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Breville Nespresso Creatista Plus Review

Our Rating: 4.7/5

Nespresso Creatista Plus


  • Programmable color LED screen
  • Milk frother
  • Capsule storage
  • 19-bar pressure pump
  • Stainless steel finish
  • Removable reservoir and spill tray
  • Tasting Box samples included
  • Design
  • Functionality
  • Price

Our Rating: 4.7/5

Nespresso Creatista Plus


  • Programmable color LED screen
  • Milk frother
  • Capsule storage
  • 19-bar pressure pump
  • Stainless steel finish
  • Removable reservoir and spill tray
  • Tasting Box samples included
  • Design
  • Functionality
  • Price

Breville Nespresso Creatista Plus Review Summary

There are few coffee makers as sophisticated and capable as the Breville Nespresso Creatista Plus BNE800. In the debate over which Nespresso line is better — OriginalLine or VertuoLine — this machine swings favor to the former.

Designed for and loved by true coffee connoisseurs, the Creatista is proof that Nespresso’s VertuoLine is responsible for some of the best homemade coffee in the world.

Arguably the Creatista’s best feature, an included milk frother offers a choice of 8 different textures and 11 temperatures. Via the color LED screen, you can also set your cup size and water hardness.

Make cafe-quality cappuccino, ristretto, espresso, lungo, macchiatos, and more. Its ThermoJet element heats up within three seconds, so you’ll have great coffee that’s ready in record speed.

Its reservoir and spill tray are removable for easier cleaning, and the machine has a full indicator to let you know when it’s time for cleaning. Its capsule storage can hold up to 12 used capsules.

Forgetful? Not to worry as the coffee makers auto-off function kicks in nine minutes after the machine has been idle.

Sure, this machine doesn’t come cheap and what it boils down to is whether or not it’s worth it to you, especially when you consider that newer models are more affordable. I must emphasize though, the BNE800BSSUSC is by no means outdated. And for coffee lovers, it’s well worth the price. Newer models simply don’t compare.


  • Includes a programmable milk frother
  • Makes an assortment of coffees
  • The stainless steel finish is durable and BPA free
  • Heats up quickly
  • Removable parts and indicator for easy maintenance


    • The Creatista is not a petite machine
    • It’s somewhat noisy

    Features and Benefits of the Breville Nespresso Creatista Plus BNE800

    Not many coffee makers boast as many features as the Nespresso Creatista Plus coffee machine. Here’s a look at everything you get if you invest in the Creatista Plus.

    Programmable Milk Frother

    Everyone loves it when fancy integrations are included in a purchase and the Breville BNE800BSSUSC deserves a gold star for this frother. Often, milk frothers are handy but limited. This one gives you all the choice in the world to make your perfect cup of coffee.

    Its steam wand is automatic and includes an auto-purge function. As for your milk, you can choose from 8 consistencies and 11 temperatures, ranging from 133 to 169 degrees Fahrenheit. The machine also comes with a stainless steel milk jug for your convenience.

    Programmable Settings

    There are many coffee makers with programmable options, but the Breville Nespresso Creatista Plus BNE800 takes it a step further by allowing you to set your water hardness.

    In case you’re unaware, water hardness (the concentration of minerals such as magnesium and calcium) can influence water’s taste and by extension, your coffee. Though it’s not a danger, these minerals can leave deposits on your equipment and household fixtures.

    Not only does the option to adjust water hardness give you tastier coffee, it could protect your machine in the long run as well.

    Additionally, you can choose between three cup sizes: 0.84, 1.35, and 3.72 ounces. Combined with the programmable milk frother settings, it’s extremely difficult to make a cup of coffee you hate using this machine.

    Its digital LED color screen is easy to navigate, so the machine is user-friendly too.

    Easy Maintenance

    The Creatista Plus’ reservoir and spill tray are removable, an important and underrated feature that makes rinsing and cleaning a breeze. There’s also an indicator that lets you know when your tray is full and needs attending to.

    A used capsule storage holds up to 12 spent pods and keep your kitchen counter clear.

    Don’t forget that the machine is stainless steel, which adds to how easy upkeep is. It’s unlikely that it will deteriorate in quality, and, so long as you take care of it, it will look good and run seamlessly for years to come.

    ThermoJet Heating Element

    Nespresso and Breville’s collaboration means that high-quality Nespresso coffee is brewed with Breville’s standout technology. In this case, the laudable ThermoJet Heating system for faster coffee.

    This is an upgrade on the older Thermocoil technology and it makes all the difference. It’s smaller and lighter than its predecessor, so it heats up faster. In fact, the Breville Nespresso Creatista Plus BNE800 has a heating time of just three seconds, hardly a heating time at all.

    It’s unclear what the exact brew time is though because there are many factors at play. Milk frothing necessarily adds a few minutes, so the lightning-speed heat-up is appreciated even more.

    Naturally, speed comes in handy for those in a rush. Combined with its energy-saving auto-off function, it’s a great choice for those on the go.

