thanks all! Will probably go for the magimix! (although not red as other half wouldnt be too pleased with the colour!)
I had a red magimix for around 2 years then it died. I used it 2 or 3 times a day. Good value for money. Now, I am on a bean to cup machine.
No different in terms of usage whatsoever
We have had our Krups Dolce Gusto machine for many years without any problems , so would think the Nespresso machine would be just as reliable . We are in an hard water area and this means the coffee machine has to be descaled every 4 months or so but that would depend on usage. We now have a bean to cup so our machine is now at the caravan. I wouldn't recommend a large water tank on any coffee machine unless you use the full amount every day, water easily goes 'off' after long periods at room temperature and taints the coffee flavour.
Yep its aesthetics. I have the magimix and has always been good. They both do a 1.2L and 18L version - i'd recommend paying the extra for the bigger tank just to reduce hassle of filling it up every couple of drinks as the vertuo pods tend to be for larger coffees.