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The Nespresso®* Pixie Espresso Machine
Nespresso®* Pixie Review: The Good versus The Bad
Are you looking for the best Nespresso®* machine for you or your family? Do you want to be able to enjoy making those expensive latte and cappuccino's right in your own home? Today we're brining you a Nespresso®* Pixie review, and the good versus bad benefits of choosing this machine!
The Nespresso®* Pixie machine is known for it's speed, heat, and compact size. The Nespresso®* Pixie can produce a well balanced and aromatic espresso shot in only 25 seconds, and is known throughout the Nespresso®* line as being the fastest machine available.
The Nespresso®* Pixie is one of the more affordable of the Nespresso®* machines available. For a long time it was Nespresso's®* cheapest option, but since the introduction of the Inissia machine in June 2014, the Pixie now comes in second.
In order to produce these high quality espresso shots in such a short amount of time means that the machine must reach the very high temperature that is needed to properly brew espresso as fast as possible. With an advanced design as well as quality manufactures such as Delonghi and Krups, the Nespresso®* Pixie delivers on all expected fronts.
The small size of the Nespresso®* Pixie machine also is what makes it one of the most popular models. The sleek design fits perfectly on a crowded family counter top, or out of the way in a more modern and sophisticated styled kitchen. The machine, whether it be a Delonghi Pixie, a Krups pixie, or from a different manufacture, comes in 8 different colors that are sure to match any kitchen design.
Another prominent feature of the Pixie is it's lower energy consumption. Although this machine needs a lot of power to reach it's essential temperatures, it is designed to be one of the machines with the lowest power consumption, which is great news for both the planet as well as your wallet. And although the machine comes with an ON/OFF button, it will automatically turn off after only nine minutes of being idle. Another energy-saving aspect of the mighty little Nespresso®* Pixie.
While there are a number of incredible feats of engineering in the tiny Nespresso®* Pixie espresso machine, it comes with a few cons as well. The most common complaint about the Nespresso®* Pixie is how loud the machine can be. This is what can be expected however, as the machine uses the PAR pump technology to pull such a hot espresso so quickly. The noise level is not unbearable though, and is over in a few quick seconds.
While it's nicer that the machine uses less electricity, this mean that the wait time for it to heat up to the proper temperature can be a little bit longer. The difference is very minute however, compared to any of the other Nespresso®* machines.
Another thing that could be seen as a disadvantage of the Nespresso®* Pixie machine, is the fact that there is no option for an attachable milk frother. If you wanted the simplicity of brewing our Gourmesso capsules for Nespresso®* at the same time your machine automatically frothered and added your milk, you'd be out of luck with the Pixie. It is possible however, to purchase the Nespresso®* Aeroccino milk frother separately, and simply add your frothed milk yourself, for that authentic coffee house barista experience.
The final major difference between this Nespresso®* machine and other ones is that it doesn't have the self-cleaning option some others come with. The coffee capsules catching try is easy to remove however, and can be hand washed or is also safe to run in the dishwasher. When it comes to Nespresso®* products it's always the little things that matter, or make a difference. But what the Pixie might lack in luxury, it makes up in affordability and practicality, while still being just as sexy as any other Nespresso®* product.
Overall Nespresso®* Pixie Review
The Nespresso®* Pixie espresso machine is a light-weight and convenient piece of kitchen technology. It has enough power to bring home that coffee house experience, and is advanced enough to save energy. Best of all it delivers perfectly pulled espresso and lungo shots at the touch of a button. While the machine can be a bit loud, or that it doesn't have quite as many features as other Nespresso®* machines, overall the Pixie is one of the most popular and one of the best choices in Nespresso®* machines. Try it with our Nespresso®* compatible coffee capsules and it will surely be a delight.
Delicate and Delightful Espresso
The unique thing about the small Nespresso®* Pixie is the high temperature it has to reach in order to properly brew coffee. To brew espresso the way it was intended to be requires that a small amount of near-boiling water be forced through finely ground coffee beans.
This small amount of pressurized water is what gives espresso it's unique and bold flavors because there is a higher concentration of the flavors from the coffee beans. This pressure is also what leaves a crema on top of an espresso shot. You can expect the Nespresso®* Pixie machine to deliver just this will every shot of Gourmesso coffee capsules it pulls.
The thickness of the crema varies depending on the quality of the coffee beans as well as the precisely measured water pressure and temperature. When using any of our Nespresso®* compatible capsules in the Pixie machine, you are guaranteed to get an exceptional quality of espresso.
The well-designed machine, along with our high quality coffee beans and blends will impress even the most experienced espresso drinkers.