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Breville Creatista Plus vs DeLonghi Gran Lattissima – Which Nespresso To Get?

Breville Espresso Machines, DeLonghi Espresso and Coffee Machines, Nespresso Machines & Guides Mar 04, 2023
Gran Lattissima vs Creatista Plus

In a previous post, we talked about the difference between Breville vs DeLonghi Nespresso machines. And while there are Nespresso machines made by both Breville and DeLonghi, there are also machines that are exclusive to each brand.

Creatista Plus is one of Breville’s Exlusive Nespresso machines, while Gran Lattissima is an exclusive DeLonghi machine.

In this post, we will look into the difference between Creatista Plus vs Gran Lattissima and which is the right pick for you.

Creatista Plus vs Gran Lattissima – Top Differences

Milk Frothing

Gran Lattissima vs Creatista Plus Frothing

The biggest difference is the frother styles on each machine:

Creatista Plus features a professional style steam wand that creates micro-foam style froth. While with traditional espresso machines, milk steaming is one of the things that takes time to perfect, with the Creatista series, this task is fully automated. All you have to do is pick your desired temperature and texture level. And your milk comes perfectly textured every time. But you have to manually pour in the milk into your cup when it is ready.

Gran Lattissima uses an integrated milk frother that heats and froths milk then automatically dispenses it to your coffee cup. You get to select from two froth styles: light or dense. Everything else is automated. There’s no milk temperature selection, and milk volume is preset to match each recipe. The milk jug is detachable, and any leftover milk can be stored in the fridge using the container.

If you want full automation and you’re not very particular about your milk temperature or froth style, the Gran Lattissima will be a great option. But if you want more control over your froth, or if you want to create latte art, you’ll want the micro foam that the Creatista creates.


Gran Lattissima vs Creatista Plus Controls

How the machines are controlled are also different, but that has to deal with what each machine has to offer, too.

With the Creatista Plus, there are several customization options like milk temperature and texture level for each recipe. So it features a small colored display that allows you to easily navigate these options.

Gran Lattissima has simple selection buttons for each recipe. The froth is adjusted using the milk jug and not the machine. There’s no display, and there’s no reason for it in this case.

Design and Material

Both machines have attractive modern designs.

The Creatista Plus has the look of a traditional espresso machine, due to the steam wand. It also has a durable full stainless steel body which gives it a premium look and feel.

Gran Lattissima, on the other hand, has a plastic housing with some chrome accents. It’s available in black or white.

Similarities Between Gran Lattissima and Creatista Plus

Pod Compatibility

Both are Nespresso OriginalLine coffee machines. You can purchase Nespresso pods or 3rd party pods, like Starbucks, Lavazza, L’OR and more. For milk recipes, it’s highly recommended you use Milk Recipe pods by Nespresso.

Creatista Plus vs Gran Lattissima – Which Is Best to Buy?

When it comes to Creatista Plus vs Gran Lattissima, which one you choose depends on what you’re looking for in a Nespresso machine.

If you are a fan of micro-foam style froth and want the ability to customize your froth temperature and texture level, then the Creatista Plus is the better pick.

If you’re looking for full automation (but less customization) and want something that takes less effort to use, then the Gran Lattissima is a great choice for you.

No matter which one you choose, both machines make delicious espresso-based drinks with minimal effort. So ultimately it comes down to your own personal preference.

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Features of Breville Creatista Plus

The Breville Creatista Plus is an espresso machine that provides the convenience of automated coffee preparation with the quality and customization of a professional barista. With its stainless steel housing, automatic steam wand, integrated milk frother, and programmable coffee settings, this Nespresso capsule-operated machine allows users to craft their own perfect cup of espresso or latte art at home. The Creatista Plus also features an energy saving automatic shut off mode after 9 minutes and a removable 50 oz water tank for easy refilling. Whether you’re looking for bold or mild flavors in hot or iced drinks, the 30 plus permanent capsules offered through Nespresso provide endless possibilities for exploration and enjoyment. And the fact that it’s an OriginalLine machine, that means you can actually purchase 3rd party pods, too.

Automatic Steam Wand Milk Texturing

Choose from 11 milk temperature settings and 8 milk texture levels

Espresso Volume

3 programmable cup sizes (0.84, 1.35, 3.72 oz)

Automatic Coffee Preparation

Ristretto, Espresso, Lungo, Caffe Latte, Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato


Colored display with rotary dial for selection

Material and Dimensions

Stainless Steel finish, with available color options.

8.9″(W) x 18.7″ (D) x 15.7″(H)

Water Tank Capacity: 50 oz

Features of Gran Lattissima

The Gran Lattissima by Nespresso is an excellent espresso machine that offers convenience and quality in one. With its easy one-touch recipes, simple selection buttons, and integrated milk frother, you can easily craft your own perfect cup of espresso or latte art at home. The machine has a 25-second heat up time and an energy-saving automatic shut off mode after 9 minutes. Plus, each machine includes a complimentary starter set of Nespresso capsules so you can get started right away!

Milk Frother

Automatic Milk Frother and Dispenser

Coffee Preparation

Ristretto, Espresso, Lungo, Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato, Flat White, Caffe Latte, Hot Milk, Hot Foam


Espresso volume can be manually reprogrammed


Illuminated touch buttons

Material and Dimensions

Plastic housing

7.99″W x 14.44″Dx 10.86″H

Water Capacity: 33 oz

Milk Jug Capacity: 16 oz