Jump to content

Should I buy a nespresso?

  • Please log in to reply
14 replies to this topic

#1 Mung bean

Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:51 PM

I have been thinking about whether or not to buy a nespresso. My friend works in a nespresso store and entitled to buy several machines at a very good discount -$150 for the basic machine.

I have just bought a Dyson, a Bellini (thermo knock off) and surely enough I wil be buying a slow cooker for when it gets colder, as my old gal died on me. ph34r.gif my parents are very kindly getting me a bench top dishwasher as I have just become a single Mum and boy does it suck hand washing for an hour at the end of the day.

I currently drink potent coffee everyday from either a stove stop Percolator or plunger. I Am not unhappy with either of these but the great price of the nespresso nd the convience is there. My only concern would be will it be another fad machine that I will have in a few years time... Is it necessary, well it's not lol (first world problem) BUT so cheap and they seem to be all the rage at the moment.  tongue.gif

#2 ~Catherine~

Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:55 PM

I brought my DH one for our 10yr anniversary this time last year .... I don't drink coffee but he does everyday. It is now the most used machine in our household. The kids even make their hot chocolates on it.

I brought the Latissima+ and we love it.

Edited by ~Catherine~, 04 January 2013 - 12:56 PM.

#3 Dionysus

Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:57 PM

my first thought on reading your OP was "an hour for washing up?  what the hell is she doing?"   LOL

not very constructive to your question, though!

We have a nespresso (lattissmo or whatever).  We love it.  We did have a proper coffee machine but we hardly used it for the prep/cleaning up that needed to be done.

Now, we use our nespresso several times each day.  We got one with an integrated milk system, so you basically put the pod in, get the milk from the fridge, press one (pre-programmed) button and you are good to go

#4 Rumour has it..

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

We have recently purchased one and I would say buy one. We got the model with the aerocenno (sp?) as a seperate unit but its so simple. milk in to the line and then press button pod in. then your done original.gif

#5 *dreamer*

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:04 PM

Hey OP, if you're happy with your stovepot percolator, please stick with it.  That way you can drink your cuppa and happily think of all the extra crap you are NOT adding to our landfill with all those individual pods.


#6 Ally'smum

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

If you really like your coffee I would stick to the stovetop and maybe buy the Nespresson milk frother. The coffee pods don't taste that good so the stovetop is probably better(if you are particular about the type of coffee you drink), but the milk frother is nice to have.

#7 AntiBourgeoisie

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:06 PM

I generally think that the coffee from my good quality stovetop is better than an average Nespresso. And coffee  pods (even the Aldi ones) are more expensive than an equivalent quality ground coffee. They make their money in the pods, not the machine.
Save your money OP!

#8 anotherlogin

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:06 PM

Do you get the $60 cash back that they are offering on top of that?  I say why not, give it a go, if you hate it, ebay it later

#9 glasnost

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:10 PM

A few of my friends have Nespresso machines and I haven't yet tasted a coffee made with one that matches our stove top thing.

#10 Uberfantastical

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:14 PM

I've had my nespresso for a few years and use it everyday. I say buy one, and $150 is a good price.

#11 eachschoolholidays

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:22 PM

QUOTE (*dreamer* @ 04/01/2013, 02:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey OP, if you're happy with your stovepot percolator, please stick with it.  That way you can drink your cuppa and happily think of all the extra crap you are NOT adding to our landfill with all those individual pods.


If you take the pods back to the store, they recycle them.  

I love ours.

#12 Floral Arrangement

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:29 PM

We have a stove top and  a pod machine. I like them both.

#13 Justaduck

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:41 PM

The Kmart near me (Viccy Pt in QLD) had their home brand machine that takes Nespresso Pods for only $29 the other day on clearance. Not sure if others have them cheap

#14 Mung bean

Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:10 PM

QUOTE (**Mel** @ 04/01/2013, 01:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
my first thought on reading your OP was "an hour for washing up?  what the hell is she doing?"   LOL

not very constructive to your question, though!

