Delonghi vs Breville Nespresso Vertuoline

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Delonghi vs Breville Nespresso Vertuoline contest pits the two most practical, least expensive, and most effective designs against one another. So which one walks away with the crown?

I pick the Delonghi Nespresso Vertuo as the winner. This machine has an outstanding 54oz water tank and has good temperature control. Its espresso tastes nutty and very rich. This model, which also has an auto shut-off feature, is perfect for novices who like to make good espresso shots quickly.

The Breville Nespresso Vertuoline features a 15-second heat-up time as well as similar conveniences to the Delonghi, such as auto shut-off and descaling warning. But, it lacks a large enough water tank, and occasionally you need to warm the cup for better espresso flavor and temperature.

Delonghi vs Breville Nespresso Vertuoline: Comparison Chart

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THE WINNER (#1)
Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, Piano Black
THE RUNNER-UP (#2)
Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine by Breville, Chrome
Model
Delonghi Nespresso Vertuo
Breville Nespresso Vertuo
Dimensions (wxdxh)
9 x 12.2 x 12.3 inches
9 x 12.2 x 12.3 Inches
Water Tank Capacity
54 oz
40 oz
Material
Metal & plastic
Plastic and metal
Weight/ Power/ voltage
11 pounds/ 1350W/ 120V
11 Pounds/ 1350W/ 120V
Color
Black
Black
Heating System
Thermoblock
Thermoblock
Automatic Power Off
Adjustable coffee volume
Capsule recognition technology
Direct descale alert from machine's interface
Average Heat-up Time
25s
15s
Capsule container
17 capsules
12 capsules
Coffee recipes
Espresso, lungo
Espresso, mug
Pump pressure
CENTRIFUSION™ technology
CENTRIFUSION™ technology
Interface
Dial plate
Dial plate
What I Like
Price
$153.30
$153.95
THE WINNER (#1)
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Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, Piano Black
Model
Delonghi Nespresso Vertuo
Dimensions (wxdxh)
9 x 12.2 x 12.3 inches
Water Tank Capacity
54 oz
Material
Metal & plastic
Weight/ Power/ voltage
11 pounds/ 1350W/ 120V
Color
Black
Heating System
Thermoblock
Automatic Power Off
Adjustable coffee volume
Capsule recognition technology
Direct descale alert from machine's interface
Average Heat-up Time
25s
Capsule container
17 capsules
Coffee recipes
Espresso, lungo
Pump pressure
CENTRIFUSION™ technology
Interface
Dial plate
What I Like
Price
$153.30
More Info
THE RUNNER-UP (#2)
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Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine by Breville, Chrome
Model
Breville Nespresso Vertuo
Dimensions (wxdxh)
9 x 12.2 x 12.3 Inches
Water Tank Capacity
40 oz
Material
Plastic and metal
Weight/ Power/ voltage
11 Pounds/ 1350W/ 120V
Color
Black
Heating System
Thermoblock
Automatic Power Off
Adjustable coffee volume
Capsule recognition technology
Direct descale alert from machine's interface
Average Heat-up Time
15s
Capsule container
12 capsules
Coffee recipes
Espresso, mug
Pump pressure
CENTRIFUSION™ technology
Interface
Dial plate
What I Like
Price
$153.95
More Info

Last update on 2022-11-27 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Delonghi vs Breville Nespresso Vertuoline: Differences

Delonghi Nespresso Vertuo wins 2-1 and ties once against Breville Vertuo. Despite being in the same product line, Delonghi succeeds in brewing hotter cups and keeping water from leaking out of the water tank’s trajectory. There are so many other small details that you need to know below!

Water Tank

Tie

Delonghi Nespresso Vertuo has a larger water tank. We are looking at both versions because they are rather small, but the 54oz model is big enough for 1-2 individuals.

The 40oz water tank of the Breville model. Is it small? Yes. Can I use it for my own purposes? Yes, again. Both types are excellent for solo users or couples, as I’ve already mentioned. In addition, I suggest both gadgets if you and a buddy share an apartment or studio since they would look excellent on a small kitchen island.

On the other hand, Breville has no leaking problem, while Delonghi seems to struggle a bit in this aspect. I have spotted the water tank leaking several times over my kitchen stand. Since it’s an external water tank, leaking is not that uncommon. Of course, this is a partial problem for the entire product line. I see a few users having the same issue as I do with the Delonghi Vertuo.

Breville Nespresso Vertuo doesn't leak at all
Breville Nespresso Vertuo doesn’t leak at all

Heat-up Time

Winner: Breville Nespresso Vertuo

We all agree that waiting for any electrical gear to start up, including coffee makers, is not enjoyable. Fortunately, both models have quick heat-up times of around 25 seconds.

Since Breville prepares the machine’s temperature in just 15 seconds, it is the clear victor in this regard. I believe it is sensible to utilize this gadget for those who lead hectic lives with no second to waste.

The Delonghi heats up in 25 seconds, making it somewhat slower than the previous generation. Given that there isn’t much difference and the model works better for brewing, it is not a significant negative for this model. But it’s a point worth pointing out.

