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We bought the Magimix Nespresso machine in January, after looking at lots of different brands and models. The sleek, retro-style appearance and vast array of coffee options steered us towards this one, and we haven't been disappointed. The cream and chrome design fits perfectly with our colour scheme (although other colour options are available). I drink decaffeinated coffee, but also like my coffee strong, and the newest of the decaff options, Decaffeinato Intenso is one of the best I have tasted. The information booklet included with the machine is really useful, and the different strength options mean everyone can have the coffee they prefer. We use this machine every day.
The machine is really easy to use and clean, and the Aerocccino makes lovely frothy milk in a couple of minutes.
We're fortunate to live in a city with a Nespresso Boutique (well worth a visit if you have the chance, as you get the opportunity to try the different coffees), but I've also ordered online and received my package within a few days.
Overall, looks good, tastes good, and, unlike other appliances we've bought in the past, will never be pushed into a cupboard and forgotten about!
I bought the Nespresso Magimix for my husband's birthday in January. For him, because he is a coffee lover, for me because it looks pretty on my countertop. I have to say we were not disappointed on either front. I opted for the black and chrome model, it was smaller than I expect, but this was a plus, as it fits neatly between the hob and the microwave and doesn't take up essential counter space. It came with a selection of coffee pods (16 I think) and a guide to all the different flavours (this is really nicely presented as a spiral bound booklet). It also came with an 80 euro voucher for pods from the Nespresso site. The machine itself is very straight forward. The Aerochino makes enough frothy milk for 2 small cappuccinos, but heats really quickly so there is not much delay if you are making several cups at once. The selection of coffee is really good and includes 2 different decaf options. I've never had decaf which tasted like real coffee before, but these tasted so good I had to double check. The only drawback is the availability of the pods. Where I live, you need to order online or drive to the nearest city to stock up. With the online service we waited nearly 2 weeks for delivery, but this may just be a one off issue. All in all, a really nice dainty coffee maker which makes really good coffee quickly.
Coffee is one thing i never compromise upon and these days i am very much addicted to the coffee made by my Magimix Nespresso citiZ M190 that any other coffee doesn't appear so tasty to me. So this is the best thing about this coffee maker. The taste is too good. Everything is automatic. You just have to specify how many cups or what quantity is require and the coffee will be ready in no time. It is so helpful that i don't have to worry about what to give to my guests and trust me they all love my coffee(my machine's coffee ;)) It is also environmental friendly compared to other coffee makers (so i don't have to worry about drinking it) I am one forgetful person and leave my machines running sometimes. This machine comes handy to me as it switches off its power after 30 mins so if you are someone like me, don't worry, the machine will take care(so less power) .Also the coffee is always hot (thanks to the machine) .One drawback is that it does't look so stylish. So if the model minds a lot to you, then you might have to think before purchasing it.
This is a great coffee machine which is easy to use, produces high quality cups of coffee and looks good on your work surface without being overly cumbersome. It takes about 20-30 seconds to get warmed up when you first turn it on and then it is good to go. The coffee is served hot but not scalding and you can set the level of liquid you want it to dispense for an espresso and a lungo measure, meaning you can tailor it to your particular coffee cups which is quite nice. Another pleasing feature is the ease with which the machine can be cleaned and emptied.
Unfortunately after a few months of use the incorporated crema device stopped working and we had to buy a separate one. If I was buying again I would still go with the magimix but opt for the smaller and cheaper model without the integral milk frother.
The machine costs around £199 (as per the Nespresso website at September 2013) and the capsules that go in the machine work out to around 30p each, depending on the variety - online ordering is easy but has to be done in multiples of 50, or you can buy in Nespresso stores or Selfridges. The machine is available in black or white - I have the white model which is really more of a cream colour and looks really nice - the white part has a shiny finish to it which sets the design off nicely.
We treated ourselves to one of these machines at Christmas with a degree of trepidation. Earlier forays into the world of the coffee-maker have usually ended with disappointment at the sheer inconvenience of the procedure. But not in this case.
The Magimix Nespresso machine is in daily use and, even if you're not keen on drinking coffee, the aroma as it operates is almost worth the price alone! It looks very smart on the worktop. Ours is black but other colours are available to match your colour schemes. The chrome finish looks smart and is easy to keep sparking clean with the occasional wipe.
Nespresso has a bewildering array of coffee flavours and strengths available - colour coded capsules will help you to remember what's what- all you have to do is make your selection, snap one of the little capsules into the top of the machine and press one of the two buttons (one for a longer cup, another for a smaller espresso type. If you're having a smaller cup, there's a little stand you can flip down to hold an espresso cup, which might save some splashing.
Meanwhile the milk warmer is whirring away heating up and frothing the whitener to your taste. It comes with two "whizzers" - one to really froth up the milk for your capuccino, the other to just give it a gentle whisk. The choice is yours.
Stronger, longer, normal or decaf - the choice is yours. One reservation might be that the coffee doesn't come out piping hot. You can improve the situation by warming the cup and a friend suggested filling the reservoir with warm (not too hot) water beforehand. It's fast enough to enable you to make individual cups of coffee at dinner parties and then everyone can have their coffee to their own particular taste.
It has been said that the machine is rather noisy but you could alleviate this by placing it on a cork mat or similar. I personally find that the sound of the Nespresso machine at work draws people into the kitchen from far and wide. You do need to be a little careful when washing up the milk heater. It is an electrical appliance so of course you can't immerse it in water to clean it. On the plus side, the inside is Teflon coated so the milk doesn't stick to it too badly at all.
Keeping the whole thing clean is simple and, as long as you remember to empty the used pod container from time to time it's a breeze. A quick rinse of the container and inner drip tray is all that's needed and there's a catch tray to take care of any drips under the cup stand.
I know of at least two guests who have been so impressed with our Magimix Nespresso machine that they have gone out and bought one for themselves. This is definitely a good thing as we are assured of decent coffee when we visit them now.
Coffee options: espresso, cappuccino and latte / Pod coffee option / 1860 watts / 19 bar pump pressure / Incorporated crema device / Water capacity 1 litre / Auto shut-off / EAN/MPN/UPC/ISBN: 5018399113008 / Manufacturer's 3 year guarantee / Short name: Magimix M190