Hey Coffee lovers!
There will be a lot of queries in your mind whether you are a beginner at making coffee with Nespresso KitchenAid or a pro user but want to seek guidance for some problems. But, the good news is, I am here to answer all your queries. Here we will discuss a detailed guide on how to use Nespresso KitchenAid. This manual helps you deal with all your problems regarding using the machine. In a nutshell, it is the ultimate guide for every Nespresso KitchenAid owner. So, scroll down the pages!
I am here for you and to help you enjoy making beverages with our human-friendly Nespresso KitchenAid Machine. I own your safety and the safety of others. Every machine has some essential safeguards, and in case of any carelessness, severe damage can occur to you and your coffee machine. So I recommend you go through the safety precautions brochure to have a safe journey with your Nespresso KitchenAid.
While using the device, keep these points in view :
- Read all the instructions carefully.
- Avoid interaction with hot and wet surfaces.
- Remove the plug from the main outlet when not in use.
These are just some points; visit the Nespresso KitchenAid Machine safety precautions article for further details.
You must have bought this coffee machine with the certainty that the machine specifications are compatible with your frame of mind and your home. Still, I want you to scrutinize the given points below. If the machine suits your temperament, it is good; otherwise, it’s up to you to exchange another device or return it before use.
|Brew Sizes||Ristretto 0.85 oz/25mlEspresso 1.35 oz/40mlLungo 3.70 oz /110ml2 oz/60ml3 oz/90ml4.4 oz/130ml|
|Water Reservoir||44 oz|
|Dimensions||8.3″W x 13.0″D x 13.0″H|
|Exterior Body Material||Aluminum|
|Spent Capsules||14 capsules|
|Other Features||Auto-Off after 9 minutes, 30-second heat-up, manual level for capsule compartment, tough metal housing, folding drip tray for macchiato glass.|
Note: Plug into a grounded three-prong outlet. Don’t remove the ground plug and avoid using adapters or extensions. Call a qualified electrician to install the outlet near the appliance if the cord is short.
What’s Inside The Box?
You will receive the appliance in complete packaging when you order the Nespresso KitchenAid Machine from any online store, Amazon, AliExpress, etc. Open the package with great care. If the packaging seal is broken, some parts are missing, or any parts are damaged, contact the company first for the exchange or return of the machine. Packaging includes the following essentials:
Nespresso KitchenAid Coffee Maker
The appliance is the main thing included in the package. Set it up and brew extraordinary beverages for you.
The safety brochure is for the main general instructions for your guideline.
It is the most crucial thing in case you receive an incomplete or damaged parcel. Your Nespresso KitchenAid comes with a 2-year of exclusive warranty.
A warm welcome note is also present so you can use the machine with a good feeling.
Nespresso KitchenAid Parts
As you know the general instructions about your Nespresso KitchenAid, you must be curious about how your machine looks and works. Parts play an essential role in the ambiance of the machine. So this machine also has some specifications related to parts. Now it’s time to explore the parts of your appliance. The details are below for your understanding of assembling the detachable parts. You don’t need to worry; follow the instructions for smooth use. Let’s start!
To uplift the lid on the capsule holder, a handle is used. The handle is a rod-shaped structure with a bulging end. Its position matters a lot for the opening or closure of the capsule compartment/holder. Lift it to open the capsule compartment and lower it to close it again.
The coffee machine uses capsules to brew the coffee. There is a special compartment called the capsule door where you will load the coffee capsule according to your taste.
Brewing Button / Selection Dial
The selection dial has triple functions. First, rotate the dial to choose your desired brew volume, and then press this button to start brewing. Furthermore, factory reset settings can be performed by using this button.
When the brewing process is complete, there is a specific opening labeled as an Espresso spout, an aperture from where the coffee will come out, and your cup will be filled with it.
After the brewing is finished and the coffee is brewed, the remaining waste should be discarded. The used capsule that fell into the used capsule container (present in the maintenance unit) should be disposed of periodically.
At the base of the machine, there is a proper place called the cup holder for placing your coffee cup.
The packaging includes the water tank, which must fit inside the machine. It is used to store liquid for brewing.
A Drip grid is a type of panel above the drip tray.
