The DeLonghi EC702

The DeLonghi EC702 Espresso Machine

DeLonghi has been making fine espresso machines for generations, so it’s hard for them to outdo themselves. Even so, the EC702 is a very good attempt in that direction.

The DeLonghi EC702 has one of our favorite features: a pump-driven mechanism. Able to generate 15-bar, it provides you with the high pressure that’s essential to making the finest brew.

The EC702 lacks the brass boiler that you’ll find in professional commercial machines, but you won’t notice the difference in this case. The stainless steel boiler on this unit will keep your water at an even, high temperature throughout the process.

Two separate thermostats — one for steam, the other for water — help ensure that, too, no matter what you’re making. If you want steam at exactly the right temperature to make that perfect espresso, no problem. Set it to the ideal temperature for cappuccino when that’s your preference.

Along with the ability to brew a fine cup, this model offers maximum convenience. That starts with the substantial 44-ounce (1.3 liter) removable water tank. Making it removable means you can easily clean a key part of your machine and keep it clear of calcium build up without effort.

It also means you can produce ten 4-ounce shots before you have to refill. (You might think 11, but no machine can drain every drop.) That’s perfect for a good sized gathering in your home. Imagine holding a bridal shower one afternoon and being able to serve everyone at the same time. You can’t do that with many non-commercial espresso makers on the market.

The cup warmer on the bottom will help keep them steaming hot until you have a chance to pull one off the tray, too. And, with a cup storage tray on the machine, you can let it rest while you finish slicing the cheese or laying out the chocolates.

The dual-function filter holder is also handy. Pop in one to hold an ESE (Easy Serving Espresso) pod for producing a fine brew with minimal effort. Change it to use that super fine grind from the new bean you’ve just discovered. Slide in a Sempre Cream filter to make a smooth carmel-colored crema every time.

The Cappucino System Frother is another DeLonghi specialty. The special chamber mixes steam and milk to produce a topping that all your guests will love. Not only does that make the espresso just a little more delicious, it makes for a great presentation as well. And after all, why shouldn’t a fine coffee look as good as it tastes?

The self-priming feature lets you create that fine cup with zero hassle, too. There’s no annoying start-up preparation with this model. The anti-drop design ensures you won’t have any annoying mess when you’re done, either.

Whether you’re making ten cups for a party, two for an intimate gathering, or just one to spoil yourself this model is great helper. Produce a delicious espresso, your ideal cappuccino, or the perfect latte and make any of them look like the professional photos you’ve seen. The DeLonghi EC702 15-Bar-Pump Espresso Maker, Stainless
lets you do that with low effort.

Delonghi EC155 Black Silver Epresso Maker

Delonghi EC155 Black Silver Epresso Maker

It’s odd. The DeLonghi EC155 is usually considered a mid-level espresso maker, not top of the line. We can only imagine that view must be based on the low price alone because, when considering its list of features, it’s a stellar unit.

That list starts with the EC155’s outstanding professional appearance. True, those interested in a great shot are naturally most concerned with great function. But an espresso maker is also an appliance, so why not have something good looking in the kitchen?

The EC155 has a professional feature few low-price coffee makers offer: a pump-driven mechanism. Typically, less expensive machines are driven by steam. That limits the amount of pressure they can deliver. Professional baristas know that truly high pressure is a big help for making a truly superior brew. Creating 15-bar from the pump, this model will never fall short in that area.

Unlike many professional models, the boiler is stainless steel rather than brass. But that’s to be expected in a mid-level model. To get brass would raise the price considerably. No one will have any reason to be disappointed in the results, though. The EC155 makes an outstanding brew. Temperature control is not quite as uniform with stainless steel, but when the model is well-made the difference is minor.

One reason is the EC155’s dual-function filter holder. This ingenious mechanism lets air enter during the brewing process, resulting in a superior crema.

