Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe Review
In this Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe review you’ll discover the modern, sleek coffee maker and espresso machine that ranks near the top of premium home coffee makers.
The Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe coffee maker and espresso machine is easy to use, reliable, brews delicious espresso and coffee drinks, and convenient to maintain.
(Updated 6th March, 2023)
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Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe Review : An Overview
- elegant and attractively designed
- compact and sleek model from the Nespresso Vertuo Line
- fits into any kitchen countertop, even in smallish spaces
- Centrifusion technology allows better flavor extraction
- adjustable brew sizes – 1.35 to 14 oz
- easy to use and convenient to clean up
- large 57 oz water tank doesn’t need frequent refilling
- uses Nespresso Vertuo coffee capsules only
- though costly, it is feature-rich and value for money
- auto-off function after 9 minutes
- Compact and sleek
- Simple, minimalist design
- Large capacity of water reservoir
- Movable water tank, can be repositioned conveniently
- Adjusts brewing settings automatically based on pods
- Can make espresso and other coffee
- Good value for money
- Single button controls all functions
- 5 different cup sizes
- Fast heating time (25 seconds)
- Easy to use, even for beginners
- Tasty, delicious coffee consistently
- Easy to clean after use
- 1 year manufacturer’s warranty
- Weaker espresso from centrifusion technology
- Uses only Nespresso VertuoLine capsules
- May not fit some budgets
Line: Vertuo Line
Colors: matte black, silver, black and titan
Capacity: 57.5 oz
Water tank: removable
Used capsule storage: 10 large capsules
Wattage: 1300 W
Weight: 10.1 lbs
Width – 5.6 in
Depth – 13.2 in
Height – 12.8 in
The Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe coffee maker and espresso machine uses the patented Nespresso Centrifusion brewing system.
This spins the pods at high speed, all the while injecting hot water under pressure into the center.
This ensures good mixing and exposure of the coffee grinds to water, extracting the most flavor from your beans.
The brewed coffee then flows out of tiny holes on the sides into the collecting funnel.
Bar coding of capsules/pods means that the machine can automatically optimize all settings to ensure that you get a great tasting coffee. The downside is that you’re limited to Nespresso Vertuo coffee capsules only.
The espresso isn’t quite an espresso since there’s no high pressure brewing, and the crema isn’t thick. But this is a minor limitation for most users. If espresso is your love, then the Nespresso Essenza or Pixie are better options.
The Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe coffee maker and espresso machine is a sleek and modern appliance that fits nicely into any kitchen or office.
It is constructed mostly of plastic, yet has a classy and elegant look and feel.
As the Deluxe model in a popular line of Vertuo coffee makers, the aesthetics are even more appealing. The lever has a chrome finish. The edge around a cup bolder is also chrome plated, as is the control button.
This single button on top of the machine is a striking design element. All functions are controlled just through that single button.
Another interesting aspect is the water reservoir arm which is adjustable. This means you can choose to place the water tank on either side of the coffee maker, according to your convenience… or even behind it!
The water tank is rather large, with a 57.5 oz capacity – much more than the 37 oz tank on the VertuoPlus model.
Minor differences between models are the consequence of two manufacturers being contracted by Nespresso to make them – Breville and De’Longhi.
There are a few interesting elements in the Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe coffee maker and espresso machine.
Heat Up Time:
The machine heats up quickly. From the moment you turn it on, it only takes 20 seconds before you’re ready to start brewing. So that’s just as soon as you can pick a pod and pop it into the chamber.
No wasted time. You get straight away to enjoying a delicious cup of your favorite beverage.
The coffee maker automatically ejects spent coffee pods. Although it may not seem like a big deal, that’s still one task less for you to bother with.
The spent capsules are stored in a container which can hold upto 10 large pods. After this, the chamber has to be emptied, and the pods recycled.
All Vertuo Line capsules are compatible with the Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe coffee maker and espresso machine.
You can customize your brew size by holding down the button until the desired amount of coffee has dispensed. This volume is stored in the machine’s settings, unless you reprogram it later on.
The single-serve espresso function in the Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe has an auto-off feature which shuts down the machine after 9 minutes of inactivity.
Ease of Use
The Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe coffee maker and espresso machine has only few customizable features and this makes it easy to use.
You are not forced to master multiple variations and combinations that make it a cumbersome and tricky process to brew a quick cup of coffee!
There is just one button.
- That button turns on your coffee maker.
- It initiates the brewing cycle.
- It is used to adjust brew size.
- And the same button controls the cleaning program.
LED lights around the button indicate the machine’s status and aids with troubleshooting any problems. If you get confused, there’s a handy operation manual to guide you.
Clean Up & Maintenance
The Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe coffee maker and espresso machine is rather easy to manage.
Only few components need regular cleaning. The water tank, drip tray and used capsule container are the only elements that must be actively maintained. And this only takes a couple of minutes.
A series of indicator lights will notify you when it’s time to descale the machine, refill the tank, or eject a capsule.
Even descaling once every few months is automatic. Just press down on the lever and button simultaneously for 3 seconds, and the machine will run a 20 minute cycle to clean the internal parts.
Regular cleaning and maintenance ensures that you’ll always enjoy a delicious cup of coffee.
The Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe coffee maker and espresso machine isn’t the most inexpensive coffee machine.
But considering how many features you’ll get, and how good the different kinds of coffee taste, most users are happy with their purchase.
The average Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe review suggests that it is good value for money, especially for larger households where coffee consumption is higher.
To make milky coffee drinks, you’ll also need an Aeroccino3 milk frother.
It’s also important to factor in the ongoing expense of Nespresso coffee pods, which can add up over time.
This modern, sleek, feature-rich espresso and coffee maker is a good choice for anyone looking for a quick, easy way to make delicious coffee at home.
The Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe coffee maker and espresso machine has a large water tank, elegant design, sturdy build and impressive performance.
It is easy to use and clean up, needing very little maintenance and offering value for money.
However you will need to use only VertuoLine Nespresso capsules, and have few customizable features.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between the Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe coffee maker and Vertuo Plus?
The Deluxe has a much bigger water reservoir – 57.5 oz versus 37.1 oz.
It also has some sleek design elements like a chrome plated lever and ring around the button and cup holder.
Can the Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe coffee maker make espresso?
Yes, the machine can brew espresso, double espresso (lungo), gran lungo and Alto coffee drinks.
Milky drinks like lattes and cappuccinos require a frother that must be purchased separately.
Is VertuoPlus Deluxe better than VertuoNext?
The VertuoNext has some superior advantages including compatibility with carafe coffee capsules, and Bluetooth/wi-fi capability.
Can the Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe coffee maker and espresso machine work with other pods?
No, only Vertuo Nespresso capsules are compatible with this machine.
Are there any extras included in the box?
You can get a box of free coffee capsules, along with a welcome kit and user manual. You get a one-year warranty.
Can the Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe coffee maker prepare specialty coffee drinks?
No, unless you use a separate milk frother. The Creatista and Gran Lattissima are Nespresso coffee makers which can make special coffee drinks more readily.