The drip tray is located at the base of the appliance. The drip tray collects the excess coffee spilled from the cup while brewing.
Selection Dial Settings
This machine allows you to choose your desired coffee volume by using a selection dial. The available options are mentioned below
1: 25ml / 0. 85 oz ( ristretto )
2: 40ml / 1.35 oz ( espresso)
3: 60ml / 2 oz
4:90ml / 3oz
5:110ml / 3.7 oz ( lungo)
6: 130 ml / 4.4 oz
Special Function Settings
Nespresso KitchenAid makes the user’s life easy as it has different unique function settings which you can set according to your preferences.
1: Automatic standby: 15 mins
2: Automatic standby: 20 mins
3: Automatic standby: 30 mins
4: Descaling function
5: Emptying function
6: Return to the factory setting
Prepare Your Nespresso Kitchenaid For First Use Or After A Long Period Of Non-Use
Before using your machine for the first time, it is necessary to assemble it accurately to avoid any trouble during use. However, the manufacturers make the machine with utmost care and dispatch them after cleaning. There can be chances of having chemical residues within the device, so please run plain water through the machine, as these factors can affect the taste of your coffee and your device for future use. Moreover, any kind of chemicals can be hazardous to your health. Following are the guidelines on how to assemble the device before use:
- Place the Nespresso KitchenAid on a clean, dry, and level surface.
- Plug the cord into a grounded 3-prong outlet.
3. Turn on your Nespresso KitchenAid, and the button LED will flash as the appliance warms up and glow continuously when the machine gets ready.
4. Tip the water tank slightly and remove it by pulling it out from your Nespresso KitchenAid machine.
5. Wash the water tank with hot, soapy water and rinse with clean water. Dry with a clean cloth. Avoid washing the water tank in the dishwasher.
6. Fill the water tank with fresh, cold drinking water (Avoid filling the water tank above the max fill line ).
7. Place the water tank back on your machine.
NOTE: Press the water tank until it fits into place to ensure proper function.
8. Before using your Nespresso KitchenAid for the first time/after a long period of no use, run the plain water through the machine on the “lungo “settings three times.
Preheating Of Nespresso KitchenAid
When you start brewing by pressing the brew button, the brewing will not begin at once, but the heating process will occur first. Preheating will be a time taking procedure, but only a little. The machine will do preheating by itself when the device is powered on. Under this condition, the machine is heating its elements to prepare for the brewing cycle. So you don’t need to worry about why the device is not working at once just by powering it. When the preheating is complete, the device will start to brew itself. To check that the preheating is going on, check the following conditions. It confirms the process of preheating:
- When the KitchenAid Nespresso Machine turns on, the LED light starts flashing.
- The LED will flash as it warms up.
- It will glow permanently when the machine is ready.
How To Change Water Volume On Nespresso Kitchenaid
During the process of preheating of Nespresso KitchenAid, if you want to change the water volume according to your choice, then follow these steps:
- Rotate the selection dial to select the desired volume while the machine is warming up.
- During this, the LED bar will no longer flash, but it will light up over the selected portion size, and the brew button will continue to flash.
- Press the brew button.
- When the required temperature is obtained, the brew cycle will start independently.
How To Make Espresso With Nespresso KitchenAid?
Now the wait is over! Yay! Now it’s time to prepare the coffee. You must perform a series of steps to have your delicious coffee at the end. Considering the following points will make it even easier to use the machine repeatedly without hesitation.
- Place The Cup
First of all, place your cup on the cup holder.
- Lift The Handle
Now, lift the handle to uplift the lid of the capsule compartment to its fully upright position.
Note: There are chances that hot vapors can cause injury to your hands. To avoid such a situation, only open the capsule door by lifting the handle for 3 seconds after the brewing cycle has completed. Don’t pull the capsule door with your fingers.
- Selection Of Capsule
Select the capsule according to your choice, hold it with the foil cap facing you, and drop it into its loading compartment on top of the machine.
- Close Capsule Compartment
Lower the handle to close the capsule compartment. Make sure the knob/handle is rotated in a horizontal position. Complete closure of the container is needed to start the machine.
