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Coffee surely puts a smile on your face, intensifies your happiness, and keeps you fresh throughout your day. But you know what is behind the coffee that makes it super delicious, that makes coffee a reason for your cheerfulness. I can say some of you have already guessed it right; that is a Coffee machine. However, by coffee machine here, I’m referring to Nespresso Pixie. 

You are here to learn about major things regarding Nespresso Pixie, For instance, its usage, programming, troubleshooting, and much more. And I love to serve the purpose of inserting the knowledge of your desire. So without keeping you on wait here, we go right onto how to use a Nespresso Pixie and the essential process related to it.

Safety Precautions for Nespresso Pixie

Accidents can happen even if you are careful. Nevertheless, the mishap rates can be shortened by having thorough knowledge and safety measure about the electronics you are using. It’s always a good habit to check and go through what are the basic and ethical details of the product you are tackling. So if you are using a Nespresso Pixie Coffee machine, then you should definitely check the related safety measures.

Providing you ease at every step, we have, after carefully going through all the Nespresso machines’ Safety Precautions, presented a comprehensive Guide that you can easily read and acquire without putting yourself in much struggle.

See Nespresso Pixie Safety Precautions →

What’s in the Box

  1. Coffee Machine
  2. 16 Capsule set
  3. <Welcome to Nespresso> Folder
  4. User Manual
  5. Warranty Card

Nespresso Pixie Parts

  1. Beverage Buttons 
  • Espresso Button on left side (small cup) 
  • Lungo Button on right side (large cup)
  • ON/OFF Button (above the Espresso & Lungo button)
  1. Lever
  2. Coffee Outlet
  3. Drip Tray
  4. Drip Grid+Cup Support
  5. Capsule Container (can store 9-11 Used Capsule)
  6. Water tank
  7. Water tank lid

Nespresso Pixie Specifications 

No.FeaturesSpecs
1.Voltage220-240 V
2.Frequency50-60 Hertz (Hz)
3.Pressure Pump19 bar 
4.Water Reservoir Capacity0.7 L (approx. 24 oz)
5.Cable Length31 inches
6.Watts1150-1260 W
7.DimensionsIn Centimeter11.1 cm W x 23.5 cm H x 32.6 cm D
In Inches4.4 inches W x 9.3 inches H x 12.8 inch D
  • 220 V at frequency 50 hertz and power greater than 1150 Watt
  • 220-240 V at frequency 50/60 Hz and power greater than 1260 Watt

How to First Use Or After A Long Period Of Non-Use?

If you are a newbie to the Nespresso Coffee machine world and don’t know how to use Nespresso Pixie, then you are at the right place. By following the below instructions, you will be able to acquire how easily you can use the Nespresso Pixie. So we go:

Instructions:-

  1. If you have newly bought the machine, then first remove the plastic film from the drip grid.
  1. Remove the water tank from the machine.
  2. Remove the capsule container too.

4. Adjust the cord by plugging the cord in the socket, and if any excess cord is left, lay down the machine horizontally and tuck the cord in the cord gap under the machine.

5. Rinse and fill the water tank with fresh water.

6. You can carry a water tank by its cover as well. Place the tank in its position on the machine.

7. Turn on the machine by pressing the ON/OFF Button.

8. The beverage buttons lights will start blinking, telling the machine is on and is pre-heating.

9. After approx. 25 seconds the blinking will stop, and your machine will be ready.

10. Place a container under the coffee outlet.

11. Press the Lungo button.

12. The rinsing process will start, and water will cascade into the container.

13. Repeat points 11 and 12 three times. 

14. After this again, filling your water tank with clean water, and your brewer will be ready to brew coffee.

How to Prepare Coffee using Nespresso Pixie

  1. Remove the water tank, rinse it, fill it with clean water, and place back to the machine
  2. Place a cup under coffee outlet 
  3. Turn on the machine
  4. Wait for the LED lights to get stable ( will take approx. 25 seconds). This phase is pre-heating phase
  5. Lift the lever, insert your capsule and close it.
  6. Press Lungo or Espresso button and your coffee will start pouring inot the cup.
  7. You can stop the flowing press by pressing the beverage button you are brewing. 
  8. Lift the lever and close it, capsule eill be ejected.

