- Updated Nov 09, 2019
- Writen by Robert Smith
Nespresso Pixie Espresso Machine by DeLonghi Review
- Updated Jun 11, 2019
- Writen by Robert Smith
With a more space-saving espresso machine like the Nespresso Pixie model EN125S by DeLonghi, you get a top-quality espresso machine that makes some amazing coffee and without cluttering your kitchen.
This well-built espresso machine also uses a more energy-efficient 19-bar pressure brewing system that ensures perfect and consistent extraction for high-quality and flavorful coffee every time.
Product Spec and Features
- Powerful 19-bar pump
- Fast 25 seconds heat up
- Programmable and with simple one-touch buttons
- Red backlights for easy water tank refill alert
- Compact space-saving dimensions
- Folding drip tray to accommodate larger cups
The Nespresso Pixie combines elegance and functionality in one small pack to ensure coffee lovers get a high-performing coffee maker that brews some fantastic espressos and also looks good in the kitchen. Here are some of its attributes which many coffee lovers will like most.
Like other popular Nespresso machines such as Breville’s Essenza Mini espresso machine, the DeLonghi EN125S uses a more powerful 19-bar pressure pump that will help ensure you always get fast and efficient extraction.
This high-pressure pump will help unlock the delicate flavors from the coffee in the capsules and also ensure your espresso will always end up with a rich and distinctive crema that will make your brews even more pleasant.
Fast Enough Heat Up
You do not have to wait for ages before you can make coffee when using this espresso machine because it has a more efficient heating element that gets it ready to brew in under 25 seconds.
While it is true other modern super-automatic espresso machines will heat up in under 10 seconds, for a small and inexpensive model like the Nespresso Pixie, the 25-second heat-up time good enough.
Better yet, there will also be zero waiting between cups because the heating element will keep the machine at the ideal brewing temperature.
Simple to Operate
One of the key elements that make Nespresso machines popular is that they are super easy to use, and you do not have to be a seasoned coffee drinker to use one. And the Nespresso Pixie also does not disappoint when it comes to the ease of use.
This small and compact coffee maker has a couple of simple one-touch buttons that will make it easy to make your favorite brews from regular coffee to bold espressos.
Also, this espresso machine is programmable which means you can easily customize the brew volume to suit your specific preferences.
Handy Refill Indicator
It is quite annoying to find that your coffee machine has run out of water when you just want a quick cup and do not have time to fill up the reservoir. Hence a good machine is one that allows you to easily monitor the water level.
The Nespresso Pixie will feature some red backlights that will be very useful in monitoring the water level on the water reservoir and will make it easy to tell when you need to refill the water tank.
Easier to Clean
Regular Nespresso machines come with a lot of extra work as there will be lots of pods or capsules to deal with depending on your coffee consumption which means cleanup takes more effort.
But the Nespresso Pixie is designed to make things easier for you as it will include an internal receptacle like what you get on the Breville Essenza Mini for collecting the used pods to make clean up easier.
Also, the coffee maker has a foldable drip tray which besides allowing the machine to accommodate taller cups also makes cleanup easier as it will be easy to remove and clean on the sink.
DeLonghi is always concerned with the size of their coffee makers because most models from the cheaper Nespresso machines to the pricier and more feature-rich models like the super-automatic DeLonghi ESAM3300 are quite compact.
The Nespresso Pixie will also not disappoint when it comes to the size as it is quite small and will take up almost no space at all on your kitchen. And this means it will be an excellent choice for the many homes with small modern kitchens.
For a top-quality and high-performing Nespresso machine, the Nespresso Pixie is quite fairly priced and given the quality of coffee it provides, you can be confident of getting great value for cash.
In the long run, this coffee machine might be a little expensive to operate given the cost of the Originaline capsules, but this is typical of most Nespresso coffee machines and should hence not be the deal-breaker.
Q: Can this espresso machine make several cups in a row?
A: Yes, the fast heat up allows this coffee machine to make cup after cup with almost no wait between the cups. But, given the relatively smaller 24-ounce water reservoir, you will probably only be able to make a little over 10 single shots of espresso before you need to refill it.
Q: Is this espresso machine expensive?
A: Well, it is not the cheapest Nespresso in the market given that others like the Essenza Mini will cost a few bucks less, but it is still quite fairly priced given the high DeLonghi standards. But, it is also possible to get a Nespresso coffee maker like the Mueller Astria MU-NESS2 for half of what you would pay for this machine but the features and quality are not the same.
Q: What makes it different from regular Nespresso machines?
A: Everything from the size to the kind of coffee this machine makes is just what you would expect from a typical Nespresso machine. However, things like the handy empty tank refill alert and the foldable drip tray that allows it to accommodate different cup sizes seem to give this coffee machine a slight edge over other models.
Q: Will this work for heavy drinkers?
A: Since it can make cup after cup, this coffee machine should work well for a majority of coffee drinkers. Better yet, it will also allow you to customize the beverage size which means heavy drinkers can still use it to make larger drinks like the Lungo.
Q: Does it take up a lot of space?
A: No, it is a super compact and space-saving coffee machine that will hardly take up any significant space on your kitchen counter. The smaller size also makes it more portable and you can easily move it around.
Should I Buy this Product?
If you are looking for a high-quality Nespresso machine that does not take a lot of effort to use and also allows for customization, this will be a great buy.
The Nespresso Pixie will also work well for the small urban kitchen that does not have a lot of counter space because the smaller and more compact size means it will take up almost insignificant space.
And besides the wide array of some advanced features, this espresso machine will also come with a free welcome set of 16 capsules to ensure you can start making coffee immediately, and it is also fairly priced.