How to Clean Nespresso Milk Frother (Aeroccino 3, 4, and Barista)

How to Clean Nespresso Milk Frother (Aeroccino 3, 4, and Barista)

New days of brewing Nespresso with its premium frother? You need to know how to clean it. Apparently, there are many ways to do so, but in this article, I’ve discussed the one Nespresso recommends. So stay with me to learn how to clean the Nespresso frother.

There are three types of Nespresso Frother, Aeroccino 3, Aeroccino 4, and Barista. Let’s learn how to clean them separately.

How to Clean Nespresso Aeroccino 3 Frother

The Nespresso Aeroccino 3 is designed to give you delicious lattes, cappuccinos, and flat whites. It can also froth cold milk for iced coffees.

It is not dishwasher friendly, so here are the following easy steps you can do to clean your frother:

  1. Firstly, you need to remove the jug from the base and whisk from the jug.
  2. Take out the seal from the lid.
  3. Wash them with gentle dish soap.
  4. Dry or clean the parts with a damp towel.

How to Clean Nespresso Aeroccino 4 Frother

Since this model of Nespresso is dishwasher safe at 70 degrees Celsius, you have to place it in there and get your jug clean.

The frother base can not be washed, so that you can wipe it off with a clean cloth.

Warning:  be careful because the inner part of the jug is sensitive, and placing it on the pin can damage it, so you have to watch it.

How to Clean Barista Milk Frother

Nespresso Barista Milk Frother exposes yummy Affogato to chilled iced frappe, and from the best mocha to creamy lattes, you name it, and this makes it. The versatility of this frother to froth most coffees will surround you with a luxurious feel that totally wins your heart.

But what loses is a dirty frother that you don’t need; let’s see how to clean your Nespresoo barista frother:

  • Simply remove the jug from the base.
  • Remove the whisk from the jug.
  • Wash all the jug parts, including the lid, seal, and whisk with mild soap to maintain its decorum.

Be sure to avoid using harsh materials; you don’t want your frother to be with unhealthy company.

How to Clean Burnt Milk from Frother

The burning of milk happens because of the uneven distribution of heat that keeps the milk at the bottom of the frother. This affects your frothing sessions badly.

Method 1

  1. Unplug the frother and ensure it has completely cooled down before cleaning.
  2. If there’s a lot of burnt milk residue, gently scrape it off using a soft plastic or silicone spatula. Be careful not to damage the frother’s surface.
  3. Fill the frother with warm water. Make sure not to overfill it.
  4. Add a small amount of mild dish soap or a Nespresso cleaning solution to the water.
  5. Turn on the frother and let it run for a few seconds to mix the water and soap solution. Allow the mixture to sit inside the frother for about 10 minutes to loosen the burnt milk residue.
  6. After soaking, empty the soapy water from the frother.
  7. Rinse the frother thoroughly with clean water to remove any soap residue. Repeat this step until the water runs clear.

Method 2

  1. If there are any remaining stubborn stains or burnt milk residue, create a paste by mixing baking soda with a small amount of water. Apply the paste to the affected areas and gently scrub with a soft sponge or cloth.
  2. Rinse the frother once again to remove the baking soda residue.
  3. Finally, dry the frother with a clean, soft cloth or allow it to air dry completely before using it again.

Consequences of Not Cleaning Nespresso Frother

Note that it is necessary to clean your Nespresso frother regularly after every use to ensure its functionality. When you don’t clean your frother, the traces of milk might get trapped at the bottom and prevent the frother from frothing well.

Later, it can alert you to a red light blink, and you can not use it until you clean it.


Froth excites coffee lovers. And if your frother is clean, it will love to give you beautiful coffees. Regular cleaning is what your Nespresso Frother enjoys, so you should have a check on its cleaning and maintenance.

Take care of your frother components; clean them with mild and gentle soap to ensure its lifespan.

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Ronald Miller

I've been using multimeters for over seven years now, and I've tinkered with almost every brand out there. You might even say I'm a bit of a multimeter expert, but let's not get too carried away with titles.

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