Nespresso VertuoPlus Single Serve Coffee Maker & Espresso Machine Review 2021: Breville & De’Longhi K-Cup Pod Brewer
Drip + Single Cup
The Nespresso VertuoPlus machine is an automatic coffee maker that delivers quality espresso shots and coffee brews. It’s a smart coffee machine that is compatible with coffee capsules, allowing you to produce your preferred taste in the comfort of your own home.
The package comes with an Aeroccino 3 milk frother that delivers the same perfect finish as you would get in coffee shops for your lattes and cappuccinos.
Breville Nespresso VertuoPlus has an impressive 40-ounce water tank. It can swivel or stay as is, depending on your choice. It has a fast heat-up time at only 20 to 25 seconds for a faster brew cycle.
Learn more about it in our Nespresso VertuoPlus review!
Design and Construction
Nespresso VertuoPlus machine has a futuristic design that blends perfectly in most kitchen and office styles. It looks simple and sleek, a guaranteed head-turner for guests and visitors in your space.
Unlike many coffee makers, this is not made out of stainless steel and plastic and the body is mostly composed of plastic. However, it is not flimsy and it is well-constructed. Its durability could last a few years.
The Nespresso by Breville VertuoPlus appears to be an average-sized coffee maker that would make it a great investment for medium-sized homes. It stands at 16.2 inches tall, 5.6 inches wide, and 12.8 inches deep. It is light enough for a grown adult to lift and carry the machine, but it is advisable to keep it in one place.
As mentioned earlier, the Nespresso VertuoPlus machine has a construction made out of plastic, making the coffee maker lightweight at only 9.72 pounds.
Nespresso only uses high-end plastic for the machine’s construction for longevity, so you won’t experience the plastic parts chipping off anytime soon. If you want your coffee maker to last for longer, take good care of the machine through regular maintenance.
The Nespresso VertuoPlus coffee and espresso machine is covered by a 2-year warranty (1) to reassure and back you up.
Many Nespresso VertuoPlus reviews say users are loving the machine’s economical feature: the coffee maker turns off automatically 9 minutes after the last brewing cycle. This cuts the cost of your monthly electricity bills and gives you savings.
As the coffee maker is mainly composed of plastic, this neat feature ensures the plastic parts stay intact.
The Breville Nespresso VertuoPlus comes with a welcome set to get you started on your VertuoPlus experience. It has twelve different varieties of Nespresso Vertuo capsule, with each cup having its own unique aroma.
These are gourmet blends that produce barista-grade results, and these are meticulously balanced and roasted by Nespresso to bring out rich flavors.
The Nespresso Breville VertuoPlus has a speedy heat-up time and it only takes 20-25 seconds for the machine to get started. In other words, you can have your cup of Joe within two-three minutes.
Nespresso VertuoPlus coffee machine has a simple, one-button operation design, which helps you save time when you are in a rush.
While it does not have a programmable timer that enables you to schedule one day ahead of time, it can already stand as a fast and reliable coffee maker.
In many Nespresso VertuoPlus reviews, users have indicated how much they loved the machine’s brew quality. According to them, the quality is a nice surprise considering its price-friendly tag.
It does not produce a plastic-burnt taste at all even though the material is plastic. A burnt taste is a common occurrence for plastic-based machines.
It gives you the same cafe-like results by consistently delivering freshly brewed coffee as well as authentic Espresso in every brew. In addition, the machine produces crema that is a rich, hazelnut-colored foam to give you the complete espresso experience.
The Aeroccino 3 milk frother allows you to make the perfect finish of your hot and cold coffee beverages. Create a barista-grade cappuccino in the comfort of your own home!
Ease of Use
So, how to use a Nespresso VertuoPlus? Surprisingly, it is super easy to use and it only takes a few minutes to figure out how to use the machine even if you are a complete beginner.
In case you are still unsure, Nespresso has an informative instruction (1) on their official website that you can use as a reference.
To use Nespresso Delonghi VertuoPlus, follow the steps below:
- Fill the reservoir with water.
- Push the ON button.
- Put your preferred coffee capsule.
- Enjoy your cup of coffee!
The Nespresso by Breville VertuoPlus has a straightforward clean-up process (2), so you do not have to invest a lot of time in its maintenance.
You can use a microfiber cloth to wipe the machine’s body in case there are coffee drops or watermarks on the coffeemaker. This ensures your appliance retains its sleek and spotless appearance.
Nespresso recommends to clean the coffee maker on a regular basis. It only takes five to ten minutes for the daily clean-up. In addition, you need to descale your machine at least once every 90 days, you may have to descale it more frequently if you use it several times in a day.
Brand & Customer Service
Breville is one of the more popular brands in the kitchen appliance industry, they have been serving us globally for decades and have never failed to satisfy customers with their high-end products.
They do not only specialize in coffee makers, but they also have products like ovens, tea makers, and many more. Their clean reputation has allowed them to build a loyal following over the years of being in business.
Breville focuses a chunk of their time on hiring quality customer representatives in order to provide an unmatched customer service experience for potential clients, buyers, and returning customers.
Their frontliners respond to inquiries within the day, so you can expect a fast and efficient exchange of messages from the team. You can contact them on their official website, social media accounts, voice call, or e-mail address.
Value for Money
From what we can confirm from many Nespresso VertuoPlus reviews and after taking a closer look into the unit, we can safely say that this is worth the money and more!
The machine is extremely durable for its reasonable price-range, meaning you have a reliable coffee machine companion for many years to come.
Along with the package, you are getting a Complimentary Welcome Gift, which is composed of twelve coffee capsules, making it a practical purchase.
This coffee maker saves you money on electric bills because of its built-in auto-off feature. It is a sleek coffee maker that is also economical and budget-friendly.
- Only compatible with Nespresso Vertuo capsules
- Coffee capsules are expensive
Who Should Buy this Coffee Maker?
This coffee maker is for anyone who loves to drink premium brewed coffee without spending too much on machine investment. If you live in a medium-sized apartment or office, then this is a must-buy.
The unit’s large water reservoir allows you to serve a number of cups before needing to refill, so it saves everyone the time and hassle.
If you like to experiment and try different brews of coffee and you do not mind spending a few extra dollars for a quality cup, you will love trying their many Vertuo capsules with unique aroma blends.
Overall, the Breville Nespresso VertuoPlus deserves a rating of 4.2 stars out of 5 stars, mainly because of its brew quality and sleek appearance. It gives you what you need and more at a reasonable cost and it has all these neat features that make it a practical purchase.
The size is perfect for most homes and offices and it can serve over four cups of coffee. Despite its body made from plastic, it is still one of the most durable coffee makers available in the market.
Nespresso VertuoPlus Single Serve Coffee Maker & Espresso Machine Video Review
|Nespresso VertuoPlus Single Serve Coffee Maker & Espresso Machine Specifications|
|Model||VertuoPlus Single Serve|
|Brew Type||Drip + Single Cup|
|Cup Capacity||1 Cup|
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I’m James, a self-professed coffee enthusiast in pursuit of finding the perfect daily brew and likes to live by the motto ‘Just brew it”.