Nespresso Pixie Original Espresso Machine Review [2018]

Editor rating

4.5/5 on October 31, 2018

User's rating

866 reviews

PROS

  • Gorgeous design
  • Compact frame – light and portable
  • Easy to use
  • Fast heat-up
  • High pressure
  • Empty water tank alert
  • Programmable auto shut-off
  • Accommodates two cup sizes
  • Includes a welcome pack of 16 different capsules

CONS

  • Some customers complained of water leaks. This may be due to faulty models

The Nespresso Pixie has been designed especially for small urban style kitchens.  It is only 11cm wide and fits under any cabinet. The design of the Pixie is modern yet classy at the same time and its excellent performance has qualified it to be a best seller on many online sites and stores.


Nespresso Pixie Original Espresso Machine by Breville, TitanFor coffee enthusiasts who wish to have a coffee machine of their own at home or in the office can purchase of one these machines for the best coffee experience, any time of the day. Available in various colors and two high-quality finishes, you are sure to find one that will blend in well with your kitchen surroundings and also serve you quality coffee every time.

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Being a Breville product, you do not really have to worry about quality because Breville coffee machines carry a good name of being durable. Despite its high-end performance and grand name, the machine is very easy to use and can turn any coffee lover into a pro at making the best cup of coffee at any given time.

This review gives you a good description of the Nespresso Pixie Original Espresso Machine and explains each of its features to a point that will make it easy for you to decide on whether you want it in your kitchen or not.

Power and Speed

Do not be fooled by the small size of the machine, the Pixie is one powerful espresso machine! It has a 19-bar pump which does an incredible job of unlocking and allowing the release of flavor from each capsule to the fullest.

It creates the perfect crema with density during the brewing process so you can get the best tasting and full-bodied espresso whenever you are in the mood.

It also heats up very fast so you do not have to wait long to satisfy your cravings. Within 25 seconds the machine reaches an appropriate temperature to begin brewing your precious drink.

Two cup sizes

You can treat yourself to just the right shots of espresso with a touch of a button when you need a boost to start off your day. The machine accommodates two cup sizes, espresso, and lungo so you can enjoy coffee in both quantities.

The buttons are backlit for your convenience and can be viewed easily in low lit rooms. The folding drip tray enables you to use any cup size so milk coffee lovers can have it their way too.

Water Tank

The removable water tank comes off easily so you can carry it to the faucet for a quick refill. If you forget to check the water then worry not because the machine is installed with an alert system which notifies you when the tank is empty.

The tank has a capacity of 0.7l which is just about right for single servings. But with a fast heat-up system, you can have back to back cups of freshly brewed coffee all day long.

Power save mode

You can program the machine for auto shut-off in which case it will shut down after 9 minutes of inactivity. This way you can save a lot of energy and reduce your monthly electricity bills.

Portable

The machine is not only small in size, but it is also very light in weight. At only 8 lbs, you can move it around whenever you need to and also carry it with you in the car if you wish to take it along during long vacations to your holiday home.

Nespresso Capsule System

Nespresso Pixie Original Espresso Machine capsulesThis new and improved method of sealing coffee in capsules is a great way to lock in flavor and retain freshness. The Pixie comes with 16 individually sealed capsules made from recyclable aluminum. Each capsule has its own unique aroma and taste to cater for all taste buds and preferences.

This welcome pack is a great way to start your exceptional coffee experience right from the moment you set up your coffee machine. Having so many flavors and aromas to choose from also gives you a good idea of what flavors you can get and which ones qualify as your favorites.

*The machine has a used capsule capacity of 11 capsules

Included in the box:

  • Nespresso Pixie Espresso Machine
  • Welcome Pack of 16 Grands Crus Capsules
  • Information Folder
  • Instruction Manual

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Are the capsules recyclable?

Yes, the aluminum capsules are totally recyclable and Nespresso has their own recycling program.

Can I use reusable pods with this machine?

Some customers have claimed to use reusable pods successfully with this machine. With YouTube around you can find many such videos that guide you through these unique ideas.

Will it heat the water enough to make tea?

Yes, it heats up water pretty well to make tea and any hot beverage.  If you wish to use water from this machine then make sure you run it first with a pod so you get clear water without any coffee residue.

Are the Nespresso capsules expensive?

This answer depends on your budget. It is possible to get cheaper capsules, in fact, there are many companies now who have adapted to the capsule system and are making capsules which are much cheaper than Nespresso but with Nespresso, you can be sure of high-quality coffee and exceptional taste. If you are a coffee lover then Nespresso capsules offer you luxury like no other.

Conclusion

If we had to sum up this review with just a few words we would say that the Nespresso Pixie is a machine which once you start using, you cannot do without. It makes incredible coffee and gives you precious moments which leave you hooked.

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