- Selection Of Desired Volume
Turn the selection dial according to your desired volume. The settings from left to right are:
1: 25 ml / 0.84 oz (ristretto)
2: 40 ml / 1.35 oz(espresso)
3: 60 ml / 2.0 oz
4: 90 ml / 3.04 oz
5: 110 ml / 3.71 oz(lungo)
6: 130 ml / 4.4 oz
- Start The Brewing
Now, press the brew button to start the operation and press the button for a second time if you want to top off your cup or if you want to stop the cycle early.
- Change The Settings
You can change the selection mid-brew by rotating the dial to a new selection before brewing ends.
- Disposal Of Used Capsule
After completing the process, lift the handle upright to discard the capsule into the disposal container.
Note: Discard the capsule after brewing the coffee or turning off the machine. The used capsule compartment can hold up to 14 used capsules.
Nespresso KitchenAid Automatic Standby Mode
When you do not press the brew button after the machine is powered on, the device automatically goes to standby mode after 9 minutes. First, it turns to a low-consumption mode, and the heater powers off. Press the brew button or rotate the selection dial to wake the machine. If you prefer to change this standby time, you can set it for 15 minutes, 20 minutes, or 30 minutes following these directions:
- Power On The Machine
When you power on the machine, the LED will flash, which indicates that the device is warming up, and when the machine is ready to process, the LED will glow continuously.
- Enter The Menu Mode
Rotate the selection dial to change the position of the light to the leftmost position and hold the button for 6 seconds. The light will hold steady before switching to 2 blinks per second. Your Nespresso machine is now ready for the resetting of standby time.
- Reset Standby Time
Turn the selection dial to the leftmost position to reset the standby time to 15 minutes, turn to the second left position to reset the standby time to 20 minutes, and turn to the third left position to reset the standby time to 30 minutes.
- Exit The Programming Mode
Press the brew button again now; the LED will blink 3 times to confirm that you have exited the programming mode.
Note: To return to the factory settings of 9 minutes, you have to change settings, reset the device by rotating the selection dial to the leftmost position, and press the button for 6 seconds (The LED will flash two blinks per second). Now, turn the dial to the rightmost position and press the brew button. The machine will go to factory settings and is in ready mode.
How To Clean The Nespresso Kitchenaid Espresso Machine?
After using the machine, it is vital to clean it because the coffee oil sediments can accumulate inside your device, and the machine’s operation will be affected. Then you shall be unable to have the coffee according to your desired taste. As you have some requirements for your coffee, the machine also demands some conditions for adequately working. I am helping you know how to clean the machine step by step. Let’s do it!
Note: Avoid using harsh dishwasher cleaners, steel wool or any hard material for cleaning Nespresso KitchenAid.
- Unplug Your Machine
Turn the dial towards the right and hold for 6 seconds to turn off your Nespresso machine, then unplug the device from the main socket. Let the appliance cool down!
- Remove The Maintenance Unit
Please remove the maintenance unit from the base by pulling it towards you.
- Dispose Of The Capsules
Remove the capsule from the compartment and dispose of them. Also, remove the drip grid from the drip tray.
- Wipe Off The Machine
Use a clean damp cloth to wipe off the machine housing, and then use a soft cloth to dry your machine internally and externally. Please avoid using harsh cleansers or scouring pads when cleaning the appliance or parts.
- Wash The Parts
Wash the capsule disposal compartment, drip tray, and drip grid in the top rack of the dishwasher or by hand in warm, soapy water and rinse them with clean water. If you are washing with your hand, ensure that the soapy water is entirely removed by rinsing all these parts with clean water and letting them dry with the help of the dry cloth.
- Clean Water Tank
At last, wash the water tank with hot soapy water and then with clean water. Dry the tank with a soft cloth. The water tank cannot be washed in the dishwasher.
Emptying The Nespresso KitchenAid Espresso Machine
You have used your machine many times. Now you have to go somewhere and store your device for some time so your appliance stays safe. But, before storing, you do have to empty your device. The emptying procedure is carried out through the following method:
- Empty The Water Tank
Remove the water tank from the machine. Empty water from the tank and place it again in its position. Make sure of the complete closure of the capsule compartment by lowering the handle to the horizontal position.
- Place Empty Container
Place an empty container right below the coffee outlet.
- Enter To Emptying Mode
Enter the “emptying mode” by turning the brew button to the leftmost position and holding it for 6 seconds until the light blinks.
