Compact 'eco' Nespresso coffee machine unveiled by MagimixMagimix Nespresso Pixie added to range
10 April 2011
Magmix has launched a range of new-generation 'eco-friendly' and 'energy-saving' Nespresso coffee machines.
The new compact Magimix Nespresso Pixie is available in three different colours: lime, blue and aluminium.
Updated 08/11/11: We reveal full test results in our Magimix M110 Nespresso Pixie coffee machine review.
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Magimix Nespresso Pixie
The Pixie features a new automatic switch-off mode, which turns the machine off after nine minutes to save '40% more energy' than other similar models, according to Magimix.
It also has an 'ultra-compact' footprint, at just 11cm wide, and a 0.7 litre water tank at the back.
Which? coffee machines expert Lisa Galliers says: 'Nespresso machines are very popular. They're usually simple to operate and some people find using capsules more convenient as it saves having to deal with the mess of ground coffee - but the used capsules do mean extra waste.
The energy-saving claims are interesting because, in our experience, we've found coffee machines only use a small amount of energy on average anyway.'
For fans of cappuccinos, a stand-alone Aeroccino milk frother can be purchased with the aluminium Magimix Nespresso Pixie, so milk can be frothed for cappuccinos and other milky coffee drinks.
To see what our expert coffee taster thought of milk frothers, head to our coffee maker accessories guide where we reveal all.
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The Pixie coffee machine comes with a three-year guarantee, and is available now from John Lewis for £140 for the basic model. The aluminium version with the Aeroccino milk frother is £180.
Capsule coffee machines
Instead of loose coffee, capsule coffee machines such as the Magimix Nespresso Pixie make coffee from pre-packaged pots of coffee placed into the machine. The user then just has to press a button and wait for espresso to drip out of the spout.
Coffee fanatics might argue that using a pod machine is cheating your way to a cup of coffee, but many people find them a quick and hassle-free route to a homemade espresso.
If you're unsure about what type of coffee machine to buy, our interactive coffee machine tool lets you explore the features of traditional espresso, bean-to-cup and capsule coffee machines, as well as explaining the pros and cons of each type.