    More Coffee Options

    It’s not uncommon for coffee machines to boast espresso capabilities, but as with most of the BNE800BSSUSC’s features, it one-ups them all.

    You can program your machine to brew a multitude of different coffees including lattes, espresso, cappuccinos, ristrettos, lungos, and macchiatos. Far more options than most comparable machines.

    If you’re looking for a machine that offers a cafe experience in the comfort of your own home, this coffee maker could be it.

    Remember, it’s not just the coffee type that gives you so much variety. Your froth and size options factor in as well. Not to mention that Nespresso have a range of capsules that vary in both aroma and flavor.

    Taking all this into account, the Creatista Plus can be regarded as one of, if not the, most versatile coffee makers.

    Freebies Included

    Speaking of all the variety, upon purchase you’ll receive a complimentary Nespresso Tasting Box to get you started. It includes 16 capsules each with a unique profile for you to sample.

    Freebies are always appreciated, but what I like about this is the fact that you can get started as soon as you unbox your machine. An added bonus is that you’ll save money on your first Nespresso capsules.

    What Do Users Say About the Nespresso Creatista Plus Coffee Machine?

    I’m honestly impressed by the Breville Nespresso Creatista Plus BNE800, but it almost seems too good to be true. I looked into customer feedback to see what the users have to say.

    This machine has near-perfect scores for versatility, ease of use, quality, coffee flavor, and blending power. Many happy customers claim that they no longer spend money at cafes, and that the BNE800BSSUSC is their new favorite barista.

    Users also compliment its capacity, user-friendliness, and efficiency. Many note it’s worth every penny.

    On the other hand, the few complaints I could find say that the machine was not as durable as expected and must be handled with extra care. Some say that the coffee maker is loud (though that’s expected considering its size), and criticize how quickly the coffee cools once it is ready.

    There does not seem to be any serious discrepancies with this machine, as most negative reviews are directed at packaging or delivery mishaps, circumstantial issues with the machine, or simply subjective nitpicks.

    The verdict is in. The Nespresso Creatista Plus coffee machine is a winner.

    Alternatives To The Breville Nespresso Creatista

    As much as myself and many others love the Breville Nespresso Creatista Plus BNE800, I can’t deny that the price puts it in a bracket that doesn’t suit everyone.

    There are alternatives that will save your wallet without compromising on quality. Here are my recommendations:

    This is a best-buy option if you’re after the sophistication of the Nespresso Creatista Plus coffee machine without the price tag. What makes it stand out is its included four-in-one milk frother. Use it to set your preferred milk texture and temperature.

    Though you won’t get as many coffee options, this machine can brew coffee, cappuccinos, and hot chocolate. There are five cup sizes to choose from and the machine accepts both pods and grounds.

    Compatible with both pods and grounds

    Milk frother with an option for hot or cold milk

    Brews a variety of drinks

    There’s a reason why the Cuisinart Premium features so prominently on coffee maker lists. It’s packed with features, offers good customization, and is a shining example of convenience.

    Features include a programmable LED screen, auto-off, and size and temperature controls. It comes with a charcoal water filter and has a handy rinse function for easier maintenance.

    Charcoal water filter included

    Rinse function for easy maintenance

    Programmable LED screen

    The Nescafe Dolce Gusto is an underrated gem that doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves. For a fraction of the price of the Creatista BNE800BSSUSC, you’ll get an LED screen (controlled via a toggle stick), brew size and temperature control, and a 15-bar brewing system.

    Depending on the pods you select, this machine can brew an assortment of coffees including latte, cappuccino, espresso, and more. It also features a cold setting if iced drinks are to your liking.

    Cold brewing option

    Easy to navigate LED screen

    Brew size and temperature control


    Do you want a coffee maker that leaves no stone unturned, that will do everything you can imagine a coffee machine is capable of, and that you don’t mind paying extra for? If so, then go ahead and invest in the Breville Nespresso Creatista Plus BNE800, because you really can’t go wrong here.

    In terms of sophistication and luxury it’s one of a kind. And it’s probably the closest you can get to having a cafe in your kitchen.

    On the other hand, there are machines that work nearly as well at a more comfortable price point. The Creatista Plus is an excellent machine, but it is a little extra. If you have no qualms, I recommend it. If you don’t need all the bells and whistles, you’re better off settling for something simpler and more cost-effective.

    Breville Nespresso Creatista Plus BNE800 FAQs

    What’s the Difference Between the Breville Nespresso Creatista and the Creatista Plus?

    The two have similar functions and features but the Breville Nespresso Creatista Plus BNE800 is 100 percent stainless steel while its predecessor includes plastic parts.

    Does the Breville Nespresso Creatista Plus BNE800 Make Regular Coffee?

    The Nespresso Creatista Plus does not make plain coffee, but if that’s what you’re looking for, your best bet is to select the Americano option.

    How Strong is the Espresso Brewed By the Breville Nespresso Creatista Plus BNE800?

    Each pod used in this machine amounts to one espresso shot. Keep in mind that you can program how much liquid is added by selecting different coffee or size options.