Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker, Red
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- Programmable buttons for espresso and lungo, folding drip tray for larger cups and recipes, brew ready in 25-30-seconds
- Backlight indicators, water level detection, auto power-off, used capsule container, convenient power cord storage
- 12.83-Inch length by 4.33-Inch width by 9-1/4-Inch height
- 24-Ounce water tank
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I am SO glad I gave it a chance. Not only is is minuscule compared to the semi-automatic machine that it is replacing on my kitchen island, but it is very fast, problem free and really a joy to use. It truly does heat up in an instant. I click the power switch and before I've chosen a capsule from the spinner Nifty Nespresso Coffee Carousel and popped it in, the machine is ready to go.
My kitchen is such that I don't have to move the machine one bit to remove and refill the water tank, and the tank fits perfectly in my fridge door water dispenser. It may be that by not moving the machine much, I am not stressing its weak points - who knows. All I know is that for ME, it is fantastic and flawless.
One other potential downside, which applies to any pod or capsule machine, is acquiring and disposing of the actual pods. I was concerned about this, as I was in the habit of grabbing a bag of beans at my convenience. The machine came with 16 capsules and I ended up ordering the "welcome kit" of 200 pods directly from Nespresso (by far the best deal on capsules is directly from Nespresso) one day later the box was waiting outside my door. As far as disposing of the pods, they are currently going in my co-mingled recycling bin at the condo. What happens to them from there is anybody's guess. At least they are packed simply - bare aluminum pods in a cardboard sleeve, no additional plastics or unnecessary materials.Read more ›
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Before looking at any Nespresso coffee maker, the very first question is whether you really want to join Nestle's "club". This has three implications: price, shopping experience, and selection.
- Price: the machines only accept capsules from Nestle and they are currently $0.60 - 0.68 per piece. This is for an espresso, or, in case it's a "lungo" (one gram more coffee), a smallish cup of coffee. To make a regular strength latte, two capsules are needed. Better do the math, because this can rack up quickly; I personally know a couple who spends over $200 a month on capsules!
- Shopping: Nestle claims to wanting to control the quality of the logistics chain and won't sell the capsules through grocery stores. The only places that you can get them is through their web site, one of their very few boutiques in big cities, and even fewer authorized outlets (upscale kitchen supply stores). Prices are the same everywhere.
- Selection: having to buy Nestle coffee used to be my major argument against the Nespresso system, until my Gaccia broke down and I realized that during all its years, I had brought home precisely one really special coffee from Costa Rica. Since owning the Pixie for two months now, I have enjoyed a much larger selection of different coffees than in the previous decade or two. Nestle also runs a new flavor every now and then (not sure how often; I've seen three this year). Now, I consider the Nespresso selection a plus.Read more ›
I didn't know how many different types of coffee capsules it supported before I ordered it. This Pixie model comes with 16 different flavor capsules, so that tells me "at least 16" which is great. I did NOT realize at first that some capsules are meant to be brewed as a SMALL cup, and others as a LARGE cup. Of the 16 capsules that come with it, four are "lungo" (large). It was a bit confusing at first, I was using a black marker to mark whether the capsule was decaf, small, large, expresso, or coffee, since they are all intermixed, and color coded.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Make pretty good espresso. just buy the flavor you like best.Published 4 months ago by Christiane M. Burchard
This makes great espresso and lungos (4 oz coffees) but really I wish I had the new Nespresso coffee maker. Read morePublished 4 months ago by JAH-Just a Handyman
A super espresso machine, really great.
Four stars only because it's not red red, it's a gorgeous orange red. Read more
Broke after using it 1 year. Not as high quality as I would have expected.Published 11 months ago by Grace Summerford
Bought this for my office after using the pixie at home for a year. Where i work, a cup of coffee is 5 bucks at the local coffee shop. Read morePublished 17 months ago by bdwickett