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With a 1-liter (35 oz) removable water tank, you’ll be able to create plenty of it, too. Since it is removable, clean up is easier. Many espresso maker owners get a little lax about mineral buildup. It can be a pain to de-calcify some models. With a removable tank, there’s no reason to forego the effort. Pour on a little vinegar-baking soda mixture in the sink and voila! No more calcium carbonate.

The unit also holds ESE pods (Easy Serving Espresso) to make creating your first-rate brew a low-grade effort. Popping one in makes it simple to create a cup without spooning. Dumping it out afterward makes clean up simpler.

There are other convenience features onboard here, such as the swivel jet frother. Adding a nice foamy touch to your cup is a breeze. For some, it might be a little close to the countertop. Ditto the spigot. That’s less than ideal, but easily solved. Place an attractive wooden or marble block on the counter, then the EC155 on the block. Beauty and function pleasantly combined. Of course, even that’s not necessary if you use standard-sized espresso and frother cups.

Those are minor limitations for a machine that makes such a fine brew at such a modest price. There’s nothing modest about its ambition: to make an espresso that is second to none every time. We’re happy to note that’s a goal at which this coffee maker succeeds with ease. Overall, the DeLonghi EC155 is a great value


DeLonghi DeLonghi Bar32 Retro Style Espresso Maker Black 23785

DeLonghi DeLonghi Bar32 Retro Style Espresso Maker Black 23785

The DeLonghi BAR32 is a delight blend of old and new. Its retro look is combined with some of the most advanced features you’ll find on espresso makers anywhere.
Some espresso lovers will, of course, prefer the more contemporary design of so many coffee machines.

Admittedly, the combination of polished metal and black plastic, coupled with an almost Swedish design in many cases, does make for a good looking machine.

But we love the ’50s look of this unusual, rounded machine. Since coffee is a matter of taste, why shouldn’t the coffee maker design be?

There’s no subjective element when it comes to function, though. The DeLonghi BAR32 has features that are more often found only on professional-level units costing ten times as much.

The first of those is the pump-driven mechanism this espresso maker incorporates. Steam machines often do a fine job. But to make the finest cup you have to have the highest pressure and only a pump can do that. Still, don’t be misled.

Why they called it The DeLonghi BAR32 is anybody’s guess. It does create a very respectable 15-bar, though.

The DeLonghi BAR32 also features self-priming, a very handy feature that lets you create your espresso very quickly and efficiently. The simple controls add nicely to the ease-of-use theme.

The portafilter adds to that simplicity, eliminating the need for a high-end grinder. That theme is continued by the ability to use ESE pods. Pop one in to brew, dump it out for easy clean up.

Or use grounds, as you prefer. This model’s feature is actually easier to use than that of many professional units.

And, speaking of easy, you’ll like the clear 35-ounce removable water tank and the removable drip tray. Both those make for easy clean up. The water tank also ensures you can make plenty of fine espresso for the guests without undue waiting.

The stainless steel boiler heats up in a flash, so even those first cups will come out super fast without any sacrifice in quality. One reason is this stainless-steel model’s ability to maintain a stable temperature throughout the process, not something every steel model can claim.

Luckily, a very serviceable swivel jet frothing wand is onboard to add a nice fluffy foam to each one. Cappuccino lovers will be very grateful that it requires minimal skill to top off your cup using this feature.

And, thanks to the built-in Sempre Crema Filter, you can have a fine caramel-colored crema for your latte that doesn’t require you to have the skills of a professional barista.

The dual thermostats also help up your skill level with no effort on your part. There’s one for water and one for steam, ensuring that you know exactly what’s going on with your brew at all times. The many easy-view indicator lights are equally helpful.

It’s great to find an unusual-looking espresso maker with the unusual advantage of professional features at a modest price. How the company can do that may be a mystery, but the espresso from The DeLonghi BAR32 isn’t. Its quality is obvious without reading the last chapter.

Features Of The Delonghi BAR32

  • Small Machine – Powerful Pump
  • The DeLonghi BAR32 is equipped with a powerful 15 bar pump capable of producing excellent espresso with great crema every time.

