My Review for the Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine by De’Longhi

What comes to your mind whenever you think of Espresso? Nespresso! Once you have fallen in love with the exquisite flavor that Nespresso gives you, it’s impossible to even think of anything else! De’Longhi, one of the most loved brands out there, brings to you the Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine to cater to this love of yours for the perfect Espresso!

So, today, we are going to take a look at the main features of this Espresso Machines as well as the main positive and negative aspects of it, so, let’s get started without any further delay!

What are the main features of the Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine by De’ Longhi?

The Nespresso Insissia Espresso Machine by De’Longhi is one of those products that you must discuss in details to get a full picture of. And fortunately, it’s just so great that you are not disappointed because even taking the time to read about its features is worth it!

So, the main features of the Nespresso Inissia Espresso machine are as follows:

  • The Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine by De’Longhi offers you a tank of 24 ounces and that is pretty large in comparison to most of the other models available right there.
  • The water inside this tank can be heated up within 25 seconds at the touch of a button and you can serve about 9 cups of coffee without the need of having to fill it again so that you can keep serving your guests without worrying about having to fill the tank after about every cup!
  • The folding drip tray accommodates larger cup sizes, and drops down automatically when you remove your mug to catch drips and that’s just perfect because that means you don’t have to go through the hassle of having to cleaning up the countertop or table after every use.
  • This machine also boasts of an adjustable cup size. You can choose between two programmable Espresso and Lungo buttons and this provides you with a certain amount of flexibility, you can decide what you want to have and that’s really great.
  • Even in terms of energy efficiency, this machine does not lag behind anyone. If you leave it running and forget that you did, this machine turns itself off after about 9 minutes! Now that’s the kind of energy efficiency we all want, don’t we?
  • This machine is also available in several colors. It gives you the opportunity to select among Black, Red, Silver and Titan colors, and thus you can easily give your counter-top or kitchen the perfect look it wants. It often so happens that the model is available in only one color and that does not fit your kitchen, but that’s something you don’t have to worry about in case of this model because it gives you quite a few alternatives to choose from, ensuring that you can always go for the one that has just the required kind and amount of aestheticism that you’re looking for.
  • This machine has been designed while keeping solely the Nespresso Capsules in mind, and as such De’Longhi includes a welcome set with a range of Nespresso capsules with unique aroma profiles with every machine that you buy! There are sixteen capsules that you’re provided with in this welcome set (yes, 16!)
  • And finally, the thing that most people tend to overlook, the pressure of the pump. This machine has a pump pressure of 19 bars.
  • This machine is also somewhat more affordable in comparison to some of the other Nespresso Machines available out there, and that’s a really good thing

Related – Make sure to see my full comparison of the best Nespresso machines sold today.

What are some of the negative things you hear about it?

Of course, it seems like a great model right now. but that doesn’t mean that it’s free from its own set of flaws. And these are usually the ones that make most people turn away from a series and line of products even as great as this one. So, these are the most important things to consider or at least AMONG the most important things to consider when considering this model. So, the main limitations of this model are as follows:

  • The first complain is that the Espresso it makes is too bitter. Yes, we understand that some of you might find this espresso to be too bitter so it’s really advisable that you know your taste before going for it since some people have found this machine’s Espresso to be too bitter foer their tastes.
  • Next in line is the fact that some people have complained that this machine broke too easily. Some people have complained about their machine breaking down two months into operation, and that’s really not a good thing.
    Some people, again, have questioned the validity and utility of this machine in face of the rise in price of the capsules, and that is something that you really must consider if you’re one of those people to whom the economic aspect of every purchase is really important.
  • Some people complain about the fact that it has a plastic exterior. A lot of people are used to seeing metal ones which provide a greater degree of safety, but that doesn’t really mean this one is not sturdy. However, some people still have been repulsed by the fact that it’s not made of metal and made of plastic instead.

These are the main things that people have complained about when it has come to this machine. We can easily say that these complains are found in almost every case, but still, a complain is always a complain and as your host I felt that it would be my duty to make you perfectly aware about both the positive and negative aspects of the product that you’re reading out about.

