrically operated. In addition, the milk remains cold and is not automatically warmed up as with an Aeroccino.
There is also the stick milk frother, whose disadvantages are that it is usually operated with small batteries and requires an additional milk jug in which the milk can be frothened.
Here, again, there is also no heat function, so you are left with only cold milk foam and it is much more inconvenient because you operate it manually again.
Aeroccino with other milk alternatives?
Therefore, the question automatically arises whether the Aeroccino also froths with other milk alternatives, such as soy, almond and coconut milk.
|Type of milk||Foamability and taste||What to consider?|
|Soy milk||easy to foam, suitable for latte art, relatively neutral in taste||–|
|Oat milk||is made foamable by adding fats and proteins and suitable for latte art||The barista edition is foamable but also more expensive. For the figure-conscious, the additives are problematic|
|Almond milk||foamable, pleasant nutty taste||tastes best homemade, watch the sugar content|
|Spelt milk||well foamable and suitable for latte art, pleasant sweetness||–|
|Rice milk||hardly foamable||–|
|Hemp milk||barely foamable||–|
|Cashew milk||barely foamable||–|
|Coconut milk||barely foamable||–|
|Hazelnut milk||barely foamable||–|
|Millet milk||poorly foamable, own taste makes the cafe drown||–|
Basically, the fat content of the milk is important, but so is the protein content. With normal milk, for example, a fat content of less than 1.5 per cent is not recommended, as it is virtually impossible to froth and does not become as creamy as you would expect from your favourite café.
With the other types of milk, the soy or yeast content plays an important role in creating the perfect milk cap. The higher the soy or yeast content, the easier it is to froth the preferred milk alternative.
Professional baristas strongly emphasise that both cold and warm soy milk can be foamed best. However, if you don’t like drinking soy milk, you can also use almond milk. All other milk alternatives foam as well, but not as well as the other two competitors.
Decision: Which models of the Nespresso Aeroccino are there and which is the right one for you?
There are already four generations of the Nespesso Aeroccino:
- Nespresso Aeroccino
- Nespresso Aeroccino Plus
- Nespresso Aeroccino 3
- Nespresso Aeroccino 4
Due to their appearance and of course the improved and updated functions, the milk frothers are different in their own way. Therefore, there are advantages and disadvantages with each Aeroccino. Depending on your preference and budget, one or the other Aeroccino is more suitable.
In the following section, the differences between the individual generations are briefly explained so that you can decide which Aeroccino is the right one for you. The advantages and disadvantages of each Aeroccino generation are also described.
How does the Nespresso Aeroccino work and what are its advantages and disadvantages?
The Nespresso Aeroccino is the great-grandmother of the Aeroccino range. It is a simple stainless steel jug with a handle and only available in one colour. It is not dishwasher safe.
It has a volume of 130 millilitres for frothing and 250 millilitres for heating the milk.
Since the first generation of the Aeroccino is already a bit older and three new versions have been released so far, this version can only be purchased from third parties
How does the Nespresso Aeroccino Plus work and what are its advantages and disadvantages?
The next generation of the Aeroccino does not have any major difference to the first generation. The jug is made of stainless steel with a slightly more elegant design and a heat-insulated handle, is available in only one colour and is not dishwasher safe.
Since this model is also somewhat older, it is no longer officially offered. If you are still interested, you can find it online at ebay.de or amazon.de.
How does the Nespresso Aeroccino 3 work and what are its advantages and disadvantages?
The third model in the Aeroccino series makes a clear difference in terms of appearance. The jug is cylindrical in shape and is available in three sizes.
Although the Aeroccino 3 is not dishwasher safe, it can be cleaned relatively easily with a cloth and detergent thanks to the ceramic coating.
A second frother allows this model not only to heat and froth the milk, but also to mix it for better heat distribution.
The Aeroccino is also relatively easy to use. You insert the desired attachment, fill it with the desired amount of milk up to the maximum capacity and place the jug on the base of the Aeroccino.
Then press the button located directly on the milk container. For hot drinks, press the button briefly, and for cold drinks, press the button for at least two seconds.
You should definitely keep the instruction manual of the Nespresso Aeroccino, as it not only explains how the machine works, but also includes the correct information on popular coffee drinks, such as caffé latte and cappuccino. In addition, you can do some troubleshooting of the Aeroccino yourself with the help of the instruction manual.
How does the Nespresso Aeroccino 4 work and what are its advantages and disadvantages?
The Aeroccino 4 is the latest addition to the range and, unlike its predecessors, it uses innovative induction technology. This not only saves energy, but the perfect milk foam is also prepared faster.
Like the other Aeroccinos, this one also consists of two parts: the base plate and the visually appealing milk container.
Nespresso has also made some improvements with this model of the Aeroccino: The milk foam in the last three generations is relatively consistent, but firmer than the typical milk foam in cafés, the so-called building foam.
Building foam is not popular with many coffee connoisseurs and barista professionals, as it does not have the creamy and airy consistency they are used to. However, very creative latte art can be produced with this foam.
