Featuring an ergonomic design and intuitive interface, the Aeroccino4 is convenient and easy to operate.
Read on this review to determine if the Nespresso Aeroccino4 is the one for you.
- Provides four frothing modes
- Easy to use and clean
- Fast preparation speed
- Design is not for everyone
- Capacity: 4.2 ounces for frothing; 8.4 ounces for heating
- Made of stainless steel and with a plastic base
- Dimensions: 7.1″ x 7.1″ x 8.3″
- Item Weight: 2.2 lbs.
- Settings: four frothing modes
- Warranty: 1-year limited
Design and Construction
The Nespresso Aeroccino4 milk frother features a stainless-steel exterior coupled with a plastic base.
The Aeroccino4 is also a compact and lightweight milk frother, making it ideal for limited kitchen spaces.
Moreover, this milk frother is vacuum insulated, enabling it to retain milk’s temperature and saving you a bit on electricity.
Aside from the metallic color, this milk frother also comes in black and red.
The Aeroccino4 comes with a plastic base, chrome jug, a spindle, and a transparent lid and seal.
The base features four buttons that indicate the various frothing settings.
The milk jug also has two level marks to guide you on how much milk to put in.
The Aeroccino4 has a maximum capacity of four ounces for the usual milk froth, while it can accommodate up to eight ounces to prepare hot milk.
Easy to Use
The Nespresso Aeroccino4 is also easy to use.
Once plugged in, the milk frother’s buttons will light up to indicate that it is ready to use.
You can then choose the milk type you want via the four buttons in the base.
The buttons then blink and continue to do such while the milk frother prepares the milk according to the selected option.
The Aeroccino4 automatically stops when it finishes.
However, the user can also manually stop it by pressing the button in the settings.
Four frothing options
The Nespresso Aeroccino4 provides four milk frothing options to make cappuccinos, lattes, and other milk-based drinks and desserts.
Here are the various options:
Cold Whisked Milk
On the left side of the base, you will see the button for the cold whisked milk option.
Once you press it, the button turns blue.
This setting produces a cold, dense froth with fine foam and is suitable for cold coffee drinks like macchiatos and iced coffees, as well as shakes.
Once you press on this option, the button turns into a color red.
The hot milk option provides hot milk topped with foam for hot chocolate drinks and other similar beverages.
Hot Foamed Milk
Like the other options for hot drinks, the button turns red once you press it.
The hot foamed milk setting is the happy-middle, giving an airy and warm milk froth.
As such, it is perfect for cappuccinos and other similar drinks.
Hot Thick Foamed Milk
This button also turns red after you press on it.
This setting produces a thick, velvety and dense foam that is reminiscent of what baristas top on lattes, macchiatos, cappuccinos, and other drinks.
The foam’s density is also ideal for you to practice on latte art.
The Nespresso Aeroccino4 milk frother can make up to two cups in one sitting for your convenience.
Moreover, this milk frother is fast.
The Aeroccino4 only takes eighty seconds to prepare cold or hot milk froths, while it takes one-fifty seconds to make hot milk.
As such, you wouldn’t have to wait a long time before you can add milk to your daily coffee.
Easy to clean
The Nespresso Aeroccino4 is also easy to clean since all its parts (except the base) are dishwasher safe.
To clean, remove the milk frother’s jug, seal, spring, and whisk and hand wash them with warm, soapy water.
Remember not to submerge the jug in the water since this will damage it, and make sure it is dry before placing it back on the base.
Who is it for?
The Nespresso Aeroccino4 is ideal for those who like to make cappuccinos and lattes or other milk-based beverages.
Having your milk frother can be cheaper than buying it in a café.
Not to mention, you can tweak your drink to your liking.
A potential drawback to the Aeroccino4 is its price.
With its features, this milk frother is also often targeted to the more advanced users.
Another potential drawback is its design.
The Aeroccino4 has a rather odd and obscure design, deviating from Nespresso’s usually simple and elegant style.
Hence, the milk frother gives a rather old vibe that makes it difficult to match to modern kitchen appliances.
The Nespresso Aeroccino4 milk frother is ideal for those who like to add a bit of milk and foam into their daily cup of coffee.
While it may be pricey, the Aeroccino4 provides various milk frothing options and fast preparation time along with other impressive features that make it worth the splurge.
How do I switch on the Nespresso Aeroccino4 since it does not have a power button?
There is no need to switch on the Nespresso Aeroccino4.
Once you plug it in, this milk frother is ready to use.
Simply unplug the machine when finished.
Is there specific milk I need to use on the Nespresso Aeroccino4?
No, you can use any milk type you have.
However, Nespresso recommends using refrigerated whole or semi-skimmed milk for optimum milk froth.
It is best to avoid using flavored, powdered, reconstituted, and specially enriched milk as they are not ideal for milk froth.
Moreover, do not use chocolate powder, sugar, syrup, and other additives since it may damage the milk frother’s coating.
Can I prepare hot milk without frothing?
Yes, you can.
Fill the milk jug to the max level and press the hot milk button.
What is the difference between Aeroccino3 and Aeroccino4?
The Aeroccino4 is the more superior machine as it has one more milk froth texture option.
Moreover, the Aeroccino4 is also easier to use and is dishwasher safe.