Next to the electric kettle, the Aeroccino is our most well used kitchen appliance. We first saw this at a friend's house and, impressed by the the espresso drinks that were served, decided to get our own. Although the Aeroccino is expensive, it is worth every penny in our mind.
The Aeroccino is a perfect example of form and function. The grooves not only give the canister a retro-look, but serve as handy grips while pouring. It is a hefty machine for its size -- very little plastic in these parts. There are also two whisk attachments -- one to foam, and one to just stir the milk for even heating. The machine starts with a push of a button and turns off automatically. It is so quiet that you might think it is not working at all, but it is. Relatively easy to clean. My husband says the magnetic whisks (yes, they are!) remind him of the magnetic stirrers used in the science labs.
Someone did their homework in the design department. It is nice to be pleasantly surprised.