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Product Description

One button is all you'll press for either hot or cold-frothed milk. Nespresso engineered the Aero3 Automatic Milk Frother and Steamer to froth or steam milk in under 60 seconds. Get your milk to the perfect temperature automatically; just press the button on the front of the Aero3 once for hot milk, or for cold-frothed milk and hold the button down for two seconds.

Nespresso has made some updates since SCG last filmed! The current model only includes one cappuccino whisk and additional whisk storage has been removed from the base.

  • Easy to Use - Whether you're pressing the button once for hot milk or holding it down for two seconds for cold milk, the Nespresso Aero3 is simple in its functionality.
  • Great Design and Color Options - The Aero3 comes in three bold hues: choose from jet black, bright red or striking white.
  • Hot or Cold Frothing - Using one machine for hot or cold frothing means you get more for your money.
  • Care and Maintenance - With its electric elements on the bottom, care and cleaning of the Aero3 Automatic Milk Frother and Steamer is a lot more demanding and laborious.
Ease of Use 4
Ease of Care and Maintenance 2
Overall Value for the Money 3
Tips and Tricks

Please Note: Nespresso has updated the Aero3 since we last filmed. The Aero3 currently only comes with one cappuccino whisk and the additional whisk storage has been removed for a sleeker base style.

Additional Information

Width 3.375 inches
Depth 5.5 inches
Height 7.75 inches
Material Polished Stainless Steel
Manufacturer Nespresso

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Hi - Nespresso told me this does not have Teflon coating but it does have another type of non-stick coating. Does anyone know what it is made of? Also how do people like this? Thanks
Nora P on Apr 9, 2012
Best Answer: We contacted Nespresso regarding the materials used in the the Nespresso Aeroccino Plus. Their representative provided us with the following information: "The Aeroccino uses a product called PTFE, or poly-tetra-flouro-ethylene. This substance is perfectly safe to use in the Aerocinno, as temperatures have to reach over 500°F or 350°C to begin to see any chemical deterioration of PTFE. The Aeroccino has a max temperature of ~160°F (~70°C)."
Reply · Report · Kaylie KStaff on Apr 24, 2012
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Is the hot foam produced equivalent to microfoam?
Julie S on May 20, 2012
Best Answer: The Aeroccino has two types of frothing wands, one for frothed milk for lattes, and one that produces more foam for cappuccino. We have found that the foam that is produced is a denser foam than just large bubbles, and is very close to microfoam.
Reply · Report · Kaylie KStaff on Jun 1, 2012
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When making a Latte - filling the milk steamer / frother to the top line the milk never gets really hot.. A real steam latte machine reaches 160 - 180 degrees? Lattes go luke warm REALLY fast and are never hot? Am i missing something?
A shopper on Dec 2, 2012
Best Answer: This device has a temperature sensor that will sense how hot the milk gets. I know this because if you try to steam more the device will start to over heat as it gets older. The way they had me test if the device is working is to use water and see if it gets hot. If you're hoping for 160 - 180 you might be hoping for too much and stick with a real steamer. Also you should call the support line if the device is found defective they will ship you out a new one if you're within the warranty.
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I was wondering if anyone has tested this product with non dairy milks like almond or other?
A shopper on Dec 20, 2013
Best Answer: We have done lots of frothing with the Nespresso Aero3 with soy, and been very pleased with the results. I would expect that you'd be just as pleased with the froth from almond milk. A video review of a few of our favorite stand alone frothers using soy is below, and I hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Dec 21, 2013
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I see it says updated to the reviews that were done, but mine only came with one whisk, and Im searching everywhere for the steam milk whisk, seems like a rip off if only 1 whisk is included now. They should have removed the top max line. So my question is are they only coming with the frothing whisk? Mine arrived on 8-8-14
Roy C on Aug 9, 2014
Best Answer: Nespresso actually made an update to the Aero 3 recently, and the base is now smaller without disk storage since the unit comes with just one whisk. In the updated version, however, you can still froth for a latte or cappuccino but to do so you simply remove the outer coil portion of the whisk and use just the inner frothing disk for less foam. Details can be found in the user manual, and I hope this helps!
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Hi. I was wondering if the stand alone unit of the Nespresso Aero3 can be cleaned using a sponge and running water, and if it is somewhat waterproof. Having to carefully clean my current frother not to wet its electric components everyday drives me insane. Thanks in advance!
se mi l on Jul 17, 2012
Best Answer: While you can clean the base of the Nespresso Aero3 carefully with a damp sponge, I would use caution and not put it under running water. The nice thing about this frother is that the interior carafe is nonstick for easy cleanup.
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Warranty Information for the Nespresso Aero3 Automatic Milk Frother and Steamer

