Nespresso Inissia vs Pixie

For over 25 years, Nespresso has been at the forefront of home coffee and espresso brewing. This Switzerland-based company has a variety of machines available. No matter what type of coffee product you enjoy, there’s a machine perfect for your needs.

We compared two of Nespresso’s most popular machines; the Nespresso Inissia vs Pixie, and decided that the Inissia is best value.

Nespresso Inissia vs Pixie

In order to accurately compare Nespresso machines, you want to look at three factors:

  • Quality and Design
  • Functionality
  • Value

Let’s take a look:

Quality and Design – Nespresso Inissia vs Pixie

Both units are some of the smallest Nespresso machines on the market. Each machine brews one cup of coffee or one shot of espresso at a time. They’re easy to operate and maintain. Let’s take a look at their overall design:

Nespresso Pixie Review

This machine is 12 3/4” by 4 3/4” by 9 3/4” high. Weighing only six pounds, this unit can easily fit onto a small countertop or table. The 24 ounce water tank is easily removable.

The unit is sleek, stylish and contemporary looking. There are only a few colors available – all various types of shiny gray – but this should fit into basically any kitchen décor. In most cases, the Pixie will match existing appliances such as stainless steel refrigerators and ranges.

Nespresso Inissia Review

The Inissia is even (slightly) smaller at a compact 12 1/2″ by 4 3/4” by 9” high. It weighs only five pounds and four ounces. Overall, this unit is perfect for small kitchens, dorm room or even the office. Like the Pixie, the Inissia tank is also 24 ounces.

The Inissia is very stylish; it’s tall and thin with a rounded top. Four color schemes are available: black, red, white and titan (a silver/gray). Even though the unit is small, the drip tray folds up to allow for larger mugs and cups. This is especially useful for lattes and cappuccinos.

Nespresso Pixie Details

  • Height: 9.75 inches
  • Width: 4.75 inches
  • Depth: 12.75 inches
  • Water Tank: 24 ounces
  • Power: 1260 watts
  • Brew Time: 25-30 seconds

Nespresso Inissia Details

  • Height: 9 inches
  • Width: 4.75 inches
  • Depth: 12.75 inches
  • Water Tank: 24 ounces
  • Power: 1200 watts
  • Brew Time: 25 seconds