Nespresso Vertuoline vs Pixie (A+GCA1-US-BK-NE, C60-US-TI-NE)

A hot relaxing cup of coffee with a book and flowers.

A hot relaxing cup of coffee with a book and flowers.

The Nespresso Vertuoline vs Pixie (A+GCA1-US-BK-NE, C60-US-TI-NE) comparison features two very different coffee machines. You will need to determine which features you want/need most to make your decision easier.

Lately I’ve been drinking more and more coffee. It’s probably the result of late nights and early mornings. I’m certainly not a big coffee fan. You’ll never find a Starbucks card in my wallet. However a good coffee maker could be a good investment for us one day; so I started researching quality coffee machines.

Take a closer look at the Nespresso Vertuoline

Take a closer look at the Nespresso Pixie

Below you will find all of the info you need to make a decision in the Nespresso Vertuoline vs Pixie comparison.

You can use the table of contents below to jump ahead to the comparison chart and summary.

Nespresso VertuoLine vs Pixie: Which One Should You Choose…?

Nespresso Vertuoline Espresso/Coffee Maker

Nespresso Vertuoline Espresso/Coffee Maker

Functions

The biggest difference between the Nespresso Vertuoline and the Nespresso Pixie is in the functions. While the Nespresso Pixie is just an espresso maker the Vertuoline makes espresso and coffee. Although, with espresso you can make latte’s and cappuccinos. There are some customers that claim to be able to make coffee in the Nespresso Pixie machine. But the process has its caveats, such as “if it’s too strong just add some water”. The Pixie clearly isn’t designed to make a regular “cup of joe”.

Milk Frothier

Both machines come with the Aeroccino plus milk frothier. It can make hot froth in 70 seconds and cold froth in just 60 seconds.

Size

Measuring 11.9 inches (height) x 8.3 inches (width) x 11.9 inches (depth), the Nespresso Vertuoline is the larger machine of the two. The Nespresso Pixie has dimensions of 9.5 inches (height) x 4.5 inches (width) x 13 inches (depth). The Nespresso Pixie is very compact and will take up little space on your countertop.

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Capsules

There are two different capsule types that work with the Vertuoline; coffee and espresso. The coffee capsule produces an eight ounce cup of coffee while the espresso capsule produces a 1.35 ounce cup of espresso.

The Nespresso Vertuoline comes with

You can use regular Nespresso pods with the Pixel, however, the Nespresso Vertuoline uses its own specialized capsules. This machine is not compatible with the original Nespresso capsules.

For both, the capsules do go in very easily. The used capsule bin for the Pixie can hold up to 10 used capsules, while the Vertuoline can hold between 13 and 20 used capsules (depending on the capsule type). Nespresso as well as other single serve brewer capsules aren’t available everywhere. You may want to check on their availability before you purchase a single serve brewer.

Water Tank Capacity

The Nespresso Vertuoline water tank has a 40 ounce capacity. That means that it holds enough water for about 5 cups of coffee. The Nespresso Pixie has a 24 ounce capacity. Since it only makes espresso, it doesn’t need as large of a water tank capacity as the Vertuoline.

Performance

The brew speed for the Nespresso Pixie is about 25 seconds while the brew speed for the Vertuoline is about a minute. It takes about 25 seconds for the Nespresso Pixie to heat up and only 15 seconds for the Vertuoline.

Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker

Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker

Appearance

The Nespresso brand makes attractive coffee drink machines. They both have a sleek black and silver exterior. The Pixie, as its name insinuates, is very compact. It has what is referred to as an “avant garde” design, which means new and original.

Warranty

Both Nespresso machines come with a two-year warranty, starting from the date of purchase.

 

 

 

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Comparison Chart

 
Nespresso Vertuoline Espresso/Coffee Maker

Nespresso Vertuoline Espresso/Coffee Maker

Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker

Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker

Dimensions:11.9 x 8.3 x 11.9 inches9.5 x 4.5 x 13 inches
Color:BlackBlack
Water Reservoir Capacity:40 ounces24 ounces
Makes Espresso:
YesYes
Makes Coffee:YesNo
Brew Speed:60 seconds25 seconds
Milk Frother:YesYes
Capsules Included:12 Nespresso VertuoLine capsules16 Nespresso capsules included

Customer Reviews…

Both the Nespresso Vertuoline and the Pixie have there share of positive feedback. There are customers that love the quick and convenient operation of both machines. They love the consistent results as well. Customers of both report that they love the coffee drinks that these little brewers can produce.

However, with the Vertuoline, there are some customers who say that the coffee is little weaker than what they were used to getting with the Nespresso original. They also complained about coffee that coffee was too cold. The Pixie had a few gripes as well.

Summary & Recommendation

The Nespresso Vertuoline vs Pixie comparison features two very high quality coffee machines. Which one you choose will come down to what you want to use each machine for. The Nespresso Vertuoline makes coffee and espresso. The Pixie makes just espresso but it seems to it seems to be offer more consistent performance than the Vertuoline.

Most customers looking for a Nespresso machine will probably want a machine primarily to make espresso. If that’s true for you, then you will want to go with the Nespresso Pixie. It’s a more specialized machine, sure, but it gets praise for its performance. Its compact design means that it takes up relatively little space on your counter.

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