  • Stainless Steel Boiler
  • The DeLonghi BAR32is equipped with a stainless steel boiler that heats fast and has excellent steam and hot water capacity. Count on getting great espresso for years to come.

  • Built-in Coffee Tamper
  • The DeLonghi BAR32 machine includes a built in coffee tamper sized just right for the portafilter and filter baskets. This is conveniently located adjacent to the grouphead.

  • Patented Pod Filter Holder
  • The unique design on the pod filter holder secures the pod in place. With a simple one-touch operation, the special filter holder allows you to easily dispose of the pod when finished.

  • Swivel Jet Frother
  • The DeLonghi BAR32 swivel jet frother makes frothy milk for cappuccinos and lattes simple.

  • Patented Sempre Crema Holder
  • DeLonghi’s patented Sempre Crema Filter enhances the brewing process to produce perfect crema every time. Distinguished by its caramel-color, the crema is the essence of authentic espresso.

  • Removable Water Tank
  • The 1 Liter/35-Ounce plastic water tank is removable for easy cleaning and it can be refilled from the top of the machine at any time, even when you are operating the machine.

  • Removable Drip Tray
  • The drip tray is made of plastic, which is removable for easy cleaning.

  • Two Thermostats
  • The DeLonghi BAR32 features two thermostats that allow you to control both water and steam temperature.

  • Accessories
  • The DeLonghi BAR32 ships with a measuring spoon and detailed instructions.

Made In:
12.60″H x 8.74″W x 10.63″D
Machine Weight:
11.5 pounds
Body Material:
Molded plastic
1100 watts

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DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica

DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica

There’s something a little odd about presuming to offer a review of an espresso maker. After all, don’t you have to actually taste the coffee? And isn’t that ultimately a matter of taste? Sure, but the DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica shows that a blend of objective attributes and enthusiastic espresso lovers offer something worth heeding.

Note, for example, the integrated burr-style coffee grinder. Baristas amateur and professional alike know that the freshest grounds are a must for the freshest, most delicious brew. Having a grinder on board, then, is more than just a convenience. It’s a must. And, with a 7-ounce bean container you can easily fill the tank, then remove and dispose of the grounds.

The goodness continues with two stainless steel boilers, providing you with stellar heat distribution. Why is that important? Because, again as the pros know and the espresso enthusiast soon discovers, hot spots spoil the brew. A mixture of burnt and underdone coffee can’t be good, right? With 1150 watt, you’ll never have to worry about creating the high heat needed to make that really zingy French Roast, either.

It’s equally good to keep the espresso at an even temperature after the initial brew. After all, unless you make only one cup at a time, you’ll have more to enjoy after the first. Those second, third, and fourth cups should – and could – be as good as the first provided the brew doesn’t sit too long, of course. With an instant reheat feature to keep the liquid at the ideal temperature while you enjoy your cup, the ESAM3300 Magnifica makes that effort, well, effortless.

An electronic thermostat ensures accuracy in the brew while giving you accurate readings. And, an adjustable spigot is just the thing for those varying sized cups you and your guests enjoy. You can use this unit just as easily with everything from the tiniest espresso cup to a tall travel mug. The Cappucino System rotates 180 degrees to accommodate any size milk container, too.

Naturally, you have many things to keep track of during your day and forgetting to shut off the espresso maker after you’ve finished your drink isn’t always uppermost in mind. So, thankfully, DeLonghi has provided this unit with a 3-hour shutoff function to ensure your safety, and the well being of your machine.

That convenience extends in other directions, as well.

Everyone finds caring for their espresso maker one of their least favorite things to do. DeLonghi shrunk that effort from “horrible” to “not bad” by incorporating a 60-ounce removable water reservoir for easy maintenance. Build up of calcium need never occur here because you don’t want to slog through a cleaning session. The machine even tells you when you need to de-calcify. That attention to details to make your life easy extends even to the removable drip tray.

Is the DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica objectively a superb piece of equipment? We don’t know how to make that assertion for everyone. But the facts suggest it is, and our experience says, “Yes, oh, yes.”