Main things to consider for models such as this one

There are several specific things that one must consider while purchasing models like these so that they can compare all the available models and thus buy the one that is really perfect for them. So, here are some of the main things that you must keep in the back of your mind while looking at this model to ensure that you can match it with your requirements as you go.

So, the main facts that have been taken into consideration are:

  • The first thing that we have to keep in mind in case of this article is the capacity of the model. This model boasts of a capacity of 24 ounces or about 9 cups! That’s really awesome because you can continue serving your guests for a pretty long time without having to worry about filling up the tank again!
  • Next in line for consideration is the material that has been used for the exterior which decides the durability and sturdiness for the model. This model has a sturdy plastic exterior which is good, although several people do prefer metal over it because of its more conventional character and proven history when it comes to lasting.
  • Then comes the factor of compatibility, there are some of you who must have been wondering about this all along the course of this article. Well, there’s nothing to worry about because we are going to make it clear here that you can use this with the Starbucks capsules as well, making this machine quite versatile!
  • Next in line for a Nespresso maker is the question of being able to make the perfect Crema on top! So, this machine does that perfectly as well, making it really loved by all its customers!
  • And finally comes the economic factor. This is the factor that almost everyone pays at least some attention to. In this case, however, there are two things to consider when it comes to this factor. The first one is the price of the model itself and the second one is the price of the capsules that you use. So, the model itself is pretty affordable in comparison to some of the other Nespresso models, although some people have recently voiced their concerns online about the rising prices of the capsules. However, a solution which has been recommended on amazon is that you can buy a lot of them together since delivering over 200 such capsules at the same time is often free of delivery cost. So, that’s something you have to decide at your own discretion!

My Recommendation: Worth it!

So, after weighing the pros and the cons on the scale of my mind, I believe that this model is worth it, let me explain this based on specific points:

  • Firstly, this model is available in several colors which allows it to perfectly complement the aesthetic side of your kitchen at the same time as its proper design and functionality addresses the working side.
  • Secondly, the two options that you can choose from makes this a good choice as far as versatility is concerned as well.
    Thirdly, this model is actually dedicated to capsules and so it’s the perfect choice if you’re planning to use them. Just keep the price factor in mind and at the same time keep your needs in mind. Strike the right balance and it’s surely going to be great.
  • Finally, the economic factor associated with it is also strong. This model is not overpriced and you can buy quite a few capsules together to achieve a certain degree of economy there as well. So, there’s nothing to really worry about.

After thinking over all of these, I feel convinced that this model is actually a really great model with very limited flaws. It seems like if you are judicious when buying it and buy it only if it fits your needs, it’s a great model if it suits you, and that certainly has gone a long way into making this model one of the top sellers in this category of products. So, at the end of the day, I can say that this product is really recommended if it serves all your needs.

How to choose the right model

Choosing the right model might seem like a hard choice, but there is just one easy thing to remember that lets you choose the right model for yourself with the greatest ease: You must know what you’re looking for.

If you know what your exact needs are, it’s really simple to find the right model for yourself that serves all those needs. And as we always say, the best model for you is the model that serves all your needs at the most affordable price.

The main competing products for this model

You know the market is really tight when even models as awesome as this one face stiff competition. Yes, you heard me right, even this model has really close competitors and people get really confused as to which one they should go for. But that’s all the more reason to know about them and even check them out because if this one doesn’t exactly fit your needs, one of them just might!

So, here are the main products that you might treat as its competitors in the present market:

  • Nespresso Essenza Mini Espresso Machine by Breville: This is the Nespresso Essenza Mini Espresso Machine from the Breville line of products, a line known for its unique products that provide with a really high level of functionality.
  • Nespresso Expert Espresso Machine by De’Longhi: Next is the Nespresso Expert Espresso Machine by De’Longhi, that De’Longhi claims is one of its most special and bestselling products, you just might want to check it out regardless of the fact that you might have already decided on another model, because this model doesn’t take time to change your mind!
  • Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine by Breville: And finally, the Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine, also from the famous Breville line of products (famous for their functionality, as I just stated) is yet another competitor for the Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine from the De’Longhi line of products.

Brian Mounts

Head blogger, editor, and owner of "Top Off My Coffee", a website that has been educating readers about coffee brewing techniques and equipment since 2012.

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