Nespresso offers a variety of espresso capsule flavors. Much like Keurig cups, the Nespresso capsules are easy to load: It’s actually called the easy capsule loading system. I’m all for products that make life a little easier, like hot water boilers, and rice cookers. Unlike Keurig though, the capsules are loaded side ways.
With this espresso machine, you have to use Nespresso capsules. I want to make sure that you understand that point clearly. Now, Nesspreso is very popular and according to regular customers, taste very good. But what if you want a blend/flavor that Nespresso doesn’t make? What if Nespresso capsules aren’t sold for your machine in your local stores? Purchasing online is an option, but you’d have to wait for it to arrive.
To my knowledge, unlike the reusable K-cups for Keurig coffee machines, there aren’t any good reusable capsule solutions available yet for the KitchenAid KES0504ER. This is something that I would consider thoroughly before making a purchase. If this is a deal breaker for you, then you might want to consider the alternative we’ve listed below.
The capacity for the water reservoir is 1.3 liters or 5.5 cups. This is perfect for a household that has two or more espresso drinkers. On the top of the machine is an option to select one or 2 servings. This is also where the brew strength selector is located.
I’m not much of a regular coffee drinker. I always have to read the menu before ordering something at Starbucks. But there are some coffee drinks that I will get from time to time. Espresso and cappuccino are my go to drinks when I need a little pick me up. The brew strength indicator is a very helpful feature. For me, when I go for an espresso, I prefer stronger. So that would certainly be a selling point if I were ever to consider buying an espresso machine.
The milk frothier is included in this bundle. A frothier will help you add that touch of luxury to your espresso. It’s a nice inclusion, but isn’t totally needed. Or maybe you already have one? There is an option available online to purchase this without the bundled frothier.
The exterior is all metal. I really like that about KitchenAid appliances. It makes them more durable. I’ve heard stories about KitchenAid mixers lasting for decades without fail. This really gives me confidence in purchasing their kitchen appliances. Though I wouldn’t recommend their knives.
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