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Nespresso machine or similar.

(17 Posts)
Arisbottle Sat 26-Jan-13 16:29:18

I am sat here reading and craving a big mug of a decent cappuccino . As I am quite happy here chilling on my sofa I do not want to leave the house for it and secondly I don't want to have to pay a company like Starbucks any money for one. Partly for tax reasons but also there are 8 of us so it costs a bloody fortune.

Are those machines any good. Don't really want to pay £400 for one of the super machines and also don't have room iin my kitchen.

Pagwatch Sat 26-Jan-13 16:32:13

I got a nespresso for Christmas. It was about £200 I think and has the whippy cappuccino function.
I have to say it is really good because it is really simple and easy to clean.

I woud like a proper cappuccino machine but the nespresso is really convenient and produces an excellent coffee.

Tassimo machines are shite btw.

Arisbottle Sat 26-Jan-13 16:33:39

Thanks, am I better off just getting a gaggia one?

Arisbottle Sat 26-Jan-13 16:34:01

Easy to clean sounds good.

sewandsew Sat 26-Jan-13 16:37:14

I've had a fiddly manual type one and now have a nespresso. I am a massive fan and love the ease of it. Quick, simple and no faffing. Great coffee too.....

Pagwatch Sat 26-Jan-13 16:44:04

If you want to do the spouty thing in the milk and froth it up by hand get a 'real' machine. But you need to spend quite a lot to get decent pressure (I think that why. Certainly my cheap machines have been a bit farty and fiddly)
But the nespresso whips the milk to a perfect froth then you just rinse the container for next time.
Plus you can froth cold milk for frappucinos. I haven't done that yet. It's too cold.

kiwigirl42 Sat 26-Jan-13 16:59:31

if you want a 'proper' espresso machine, the recommended best entry point machine is a Gaggia Classic. There is a lot of information over at

I have a good grinder and use a clever coffee dripper and it makes quick and easy filter coffee - i can add hot frothed milk etc as I go.

Saying that, I keep eyeing a Nespresso just for pure laziness!

Arisbottle Sat 26-Jan-13 17:02:56

According to Which the Gaggia Baby Class is ranked number one best buy at £300, but it says difficult to clean which is putting me off.

Number 2 is a magimix eco espresso at £120.

Arisbottle Sat 26-Jan-13 17:04:48

That is a good price, although there is an irony in avoiding Starbucks for tax reasons and then buying a machine from Amazon. grin

DameFanny Sat 26-Jan-13 17:14:38

I don't understand the pasting 200 quid for a machine that ties you into a limited choice of over-priced pods tbh.

And if it's ethical shopping you're after, a Nestle machine and non-fair-trade coffee's not a good combination.

If you've got a John Lewis near you have a wander in and see what your money will get you?

DameFanny Sat 26-Jan-13 17:15:22

That's 'paying', not 'pasting'. [sigh]

twentyten Sat 26-Jan-13 17:17:43

Love our nespresso-but use separate milk frother to make cleaning easier!

Pagwatch Sat 26-Jan-13 17:25:33

Whats wrong with the nespresso frother. I thought the 'rinse and it's clean for next time' frother was the best bit of the whole machine tbh.

Arisbottle Sat 26-Jan-13 17:28:13

Good point damefanny, I think I may give up .

DameFanny Sat 26-Jan-13 18:34:26

Noooo... Go have a play in John Lewis - they've even got a deal on a delonghi with an auto cappuccino setting for less than 300...

Arisbottle Sat 26-Jan-13 19:03:59

My birthday is coming up, I may ask for one for then . Saves me having to do all the hunting.

That will shock DH!

twentyten Sun 27-Jan-13 18:34:21

Our old nespresso machine had a frother that was really hard to clean-so the aerolatte(I think) jug is great-good for hot choc too.

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