Nespresso Pixie Review – Magimix vs. Krups
The Nespresso Pixie is the newest and fastest yet espresso machine for the Nespresso capsule system. Nespresso machines use specific capsules produced by Nespresso (See Nespresso capsules range) to make espressos and other coffee drinks. This machine takes only 25 seconds to heat up, in order to make you the perfect espresso (40ml) or lungo (110ml). The two coffee buttons are already programmed to give you the perfect dosage for your choice of beverage.
It has a used capsule container that can hold 9-11 used capsules, so you don’t need to cleanup after every use, and a 0.7 liter water tank. This coffee machine also has a foldable cup support to allow usage of both tall latte glasses and short espresso cups. The Nespresso Pixie is not made directly for making cappuccinos as it doesn’t have a built-in milk frother, but you may purchase this machine bundled with the newest generation Nespresso Aeroccino 3 to make the perfect cappuccino!
If you’re familiar with Nespresso’s line of coffee machines, you may very well know that in Europe most of them are sold for Nespresso by both Krups and Magimix and are slightly different. An example can be seen in several of my posts, including the one for the very popular Nespresso CitiZ coffee machine. The main difference between the Krups and Magimix models is how the coffee outlet looks. You’ll see it clearly in the photos below.
Nespresso Pixie (Magimix models)
As you can see the coffee outlet has a kind of a pointing down hose like shape. However, as you can see below in Pixie’s case, the Magimix and Krups models have totally different colors as well:
Nespresso Pixie (Krups models)
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Coffee Machines Summary
The Nespresso Pixie is a very stylish and practical coffee machine, especially for making espressos. If you desire a coffee machine that makes cappuccinos on a daily basis, go for the Pixie + Aeroccino bundle. Here is the feature summary of these machines:
- The fastest Nespresso machine with a 25 second brewing temperature heating time.
- 19-bar high-pressure Thermoblock pump.
- Two buttons for different doses – preparing espresso or lungo.
- Weighs about 3 Kilograms.
- A removable 0.7 Liter water container.
- Automatic warning light when water level is down.
- Low energy consumption – goes to power off.
- Dimensions – 11.1 x 23.5 x 32.6 cm (W x H x D)
- Download a copy of Magimix Pixie instruction manual