Nespresso Pixie Automatic Coffee Maker and Aeroccino by Magimix
Warning, it will turn you into a coffee snob!
This is our second Nespresso machine. We brought this one because the 'footprint' of the other Nespresso machine was so much bigger, even with the aerocinno its a smaller area. We brought the Pixi in November 2013, so a good few months of really great coffee. The Pixi makes a coffee really promptly, it is simple to use and easy to clean. Its worth every pound. We don't often have coffee in resturants now prefering to come home. It makes the greatest coffee, you will be spoiled, be warned!
02 July 2014
JL delivered the Pixie (Steel Dots) + Aerocino 3 to my local Waitrose 24 hours after me ordering it online! Amazing service. However, the box containing the goods had 2 holes in it, one very large, but fortunately it did not seem to affect the machine.
We don't drink that much coffee, but it was a gadget worth having at the price JL was selling it for. In fact, this model (Pixie Steel Dots + Aerocino + 16 capsules) is the most expensive model of the Pixie range in Switzerland where Nespresso comes from. But JL sells it at an excellent price + £40 voucher worth of Nespresso capsules.
The machine works well, however on 2 occasions it did not pierce the capsules and on another occasion, the water came through without the coffee. We hope this is just an occasional hiccup.
The Aerocino is great, it makes very frothy milk in a few seconds.
The machine has a very small footprint, so we have not lost much of the work surface in the kitchen.
There are about 21 varieties of coffees, so there is bound to be some to your taste.
If you drink lots of coffees from the High Street shops, you would be saving loads of money getting this machine, as the average price of one capsule is about 30p.
I must admit that the best thing about it (for us at least) is that it is fun to use. It is also very easy to use and clean.
Go ahead, treat yourself!
27 June 2014
Fantastic piece of kit
So easy to use and looks fantastic in my kitchen as not big and bulky.Makes coffee that's hot hot hot.Aeroccino handy for making an ultra quick hot chocolate .Good price too.
14 June 2014
great coffee made easy
Good looking machine, nice and compact, very easy to use with simple clear instructions. Great coffee selections from Nespresso. If you like coffee and a want a simple but good looking machine you can't go wrong.
20 May 2014
Compact, Stylish, Great coffee
This is a great machine if you don't have much worktop space. Easy to use and easy to clean. - and the coffee is really good. I have also bought one for my mother-in-law. Highly recommend.
08 April 2014
Once i had decided to purchase one of these machines I spent some time researching the various models and reading the reviews before choosing the Nespresso Pixie and Aeroccino, ii was worth it because this machine is brilliant. it takes up very little room on the worktop and makes delicious hot coffee. i was worried as some reviewers had felt the coffee wasn't hot enough, I have not found this to be the case. The Aeroccino adds to the whole experience creating to my mind the best cappuccino's i have had and I like my coffee! Obtaining the capsules from the Nespresso Club was very easy and all in all i have been delighted with my purchase. Would highly recommend.
28 January 2014
Lovely little machine
Takes up minimal space, looks good and very easy to use. I was concerned about environmental impact but have since discovered that Nesprrsso provide a pod recycling service and you can also buy reusable Nespresso-compatible pods that you can fill with a coffee of your choice. Aeroccino not yet used but looks simple enough to operate. Great fun trying out the sample pods that came with it. Makes good espresso. Very happy with this purchase.
14 January 2014
Easy way to make a lovely coffee
I've had my pixie for about 10 months now. It is really easy to use and clean, and I love the coffee.
I needed one with an Aeroccino because I only drink lattes. I also use the Aeroccino to make hot chocolate or milkshake for the kids.
It is important to rinse out the Aeroccino between drinks because if you heat it a second time with milk on it, the milk will burn and the Aeroccino can overheat. Just rinse under the cold tap and wipe round if needed.
Once you've made the coffee just drop the capsule down into the storage compartment and press the espresso button again to run some water through to clean out the coffee. Easy.
Like any appliance using water, you will need to descale the machine. Nespresso have their own descaler.
The coffee is beautiful and there are lots of different ones to choose from. I always order 200 capsules online so I don't pay any postage.
I only drink 1 or 2 coffees a day so using capsules works out well for me as it is fresh every time.
Registering your machine to be able to order coffee and for your guarantee is very easy too.
Nespresso offer a gold service so if you have a problem with your machine (outside the first 28 days when JL would exchange it for you), that can not be resolved over the phone, they will come to your house to collect the machine and leave you a replacement while yours is repaired.
11 January 2014