Stopped working in one month
I purchased this from Aldi, but the heating element stopped functioning in one month. Worked fine until then! I have the warranty certificate, have notified manufacturer, but they are yet to offer me a replacement.
Purchased in May 2020 at ALDI for $29.99.
Leaks through seal on lid every time
Even with milk at the minimum level as soon as it heats up the milk pours out through the seal on the lid. Have attempted to hold it on with no change still leaks. Heats the milk fine and froth but by the time it finished heating there is hardly enough milk left due to the lid leaking.
I purchased one, which was ok but it eventually short circuited. So I bought a second one which is a little worse. It does something different every time. I always fill it to the correct line measurements and sometimes it's not enough milk so I have to top it up with cold milk and then microwave it, and sometimes it over froths and spills everywhere. I find it easier to just microwave my coffee now so I don't have to clean up the mess every morning.
A frother which appears to be designed not to last.
I personally have purchased two (different generations / designs) of this item and have used many purchased by other entities. All have had an issue whereby milk gets stuck to the base where the heating element is located (even brand new straight out of the box). This burned milk is easily wiped off with a soft cloth or sponge while the non-stick coating is still fresh, but this non-stick coating wears away after a while which makes the frother harder and harder to clean until it's impossible to clean without using something more abrasive (ie. ...your fingernails). During experimentation I've found that powdered milk, pre-sweetened milk, or milks containing cream appear to accelerate deterioration of the non-stick coating considerably. When used multiple times daily (average of 2-3 uses per day), I've not experienced one that has had its non-stick coating last longer than 6 months. As observed by other users, the specially designed frothing attachment creates far too much froth. The regular attachment creates enough froth for the wants of most people's cuppas.
If you like all froth and no milk, go for it
We have a Nespresso frother and bought the Aldi brand for our office. There is no comparison. The Aldi frother way overfroths so that you end up with half a cup of coffee and half a cup of froth. We have put it in the cupboard as a backup but will never use it.
Barely makes coffee for one...
Bought the frother from Aldi's in December. In the few months I have owned it, I probably made about 50 cups of coffee. 50 very little cups of coffee. While the unit looks like it could make a full cup, it barely froths up enough for one.
And today it stopped working... well it froths, but no heat.
From the beginning I was disappointed, mainly due to the capacity. Relatively easy to clean, adequate froth, fast heating although not quite hot enough, but needed to heat two batches to have any product of use. And now it doesn't work at all.
So I am back doing research to find something better.
|Max Temperature||65 °C|
|Special Buy Dates|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Nov 2015|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2017|
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