Easy to use and clean, makes great coffee. Milk Frother is very easy to use. I have had this a while now, so increasing the ratings from 4 to 5. I alternate between the Aldi Medium and Dark Roasts and this machine just churns our consistent coffee, and I save a bomb and less hassle \ mess than the capsules. Water Tank is a little on the small side, but encourages fresh water. (I use filtered so don't use the Delonghi Carbon Filter). Tip: Leave the grind where it is for a (nice crema). I replaced a true fully automatic unit, and prefer this as I can avoid that nasty milk aroma by not over frothing. Just stuck the jug under until the mark and keep steady until it the base is too hot to touch. Really simple.... and less cleaning. *** Update: Okay after owning for considerable time, I have now taken this to the next level for supurb coffee. *** Set the grind ~3 or 4 Turn the coffee dial to max (right) The default cup size has too much water, adjust it to be around ~20-25mls. (press the cup and hold until it flashes), when the desired amount ~25mls press the cup size again to lock it in. The factory setting is about 40ml which is too weak and a little bitter. Set the double shot to ~50ml You will have strong excellent coffee, time and time again!! Note: after adjusting the gring, takes a few cups to settle down. Only adjust the grid gradually while it is grinding.
No fuss machine which makes an excellent coffee. We were after a machine to make just coffee. We don,t froth the milk as we heat up milk in the cup in the microwave beforehand. For a cafe au lait. Needed to adjust a couple of the settings but now we just love the coffee. Settings like how hot you want the coffee. Recommend reading the manual and adjust a couple of settings to your taste.
Perfect all-in-one coffee machine. Easy to use! Bought it as an early Christmas present for my husband and he finds it much better than the manual coffee machine we used to have. We don't use the milk frothing function as we're straight up black coffee drinkers and it makes a wicked espresso. A little noisy when it grinds but that's any grinder I imagine
Excellent machine! Brought this on sale and I'm very impressed! Makes an excellent cup of coffee and heats up before you can butter your toast! The settings are straight forward and easy to find tune to your tastes, I drink my coffee long black with no sugar and it's been amazing, made a few cuppachinos for mum and she enjoyed them, this machine has allot of plastic but not in a way that comes across as tacky, the only con is that this machine doesnt come with a jug to heat up the milk for cafe style coffees but for the asking price I ain't complaining
The delivery was so fast and easy! I got this fantastic machine at an awesome price. I have had my machine for a few weeks now which replaced my old faithful Saeco Go which has done a good job for many years. The De’Longhi is a huge leap forward in many ways.I am using the same beans but getting a much better result. I would prefer a larger water reservoir but besides this I cannot fault this machine..
I really like this machine it is easy to use and makes a great cup of coffee. There is some experimentation necessary to achieve a satisfactory result but it is worth it. One minor problem occurred when I initially filled up the water tank the low water indicator float was broken. I rang De Longhi and informed them and they said no problem we will send you a new one when they are back in stock.
My previous coffee machine (Saeco Royal) lasted me for 10,000 cups of coffee and 15 years. I did a lot of research and also knew 2 people who owned this model, for over 4 years and highly recommend it. Easy to clean and no fancy screens to go wrong. Makes a great cup of coffee and I expect it to last a long time.
Having used a capsule machine for several years this machine is so superior. It produces coffee exactly as you have set it in taste and quantity. A superb machine at a ver competitive price. Well done De Longhi
Great machine for home use. Relatively quick to make a coffee in the morning. Grinder can be a bit noisy but to be expected. Makes similar noise as nespresso pod machines. Got a good deal during Black Friday sales. Overall a great little machine.