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

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

If you’re looking for a Nespresso machine with an integrated milk frother, you’ve machine the right decision here. But there’s still one factor to help you with your final decision… the type of milk frother.

Creatista Plus is one of Breville’s exclusive 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.

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.

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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