Breville Nespresso Creatista Pro Review

9.3

Our score for the Breville Creatista Pro.

Summary:

The Creatista Pro BNE900 is a high-end Nespresso machine and everything about it is premium. It is practical, versatile and features an easy to use touch screen user interface. If you love capsule coffee machines but you want one that has lots of customisation options and automatically froths milk to your chosen texture and temperature then this is the one for you.

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Price:

RRP: $1,199.00

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Key Specifications:

Input Power2300W
Pump Pressure19 Bar
Water Tank Size2.0L
Coffee FunctionsRistretto, Espresso, Lungo, Americano, Cappuccino, Café Latte, Latte Macchiato, Flat White
Milk FrotherYes
CapsulesNespresso
Warranty2 Years

Product Overview

The Creatista Pro is the most expensive model in the Creatista range. The higher price tag comes with premium features that are not seen on the other models including a large touch screen control panel and the ability to create and save personalised coffee settings.

The Pro also has a double thermo jet system that means coffee can be brewed at the same time as the milk is frothed (similar to the dual-boilers found on high-end espresso machines). This makes it even quicker to make your favourite drinks and can save a lot of time in your usual coffee making routine.

The 2 litre water tank is very generous and the empty capsule container can hold up to 16 used capsules. The Creatista Pro offers a lot of customisation and lets you choose the coffee volume, milk temperature and milk texture. The frothed milk microfoam is high quality and you can use it to create latte art if you want to.

This capsule coffee machine is perfect if you are in a rush but it also offers a lot of versatility and customisation for when you have some time and want to create the perfect drink settings. For ease of use, you can save your personalised settings under a name of your choice so it is easy to access that specific drink when making coffee in the future.


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Summary Analysis

This is a high quality but expensive Nespresso machine. It offers a wide range of fantastic features that not only make it straightforward to use but actually make it enjoyable to use. The Creatista Pro is a great option if you love milk-based coffee drinks and want to be able to choose the texture and temperature of the milk without needing the skills of a trained barista.

There’s no denying the Creatista Pro makes great coffee and it is particularly good if you are making multiple cups of coffee at a time thanks to the double thermojet system. It’s a brilliant coffee machine and the large water tank and used capsule bin ensure you don’t need to constantly be topping up the water or emptying the used capsules in between drinks.

Pros:

  • Excellent milk frothing
  • Easy to use
  • Lots of customisation options
  • Touch screen display

Cons:

  • Expensive

What’s the difference between the Creatista Pro and the Creatista Plus?

There are a few differences between the Creatista Pro and the Creatista Plus. Aside from the Dual Thermo Jet Heating System on the Pro, the differences mainly relate to the size and the touch screen interface. The Pro is easier to use and each drink is one-touch while making drinks with the Plus tends to be a two-step process. The biggest drawback to the Creatista Pro is the cost.


Creatista Pro Review Analysis

Design and Construction (8/10)

The brushed stainless steel finish of the Creatista Pro looks fantastic, will suit any kitchen and gives the machine a durable, premium feel. This model is only available in silver which looks great but can show fingerprints quite easily. The interactive touch screen removes the need for a range of buttons and knobs making the control panel look well designed and clean. 

This isn’t as compact as other machines but it isn’t bulky either. The larger size means this model has an empty capsule container that can hold up to 16 capsules, a 2-litre water tank and a larger drip tray. If you have the available counter space the Creatista Pro is a stylish and durable option that’s designed to make customised coffee as easy as possible. 

Taste & Temperature (8/10)

As this machine uses Nespresso capsules you know the coffee is going to taste great. The results are consistent and the 19 bar pressure makes sure the full taste and aroma of the coffee are extracted from each capsule. The Thermojet heating system takes only 3 seconds to warm up to the right temperature and the coffee is the temperature it should be when brewed.

This model has 9 different pre-set drinks and lets you dial in your preferred settings including extraction length and milk temperature so you can make your coffee exactly as you like it. The Creatista Pro also has a dedicated hot water spout so you can have hot water at any time. This is great for pre-heating your cup or for making Americanos. 

Ease of Use (9/10)

The Creatista Pro offers one-touch operation on all of the drink pre-sets. It also lets you create your own customisations and save these for future use. The display shows you how to use the machine (step by step) when you first set it up. 

When you choose the drink you want and you’ve adjusted the settings to suit your preferences the machine does the rest. After making a milk-based drink the milk steamer automatically purges itself to ensure there is no milk inside the tube and all you have to do is give the outside a wipe so it’s ready to be used again. 

Milk Frothing (9/10)

The fully automatic steam wand is perfect for making microfoam that is silky and is ideal for latte art. You can set the milk temperature and texture to suit your personal preference or the drink you are making. 

This milk frother achieves cafe-quality microfoam and does it automatically. It can froth milk at the same time as brewing coffee so this can save a lot of time when you are prepping more than one drink. 

Cleaning & Maintenance (8/10)

There is very little you need to do to keep the Creatista Pro clean and maintained. The usual tasks of emptying the drip tray and the empty capsule container are the only real manual cleaning tasks. 

The machine automatically cleans after the milk steamer is used and an alert will let you know when descaling is necessary. Unfortunately, the parts are not dishwasher safe but a quick rinse with soapy water is all that is needed to keep the parts clean.


Other Products to Consider

Breville Creatista Plus

The Creatista Plus is ideal for anyone that wants the convenience of a pod machine combined with the added ability to effortlessly create customised coffees with perfectly frothed milk. The automated steam wand requires no additional skill to use and the adjustable options are easy to set thanks to the user-friendly digital interface. This machine also boasts an impressive 3 second heat up time so you won’t be left waiting around.

Breville Creatista Uno

The Creatista Uno is a premium Nespresso machine that allows you to make flat whites, lattes and cappuccinos with perfectly frothed milk. It is ready to use in just 3 seconds and is a versatile choice that makes great coffee exactly how you like it without the fuss of a manual machine.

Delonghi Lattissima Touch

The Nespresso Lattissima Touch is ideal for coffee-lovers who are in a rush but don’t want to compromise on quality. It is an automatic cappuccino system that makes a range of coffees including espresso and milky lattes at the touch of a button. The Lattissima Touch makes great-tasting drinks but does come with a slightly higher price tag than other options.


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Review Summary

Creatista Pro

The Creatista Pro BNE900 is a high-end Nespresso machine and everything about it is premium. It is practical, versatile and features an easy to use touch screen user interface. If you love capsule coffee machines but you want one that has lots of customisation options and automatically froths milk to your chosen texture and temperature then this is the one for you.

Product SKU: BNE900

Product Brand: Breville

Product Currency: AUD

Product Price: 849.00

Product In-Stock: InStock

Editor's Rating:
9.3