Features of DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magifica

Automatic Push-Button Brewing
The Magnifica’s straightforward brewing controls make it easy to customize your drink. Start by choosing the amount of coffee you’d like to brew between 1/2 oz and 6oz with the volume selector knob on the front of the machine. Then, use the strength selector knob to determine how strong you’d like your cup of coffee. After you’ve made these choices, just press the 1-cup or the 2-cup button, and the Magnifica 3300 will grind, tamp, and brew your coffee automatically. If you’ve selected the 2-cup brewing cycle, the Magnifica will double the amount of liquid you’ve selected to brew, so you can get up to 12oz of piping hot coffee in a single step.

Double Boiler System
The Magnifica 3300 has a double boiler system, a feature not found on many home super automatic espresso machines. With a stainless steel-lined brew boiler and a separate boiler just for steam, you can go back and forth between brewing and steaming with no wait time. This is a great feature for people who love to entertain, or are just in a rush when they make their morning coffee.

Low-Pitch Conical Burr Grinder
The Magnifica 3300 has a low-pitch conical burr grinder that will create an even, fine grind. This is especially important for early morning brewing when the last thing you want to hear is a high-pitched coffee grinder. The grinder features 7 fineness settings, and to change them, simply lift the door of the 7oz bean hopper and turn the knob to the setting of your choice.

Pre-Ground Coffee Doser
Adding pre-ground coffee to the Magnifica 3300 is easy with the bypass doser, located on the top of the machine. The bypass doser lets you use pre-ground coffee, so you can brew a decaf coffee for a guest when you’ve already got regular beans in your hopper.

Patented Cappuccino System Frother
Mastering the art of frothing milk can take time and practice. However, the DeLonghi Magnifica’s Cappuccino System has been designed to make it easy for anyone to create creamy frothed and steamed milk. This frothing wand attachment carefully mixes just the right amount of steam and air with the milk in your pitcher, and can be removed for easy cleaning.

Instant Hot Water Dispensing
For those who enjoy tea, hot chocolate, americanos, or instant soups, the steam wand also serves as a hot water dispenser. Hot water is controlled by a button on the front panel of the machine.

Removable Brew Group
DeLonghi has incorporated their patented removable brew group into the Magnifica 3300, making it extremely easy to clean. Simply open the access door behind the drip tray, grasp the two red buttons, and remove the brew group for easy rinsing with warm water. Regular cleaning without detergent is necessary to ensure proper and consistent brewing.

2-Step Pre-Infusion Cycle
Pre-infusion is the key to getting the most aromatic and flavorful extraction from your coffee beans. The Magnifica 3300 features a 2-step pre-infusion cycle that automatically moistens the grounds before brewing. The result? Rich espresso with a thick layer of crema every time you brew.

Removable Water Reservoir
A large, 60oz water reservoir is located on the side of the Magnifica 3300 and blends in seamlessly with the housing of the machine. It has a visible water level indicator and is easily removable for refilling and cleaning.

Removable Drip Tray and Dump Box
The removable drip tray and internal dump box make cleaning and maintaining the Magnifica very easy. The drip tray features a red indicator that pops out of the drip tray cover when the tray needs to be emptied. In addition, when the dump box is full, a dedicated indicator light on the front of the machine will begin flashing to alert you to empty the dump box.

Adjustable Coffee Dispensing Nozzle
Because the Magnifica 3300 can create a wide variety of drinks, you’ll want to use several different cup sizes. The adjustable coffee dispensing nozzle can accommodate cups from small espresso shot glasses to 12oz latte cups.

Automatic Cleaning
The Magnifica will alert you whenever you need to run a decalcification cycle, typically every 2 to 3 months depending on use. When you first set up your machine, you will use the included water hardness test kit to program the machine with your home’s level of water hardness.

Housing Material
ABS plastic
Smoked silver
1350 watts
14″H x 11″W x 15″D
21 lbs
2-year warranty

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