how long do Nespresso machines last?

According to a recent study, a typical coffee machine usually lasts between 6 to 10 years, depending on your type and model and whether it has commercial usage or is used for domestic purposes.

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

Now, you must be wondering that ten years is a ridiculously long time to keep the machine.

Although for a coffee machine, most of the brands won’t guarantee a warranty not higher for more than 1-2 years; this implies that if you don’t take care of the machine properly, then you will end up spending a fortune on the brand new machine over time.

This is serious; you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on a machine that breaks down a couple of days after its warranty. With proper maintenance and care, you will get some miles out of your purchase.

how long does a Nespresso machine last?

A typical lifespan of a Nespresso machine is around 6-10 years. Nespresso machines are pretty solid and hardly have some serious issue that causes them to break. However, In general, how you take care of your machine will determine how long your machine will last.

Nespresso coffee makers are generally made of quality parts it will provide you with quality coffee for a longer period.

However, 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.

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5 Tips for Extending the Lifespan of Nespresso coffee machine

There are several ways by which you can increase the life span of the Nespresso coffee machine, and many of them are simple as basic maintenance tips and guidelines.

Tip #1) Cleaning and descaling your Nespresso machine

Why cleaning a coffee machine is necessary?

The reason is that dust, scaling and the remains of coffee grounds can build up inside the Nespresso machine that causes problems like overheating, and leakages, and also these deposits cause the heating element and pump of the machine to malfunction.

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

Descale your machine

The descaling process is important as it removes the calcium and limescale buildup from your machine and makes your machine function properly for a longer period.

Coffee Expert recommends that descaling be performed once in 3 months or 300 coffees, 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 machine in front of a window. Because in the presence of direct sunlight machine will absorb a lot of heat which causes the component to expand which leads to mechanical fatigue and parts of the machines may crack.

Tip#3) Avoid using 3rd party capsule

If you use 3rd party capsules or reusable capsules make sure their quality is good and they are from some well-reputed brand.

If you use low-quality 3rd party capsules from unknown brands, there is a chance that they can damage your machine or cause leakages because the 3rd party capsule may not be exactly the right size for a specific Nespresso machine capsule mechanism.

Also read: Can you use Nespresso capsules twice

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. Because there will be no enough water to cool the heating element

Make sure that your Nespresso water tank is almost half full of water.

Tip#5) Switch off the machine after use

Don’t leave your Nespresso machine on regularly after every use if you want to keep it working properly.

It not only results in increased energy consumption but also put your machine at risk of electric shocks.

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.

As discussed earlier, the lifespan of Nespresso can only be increased if you maintain and take care of it properly. Here is a general maintenance guide that is highly recommended for you to follow if you want to enhance the lifespan of 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 finished brewing.  
  • Check the level of the water tank and make sure it is full every day 
  • 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?

A famous saying is you get what you pay for. It applies equally to coffee machines. If you had made a great investment in purchasing a coffee machine and you have been keeping it in good condition through proper care and maintenance, then you will probably keep it running for a good five years or more.

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
  • Start brewing cold or bad-tasting coffee even after descaling

If you are facing problems with Nespresso try resetting it to the factory settings. Read a detailed guide on how to reset Nespresso machines

Final Thoughts on Nespresso Machine Lifespan

As discussed, the estimated lifespan of the Nespresso machine is 6-10 years. But it depends upon you how you use your machine.

By following a simple maintenance routine, you will be able not only to increase the lifespan of your machine but secure your investment for the longer term.

In addition, with proper care, it will serve you with great-tasting coffee for a longer period, as good as it was when you first invested in your Nespresso machine.

Read a detailed guide on whether Nespresso machines are worth it or not


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.

How long is the Nespresso warranty?

Nespresso offers 2 years warranty for all its machines and frothers. This warranty covers all technical or software problems. Nespresso will repair or replace the machine for free if it malfunctions in the Warranty period.

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