Nespresso Pixie D60 review
Nespresso Pixie D60 is an espresso machine which uses capsules to brew high-quality coffee effortlessly. It integrates convenience in coffee preparation and elegance to fit your lifestyle at home or office. It uses cutting edge innovation and design to enhance your experience with coffee beverages.
The Pixie D60 is one of the smallest and fastest espresso machines within the Nespresso portfolio. The user-friendly gadget eliminates the hassle of grinding and tamping associated with traditional barista techniques.
The Pixie is a trendy espresso machine which looks considerably compact in design. Its strength builds confidence in the user when handling the unit. Due to its small footprint, it is suitable for use in a room with limited space.
The body of the machine is made of aluminum and reinforced plastic for durability. It comes in a range of colors such as brick red, aluminum brown, and electric yellow. It is astoundingly small for the performance it provides. It weighs only 8.6 pounds and measures by 4.33″ by 12.83″ by 9.25″.
The Pixie exclusively uses capsules from Nespresso. Due to its size, it does not support inbuilt milk frothing mechanism. For lovers of cappuccino and lattes, you would need to acquire a separate frother.
The machine is suitable for a shot or two per day. Therefore, it comes with a 24-ounce water tank which is sufficient for small-scale coffee brewing. The reservoir is removable, though you can refill it while still sitting on the espresso machine. You should avoid using unfiltered water to reduce clogging effect which results from mineral deposits.
The Nespresso Pixie D60 has a light indicator which shows when there the reservoir needs a water refill. To detach the water tank, you should open its lid first as it has latches which engage themselves once you close it. Removing the tank by force would break the plastic water reservoir.
The machine has a light which shows when it is ready for use. Unlike other miniature espresso machines which produce mediocre espresso due to the little compression force, the Nespresso Pixie provides a powerful 19 bar pressure for superior flavor and high-quality beverages.
This amazing device takes only 30 seconds to have a cup of delicious espresso ready. This speed is immensely advantageous when you want a quick cup. Apart from saving time, it is more energy efficient than many espresso machines which could require to heat up for about 30 minutes. The device turns off automatically after 9 minutes.
Ease of Use
It is incredibly easy to use the Pixie D60. It has a simple On/Off as well as Espresso and Lungo switches at the rear top. Just open the top of the unit by lifting the large bar. Place a Nespresso pod in place, pull the bar down and press the Espresso or the Lungo brew button depending on the drink you want.
Within 30 seconds, you will have your beverage ready. With a foldable drip tray, you can use cups of different sizes conveniently. You can, however, reprogram the Espresso and Lungo cup sizes to capacities of your choice.
Every time you swing the bar up to open the machine, the previously used pod automatically falls into an inner collection container. The catch basin can hold approximately 12 spent pods. Once it is full, it pulls out of the unit together with a drip tray for the disposal of the pods.
The espresso machine is very easy to maintain. Much of the cleaning involves emptying the used capsule container whenever it fills up. Typically, descale the Pixie once every four or five months unless you strongly feel that it requires the service sooner. The unit works like a new one after descaling.
The cleaning kit has step-by-step instructions making the process straightforward, unlike most espresso machines. The procedure does not require the use of pods. The folding drip tray is removable. Therefore, you can clean and rinse it thoroughly, and this constitutes the hardest role you would ever have to play in cleaning the machine.
The kit’s ability to reach the interiors of the Pixie D60 is handy in renewing the real taste of your coffee drink. It also contributes in extending the life of the unit. The water tank may require more regular cleaning with soap and warm water, depending on the quality of water you use.
The unit chugs along for years with multiple brewing per day without flopping. The Nespresso descaling kit works wonders whenever you need to clean the machine thoroughly.
Taste of the Coffee
The Nespresso Pixie D60 brews spectacular coffee. For a single or double shot, it produces coffee which compares to the product of industrial espresso machines. The coffee maintains consistent temperatures, a good aroma, thick crema, and excellent taste. The performance of the Pixie matches the ability of other high-end espresso machines in the Nespresso portfolio.
A new Nespresso Pixie comes with a set of pods for you to try before settling for your favorites which you can purchase later. They cost about 65c each though the online market has many suppliers from whom you can choose the best deal. For environmental philanthropists, recyclable pods are available.
Its capsule system contributes to the unique aroma and exceptional taste, thanks to the hermetically sealed aluminum capsules.
You can enjoy great tasting cappuccinos and lattes by preparing unmatched espresso with the Pixie and mixing it with frothed milk from a good frother. The home option can save you a lot of money which you would otherwise spend in purchasing ready to drink beverages from your local outlet. Furthermore, you are free to experiment a wide variety of shots than the limited offers which coffee shops offer.
Nespresso Pixie is your perfect match if you are the extremely busy kind of person who cannot stand the sluggishness, hassles, and complication of traditional espresso machines. It is very convenient, economical, and its coffee beats most of the beverages you can find in most local coffee shops.
The Nespresso Pixie D60 can satisfy any coffee aficionado. It represents reasonable value for your money and saves on power. Nespresso is a reputable manufacturer of high-end espresso machines which do not disappoint, and Pixie D60 is not exceptional.
Additional information and answers
Where to buy Nespresso Pixie?
We recommend that you buy at Amazon
Can Nespresso Pixie make regular coffee?
Nespresso Pixie machine only can make espresso pods.
How to use Nespresso Pixie
How to descale Nespresso Pixie
(When) How often descale Nespresso pixie?
At least one time in year.
Where is Nespresso Pixie made?
How to reset (to factory settings) Nespresso Pixie?
“Swich the machine off. Press. Press and hold the Lungo button and switch the machine on”. This and more information you can find in Nespresso Pixie manual