We have a nespresso (lattissmo or whatever).  We love it.  We did have a proper coffee machine but we hardly used it for the prep/cleaning up that needed to be done.

Now, we use our nespresso several times each day.  We got one with an integrated milk system, so you basically put the pod in, get the milk from the fridge, press one (pre-programmed) button and you are good to go

Lol, mel that would be the Belini's fault, once you realise you can mill your own flour out of brown rice, quinoa and make your own nut  milks it all kinda goes haywire from there!

#15 Fillyjonk

Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:43 PM

I like my Nespresso because I am lazy and not a great conneseur of coffee (however that is spelt). If you use your stovetop percolator, however, I am sure it is a better cup. We had one but we never used it so the nespresso was a better option for us.

As for waste and price - I buy refillable pods online and can use just normal ground coffee in them. I have been using three Coffee Duck brand ones for the past nine months. However, they should probably have been retired little earlier than this as the filters are starting to clog up. I am waiting on a shipment of a box of another brand which can apparently be used 30 times each.

Just another random point, before we left Australia (we're living in China now) we discovered that Coles had started selling Nespresso compatible pods. We bought a couple of boxes and they were fine and quite a bit cheaper than the Nespresso ones. Also, we did not have a Nespresso store near us so it was a pain in the bum to have to order online.

Edited by with the goo goose, 04 January 2013 - 11:44 PM.

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users


Special Ticket Offer, Save $8!

The Essential Baby & Toddler Show is back this April! Save $8 off the door price for a limited time only!

Finding baby name inspiration in unusual places

Sometimes the greatest baby name ideas come from the most unexpected places, as these EB members show.

The case for inducing at 37 weeks

While we often think of pregnancy as a 40 week affair, experts agree that 37 weeks is actually “full term". So is there an argument for inducing all births at 37 weeks?

Does controlled crying really work?

Controlled-crying techniques may help some babies sleep through the night, but for many exhausted new parents, it's just a recipe for more tears all round.

How I taught my infant to use a toilet

As people become more aware of these benefits, I hope more parents will practice this method, so we can cut down on nappies and improve baby bonding.

'I thought it was impossible': Emily Symons pregnant at 45

Aussie actress Emily Symons has announced she is pregnant with her first baby.

Shallow water blackout kills fit, healthy dad

A little girl will grow up without her father after the fit and healthy 34-year-old passed away while doing something he had practised his whole life.

Afternoon naps may be bad for toddlers' sleep

You could be doing yourself a disservice by encouraging your toddler to have an afternoon nap, according to new research.

Best gifts for newborns, new mums and christenings

We've compiled a guide to some of the most popular presents for newborns and new mums, and for christenings and naming days.

Jaime King to be a mum again

Actress Jaime King is pregnant with her second child, giving 16-month-old James a sibling.

Nannies should receive government funding

The Abbott government should extend funding to nannies, and direct childcare payments to low and middle income families, a landmark study on childcare has found. 

Common skin irritations in newborns (and how to treat them)

As many as one in two newborn babies suffer from skin irritations in their first few weeks. So what are the most common rashes and irritations to look out for?

10 wall decals for the nursery or playroom

Wall decals are the answer to creating a beautiful nursery or children's space without lifting a paint brush, a spirit level or even a hammer.

Preschooler walks 2.4km home alone

Three-year-old Cain Trainor headed off home after his first day at a new preschool without telling anyone.

Video: Why mums get nothing done

In spite of being in an almost constant state of motion while looking after the kids and trying to keep things together at home, it can seem as though parents have managed to get nothing on the to-do list done by the end of the day.

The middle name game

The middle name is no longer an afterthought, and parents' inspiration comes from many places.

Have a baby or your money back - but there's a catch

A new IVF scheme offers couples the chance to fall pregnant and give birth - or get their money back. But there's more to it than you might think.

A rare glimpse inside the womb

A baby born still inside the amniotic sac gave US doctors a rare glimpse at life inside the womb.

