For those who aren’t aware, KitchenAid are famous around the world for their kitchen stand mixers. They have been around for longer, but the shape that we know today started in the 1930’s with their “KitchenAid Model” which established the design that is so recognisable around the world.
Now, one of the most famous brands in kitchens worldwide has come to Nespresso, bringing the iconic KitchenAid shape to the world of coffee. This is, of course, the Nespresso KitchenAid coffee machine.
The great original cream and black neutral colours are accentuated by the shades of red that KitchenAid have brought to the table in their Nespresso range. These products are designed in the USA rather than elsewhere, and really do have a premium look and feel about them. The dome / bulb shape is reminiscent of KitchenAid appliances of old, from the ‘30s right the way through the 50’s and 60’s to today. Mixers, food processors, kettles and other appliances today from KitchenAid all sport the same iconic look.
The technology inside the KitchenAid is similar to other Nespresso machines. The pressure of the machine is still set at 19 bar, ensuring that a Nespresso capsule used in any other machine would be equivalent to this one. The last thing Nespresso want is for their coffee to taste different depending on the machine you buy! Consistently will undoubtedly be very important to Nespresso here.
An auto-eject feature also helps remove spent capsules and store a number of them, and the water tank allows for a reasonable number of coffees before you have to refill. The capacity of the water tank is 1.4L.
Arguably the most important premium feature of the Nespresso KitchenAid, other than the iconic shape, is the construction. KitchenAid have long been associated with high quality, no-compromise products and this Nespresso machine is no exception. Rather than being made out of plastic, the construction of the Nespresso KitchenAid coffee machine is predominantly metal. It adds a beautiful, high-end finish to an already gorgeous coffee machine and it’s one of the things we love the most about it!
The Nespresso KitchenAid does not disappoint in the looks department, and has all the standard Nespresso bells and whistles going for it as well. Here’s a look at the top line stats for this high-end Nespresso coffee machine.
|Product Name||Nespresso KitchenAid|
|Construction / Finish Materials||Metal|
|Heat-Up Time||25 seconds|
|Milk Frother Included?||No|
|Steam Pipe Included?||No|
|Water Quantity Control||Yes|
|Adjustable Temperature Control||No|
The Nespresso KitchenAid coffee machine uses a delightful mechanism for preparing your coffee. There is both a large lever and a rotating knob, foregoing modern digital displays in favour of something a bit more tactile.
First, use the lever and pull it up to reveal the slot to insert your Nespresso capsule into. Any one of the Nespresso grand crus will do, but of course it depends on your taste! For a guide to choosing which ones might be more enjoyable for you, check out our ultimate guide to Nespresso capsules here.
Next, use the dial on the front of the machine to choose how long you want your coffee. Rather than go for a numbering system, Nespresso simply let you choose an incremental dial here that goes between espresso and lungo. The choice is entirely yours!
Finally, hit the Nespresso logo in the middle of the dial to start hot water moving through your coffee pod and into your cup!
The Nespresso KitchenAid coffee machine is a great example of what Nespresso machines can be like when taken to the luxury / premium end of the scale. The metal construction and the iconic KitchenAid shape really stands out and would look great in both a modern and a retro kitchen.
One possible downside is that there’s no milk frother with this machine, so if you were after a great looking premium machine but also really enjoy milk-based coffees we might consider recommending something like the Nespresso Expert & Milk instead. However, if straight coffee is your thing, then to be honest it’s hard to get more classy than this – Nespresso have done an exceptional job alongside KitchenAid with their look and design here.
The Nespresso range includes large work-horse coffee machines ideal for the workplace, and others compact and ergonomic ideal for placing outside of the kitchen. Some machines are suited more to those who adore their milk-based coffee, others designed to speedily deliver a delicious espresso or lungo drink.View Nespresso Range Compare Machines