Updated 16 Jan 2018

KitchenAid

Nespresso + Aeroccino 3

Snapshot: The Kitchenaid Nespresso + Aeroccino 3 is a capsule espresso machine with a heat-up time of 30 seconds and no automatic turn-off function. Can it make a good coffee?

Nespresso + Aeroccino 3
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$949

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Test results

Overall score
53
Taste
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Milk frothing
?/10
Temperature consistency
?/10

Good points

  • Very easy to use.
  • OK milk frothing.
  • Cup-warming plate.

But

  • Poor temperature consistency.
  • No automatic power turn-off.
  • Poor taste.
  • No standby mode.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Taste (60%): We assessed crema colour and thickness as well as the coffee's aroma, flavour, mouth-feel and aftertaste.
Ease of use (20%): Based on convenience of water container and filter, controls, exterior cleaning and operating the unit.
Milk frothing (15%): Evaluated froth quality and ease of using the frothing mechanism.
Temperature consistency (5%): Assessed consistency of temperature across 4 cups of coffee.

Price is from a January 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Type
Capsule
Avg price
$949

Specifications

Heater
Thermoblock
Heat-up time (min:sec)
0:30
H x W x D (cm)
33 x 20 x 31
Weight (kg)
8.6

Features

Automatic turn-off
×
Cup warmer
Coffee-strength settings
-
Programmable coffee quantity
×
Milk frothing
-
Digital display
×

More Info

Notes
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