Nespresso Vertuo Plus Review
In this Nespresso Vertuo Plus review you’ll learn all about the large espresso coffee maker from a popular brand.
The Nespresso Vertuo Plus coffee machine is a great choice if you’re looking for one that can make both espresso and brew regular coffee.
It’s a large machine that can brew 5 cups at a time, and in several brew sizes ranging from espresso shots to 14 oz travel mugs of coffee.
(Updated on March 13th, 2023)
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Nespresso Vertuo Plus Review : An Overview
- 5 brew sizes – espresso, lungo, gran lungo, coffee and alto
- 40 oz water tank
- 20-25 second heat up
- Centrifusion technology for better extraction
- Milk frother sold separately
- Constructed of ABS plastic
- Removable drip tray
- Auto-off after 9 minutes
- Several programmable functions
- 1 year manufacturer’s warranty
- Elegant design, small footprint
- makes tasty espresso and coffee
- choose between 5 cup sizes
- compact footprint despite large size
- adjustable water reservoir
- heats up and brews quickly
- free coffee pod recycling system
- durable and solid internal construction
- delicious hot coffee and espresso
- nice and thick crema
- prone to leaks
- uses only Vertuo compatible coffee pods
Category: Espresso and Coffee Maker
Wattage: 1300 W
Material: ABS plastic
Weight: 24.2 lbs
Height – 16.2 in
Width– 12.8 in
Depth – 5.6 in
Pressure: 19 bars
Heat up time: 25 seconds
Water Tank Capacity: 40 oz
Capsules: Nespresso Vertuo Line
Used capsules: stores 10
Auto-off: yes, after 9 minutes
For coffee lovers who desire the ability to make both espresso and regular coffee, the Nespresso Vertuo Plus coffee maker is a good choice.
Coffee smells delicious and is quite tasty and flavorful. There’s a lovely crema on your espresso. The only drawback is that the machine is only compatible with Nespresso’s Vertuo pods.
Design and Aesthetics
The Nespresso Vertuo Plus coffee maker is elegant looking and features innovative design element that keep its footprint small despite being bulky.
A water tank rotates out, allowing it to be placed even in smaller counter spaces.
Cup support for 5 different sizes is available, ranging from small espresso shots upto 14 oz travel mugs.
The used capsule container, however, is located behind the machine and requires the water tank to be removed before you can access it.
There are some interesting aspects of the Nespresso Vertuo Plus coffee maker that set it apart from others in its range.
Coffee Pods Barcoded:
Like all Vertuo Line models, this one also can read barcodes on coffee capsules. The settings are automatically tailored to the kind of coffee pod, ensuring your coffee will always be hot and delicious.
Single Button Operation:
There’s just one button on the Nespresso Vertuo Plus coffee maker. But it serves several functions. It glows to indicate when it’s time to clean your coffee maker. And also informs you of any errors, as well as the mode of operation that’s active.
You might need to refer to the instruction manual to know what mistakes are being referenced.
Programmable Brew Size:
You can adjust the machine settings to use different amounts of water for various cup sizes. This helps alter the strength and richness of your coffee suitably.
You can brew in a range of 5 cup sizes:
- Espresso – 1.35 oz
- Double espresso (lungo) – 2.7 oz
- Gran lungo – 5 oz
- Regular coffee – 7.7 oz
- Alto – 14 oz
If you want to add some extra water after the brewing is done, you can just push the button once again.
The patented Nespresso process has the capsules spinning at 7000 rpm.
This ensures that flavor extraction is complete. Barcodes help automate the selection of optimal machine settings for the most delicious coffee.
This function helps save energy by turning the machine off after 9 minutes. To manually switch it off, just hold down the lever for 3 seconds.
There’s a one year manufacturer’s warranty against defects and flaws. Within the warranty period, you may even get a replacement for machines with faults.
Coffee Pod Recycling:
As an environment-friendly initiative, Nespresso offers free pod recycling.
However, you will not be able to recycle the aluminum coffee pods in your regular manner. Order a recycling bag (free delivery) and use it to ship back used pods to Nespresso.
Cleaning and Maintenance
The Nespresso Vertuo Plus coffee maker has a dedicated cleaning cycle. Pushing the power button 3 times activates this.
Once initiated, the cleaning cycle runs for 5 minutes. It cycles water through the device thrice for thorough rinsing.
Every 3 months or so, use the descaling solution to prevent build up of deposits which interfere with coffee flavor.
The Nespresso Vertuo Plus coffee maker is an affordably priced machine. Any espresso maker is more expensive than regular single-serve coffee machines. This could be called a mid-range model.
If your budget is constrained, you might prefer the Nespresso Vertuo Next coffee maker which offers almost all the features of this model.
The Nespresso Vertuo Plus coffee maker is sleek and elegant, effective and powerful.
If you’re in search of a coffee maker that can quickly and easily brew both espresso and regular coffee, then this is a good option.
It is slightly bulky and may not be suitable for small kitchen spaces. There are no milk frothing or steaming accessories.
Only Nespresso pods are compatible, which makes it slightly more expensive over the long term. And some questions arise about how durable the coffee maker really is.
Still, coffee quality is very good and the price is affordable given the range of features offered by the Nespresso Vertuo Plus coffee maker.
Nespresso Vertuo Plus Review
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. Who manufactures the Nespresso Vertuo Plus coffee maker?
Nespresso has partnered with De’Longhi and Breville to manufacture its coffee makers. This model is made by Breville.
2. How many cup sizes are available?
The Nespresso Vertuo Plus coffee maker can make 5 different brew sizes, ranging from the 1.35 oz espresso to the 14 oz travel mug Alto cups.
3. Can you make lattes and cappucinos with the Nespresso Vertuo Plus?
Not unless you also get a milk steamer. The Vertuo Plus itself can pull single or double espresso shots.
An Aeroccino 3 milk frother is a nice add-on to buy along with the Nespresso Vertuo Plus coffee maker.
4. Which coffee pods are compatible with the Vertuo Plus?
The Nespresso Vertuo Plus coffee maker works with any of the pods from Nespresso’s Vertuo Line capsules.
5. Can the Nespresso Vertuo Plus make iced coffee drinks?
No, the Nespresso Vertuo Plus coffee maker does not have dedicated iced coffee settings. You could however add ice cubes to brewed coffee to enjoy a cold, delicious drink.