Preparing coffee using Nespresso Pixie would be no big deal when you attentively follow our instructions. Let’s start the coffee preparation;

Instructions:-

  1. After removing the water tank from the machine, rinse it thoroughly.
  2. Fill the water tank with drinking water.
  3. You can carry a water tank by its cover.
  4. Place the water tank in its position in the machine.
  5. Place a cup with a size according to the beverage you want to make under the coffee outlet.
  6. Turn on the machine by Pressing the ON/OFF button.
  7. The beverage lights will start blinking, ensuring the machine is turned on and is now in the pre-heating phase.
  8. The pre-heating phase will take approx. 25 seconds.
  9. After the pre-heating phase, the lights will stop blinking, ensuring the machine is ready for coffee preparation.
  10. You can also press the Lungo or Espresso button while the machine is still in the pre-heating phase, as the chosen beverage will start cascading into the cup after the pre-heating phase is over.
  11. To insert the Nespresso Capsule, lift the lever and insert your capsule.
  12. Now close the lever.
  13. For latte Macchiato glass, you can lift and fold the cup support upright.
  14. When you remove the glass, the folded cup support will automatically fall back to its position. It will prevent any drip spillage.
  15. Choose your desired beverage by Pressing Lungo or Espresso button; Espresso is 40 ml/1.35 oz, and Lungo is 110 ml/3.7 oz.
  16. After pressing, the coffee will start flowing into the cup.
  17. If you want to stop the coffee flow at any time during the process, again click the beverage button you had chosen. For example, if you have chosen the Lungo button, then to stop the flow, again press the Lungo button.
  18. After the cascading process finishes, remove the cup.
  19. Lift the lever to eject the used capsule. The used capsule will fall into the capsule container.
  20. Close the lever and enjoy your refreshing coffee.

Remember! You should never lift the lever during the brewing process.

ENERGY SAVING SYSTEM IN NESPRESSO PIXIE

  1. Energy-saving system will automatically turn off your brewer after 9 minutes.
  2. To inhance this 9 min timing, turn off you machine.
  3. Simultaneously press Lungo and Espresso Button once.
  4. Pess the ON/OFF button.
  5. The automatic off timing is changed from 9 minutes to 30 minutes.

Nespresso Pixie has an energy-saving mode, and you can also change it according to your desire. Let’s see how it is possible.

Instructions:-

  1. If you are not using the machine, turn it off by pressing the ON/OFF button.
  2. If you forget to turn off the machine, the energy-saving system will turn off the brewer after 9 minutes.
  3. If you want to enhance the time of automatic turn-off from 9 minutes to more, then this is how you can do it.
  4. Turn off the machine by pressing the ON/OFF button.
  5. Simultaneously press Lungo and Espresso Button and let go of both buttons.
  6. Then press the ON/OFF button.
  7. It will turn the automatic off timing from 9 minutes to 30 minutes, and your machine will automatically turn off after 30 minutes.

WATER DETECTION IN NESPRESSO PIXIE

  1. No water in the water tank is indicated by red blacklight.
  2. To turn off this light, fill the water tank and rinse the capsule container and drip tray

Nespresso pixie has a water detection system that informs you when the tank is empty. Let’s see what sign it will give to know when to refill the water tank:

  1. Nespresso Pixie has a water detection system.
  2. The red backlight will light up when no water is in the reservoir.
  3. To turn off this light, fill the water tank and rinse the capsule container and drip tray.

Programming the Water Volume

  1. Fill the water tank with clean water
  2. Pull the lever, insert the capsule, and close it.
  3. Place a mug under the coffee outlet.
  4. Press and hold the beverage button you want to change. 
  5. The brew will start cascading into the mug.
  6. Hold the beverage button untill you are satisfied with the brew volume.
  7. Volume adjustment has been made.

In Nespresso Pixie, you can program any beverage button. If you don’t have much liking for one specific coffee-type button, then we prefer you change its settings. Here are the steps to follow to program the water volume settings of your Nespresso Pixie.

Instructions:-

  1. Fill the water tank with clean water
  2. Pull the lever and insert the capsule
  3. Close the lever
  4. Place a mug under the coffee outlet.
  5. Press and hold the Lungo or Espresso button, i.e., the one of which you want to change the water volume settings.
  6. The brew will start cascading into the mug.
  7. Hold the beverage button and let go of the hold once you achieve the desired volume.
  8. Your beverage water volume has now changed.

Emptying the System

  1. Turn off the machine.
  2. Remove the water tank.
  3. Place a container under the coffee outlet.
  4. Eject the used capsule by lifting the lever.
  5. Empty the capsule holder and drip tray as well.
  6. Press and hold the Espresso Button at the same time ON/OFF button. 
  7. Emptying procedure will start and leftover water will start pouring into the container. 

If you are planning to set aside your brewer for some time or want to repair it, then you can empty the system as;

Instructions:-

  1. Turn off the machine by pressing the ON/OFF button.
  2. Remove the water tank.
  3. Place a container under the coffee outlet.
  4. Lift the lever and close it to eject any used capsule into the capsule holder.
  5. Empty the capsule holder and drip tray as well.
  6. Press and hold the Espresso Button. While holding the Espresso button, press the ON/OFF button. After pressing let go of all buttons hold
  7. The leftover water in the machine will start coming out; wait until the water stops dripping.
  8. The machine will turn off automatically when the procedure is finished.

