It's good at the start and started leaking with a year
It was good for a few months. Loving it but as it hits 8th months it started leaking so have to send back to nespresso to repair. Lucky it's still under warranty so its free. The customer service provided was great! Turn around time for the repair is about a week and a loan machine was provided too.
Don't waste your money on toy coffee makers
I bought the Delonghi Pixie (EN125SPlus) on offer using my QF points. Based on what my wife claimed was good strong coffee she tasted at a shop demo in the city. Being a manual expresso machine user, I was eager to have the best of both worlds the Pixie promised - ie good strong coffee without messy grounds to dispose; all in a small form factor.
After changing from the factory default 40ml volume for expresso to 30, 20 and 10ml volumes, I still wasn't able to get coffee that didn't taste like the cr*p brown water served up as "coffee" in th...e US (lived in that coffee hell for 5 years). Sadly, I don't think the advertised "19 bar" pressure (more than the 15 bar in my humble manual machine) made any difference to the fact that you can't get strong coffee from a tiny ant hill of coffee powder. So I'm left with what to do with a brand new sexy toy coffee maker - will probably sell it as I love drinking real coffee not dreaming of it. Sexy small form factor backed by slick marketing Incapable of making decent coffee not tasting like brown water
One summer and winter of happiness
I purchased one of these as a gift for my partner some years ago. At the time of purchase the only ready source of capsules was Nespresso on line.
The capsules were expensive. That wasn't ever a deal breaker but not being able to run down the street and buy more when we ran out was annoying, as was waiting for delivery when ordered online. The availability of 3rd party capsules in Australia did make a difference in terms of cost but having said that, it needs to be recognised that the quality of the end product from all capsules is never sa...me as fresh coffee made on a good conventional machine in the hands of someone competent. You compromise some of the quality in order to enjoy the convenience, that's just the way it is. We had no issues with the machine for about eighteen months, we cleaned it regularly and it continued to produce drinkable coffee on demand. The frother worked brilliantly. The first issue was when the frother stopped heating the milk. That was overcome by buying a perfectly serviceable frother for 29 dollars at Aldi....so business went on as usual. By the end of the second year the machine was leaking into the drip tray and filling that to overflowing after a few cups of coffee....that was annoying as well, to the point where we replaced the thing with an Aldi Nespressi - not much difference in the coffee "quality" in either system and it has proven to reliable. The coffee is cheaper, you get sixteen capsules for around six dollars and a good selection of strengths and blends. The big difference is in the initial purchase price of the machines. The Aldi machine sells for around 80 dollars, the Pixie cost me well over 200 dollars with frother when I bought it. Given the fact that Pixie had a just over two year life span for us I wouldn't rate it as value for money. The Aldi machine is into it's third year without an issue.
It's quite good for such a smal machine
We've only ever had one coffee machine so we couldn't really compare but by itself, since using it for almost two years now (although we only use it during weekends), we're quite happy with the coffee it churns out every weekend. We still prefer barista-brewed coffee, but this gets us very close for a quarter of the money spent. In fact, it's better than some not-so-good barista made coffee out there! Nevertheless, the aerocino (milk frother) did not last as long. Although it still does warm up the milk, some burnt marks always remain at the bottom of the cannister and this apparently is quite a common problem from what we hear from our friends.
Really Good Coffee
Very happy with this nespresso machine I purchased from Harvey Norman, makes almost perfect coffee. Price reasonable, only issue is it makes a minor high pitched sound when not in use. Easy to refill and clean. I use a separate Breville milk frother which is awesome. Highly recommend this coffee machine.
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The coffeeis going out through the machine and onto bench not in the cup
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