What it Covers:

Nespresso espresso machines and milk frothers

Length: 1 Year
Who Supports the Warranty: Nespresso
Warranty Contact Information: 800-562-1465
Notes: Nespresso's excellent service includes a loaner machine of the same type sent to you with the return label for broken equipment. Once your machine is repaired, it is returned and includes a label to return the loaner.
Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? No
Can SCG Repair? No


Great unit, not too confident in Nespresso, thoughReview by Lynne
This is a great little frother. It's nearly silent and is very easy to operate. SCG rated care and maint. as a "2", but I think it cleans up fairly easily. I have read complaints elsewhere about the unit having a short life span, but I think those reviews are for the older unit. Hopefully this one lasts longer.

That said, I ordered this item thinking I would get the version that is in the photo and video. I liked the two little attachments and the storage on the base. Just know, if you're ordering after 11/26/13, that the pictured unit is not the one you will get. You will get the newer version (at least that is what SCG explained when I asked about this), which has one attachment with a removable spring (so the one attachment can be used two ways) and with no storage in the base.

Instead, the inside of the lid has two little tabs that the removable spring fits around so it sort of 'locks' into place. I had an issue with the lid (see below) so I can't say if the spring will get milk on it when the unit is in use. I also don't know if repetitive attaching/removing of the spring will cause it to lose its shape or to wear out faster than it would otherwise. Time will tell, I guess.

I had the issue of my frother arriving without a lid. Seattle Coffee gear directed me to Nespresso, who directed me back to SCG. SCG resolved the issue by calling Nespresso themselves, so no complaints about that (though I wish they would update the product photo). They were very helpful.

Nespresso, though, sent me a lid without the little plastic tabs (even though the little plastic bag it's in says "Aeroccino 3"). I assume it is a lid for the older style unit that had the base storage. I called Nespresso to ask about it, and they didn't seem to know what I was talking about. I said I received the lid for the older version of the Aeroccino 3 but I bought the newer version. They kept asking if by "newer version" I meant the Aeroccino plus. I tried to explain what I had in hand and it just seemed to confuse things further. It was an interesting phone call. I will just be keeping the lid they sent me.

If you order this, and it's missing parts, be prepared to either improvise or just send it back and start over. Nespresso doesn't seem to differentiate between the newer and older models of this unit, so who knows which replacement parts they'll send you. I ended up buying a cheap little pill box from Walmart to store the spring. (Posted on 11/26/2013)
Nespresso Aero3--> FANTASTICO!Review by ABOVEaverageJOE
This frother is super quiet, has an excellent build quality, and does a fantastic job of frothing & heating milk. I don't have a single negative thing to say about the function & quality of this product! I am very pleased.

Great Taste, Quiet, Excellent build quality, Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Looks Great

(Posted on 4/5/2012)
Should have bought it long time agoReview by Coffee Lover
Easy to use, easy to clean, safe.

Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Great Taste, Quiet

(Posted on 12/15/2011)
Never goto Starbucks again!Review by Spoonfed
This tool is perfect! The Swiss don't usually launch a product without really thinking it thru and this time is no exception.
Perfect hot milk OR if you prefer, stunning froth and the most amazing foam! Every time. Im considering taking it on vacation with us. More useful than a blow dryer.

Quiet, Easy To Clean, Easy To Use

(Posted on 8/2/2011)
Perfect Steamed MilkReview by Mac
Makes great frothed milk. Couldn't be simpler to operate, just pour in milk and press button. Cleans up by rinsing under running water in a snap. I recommend it.Machine arrived without an operating manual or warranty card, but package did not appear to have opened. [...]

Easy To Use, Perfect froth, Easy To Clean

(Posted on 1/30/2011)

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