I own the Breville BMF600XL and have been impressed with the workmanship quality. I also had a chance to try the Nespresso Aeroccino Plus and have to admit, the milk frothing quality is very comparable to the Breville Milk Frother. Both does an exemplary cold or hot milk frothing at home.
The main differences is the Breville can hold almost three times the capacity of milk than Nespresso (also three times heavier). However, never once was a time when I have to froth that much of milk for my coffee. The Breville is also almost 50% more expensive than the Nespresso.
Although I personally love the sleek industrial look of Breville products, I must give the Nespresso the winning crown due to the 2-year warranty support compared to Breville’s 1-year warranty (And the fact that it is almost 50% cheaper).
Both brands has long reputable history in producing great products. Breville is based in Australia and Nespresso of Nestle is based in Switzerland.
|Electric elements heating. Jug IS NOT dishwasher save.||Induction heating. Jug IS dishwasher safe.|
|Max Capacity: 130 ml (for milk froth preparation), 250 ml (for hot milk preparation)||Max Capacity: 350 ml (for milk froth preparation), 700 ml (for hot milk preparation)|
|6.7 x 4.1 x 4.1 inches; 1 lbs||10.2 x 6 x 6 inches; 3.6 lbs|
|2-year warranty||1-year warranty|
Both can do cold or hot milk frothing within a minute. The Breville can do an additional temperature setting: Hot, Cold, or Warm instead of Nespresso’s Cold or Hot only.
Both have detachable jug or base.
Both have clear lids so you can look through as your milk froths.
Good milk frother can make a big difference in how your milk taste, ultimately affecting your coffee drinks. When done properly, it gives regular milk a lighter and sweeter flavor.
I prefer the Breville BMF600XL milk frother, well, mainly because of the looks. I’m one of those guy who like to display a good looking appliance on the counter instead of hiding it in the cabinet. The fact that the jug is dishwasher safe is also a big plus. But if I were to be honest to myself, it is definitely not the best bang for my buck. The Nespresso Aeroccino Plus can get a comparable result at almost half the price, and with a 2-year warranty support.
Get the Breville if you’re looking for the looks, and have the extra space and money for it. Otherwise, you’d get better value with the Nespresso Aeroccino Plus.
|Nespresso Aeroccino Plus on Amazon.com||Breville BMF600XL on Amazon.com|
Between eBay, Walmart, Amazon, Bed Bath and Beyond, Williams-Sonoma and Best Buy: Amazon and Bed Bath and Beyond have the lowest price for both Nespresso Aeroccino Plus and Breville BMF600XL. If you have the Bed Bath and Beyond 20% coupon, you’ll get the best deal there: Breville BMF600XL on BedBathBeyond.com
Pro tip: If you don’t have the BBB paper coupon, you can always ask the store manager at Bed Bath and Beyond if he/she can give you the 20% coupon toward your purchase. Most managers I’ve met are very friendly and accommodating to such request.
Nespresso Aeroccino (smaller version) By Nespresso.
Breville BMF600XL by Breville.