However, the fourth generation Aeroccino can produce several types of milk foam:
- Solid foam
- Medium foam
- Cold, thick foam
- warm milk
The individual buttons have made the operation of the Aeroccino a lot easier, as you no longer have one button for all functions. Inside the milk container, the maximum fill quantity display has been retained, but not much has changed.
You can only froth 130 millilitres of milk. After all, just heating the milk is twice as much filling quantity.
When creating milk foam with the Aeroccino, it is important to observe the minimum filling level, otherwise the milk will overheat and become thinner. There is also a risk of the jug overflowing.
Buying criteria: You can compare and evaluate the Nespresso Aeroccino on the basis of these criteria
This chapter describes the most important factors for buying an Aeroccino. The following criteria will help you find the right milk frother for you and make your purchase decision easier:
- Model / Colour
- Additional functions
- Functionality / Operation
In the following chapters, the individual categories are described in more detail. You can then decide for yourself how these comparison criteria should be classified.
Model / Colour
Not much has changed in the models of the Aeroccinos. In the course of development, Nespresso has removed the handle in the third generation and reintroduced it in the fourth generation.
There is no choice of colours for the first two generations. The last two models, however, are offered in black, chrome and red.
As already mentioned, the fourth model is the most evolutionary milk frother in the Aeroccino family. Thanks to the induction technology, you have the perfect milk froth for your coffee drink in just a few seconds and you save energy at the same time.
The filling quantity of the Aeroccino has not changed much over the years. With a first-generation model, an additional ten millilitres can be filled.
What should not be forgotten, however, is that the fourth model of the Aeroccino has a very big advantage: The filling capacity for milk reheating is twice as large as that of its predecessors.
The first three generations of the Aeroccino have a uniform mode of operation and no special additional functions, except for heating the milk.
With the fourth generation, not only the milk foam itself, but also the consistency of the foam can be determined. Whether it’s a firm, medium-firm, cold or creamy foam: with the Aeroccino 4, it’s all possible without any problems.
Functionality / Operation
Basically, the operation of all Aeroccinos is relatively simple. Nespresso simplified the operation in the fourth generation with the soft-touch buttons. This means that the four functions are divided among just as many buttons.
In addition, Nespresso ventured into induction technology, which has also resulted in very positive feedback from customers, according to reviews.
Facts worth knowing about the Nespresso Aeroccino
How is perfect milk froth achieved?
The type of milk is crucial for perfect milk froth. The higher the fat content of the milk, the creamier it will be. The important thing here is that the milk must be completely fresh.
Did you know that a so-called building foam can be made a little creamier with small movements?
Baristas don’t like a building foam because it’s not very suitable for latte art. With small twisting movements of the milk jug in a building foam, the milk becomes a little creamier and smoother. Small tapping movements of the milk jug also remove large air bubbles in the milk.
The milk must not be hotter than 60 degrees, so that the milk froth looks as good as the professional barista. Whether you prefer your milk foam cold or hot is purely a matter of taste.
However, one thing should be kept in mind: To create the perfect milk foam, you ultimately need practice and thus also a few passes.
How is coffee with milk prepared?
Whether you drink your coffee with milk and sugar or with a dash of water is, of course, a matter of taste. But have you ever wondered what the difference is between a cappuccino and a latte macchiato?
We have shed some light on the matter and here you can see the different preparation methods and the differences in taste.
|Type of coffee||Preparation||Taste|
|Cappuccino||Espresso poured over with ⅔ heated milk and topped with milk foam||A mild coffee that goes perfectly with a light breakfast or cake.|
|Latte Macchiato||150-200 ml of heated milk with milk foam is poured into a glass and then an espresso is added||Very mild alternative that can also be drunk in layers with the help of a straw and not mixed.|
|Caffè Latte||A double espresso is topped up with hot milk||A stronger variant of coffee with milk foam, preferably drunk at breakfast.|
|Café au Lait||Pour equal parts of filter coffee and milk foam into a cup||Café au Lait is very similar in taste to Caffè Latte and is also preferably drunk in the morning.|
How do I clean an Aeroccino?
The Aeroccino is relatively easy to clean because of its ceramic coating. The only thing you need is a soft cloth and some washing-up liquid. As they are also waterproof, you can also clean them under running water without any problems.
However, only the fourth generation of Aeroccino models can be put in the dishwasher, as this is the only model that is dishwasher-safe.
Are there alternatives to Aeroccinos?
Of course, there are many other milk frothers that can be used for the perfect icing on your coffee.
If you are looking for a cheaper alternative, you can buy a stick milk frother. A slightly more expensive alternative is a manual milk frother.
With these models, the milk has to be heated separately. The milk then goes into a glass or metal cylinder and the lid is placed on top.
A movable metal rod leads through a small opening in the middle of the lid, the upper end of which is fitted with a knob. At the lower end is a small, round and fine-meshed sieve.
In the manual method, the milk foam is created by the hot milk with vigorous movements of the knob. The sub-lifted air in the milk creates the fine milk foam completely without electricity and the consistency of the milk foam can be whipped to the desired consistency.
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