Nespresso KitchenAid Coffee Machines
Welcome to our Nespresso KitchenAid coffee machine review! We’re really excited at WhichNespresso to get our hands on a machine with such an iconic design.
Nespresso KitchenAid Coffee Machine Review
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.
The KitchenAid was available by Nespresso between 2014-2020, where it was unfortunately retired as a machine. For a more premium machine nowadays, we recommend the Nespresso Creatista range, where you also have a steam wand available to texture your own milk! You can find links to the Nespresso Creatista below.
The KitchenAid Shape Brought to Nespresso
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.
Nespresso KitchenAid Specifications and Features
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|
|Heat-Up Time||25 seconds|
|Milk Frother Included?||No|
|Steam Pipe Included?||No|
|Water Quantity Control||Yes|
|Adjustable Temperature Control||No|
Hand Controlled Mechanism for Choosing Your Coffee
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!
Nespresso KitchenAid Summary
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 Creatista instead. However, if straight coffee is your thing, then to be honest it would have been hard to get more classy than this – Nespresso have done an exceptional job alongside KitchenAid with their look and design here.
Unfortunately, the Nespresso KitchenAid partnership was discontinued in 2020. However, the Creatista lives on for OriginalLine Nespresso lovers, and with a steam wand as well it is a machine we would happily recommend to anyone looking for a good new capsule coffee machine.