Breville Vs. Nespresso Milk Frother: Which One Should I Choose?

Wondering which one to choose when considering the Breville vs. Nespresso milk frother? Read on to find out which frother would suit you best.

Breville vs. Nespresso milk frother
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Although I love quality, neat espresso, there are times when I enjoy a creamy latte or a frothy cappuccino. Unfortunately, since I bought my espresso machine many moons ago when I was an espresso addict, it doesn’t have a built-in frother, which means I had to invest in a separate milk frother once I decided that milk-based coffee drinks are tasty too. After much deliberation, I settled on a Breville milk frother.

There are many other good products on the market, though. For instance, when it comes to a Breville vs. Nespresso frother, the former produces more foam at a time and provides temperature control. The latter, however, is cheaper and a better choice if you live alone.

A Brief Overview Of Breville And Nespresso Milk Frothers

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Breville milk frother gives a creamy microfoam

The Breville Milk Cafe Frother is for those who need a quality, high-end frother. The machine comes with two separate frothing discs that create two types of froth: smooth, creamy microfoam for lattes and airy froth for cappuccinos.

Convenient onboard storage is provided for the discs. Besides making milk foam, you can also use your Breville to create hot chocolate and other drinks.

Nespresso offers a wide range of electric milk frothers. These include various Aeroccinos, which are ultra-simple milk frothers that will provide you with hot or cold milk foam within a minute. You can also opt for a Barista frothing device, which comes with a touch screen and an app.

This frother provides 13 different recipes, including a latte macchiato, a flat white, and a mocha. In this article, I will compare the Breville with the Aeroccino3 for the sake of clarity. If you like this post, you might be interested in reading about which Nespresso pods are for cappuccinos.

What Do The Breville And Aeroccino3 Frothers Have In Common?

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Breville and Nespresso milk frothers automatically shut down

The Breville and Aerocinno3 can both produce microfoam and froth. Both devices also automatically shut down upon reaching the desired temperature to prevent the burning or scalding of the milk. Also, you can wash the individual parts of each milk frother in a dishwasher.

Breville Vs. Nespresso Milk Frothers: The Differences

                          Breville Milk Frother              Nespresso Milk Frother (Aeroccino4)
The Breville is marketed as a milk frother and a hot chocolate maker. The Aerocinno3 is marketed as a milk frother.
Jug is dishwasher safe. The Aeroccino3 model is not dishwasher safe.
The Breville is a bit bulky. The Aerocinno3 has a portable size.
The Breville doesn’t make cold foam/froth. With the Aerocinno3, you can create cold foam/froth.
This frother produces between one to three cups of foam. The Aeroccino3 can only make 4.1 ounces of cold foam and 8.1 ounces of hot foam.
You can control the temperature with a Breville milk frother. You cannot control the temperature with an Aeroccino3.

What’s Better About Breville Milk Frothers? 

The Breville milk frother produces smooth and thick foam with tiny bubbles. However, you can also make airy foam with bigger bubbles when you want a cappuccino. The frother produces from one to three cups of foam at a time, and you can control the temperature — it varies from warm to hot.

The Breville model’s jug is dishwasher safe, but the Aerocinno3 is not. However, newer Nespresso models are, but always check the instructions on the packaging before putting a new product in your dishwasher.

What’s Better About Nespresso Milk Frothers?

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Nespresso milk frother is a convenient frother

The Aerocinno3 is a portable milk frother that can make both hot and cold foam. It is a fast and convenient frother that produces small batches of froth for single servings. This means you won’t waste any milk or froth if you’re a singleton.

Who Should Get Product Breville Milk Frothers (And Why)? 

If you have a family or entertain often, the Breville is a good choice since you can create up to three cups of foam in one go. Also, if you want more control over the temperature of the froth you get, this frother is a good option.

Who Should Get Paper Nespresso Milk Frothers (And Why)?

Singletons who prepare single servings should opt for the Aeroccino3. With the Breville, you need to add at least one cup of milk, which is too much for one serving. Also, if you’re watching your budget, the Aeroccino3 is the way to go.

Want more? Learn how long Breville machines last.


  • Niki B

    Born and bred in South Africa, Niki B now does her writing from the distant shores of South Korea. A self-proclaimed coffee addict by day, and a writer by night, she gladly shares her knowledge with fellow coffee lovers.