- Rotate Selection Dial
Turn the selection dial to the right till the blinking light is above the right middle position.
- Start Emptying Process
Press the brew button, and the emptying cycle will run until the system is empty.
Note: When emptying the machine, let it cool down for 10 minutes before further use.
Descaling The Nespresso Kitchenaid Espresso Machine
Since water is an essential ingredient in your coffee, the content of the metal ions present in water can be destructive for your machine. Water contains heavy metal ions like calcium, so there are higher chances that these metals can be deposited inside your device and harm it. Frequent descaling is required if you use hard water (high concentration. of Calcium & Magnesium ions) in your brewer. For this purpose, use Nespresso descaling agent, available online, to remove scales. I discourage using homemade remedies for descaling, like chemical or vinegar solutions. Because instead of descaling, these can cause more detrimental effects to your Nespresso KitchenAid. First, buy the descaling agents and perform descaling as I have explained below :
- Add Descaling Agent
First, add two packets of descaling agent to the empty water tank. Then fill the tank with water to the maximum limit. Replace the water tank on your machine.
- Place Empty Container
Place an empty container ( minimum capacity up to 1.5L ) under the coffee outlet.
- Enter Descaling Mode
Turn the brew button to the leftmost position and hold for 6 seconds until the light blinks.
- Rotate The Selection Dial
Now, rotate the selection dial till the blinking light is above the first right position.
- Start Descaling
Press the brew button to run the descaling operation and let it continue until the water tank is emptied completely.
- Water Rinse Cycle
Add water to the water tank for the second time and repeat the cycle to rinse the machine with clean water. The device will automatically shift to ready mode after the process is completed.
Troubleshooting Common Issues Of The Nespresso KitchenAid
When your machine is working correctly, you are enjoying your coffee. But sometimes, the device can cause some errors, which can be a source of displeasure for you. Such trivial problems can be solved on a self-basis by acting upon my advice. Although if the problem still exists, avoid using more tricks and contact the company immediately.
- When The Power Indicator Remains Off, And Your Machine Fails To Heat Even When Brewing Button Is Pressed:
- If the indicator is off, check the machine is correctly plugged into the socket.
- If it is not plugged in correctly, turn off the switch, unplug it, plug it back in, and press the brew button.
- If your Nespresso KitchenAid machine is still not operating, check the fuse or circuit breaker to which the device is connected.
2. If Coffee Doesn’t Come Out Of Spout:
- The water tank may be empty.
- The machine needed to be descaled.
- Under such conditions, you may need to empty the capsule container :
- Check that there is not any capsule blocked inside your machine.
- Check that the capsule is inserted correctly in the capsule compartment of your Nespresso machine.
- Check to see that the compartment is completely closed. For more info regarding inserting the capsule, consult the heading “How To Make Espresso With Nespresso KitchenAid?”
Note: If the capsule compartment is not cleared, the brewing water will be able to flow into the capsule compartment and then to the maintenance unit for confirmation to lift the drip grid and observe if unbrewed water is present.
3. If Coffee Grounds Are Observed In Cup
If the coffee grounds are observed in a cup, there is a probability that the door was opened too soon. Every time you brew your coffee, wait for at least 3 seconds after the brewing cycle is completed before opening the door.
- If The Leds In Positions 1 & 6 Blink Alternately Every 2 Seconds At A Rate Of 2 Blinks Per Second
The above situation indicates that the machine is overheated. The lights will flash until the Espresso Machine is ready or enters standby mode.
- If The LEDs In Position 1 & 6 Blink Thrice Alternately After Every 2 Seconds At 2 Blinks Per Second
It means that there is an electronic error. Allow the machine to go into standby mode and recheck for the mistake again. If the error is still present, consult the “warranty and section service.
The Nespresso KitchenAid Espresso Machine Warranty And Service
I am confident about the quality of Nespresso appliances, but if the Nespresso machine is not working accurately, feel free to contact Nespresso KitchenAid, and they will serve you as much as possible. Suppose any damage is detected and your appliance warranty falls under our two years of ownership. Then, in this case, KitchenAid will be responsible for whether to repair the machine or to deliver the alternate appliance to your doorstep without any additional charges in case of complete damage.
