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Nespresso Aeroccino 3 Milk Frother Review: Features, Usage Tips, and Comparison

Author: Planning with CrystalTime: 2024-01-25 00:50:00

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Unboxing the Nespresso Aeroccino 3 Milk Frother

The Nespresso Aeroccino 3 is an easy-to-use milk frother for making frothed milk to top off espresso-based drinks like cappuccinos and lattes. In this section, we'll take a look inside the box and go over what's included with the Aeroccino 3.

Inside the box, you get the milk frothing carafe with a lid and sealing ring. There is also a detachable whisk that sits inside the carafe on a magnetic nodule to prevent it from falling out. An instruction manual explains how to use the frother and clean it. Finally, the power cord plugs into the base to power up the frothing action.

What's Included in the Box

Unboxing the Aeroccino 3 reveals the main milk jug carafe, a lid with a spout and silicone sealing ring, the detachable whisk, instruction manual, and power cord that connects the base to an outlet. The carafe and lid are made of durable plastic. The key parts that come in contact with milk can be removed for cleaning by hand with soapy water.

Understanding the Instruction Manual

While the instruction manual may seem long, it is printed in multiple languages so English speakers only need to read a few pages. The key things covered are: How to fill the carafe with cold milk up to the maximum level marked inside. This depends on if you want frothy or hot milk. How to detach the bottom of the whisk if you only want hot, steamed milk. Tips for cleaning the parts by hand to keep the Aeroccino 3 working properly.

Using the Nespresso Aeroccino 3 to Make Frothed Milk

Operating the Aeroccino 3 to heat and froth milk is very straightforward. Simply prepare the machine then press a button. Here are the key steps to follow including filling levels and handling the removable whisk for different milk consistencies.

The intelligent whisk produces two styles of frothed milk. Leave the whole whisk inside to produce thick, foamy milk similar to a cappuccino. Or remove the bottom coil of the whisk before frothing to create hot steamed milk for lattes.

Filling Milk to the Correct Level

Before frothing, it's important to fill the cold milk in the carafe up to one of two marked maximum levels inside. Use the lower max line to produce more foam and froth. The higher line safely heats a larger volume of milk for steaming without overflow.

Heating and Frothing the Milk

After filling with milk and preparing the whisk, secure the lid and plug in the machine. Press the button to start the automatic heating and whisking process which takes 1-2 minutes. When finished, a ring around the button will illuminate. Unplug and carefully remove the lid to pour frothed milk into your beverage.

Comparing the Froth Settings on the Aeroccino 3

There are technically two froth settings on the Nespresso Aeroccino 3 milk frother using the detachable whisk. The lower max fill line with the whole whisk produces smooth, creamy foam perfect for topping cappuccinos.

Filling higher with the bottom loops of the whisk removed creates lighter, steamed milk. This hot foamy milk is well-suited for mixing lattes and other milk-forward espresso drinks.

Serving Milk Drinks with the Aeroccino 3

The Aeroccino 3 really shines when it comes to easily making café-quality milk beverages at home. Simply brew espresso or coffee in your preferred Nespresso machine then top it off with frothed milk from the Aeroccino.

For a single cappuccino or latte, brew an espresso shot in a small cup then add steamed or frothed milk from the carafe using the convenient spout. For larger drinks, make double shots of espresso or lungos from VertuoLine then finish with hot, fresh froth.

Cleaning and Maintenance of the Aeroccino 3

While super easy to use, there are a couple key cleaning and care steps to get the most out of your Aeroccino 3 milk frother:

Rinse the carafe and lid by hand with soapy water after each use to prevent milk buildup.

Descale every three months using a mild citric acid solution to remove mineral deposits.

Don't put any parts of the Aeroccino 3 in the dishwasher or risk damaging key components.

Final Thoughts on the Nespresso Aeroccino 3 Milk Frother

For quickly whipping up fresh frothed milk at home for single servings, the Nespresso Aeroccino 3 is an affordable yet high-quality appliance. It reliably heats and steams milk with the press of a button.

While simple to operate and clean, the plastic carafe feels a bit delicate compared with the more durable Aeroccino 4 model or standard Nespresso's barista milk frother. However, if you're in the market for a compact, single-serve milk frother, the Aeroccino 3 nails the basics.


Q: What types of milk can you use with the Aeroccino 3?
A: The Aeroccino 3 works with dairy milk like whole milk and 2% as well as plant-based milks. Just make sure to stay within the max fill lines.

Q: How do you get the milk out easily without spilling?
A: Use a spoon to scoop out the remaining froth stuck to the sides of the jug after pouring.

Q: Can you put the Aeroccino 3 parts in the dishwasher?
A: No, the Aeroccino 3 is hand wash only to prevent damage to parts over time.

Q: What's the difference between the Aeroccino 3 and 4?
A: The Aeroccino 4 includes a milk container for automatic milk frothing while the 3 requires manually filling a jug.