The Nespresso Prodigio and the Nespresso Evoluo are designed to take the hassle out of making traditional espresso with the use of pods instead of beans. With the two espresso machines being in the same price bracket and from the same well known brand it can be difficult to know which one will suit your lifestyle the best.
We have put together a list of the main features of both the Nespresso Prodigio and the Nespresso Evoluo to help you decide which one machine will be the best one for your home.
Both the Nespresso Prodigio and the Nespresso Evoluo are contemporary and stylish looking machines that will complement any high end kitchen. The Prodigio is the taller of the two models with a height of 14.7 inches compared to the Evoluo which is 12.3 inches in height.
The Prodigio is a narrower, more compact model overall, with a width of 4.7 inches and a depth of 10.1 inches, compared to the Evoluo which is 7.9 inches by 12.2 inches. The Prodigio is a more modern design than the Evoluo and features a clear, cylindrical water tank on the side.
The main difference between the Prodigio and the Evoluo is that the Prodigio is from Nespresso’s Original Line machines and the Evoluo is from Nespresso’s Virtuo Line. This means a difference in the extraction of the espresso, with the Evoluo using the Centrifusion method of extraction which means the machine is able to create a variety of different coffees compared to the 19 bar extraction system on the Prodigio that can only create espressos.
The Evoluo is able to make longer coffees with the same strong espresso flavor in addition to short espressos with just the touch of a button so you don’t need to adjust the settings to switch between the two.
The Prodigio benefits from having bluetooth and wireless connectivity so you can start brewing your coffee while you’re still in bed in the morning and it’ll be ready for you when you get up. The Prodigio and the Evoluo both have a descaling alarm that will alert you when it’s time to run a cleaning cycle.
The Evoluo features a large 40 ounce water tank compared to the 27 ounce tank on the Prodigio. The Evoluo is slightly quicker at heating your espresso with just a 15 to 20 second wait time compared to the 25 seconds the Prodigio takes.
Ease of Use
The Nespresso Prodigio and the Nespresso Evoluo are both simple to use and there is a good choice on the flavors and varieties of coffee available from the convenient and recyclable aluminum Nespresso pods.
The Prodigio benefits from a function where you can schedule your machine to make coffee at a certain time and has an automatic capsule ejection system. Both models require little effort and no barista skills to make quality coffee.
The Nespresso Prodigio and the Nespresso Evoluo are both available for around $200 and both have excellent features. In our opinion the Prodigio is the better of the two, simply because you can program it from your phone before you’ve even entered the kitchen.
The Evoluo is still a good choice for those who want to be able to experiment a bit more with their coffee and don’t require the extra technology.
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