how long do Nespresso machines last?

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Johny Morrisson

Nespresso machines typically last 6-10 years, depending on the type and model, and whether it is used commercially or domestically.

According to recent research, here is a quick overview of the life expectancy of some popular coffee machines.

Machine  Life Expectancy Estimation in year
Nespresso machineBetween 6-10 year  
drip filter coffee machineBetween 5-10 year
  A fully automatic espresso machine Approximately ten years
Drip-Brew MachinesBetween 5-10 year

Nespresso machines are typically covered by a 1-2 year warranty, which means that they repair or replace the machine in that period. However, this warranty does not cover damage caused by improper use or maintenance.

How Long Do Nespresso Machine Last

how long does a Nespresso machine last?

A typical lifespan of a Nespresso coffee maker is around 6-10 years which is pretty good for a pod-based coffee maker. They are made of solid material and hardly have any serious issue that causes them to break.

But as with every electronics, the lifespan of your Nespresso machine will ultimately depend on how well you take care of it.

If you don’t care for the Nespresso machine properly, it won’t last more than a couple of years.

So let’s discuss how you can extend the lifespan of the Nespresso machine by avoiding some common coffee machine mistakes.

5 Tips for Extending the Lifespan of Nespresso Machine

Here are some simple and basic maintenance tips and guidelines to increase the lifespan of your Nespresso machine.

Tip 1: Cleaning and descaling your Nespresso machine

Timely cleaning and descaling are very important for improving the lifespan of your Nespresso machine.

Nespresso machines can experience problems such as overheating, leaking, heating element, and pump malfunctions due to the buildup of scaling or coffee residue inside the machine.

If you don’t clean your machine deeply every week, your machine won’t last for a longer period.

Read a guide on how to clean your Nespresso properly

Descale your machine

Descaling your Nespresso machine removes calcium and limescale buildup, which helps to keep your machine functioning properly for a longer period.

You have to descale your Nespresso machine once in 3-6 months or after 300 cups of coffee, whichever comes first!

Check out this article on how to descale Nespresso vertuoline machines.

Tip 2: Keep your Nespresso machine in a cool, dry place

Keep the following things in mind while choosing where you place your Nespresso machine.

  Keep machine dryWater can cause components of machines to rust internally and cause electronic failure.
So, it’s very important to keep your machine in a dry environment.
 Sea breeze environmentIf you have a home near the sea, salty air is super corrosive and can cause great damage.
In that case, keep your machine in a cupboard or drawer or cover it with some cloth or plastic sheet.
  Avoid direct sunlight contactAvoid placing your Nespresso machine in direct sunlight, as this can cause the components to expand and crack due to mechanical fatigue.

Keep your Nespresso in a good place

Tip 3: Avoid using 3rd party capsule

I know it’s very tempting to use 3rd party Nespresso-compatible capsules since branded ones are very expensive. But if you want your machine to last longer your best bet is to avoid 3rd party capsules.

If you want to use third-party or reusable capsules, make sure to choose high-quality products from reputable brands.

Low-quality capsules from unknown brands can damage your machine or cause leaks if they are not the correct size for the Nespresso capsule mechanism.

Check out the best 3rd party Nespresso compatible capsules

3rd party capsules

Tip 4: Never let the machine water tank run dry

Unfortunately, most Nespresso machines are not capable of detecting whether the water tank is empty or about to run dry. As a result, the machine will continue to pump water from the tank even if it’s completely dry.

In this case, the pump is sucking air into your coffee maker, which can damage it.  

What are there consequences?

  • Air bubbles are created in the piping of the machine which can cause damage to the pump.
  • If the air makes its way through the heating element it will cause damage to it.

So, Make sure that your Nespresso water tank is almost half full of water before making coffee.

Tip 5: Switch off the machine after use

It is best to turn off your Nespresso machine after each use, as this will help to save energy and reduce the risk of electric shock.

Now many Nespresso machines come with auto shut-off features to resolve this issue. But if you have an older model that lacks an auto shut-off feature, you must keep your eye on the switch button.

Here is a general maintenance guide that is highly recommended for your Nespresso machine

  • Clean all the removable parts of the machine with fresh water to remove any remaining coffee residues.
  • Remove the used capsules from the machine as soon as you finish brewing.  
  • Check the level of the water tank before brewing and make sure it is full
  • Thoroughly clean the water tank every week 
  • Clean the exterior surfaces of the machine with a damp cloth.

Read more: Nespresso Vertuo Next Vs Plus

When to upgrade your Nespresso coffee machine?

When choosing a coffee machine, it is important to consider the quality of the machine and the manufacturer’s reputation. A well-made coffee machine from a reputable brand is likely to last for many years, even with regular use.

However, it’s time to say goodbye to your beloved coffee machine if it starts disturbing you and makes you spend money on repairing every now and then.

If you have any of the following issues, it might be time to finally say goodbye.

  • It’s broken
  • It’s outdated (Say more than 8 years old)
  • Coffee pod problem
  • Leaks Water or Coffee
  • Start brewing cold or bad-tasting coffee even after descaling
  • Takes a very long time to heat up and brew coffee

Check out a guide on Are Nespresso machines worth it


Can a Nespresso machine be repaired?

Yes, in most cases Nespresso machines can be repaired easily.
Nespresso also offers dedicated machine repair services to its customers.

Does Nespresso repair machines for free?

Nespresso will repair or replace your machine for free if it malfunctions in the Warranty period.
They offer a 1 or 2 year warranty for all its machines and frothers and the warranty covers all technical or software problems.

Why is the Nespresso machine so expensive?

Nespresso is a pod-based Espresso maker and Espresso machines are generally expensive.
This is because Espresso machines are made of very sophisticated material and brew coffee at very high pressure.

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Johny Morrison is a founder and content creator at Coffee About. He knows everything there is to know about coffee and loves sharing his passion with others.

You can often find him sipping a single-origin pour-over, rich French press, or pulling espresso shots at home. Johny loves full-bodied dark roasts – the bolder, the better!

As a former barista, he takes coffee equipment seriously and enjoys experimenting with the latest gear. When he’s not brewing or blogging, Johny is scouting local cafes for his next coffee fix.

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