Reset to Factory Settings

  1. Turn off the machine.
  2. Press and hold the Lungo button at the same time press ON button
  3. Your machine will be reset to factory settings.

Every Nespresso Coffee machine comes with factory default settings, including the Nespresso Pixie. If you have made the changes according to your liking in your brewer and want to reset it back to its original factory settings, then here you can do so:

Instructions:-

  1. Turn off the machine by pressing the ON/OFF button.
  2. Press the Lungo button and keep holding it in the pressing state.
  3. While maintaining the hold on the Lungo button, press the ON Button. It will turn on the machine.
  4. Your machine is now reset to factory settings.

Cleaning 

  1. Use soft, damp cloth for cleaning the outer covering of Nespresso Pixie.
  2. Refrain from immersing the brewer’s part directly in the water.
  3. Use less acidic solution for cleaning. 
  4. For attaching cup support to drip tray, first remove the drip grid.

Other than the internal cleaning, outer surface cleaning of the brewer is essential to keeping the brewer quality intact and good-looking. Here are the things you should keep in mind and do

  1. You should refrain from immersing the brewer’s part directly in the water.
  2. You should use a less acidic solution to clean the brewer’s outer surface, as a potent cleaning solution can harshly affect the brewer’s surface.
  3. You should regularly clean the coffee outlet with a damp cloth or whenever you use the machine.
  4. If you want to attach the cup support to the drip tray, then first remove the drip grip from the drip tray.
  5. Place the cup support above and parallel to the Drip tray and clip it into the drip tray.

Descaling

  1. Remove the used capasule by lifting the lever
  2. Empty the drip tray and the used capsule container
  3. Place a container of 0.6 L under the coffee outlet 
  4. Fill out 0.5 L of tank with water 
  5. Pour Nespresso Descaling sachet into the water tank.
  6. Mix the descaling solution in the water thoroughly.
  7. Turn on the machine.
  8. Wait for the machine to heat up
  9. Press and hold the Lungo and Espresso button simultaneously for 3 seconds.
  10. Their lights will start blinking.
  11. Press the Lungo button.
  12. The water will start cascading down into the container. 
  13. When the pouring stops refill the water tank with used solution
  14. Repeat the point 11 one time.
  15. Fill the water tank with clean drinking water.
  16. Repeat the point 11 
  17. Drain the water, refill the tank with fresh water and Repeat point 11 one more time
  18. Descaling has been made

 A very critical procedure in the life of your coffee machine is descaling. It not only keeps your brewer in shape but also intensifies the coffee quality, which can deteriorate over time. The coffee quality is also appreciable. To descale your Nespresso Pixie, here are the steps below.

Instructions:-

  1. Before getting on to the instruction, we want to let you know the whole descaling process will take 15 minutes of yours, so descale it in your spare to give attention to your brewer.
  2. To start the descaling process, remove the used capsule.
  3. For this lift the lever and close it; the capsule will fall into the used capsule container.
  4. Empty the drip tray and the used capsule container
  5. Open your Nespresso Descaling sachet and pour it into the water tank.
  6. Fill the water tank up to 0.5 L with fresh water.
  7. Mix the descaling solution in the water thoroughly.
  8. Place a container with a minimum volume of 0.6 L or 20 oz under the coffee outlet.
  9.  Turn on the machine by pressing the ON button.
  10. The LED lights will start blinking.
  11. When the blinking stops, the brewer is heated up and ready.
  12. Press the Lungo and Espresso button simultaneously and hold them for 3 seconds.
  13. Their lights will start blinking.
  14. Now press the Lungo button.
  15. The water will start cascading down into the container. 
  16. Wait till the water tank empties and all the mixture flows into the container.
  17. Refill the water tank with the solution that is poured into the container.
  18. Again press the Lungo button, and water will start flowing into the container.
  19. Repeat one more time points 17 and 18.
  20. After this, dispose of the water and rinse and clean the tank.
  21. Fill the water tank with clean drinking water.
  22. Press the lungo button to rinse the machine with fresh and clean water.
  23. Drain the water, refill the tank with fresh water and Repeat point 17.
  24. Your brewer is now descaled.

To remove the machine from the descaling mode:

  1. Simultaneously press and hold the Lungo and Espresso button for one second.
  2. Now your machine has exited the descaling mode and is ready for brewing.

Descaling Frequency Table 

The descaling frequency table is a water hardness-based table used to know the descaling frequency required for optimum machine performance.