Drinks’ temperature

Winner: Delonghi Nespresso Vertuo

Delonghi tends to deliver hotter cups after the same amount of start-up time. This is my conclusion after testing both models’ temperature performance after leaving them both on for 25s to meet the self-priming duration requirement of both Delonghi and Breville Vertuo.

Delonghi Nespresso Vertuo has better temperature performance
Delonghi Nespresso Vertuo has better temperature performance

So, Breville Nespresso Vertuo’s coffee didn’t come out as hot as I would have liked. I looked into it, and some other users encountered the same issue.

Of course, the temperature of Breville Vertuo’s espresso can be improved if I leave the device on slightly longer. I want to stress that only some machines in this line have the same problem and that it is a fixable one. Warm the cup before brewing or pre-heat the machine to prevent lukewarm coffee. If you acquire a device with such a problem, doing so will assist you in achieving the correct coffee temperature.

Espresso extraction

Winner: Delonghi Nespresso Vertuo

Flavor-wise, I’m satisfied with what these machines have to offer. Their Centrifusion technology does a good job at extracting rich and nuanced cups. As a result, there is a touch of floral aroma to the drinks. It’s very noticeable when I brew espresso instead of lungo where the concentration is better.

But, Breville sometimes delivers too thick of a layer of coffee crema that, instead of impressing me, makes me question the logic of the Centrifusion. It’s not common, but sometimes the layer can be 3-4cm (about 1.5 inches) thick.

Delonghi vs Breville Nespresso Vertuoline: Similarities

Check out these major similarities on how the 2 brands design the same Vertuo line.

Adjustable cup support

The cup supports on both machines are attached to a flexible system that allows users to adjust the distance of the cup supports from the group head manually. Thanks to that, we can use both tall and short cups without worrying about splashing or overfilling. There are few Nespresso machines that feature this convenient function.

Convenient descale alert

Delonghi Nespresso Vertuo has a stable descale alert system
Delonghi Nespresso Vertuo has a stable descale alert system

These models come with a descaling alert on their dial plate interface. The dia is backlit, and if you see the light goes half red and half green, it’s time to descale the machines. These are the 2 Nespresso machines with a genuinely convenient descale alert that I have tested. Other Nespresso devices will depend on the in-app connection to tell users when to descale. But luckily, it’s not the case with this pair.

Quick Rundown of Delonghi Nespresso Vertuo

Sale
Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, Piano Black
  • AUTOMATIC COFFEE/ESPRESSO MACHINE: Create barista grade brewed single serve coffee or espresso cups at the touch of a single button. Designed for use with Nespresso Vertuo capsules only
  • VERSATILE COFFEE MAKER: Brew 4 different cup sizes at the touch of a button - 5oz and 7.77 oz coffees, and single and double espresso. Pour over ice to create your favorite iced coffee and latte drinks
  • SMART COFFEE MAKER: Brew the perfect single serve coffee or espresso drink time after time, thanks to Nespresso's Centrifusion technology using barcodes to deliver the best in-cup results including the perfect crema for large coffee cup sizes
  • FEATURES: Extra-large 54 oz water tank and a very large 17 count used capsule container; This machine also has a fast heat up time of only 15 seconds; There is an energy saving automatic shutoff at 9 minutes of inactivity
  • NESPRESSO CAPSULES: Includes a complimentary starter set of Nespresso capsules (capsule assortment may vary from picture)

Last update on 2022-11-27 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Pros
  • Large water tank that requires fewer refills
  • Good flow stop function that avoids spilling or splashing
  • Good crema formation, not too thick like with Vertuo Next
  • Perfect espresso flavor with good mouthfeel
  • Larger capsule container capacity than almost all Nespresso machines
Cons
  • If the water tank isn’t filled or cleaned properly, it will leak

Quick Rundown of Breville Nespresso Vertuo

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Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine by Breville, Black
  • Note: 1)Too coarse a grind, too little coffee, or insufficiently tamping the grounds before brewing can all lead to inadequate pressure for a proper brew. 2)It is important to note that the amount of espresso extracted will vary depending on the grind size and amount and reprogramming may be needed when the size and amount are adjusted
  • AUTOMATIC COFFEE/ESPRESSO MACHINE: Create barista grade brewed single serve coffee or espresso cups at the touch of a single button. Designed for use with Nespresso Vertuo capsules only
  • VERSATILE COFFEE MAKER: Brew 4 different cup sizes at the touch of a button - Espresso (1.35 oz) Double Espresso (2.7 oz), Gran Lungo (5 oz), and Coffee (7.7 oz) . Pour over ice to create your favorite iced coffee and latte drinks
  • SMART COFFEE MAKER: Brew the perfect single serve coffee or espresso drink time after time thanks to Nespresso's Centrifusion technology using barcodes to deliver the best in-cup results including the perfect crema for large coffee cup sizes
  • FEATURES: Includes 40 oz. water removable water tank for no hassle refilling. Fast heat up time of only 15 seconds and adjustable drip tray

Last update on 2022-11-27 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Pros
  • Solid and durable construction
  • Quick and efficient brewing results
  • Adjustable drip tray for different cup heights
  • Technique for quickly collecting capsules that saves time
  • Quick extraction of the shot and heat-up times
Cons
  • Issue with water temperature
  • Smaller water tank capacity

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