It's true: the Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser has already sold out for Black Friday. This sought-after machine was reduced to £89.99 at Amazon, from £109.95 – that's almost £20 off. By this afternoon, Amazon had run out of stock of all colours. There's no surprise really that there's none left, seeing as it's the first time that it has been on sale ever.
So, where else can you find the Velvetiser on sale right now? We spotted the Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser at Currys (opens in new tab), for £89.99, and in all three colourways. Get yours now to avoid disappointment – and to treat someone special this Christmas.
The best part? When you buy this machine from Currys, you'll get a voucher to spend at Hotel Chocolat – on sachets and more. A £26 voucher is definitely a nice extra surprise, so we'll definitely take it!
And if you want more of our top picks from the Black Friday sales be sure to check out our hub page where we have done all the hard work for you.
Where to buy the Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser?
Hotel Chocolat 472756 Velvetiser Hot Chocolate Machine |
£110 £89.99 (save £10.01) at Currys (opens in new tab)
The Velvetiser has sold out on Amazon, but there's still stock at Currys – so hurry! This is actually the cheapest we have ever seen it since they are so popular they are so rarely on sale. You can pick from three colours – charcoal, copper, or white to suit your style, all of them are on offer.
Hotel Chocolat Velvetizer – our verdict
Our Appliances Editor Millie Fender had the joy of testing one out. Here's what she thought...
"The Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser is seriously luxurious. It heats chocolate to the perfect drinking temperature while lightly frothing the milk to a creamy consistency. I love to pair it with Hotel Chocolat's own hot chocolate, but it's also fun to experiment with your leftover Christmas chocolates and make your own flavours."
What is the Hotel Chocolat Velvetizer?
The Velvetiser is Hotel Chocolat's answer to recreating their delicious drinks at home. It's a hot chocolate machine of which you fill with your choice of milk, pop in a sachet of delicious grated chocolate in whatever flavour you fancy, it whizzes it up in less than three minutes and you are left with the most delightful mug of hot chocolate you could hope to make at home.
And the Velvetiser isn't just for hot chocolates, you can use it to up your lattes and cappuccinos too, giving you lovely smooth milk to add to your coffee.
Is the Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser the same as a milk frother?
You might think that a Velvetiser is just a glorified milk frother, but it's so much more. A standard milk frother wouldn't give you the smoothness, and most wouldn't get hot enough to melt the flakes of chocolate.
Millie says, 'The Velvetiser isn't comparable to a milk frother because it only very lightly froths milk to reach a silky consistency. It won't do the job of making a stiff layer of foam to top a cappuccino, and a milk frother can't compare to the way the Velvetiser is able to melt chocolate into thick and creamy hot chocolates.'
So if you are a hot chocolate fan, or buying for the hot chocolate connoisseur in your life, the Velvetiser really is unrivaled.
Annie is Livingetc's Deputy Ecommerce Editor, and with a penchant for shopping and four years of ecommerce experience in her cart, she's more than equipped to advise when it comes to exactly the home decor you need to buy for your home. With a particular love of home fragrance, she always ensures her interiors emanate a luxurious scent to match her bijou residence. Annie and her team work to provide you with the best in-class content, whether you are searching for fluffy towels for your bathroom, clever drawer organizers for your kitchen or even a new dinnerware set for when guests come to dine. Whatever the season — or the latest trend — Annie and her team work to cover events for Livingetc, whether that be holidays or sale events, spanning Mother's Day to Black Friday.
Annie's knowledge has been sprawled across several homes websites, including Real Homes, Ideal Home, Homes & Gardens and Gardeningetc. She has also injected her ecommerce skills into the titles of Woman & Home and Country & Townhouse.
Annie lives in South East London in a sizeable two-bed apartment with her husband-to-be and her Pug called Doug. Annie's space, though surprisingly substantial, lacks storage space meaning that she's always on the lookout for things to buy to maximize space at home. She's currently redecorating this space whilst on a budget, and loves discovering a dupe or DIYing something to look triple its price tag. Next on her list of things to do at home are DIY crittal-style doors leading from her living room to her hallway.
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