Water HardnessDescaling After
French Degree (fH)German Grade (dH)Calcium Carbonate(CaCO3)Cups (40ml)
3620360mg/l1000
1810180mg/l2000
000mg/l4000

Disposal and Ecological Concerns

Nespresso Pixie nicely takes care of your coffee and also takes care of your environmental surroundings. They specifically designed their machine contents to dispose of quickly. They also assure their users that all the things they use in the making are environmentally friendly. They can be recycled, saving the earth from severe land pollution.

Troubleshooting

Some sort of misbehaving can occur by your brewer. But you can easily find out the problem and solve it without getting your machine repaired by a professional. Here I will discuss the common troubleshooting with Nespresso Pixie.

No.ProblemsSolutions
1.If you see no lights blinking.The machine may have automatically switched off. Turn it on by pressing the ON/OFF button to see the indicator lights.
Check the power source, voltage, fuse, breakers, sockets, wiring, cord, etc.
2.If your coffee is not warmer than it used to be.Preheat your cup.
Descale your brewer if the issue continues.
3.If there is any unusual coffee flow or leakage.Check the position of the water tank
Try not to extract more than 40 ml of Espresso and 110 ml of Lungo
4.For unusual lights blinkingSend the machine to repair or call Nespresso Club.
Exit the descaling mode. For this, check out the descaling step as described above.
5.If your brewer’s lever is not closing properly, thenEmpty your brewer’s capsule container OR  check if there is any blocked capsule
6.If your brewer’s front light is redClean the water tank and refill it
7.If only water keeps cascading instead of coffeeContact Nespresso Club.
8.If there is no water and coffee coming outContact Nespresso Club
9.If your brewer automatically turns off Your machine has switched off on its own after 9 minutes due to the built-in energy-saving mode.

Contact the Nespresso Club

If you have any problems with your Nespresso Pixie machine, you can contact the Nespresso Club, or Nespresso authorized representatives anytime. 

Countries Contact Numbers
Nespresso Pixie USA800-566-0571
Nespresso Pixie CA1800-019-090
Nespresso Pixie UK0808 100 8844
Nespresso Pixie AUSTRALIA1800 623 033 
Nespresso Pixie NEW ZEALAND0800 234 579
  • You can check out their website Nespresso.com or directly contact them by dialing their numbers.

Warranty

Nespresso Pixie Manufacturer Nespresso provides a warranty to its users. And the warranty on the machine is applied when your machine is not excluded from the following guarantee rules.

  1. The Nespresso will repair or replace your machine without charging you any penny only if there is no defect in the materials and it has been used domestically for 2 years or commercially for 3 months from its purchase date.
  2. The repaired or replaced material during the guarantee period will expire one year from the original product bought to date, not the date of repair/replacement.
  3. Any consequential loss from this brewer or damage done by this brewer to your property would not get a guarantee from the manufacturer.
  4. If the defect is caused by not using the product according to the given instructions, accidental damage, misuse, and improper maintenance, the warranty will not cover the repair cost.
  5. If you believe your machine follows the above rules and is applicable for repair, contact the Nespresso Customer Service team.

FAQs

How To Turn On Nespresso Pixie?

Nespresso Pixie can be easily turned on by pressing the ON/OFF button just above the Lungo and Espresso button. 

What is Nespresso Pixie On/Off Switches?

Nespresso Pixie ON/OFF is used if you want to turn off the machine before the machine’s energy-saving mode.

How do you make Espresso with a Nespresso Pixie?

To make your Espresso using Nespresso Pixie:

  1. Turn on your brewer by pressing the ON/OFF button
  2. Rinse and fill the water tank
  3. Place a mug under the coffee outlet
  4. Pull the lever, insert your capsule and close the capsule
  5. Select the Espresso button, and your brew will start flowing into your mug.

Does Nespresso Pixie turn off?

Yes, Nespresso Pixie can either be turned off using the ON/OFF button or will automatically turn off after 9 minutes due to its energy-saving mode.

What size do cups fit Nespresso Pixie?

The beverages size in Nespresso Pixie is; Espresso 40 ml and Lungo 110 ml. So your cup size should be a minimum for Espresso (40 ml) and (110 ml) for Lungo.

What coffee pods are compatible with Nespresso Pixie?

Only Nespresso Original Line capsules are compatible with Nespresso Pixie.

How long does a Nespresso Pixie last?

Nespresso Pixie can last up to 5-10 years with constant effective working.

Can you make regular coffee with Nespresso Pixie?

You can make Espresso and Lungo with Nespresso Pixie, so regular coffee would not be possible.

What are the buttons on Nespresso Pixie?

Nespresso Pixie has an ON/OFF button, a Lungo button, and an Espresso button.

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