Nespresso Citiz vs Pixie

If you want to make espressos, lungos or other café drinks at home, you’ll probably want a Nespresso machine. After all, they’re the number one manufacturer of espresso machines in the world. But what is the best Nespresso machine on the market?

If you’re trying to determine which Nespresso to buy, we can help! Today we’re taking a look at two of the biggest sellers:

Nespresso Citiz vs Pixie

Our favourite is the Pixie but as we will discusss, there is not a lot in it but price.

If you want to make espressos, lungos or other café drinks at home, you’ll probably want a Nespresso machine. After all, they’re the number one manufacturer of espresso machines in the world. But what is the best Nespresso machine on the market?

If you’re trying to determine which Nespresso to buy, we can help! Today we’re taking a look at two of the biggest sellers:

Nespresso Citiz vs Pixie

Our favourite is the Pixie but as we will discusss, there is not a lot in it but price.

Quality and Design – Nespresso Citiz vs Pixie

Both machines have a classic, stylish look which will go well in any kitchen, office or other location. They’re both constructed with durable ABS plastic construction and Thermoblock stainless-steel heating elements. Thermoblock technology guarantees precise temperature control.

The Pixie is available in the colors Titan and Electronic Titan. These are both a polished gray color. The Citiz is available in black only.

These units both have a similar look. Slim and vertical with a curved top, each unit has removable water tank. The Citiz is the bigger of the two. Dimensions for the Citiz are 14 3/4″ by 5” by 11” high. The Pixie is a more compact 12 3/4″ by 4 3/4″ by 9 3/4″. The Citiz weighs 10 pounds and the Pixie weight six pounds and ten ounces.

The Citiz has a large water tank which holds 34 fluid ounces. The Pixie holds a smaller, but still respectable, amount of water: 24 fluid ounces. Both water tanks are non-magnetized.

Our Verdict on Quality and Design

We’re calling this one a draw. These two units have both been a part of the Nespresso line for quite a while. They’re time-tested, durable and high quality. As far as their aesthetics, they both have a timeless, subtle look. The Citiz is slightly thinner than the Pixie, and the units come in different colors.

But there’s no significant difference in overall quality. Both are well-made products which include full warranties and customer service support. So we’re really left to judge these two on aesthetics here, and that’s just a matter of personal taste. We think they both look pretty good!