Nespresso Aeroccino Plus Vs Aeroccino 3 – our verdict

Posted on 04. Jan, 2013 by in Product Reviews

If you’ve been looking at getting a Nespresso espresso machine and were thinking of getting a milk frother to go with it so you can replicate – and even surpass – those cafe quality latte and cappuccino drinks from your favourite coffee shop.

There are two main choices from Nespresso, the Aeroccino Plus and the Aeroccino 3.

Whilst the Aeroccino 3 is the newer model, the Plus is still popular and since the main differences are basically down to how the thing looks your choice will be mostly down to that too.

Here they are side by side:

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Aeroccino Plus

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Aeroccino 3

 

Don’t be fooled by the size of the images above, the Aeroccino 3 is actually slightly taller than the plus, click on the image itself for a better look.

How does the Aeroccino work?

Seeing as the two models virtually work in the same way, our description of how they work will be the same for both models, unless stated otherwise.

So, to use the aeroccino it really is so simple.

First you need to choose your frothing head, which is a small whisk that sits inside the canister and spins to add air into the milk.

Then just fill the cylinder with cold milk up to the marked line on the inside. There will be two marks to show you the fill point depending on which of the two frothing heads you are using (one for more froth, one for less).

Place the cylinder on the base, turn it on and then press the button on the front of the unit.

The light on the button will glow red whilst it is busy. When the light goes out the frothing is complete! Remove the lid and you will have more gorgeous silky foam than you need! Which is never a bad thing as it means you can eat the leftovers straight out of the aeroccino!

The milk is heated by the machine during the frothing process and the whole thing only takes around a minute.

You can have it froth the milk without heating it too by holding the start button in for 2 seconds before letting go. In this case the light will glow blue to indicate that the heating element is not being used.

Does it make good froth?

Considering how easy and quick this thing works, it is a wonder how delicious the silky foam turns out.

Whilst it is not frothed in the same way as when you use a steam wand, it is thick, silky and delicious.

Highly recommended

Based on our own experiences with the Plus, and on all of the data we have collected from various sources including numerous customer reviews we can strongly recommend the Aeroccino.

It is much simpler to use than a steam wand, so even if you’re not going to use it with your Nespresso coffee machine you might still prefer it over the steam wand that is attached to any other espresso machine.

More information

To read more about either of the Aeroccino models, or to buy one, please click on any of the links below:

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