Does Nespresso’s $119 Aeroccino3 beat a $39 frother from Kmart?
We recently reviewed a $39 automatic milk frother from Kmart. It was doing a bang-up job until I accidentally splashed water on the electrics. Boom! I was back to using the steam wand on the office espresso machine.
Although the wand works wonders, it’s a fiddly affair. So, I determined to find a simpler, faster way to whip up microfoam with a texture like molten marshmallows.
Like the Kmart model, the Aeroccino3 froths hot or cold milk at the touch of a button. If you want less froth, remove the coil. If you want hot milk without the froth, remove the whisk altogether. To clean it, wipe the jug with a soft cloth.
The Kmart frother did as good a job as the Aeroccino3, for a third of the price, but its flawed design meant it was too easy to get the electrics wet. I’d rather buy once, buy well, so I’ll pass on the Kmart frother. The French press was pretty decent, though, with the added bonus that it’s no longer a single-purpose gadget.
As a conscious consumer, I'm reluctant to add yet another appliance to my kitchen, so I feel I should make do with the plunger. But the Aeroccino3 really is the cream of the crop.