DeLonghi Coffee Makers, Grinders & Espresso Machines
When you think about great coffee and beautiful design, its hard to imagine a country more suited to combine the two than Italy. With its team of award winning designers, DeLonghi has been producing innovative and unique coffeemakers for many years.
The DeLonghi family had already been in business for over 90 years before they turned their attention to the home coffeemaker. With an extensive background in air-treatment products for industry, they began tailoring products specifically for the comfort of consumers in the home. Kitchen appliances followed, with the first DeLonghi coffeemaker unveiled in 1995. The innovation continued, and in 2003 they pioneered the “Cafe Duo” dual coffeemaker, featuring two insulated carafes and separate timers for brewing.
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Today, coffee and coffee makers are big business, and the coffee drinking public are ever more discriminating in their tastes, and demanding of the absolute best experience from products. With the bar set so high, does DeLonghi deliver a gourmet quality coffee from their machines as well as a quality product line? Ultimately you must be the judge. As it is, many users have reported the finest coffee comes from DeLonghi coffeemakers, while others have complained of numerous problems with some machines such as leaks, overheating hotplates, and mechanical breakdown.
The DeLonghi company, it seems wants to please everyone with its offerings. Some of their coffeemakers are innovative, with dramatic design features while others are rather pedestrian, me-too styles easy to overlook in an overcrowded marketplace. There are some useful features to be found, depending on the model you choose. The â€œAroma buttonâ€ activates a time-release process where the machine pre-sprays the grounds with water, then pauses for the moisture to draw the maximum amount of goodness from the coffee before commencing with the brew cycle. That is a proven method of extracting the best flavor and aroma from your coffee, according to aficionados.
One model, the 12-cup DCF212T, (Delonghi is not nearly as innovative with their naming scheme as they are with their styles) features a “Complete Frontal Access System” which allows you to add the water and the coffee without having to lift any lids on the unit. Helpful for tight spaces under cupboards.
Virtually all models come with a permanent filter, of the gold-tone variety, as well as the more standard features such as pause-and-serve, water level indicator, and cord storage. Some also feature a brewing timer for added convenience.
Where to Buy
Burr Grinder | Magnifica Super Automatic ESAM3300
The ESAM3300 is known as a Super-Automatic for good reason. This style of machine is designed for absolute push-button convenience when preparing Italian coffee drinks.
Manufactured in Italy, this model features a burr grinder and will hold up to 7 oz. of coffee beans ready for automatic grinding right before the brewing ...
Espresso Cappuccino Machine 4 Cup EC5
For those seeking espresso style drinks on a budget, DeLonghi has the machine for you. Although not up to the professional quality of their more commercial machines, this promises to deliver a decent cup at a modest price.
This model is a basic steam-driven coffeemaker. It differs from the more expensive ...
The DeLonghi Espresso and Capuccino Maker comes equipped with a self priming pump and stainless steel boiler which makes one or two shots at a time. The sempre crema filter holder will create authentic crema with just the right color and thickness.
An adjustable steam emission knob, a swivel jet frother, and ...
Coffee Maker Pump Driven 35 Ounce BAR32
This is an adorable countertop espresso maker from DeLonghi, although why they refer to it as "Retro" I cannot figure out. Espresso makers from the past looked to me like little steam engines torn from tiny farm tractors. In any case, this model is a compact, fairly uncomplicated coffee making machine for ...
Front Access Digital w/ Filter DCF212T
This coffee maker has a lot of special features?but most of them aren't features that I find that useful.
Let's start with the special features that are useful. I like the front access. This is the big differentiator with this model. And if you keep your coffee maker on a counter underneath ...
Large Stainless Programmable 14 Cup DC514T
This is a mammoth-sized coffeemaker. It has lots of bells and whistles: a timer so you can make up-to-the-minute fresh coffee, auto shut off (a must for me), plus a permanent filter (another must). It would be great for a large family or in an office environment.
I wish it had a ...
Kitchen Combination 10 Cup BCO130T
Your coffeemaker is one of the most used appliances in your kitchen so it pays to put some thought into his purchase. DeLonghi is an Italian company known for their sleek design. And this machine is a sexy beast to be sure. It's also a pretty good price for an espresso ...
Kitchen Black 4 Cup
This model proves that you don't have to spend a lot of beans to get a good coffeemaker. (Some of the high-priced modes have features you really don't need anyway.)
This is a very basic coffee maker. It's small. It's easy to operate. It makes exactly as much coffee as ...
Kitchen Programmable White DC59TW 12 Cup
I am one of those people that always leave the coffee pot on when I leave the house. And even if I remember to turn it off, I wonder and worry that I haven't until I can go back home to check. This pot does the thinking for you. I love ...
Coffee Machine EC155
The DeLonghi EC155 appears to be a good balance between quality and cost. In this model you get two very special features:
First, there are separate thermometer controls for steam and water pressures. Achieve the perfect temperature no matter which beverage you choose. Additionally, there is an adjustable steam emission for cappuccino.
Second, there ...
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