There is no denying that the first sip of well-made coffee drink is a luxury and a well-executed latte or cappuccino is a heavenly treat. And if you are struggling to mimic the latte and cappuccino you get from your local barista, and considering buying a standalone frother, Nespresso has been the best choice for most coffee enthusiasts.
Although, a milk frother’s job is pretty simple i.e. make froth for your coffee drink but Nespresso Aeroccino Milk frothers are known to be exceptional in the department. In this article, we will be comparing two of the best standalone milk frother by Nespresso: Nespresso Aeroccino 3 Vs 4!
Choosing one product over the other especially when they both look similar while they are not, is a confusing task but this 5 min read will make sure you get the right idea of what the contestants of Nespresso Aeroccino 3 Vs 4 has to offer in terms of features and performance. So here we go!
Nespresso Aeroccino 3 Vs 4 Key Differences
Design and build quality
The way a product is designed has an immediate impact on buying decisions. It is the first impression of the product and its no rocket science that the product with a flawless designed does well in the market. It also has an affect on the product’s overall performance and user experience.
Available in 3 colors, Nespresso Aeroccino 3 has a simple design without a handle and a spout. The lack of spout may result in spills if not handled well while pouring. The pitcher is made out of durable stainless steel but most of the housing/shell is made out of dense plastic. It has a single button operation which is straightforward and easy for anybody to use.
The Nespresso Aeroccino 4 seems to have a better design and you realize that as soon as you grab it. The stainless-steel housing without plastic accents looks premium. The handle and the pouring spout are noticeable additions. The spout makes it easy to pour the liquid without spilling on the counter. Also, it comes with a larger heating base and has additional 3 buttons for a range of froth options. So, in terms of design the Nespresso Aeroccino 4 is the winner here!
The interior of Nespresso Aeroccino 3 and 4 is made of different material. The Aeroccino 3 comes with nonstick Teflon coated surface which is pretty easy to clean. On the other hand, the Teflon coating may peel off over the time just like Teflon coating on the cooking pots and pans. The Aeroccino 4 comes with ceramic coated nonstick interior which is resistant to wear and tear and last longer than the Teflon coating. It will not peel off if well maintained. So, Nespresso Aeroccino 4 has a better interior with durable nonstick coating!
A standalone milk frother should be versatile enough to make different kinds of milk froth for a range of coffee drinks. The Nespresso Aeroccino 3 lets you prepare light or dense (Hot or cold) milk froth. The dense milk froth is perfect for cappuccinos and the lighter one goes well with lattes. You can also use the light froth for a cup of hot chocolate in winter to make it creamy.
The Aeroccino 4 allows you to choose to make airy froth, dense froth, hot milk or cold milk. The base of Aeroccino 4 has 4 buttons for each type of milk froth. So overall, the Nespresso Aeroccino is more versatile and gets you more options to choose from. You can prepare froth for a wide range of coffee beverages.
Cleaning is the last thing any of us would want to do and that too early morning when all we have in mind is to reach office, college or university in time. In this regard, a dishwasher safe product makes it easy to clean.
Unfortunately, the Nespresso Aeroccino 3 is not dishwasher friendly so you may find cleaning it harder. It comes with plastic housing which may release harmful chemicals due to the heat from dishwasher.
The Nespresso Aeroccino 4 however is made out of stainless steel which makes it dishwasher safe. So cleaning is made comfortable, all you have to do is to throw it in the dishwasher and you are good to go. When it comes to cleaning, Aeroccino 4 is the clear winner.
Nespresso Aeroccino 3 Key Features
Here are some of the key features of Nespresso Aeroccino 3 milk frother.
- Stainless steel pitcher and plastic housing
- Single button operation
- Can prepare hot / cold froth
- Includes a whisk
- Not dishwasher safe
- No handle or pouring spout
- Teflon coated nonstick interior
Nespresso Aeroccino 4 Key Features
- 4 button control and wider heating base
- Durable Stainless-steel housing
- Can make cold, hot, airy and dense froth
- Handle and pouring spout for convenient pouring
- Includes a whisk
- Dishwasher safe
Nespresso Aeroccino 3 Vs 5: Key Similarities
Besides above-mentioned differences, here are some commonalities between the two milk frothers.
Both the frothers have identical capacities of 8.1 or one cup. Please note that you will only need 4.1 ounces to froth milk as milk needs space to puff. You can heat milk with both the frothers in case you need to. For heating milk, the max capacity is 8.1 ounces. The large frothing capacity of both the frothers is surely useful if you have to share it with someone.
Range of Coffee beverages
Having a shot of espresso every morning may seem monotonous and you might want to change that for a bit. Both the machines can froth for milk-based coffee drinks such as lattes. Add the milk, press the button and you are all set!
Hot / Cold Froth
Nespresso Aeroccino 3 and 4, both are capable of making cold and hot milk froth. Hot froth is perfect for lattes while cold froth is great for iced coffee / lattes. Whether you need cold froth or hot, you got it!
Nespresso Aeroccino 4 checks all the right boxes of a standalone milk frother. It is made out of durable stainless steel, interior has a ceramic non stick coating, offers 4 frothing options, a wider heating pad, a handle to hold it conveniently, a pouring spout to avoid spillage, and above all it is dishwasher safe. Although it is slightly expensive when compared to Aeroccino 3 but its all worth it. You can also wait for special offers and deals like Christmas, black Friday or new year when you can find it almost for half the price. Fair Enough?
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