Is the VertuoPlus Better Than the Vertuo?
Many people I have asked this question believe that the VertuoPlus is better than the Vertuo. They argue that the word ‘Plus’ has it all. Is that what you also believe – that the VertuoPlus is better than the Vertuo?
The Vertuo has more advanced features than the VertuoPlus. It heats up in 15 seconds, has 13 mug capsules, and comes with a 1350-watt motor, which helps brew coffee much faster than the other one.
But there is more about the Vertuo than those three outstanding features.
Here is a detailed comparison of the two Nespresso machines. Later, we’ll look at each of the coffee machines separately.
First, we start with what the two Nespresso coffee machines share.
|Water Reservoir||40 oz||40 oz|
|Coffee sizes||5 oz gran lungo, 14 oz alto, 8 oz mug||5 oz gran lungo, 14 oz alto, 8 oz mug|
|Espresso sizes||1.35 oz espresso & 2.7 oz double espresso||1.35 oz espresso & 2.7 oz double espresso|
|Cup clearance||4 positions||4 positions|
|Case material||ABS plastic polymer||ABS plastic polymer|
|Dimensions||8.3” W x 12.9” D x 12.8” H||8.3” W x 11.9” D x 11.9” H|
|Weight||10.1 lbs||10.9 lbs|
|Year of release||2017||2014|
|Power cord length||29.1 inches||33.5 inches|
|Power||1300 watts||1350 watts|
|Auto-off||9 minutes by default + programmable||9 minutes|
|Auto opening and closing||Yes||No|
|Automatic capsule ejection||Yes||No|
|Heat up time||20 minutes||15 minutes|
|Adjustable water reservoir placement||Yes||No|
By now, you know that the Vertuo was manufactured in 2014, three years before the VertuoPlus came to the market in 2017.
In most cases, any product in the same line that is produced after the initial product is often perceived to be of better quality than the former.
True, the Nespresso Vertuo (2014) is less luxurious than the Nespresso VertuoPlus (2017). However, the Vertuo remains a little more powerful than the VertuoPlus.
|A swivel water reservoir, which you can place on the side or the back||Longer brewing time|
|The automatic capsule ejection helps in removing capsules after every brew||Slightly less power strength (1300 watts)|
|The brewing chamber opens and closes automatically thus saving time |
NB. This feature is suitable for senior citizens or those with arthritis, who may find it difficult to lift the lid
|Auto-off can be programmed longer than 9 minutes|
|1350-watt powerful motor||No automatic capsule injection|
|Heats up in just 15 seconds||You cannot adjust the water tank position|
|13 mug capsules||Doesn’t open/close automatically|
|Longer power cord (33.5 inches)|
Vertuo Vs VertuoPlus: Which Should You Buy?
As mentioned before, I don’t think the VertuoPlus is any better than the Vertuo.
The auto capsule ejector, 9-minute auto-off + extended programmable time, adjustable water reservoir placements, and automatic opening and closing system do not make it any better.
In my view, the Nespresso Vertuo’s 1350-watt power motor, the 13 mug capsules, the 15-second heat-up time (which helps in faster brewing of your Nespresso drink), and the 33.5-inch power cord are far much better thus making it my all-time favorite.
But who knows what you may like on the Nespresso VertuoPlus?
In the end, whatever the feature you use as the determinant, go for the Nespresso machine that satisfies your needs, and make sure you clean the Nespresso machine after every use.
It will serve you longer if you do that.