Length Of Warranty
Every time you buy the machine, the warranty duration is 2 years from the date of purchase.
Conditions Under KitchenAid Will Pay For Your Choice
There are some conditions where you have to pay for the labor, just like replacing or repairing parts to correct the defects in your machine and make it easy to use again. But it would be best if you remembered that such services should be provided by an Authorized KitchenAid Service Center or, in Canada, by a Nespresso Authorized Service Center, for hassle-free replacement of your Nespresso machine swipe details further knowledge.
Conditions Under Kitchenaid Will Not Pay For :
- Repairs when Espresso Machine is used in other than regular single-family home use.
- Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, or abuse.
- Replacement parts or repair labor costs for Espresso Machines operated outside the 50 United States.
Limitations Or Remedies
Any implied warranty imposed by law is considered for only one year, the shortest period as declared by the law. Some states and provinces do not focus on limitations like the duration of implied warranty of merchantability or fitness lasts, so there can be circumstances where the above limitations might not apply to you. If the product fails to work correctly, the customer will be reimbursed with a repair or replacement policy under limited warranty conditions. KitchenAid and KitchenAid Canada are not responsible in case of any accidental damage to your appliance. The warranty gives you specific legal rights, which may vary from state to state.
Hassle-Free Replacement Warranty – 50 United States, District Of Columbia, And Puerto Rico
I believe in Nespresso KitchenAid and know they always strive for their products’ quality. But still, if your Nespresso machine fails to meet the standards of accuracy, your warranty should not fall under 2 years of ownership. Kitchenaid is solely responsible for delivering a replaceable or comparable copy of the appliance free of cost to your doorstep and will ensure that your original Nespresso machine is returned safely to Nespresso KitchenAid. If your Espresso Machine should fail within the first two years of ownership, call our toll-free Customer Experience Center at 1-800-541-6390 Monday through Friday. Please have your original sales receipt when you call. Proof of purchase is necessary to claim the replacement of your machine. Please give them your complete details, including address, phone number, and email address, to get shipping details. When you have received your replacement machine, use the carton, packaging, and original prepaid receipt to pack your actual appliance and return it to Kitchenaid.
Hassle-Free Replacement Warranty – Canada
KitchenAid Canada has been working for many years with the espresso machine. If your Espresso Machine should fail within the first two years of ownership, call the Nespresso Club toll-free at 1-855-325-5781 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You don’t have to worry, and KitchenAid is responsible for delivering the exact copy of your machine and getting your original device back. Just keep the sale receipt and proof of purchase with yourself for the claim. Give the consultant your complete address for further proceedings.
Arranging For Service After The Warranty Expires, Or Ordering Accessories And Replacement Parts In The United States And Puerto Rico
For Service Information, Or To Order Accessories Or Replacement Parts, Call Toll Free At 1-800-541-6390 Or Write To
Customer Experience Center, KitchenAid Small Appliances, P.O. Box 218, St. Joseph, MI 49085-0218
Outside The United States And Puerto Rico:
Consult your local KitchenAid dealer or the store where you purchased the Espresso Machine for information on how to obtain service.
For Service Information In Canada
Call the Nespresso Club toll-free at 1-855-325-5781.
For Service Information In Mexico
Call toll-free at 01-800-0022-767.
It’s natural that when you buy a new appliance, you need guidance regarding the accurate working of your device. For this purpose, you search for every possible measure so your hard-earned money spent on your favorite appliance should not be wasted due to negligence. Starting from the essential safeguards, specifications, how to use, and questions regarding your problems have been explained above, but if you still need further assistance, feel free to contact the Nespresso team. Through my guidance, I hope you can use your appliance more efficiently and without any fear. Have an excellent start to your day with your coffee and a good day ahead!
My Order Has Damaged, Missing, Expired, Or Incorrect Items. What Should I Do?
Contact the company immediately if you find anything missing from your order or see that the parts are damaged. For the United States, contact 1-800-541-6390; for Canada at 1-855-325-5781 and Mexico at 01-800-0022-767. For online assistance, visit their official website.
How Often Should I Descale My Machine?
As it is necessary to descale your machine after every 3-6 months, as mineral buildup inside the device can cause severe damage to the machine.