Battered mum forced to write to her attacker ex in jail

Three years ago Jason Hughes viciously attacked his ex-partner. Now she has to write to him three times a year.

Woman pleads not guilty to ultrasound scam

A West Australian woman will fight allegations that she scammed expectant mums by selling them fake ultrasound pictures of babies.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.


What's hot on EB

Brain damaged mum receives compensation

A Sydney mother who suffered brain damage when she was hit by a car while pushing her newborn baby in a pram has reached a confidential out-of-court settlement with the driver's insurance company.

Indigenous midwives break down the barriers

A culturally sensitive midwifery service has gained the trust and respect of Aboriginal women.

The Katering Show's next big delivery

Most mums-to-be plan to take things easy and perhaps have a little break from work as the birth of their baby draws near. Not Kate McCartney.

53 creative pregnancy announcements

Announcing that you're expecting can be a time to express your creativity, sense of humour and imagination. Check out how other parents and parents-to-be have broken the news to friends and family.

Why I have mixed feelings about Cindy Crawford's leaked photo

Last week an un-retouched photo of model Cindy Crawford surfaced, showing the 48-year-old mother-of -two posing in underwear.

How to create a Peppa Pig pancake

Thought your toddler could not love pancakes any more than they already do? How about if the breakfast treat came in the shape of every two-year-old's favourite cartoon character?

'It's a little life, not a little loss': pregnancy after miscarriage

I thought I was never going to be able to have a successful pregnancy. I decided that I wasn't going to form an emotional attachment with this baby.

Bonds Baby Search 2015: what you need to know

February 18 marks the start of one of the most prolific annual baby competitions in Australia: the Bonds Baby Search. And this year is going to be more special than ever.

Who will manage your Facebook account when you're gone?

This is not something that people like to talk about, but Facebook has announced that it will grant users more control over what happens to their pages after they die.

Struggling mum of four wins $188 million

Mother of four Marie Holmes was financially struggling after quitting her jobs at Walmart and McDonald's in order to care for her children.

Pregnant obese women a 'relatively new problem', coroner hears

A first-time mother whose daughter died hours after her frightening birth insists she was never told of the risks of being obese and pregnant.

'I'm angry as hell': the story behind mum's passionate vaccination plea

She has labelled parents who do not vaccinate their children "misinformed imbeciles" - and for that, she makes no apologies.

IKEA hacks for the nursery and kids' rooms

Are you one of those that know the whole IKEA catalogue by heart? Love their stuff but want to personalise it? Here's some inspiration to help you realise the potential of IKEA furniture and fittings.

8 different kinds of tantrums

I never thought I’d say this, but for a brief moment last week, Kim Kardashian and I had something in common: both our kids had public tantrums.

Polycystic ovary syndrome: symptoms, treatment and your fertility

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common female hormonal condition, affecting roughly one in 12 Australian women.

What's the best position for giving birth?

If doing it on your back is out, what's the best position for labour and birth?

Wife forgives snake catcher husband for car surprise

With Valentine's Day coming up, Nat Gilbert could be forgiven for thinking her husband might be planning a surprise for her.

Kids who meet milestones at their own pace

We usually only hear the success stories: tales of the two-year-old who’s talking, running and completely toilet trained. But other stories need to be told too.

Ruby shines as Bonds Baby

Sarah Kiss has a word of advice for proud mums and dads who are keen to enter their babies in this year's Bonds Baby Search Competition - just have fun.

Why dads should go to sleep school

If your family needs to go to sleep school, go with them. You are part of that family and you are part of the solution.

36 baby names inspired by food and drinks

A French court may have ruled out Nutella as a baby name, but that doesn't have to stop you from taking inspiration from the supermarket (or bottle shop). See what parents in the US have chosen for their delicious little ones.

Clever breastfeeding products

Check out this range of products designed to help make your breastfeeding journey more enjoyable, manageable and convenient.


Win a KitchenAid Mixer

Let's celebrate 300,000 fans on Facebook

To celebrate, and to thank our amazing fans, we?re giving away a KitchenAid Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer.

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.