This espresso machine is a beast. I have a lower end delonghi espresso maker and thought it was phenomenal. This one puts my old one to shame with its features and the final product: a great cup of espresso, cappuccino or whatever else you wish to make with it. When i got it, i unpacked it and spent a few minutes getting familiar with all the bells and whistles. I then added my whole beans to the coffee holder area and started the process of making a cup of espresso. More than highly recommended.
I don’t month the transformer, but i did not understand that it came with a large transformer. That is why it is cheaper than the us version.
My husband said this is the best thing i have ever bought. He is a caffe latte freak and he loves how simple it is to use by just inserting the milk container and a push of the “caffe latte” button. The prima donna s deluxe is so easy to use and looks great on our kitchen counter.
Very nice and solid equipment. No problems as of now and coffee is just great.
- Bean to Cup Euphoria
- A little costly, but completely worth it!
- after using it for almost 2 months I would like to give my experience about it
DeLonghi America ECAM28465M Prima Donna Fully Automatic Espresso Machine with Lattecrema System
- Make sure this fits
by entering your model number.
- Automatic Latte and Cappuccino: the proprietary LatteCrema system allows you to create Italian classic cappuccino, latte, cafelatte or other milk-based recipes just in one touch
- Stainless steel housing with digital display
- Memory function; Beans container capacity: 250
- Maintenance: de?longhi machines require half the cleaning time of other brands, unlike competitor machines, which require chemical cleaning tablets monthly.
- Hot water spout to be used for tea or hot chocolate
- Warranties may not apply to purchases from an unauthorized retailer
- Utilize De’Longhi’s specialized call center for help in setting up and maintaining your machine at 866-528-8323 (LatteBest)
There are three things i wish i had done before using this awesome energy brewing machine. I wish i would have read the directions 2. I wish i would have watched the dvd 3. I wish i would have read the reviews here which tell me to do 1 & 2 before using it. Being an engineer has it’s disadvantages. One of them being i like to figure out how things work. What i keep forgetting is that someone else already has, and they have written it down for me. In the morning i no longer jump out of bed ready to conquer the day. After almost 50 years on this planet i have finally the days have started to conquer me, but this coffee maker has really helped put a little more pep into my step.
Seller was very helpful and quick to respond. Machine works good, easy to use- cappuccino is better than starbucks in my opinion.
This is a very a good machine. Easily and quickly make espresso, cafe latte and so on. Warm up time is faster than i thought.
When i got this machine, i was not a coffee expert– and to be honest i was a bit worried that cleaning & keeping it up would be difficult. It is not difficult at all, and i don’t spend a lot of time maintaining it. If it needs something, it tells me, and that’s the best part. I’ve run it through all of it’s paces and use cases, milk frothing and all of it, but from day to day i typically am using it to make a double extra long coffee from whole bean. The crema out of this machine is beautiful/amazing. So what can you expect on a day to day basis, aside from which kind of drink you’re making?i make one to a few drinks per day, and i empty the discard water tray about once a week. The unit runs a bit of water before to clean and prime before your first drink after turning on, and automatically purges before auto shut off. This is what will eventually fill your discard water tray/drip tray. The other regular maintenance activities include emptying the used coffee pod bin (it compresses the ground coffee into discs/pods for extraction), and to refill the water bin. That’s itonce a month or so i open the side door, clean out the coffee extraction machine/compression machine, clean out the general area, and at 8 months i’ve been asked to replace the water filter for the first time.
Very happy with the product.
With good quality coffee, fresh water, and a reasonably good little french press or drip coffee maker, you can whip up a good cup of coffee. Coffee is strongly associated with taking breaks and chatting with friends, the smell is one of the most popular scents in the world, and caffeine has the power to cheer and energize, so it’s hard to go wrong. Then there is the cup of coffee so delectable that you don’t want to chat and its consumption is less a break than a special occasion. These cups of coffee make that little restaurant in rome or the surprising finish to an otherwise ordinary turkish dinner stand out in your mind. With this coffee maker, you can have that kind of coffee any time you want, in your own home. You get that kind of coffee with beans freshly ground for each cup, filtered water, and a brew specifically programmed to suit your preferences. That is exactly what this machine offers you. I have to admit that this machine and i got off to a shaky start. I plugged it in and pushed “okay” for english, and the machine cycled through many other language options. I tried to accept french, spanish, and italian without success and watched helplessly through multiple unfamiliar languages and alphabets before i read the instructions.
First, this is a high quality, well designed, automatic cappuccino system, which produces rich coffee drinks with thick long lasting foam equal to our local coffee shops in our very own home, at our convenience. The prima donna delonghi (fully automatic) expresso machine produces professional barista quality cappuccino and espresso’s right in my own kitchen. It looks amazing, it is quick, and impressive, while not so huge that it overpowers my counter top space. Stunning in my kitchenthe integrated milk carafe is a real bonus to adding steamed milk or frothy foam, and can be placed right into the refrigerator in between uses, really love this feature – so no milk is wasted and it’s ready to go whenever we want a coffee drink. Also there are several settings, for all tastes and preferences, in addition, we can stop a process with one touch of a button, so i have even made coffees with steamed milk and just ‘eye-balled’ the amount of milk i prefer vs. The pre-measured, preset milk settings. It’s very easy to clean and the brew can be adjusted for coffee, expresso — 1 or 2 shots, and my favorite, the macchiato, is a single touch button and if i want an extra shot of expresso, one touch – adds one or two shots, super quick and easy add to my coffee. No additional equipment needed for anything, just my favorite coffee cups. It has a self-contained burr grinder, we have used a stand alone for years with our coffee presses, so this was another top-notch feature, is excellent and not too loud. The water tank is a good size and easy to quickly refill.
This particular machine is a european model. It comes with a transformer to change it from 110v to 220v. This came first and i was upset, not realizing it was necessary. The machine makes wonderful coffee and espresso and is easy to use. Andrew from flowmar was very nice to work with, even though i was surly and rude. I would definitely recommend this model.
This turned me from an instant-coffee making robot to a true expresso making barista overnight. It’s like having my own personal starbucks in my kitchen. The initial setup was a bit confusing and challenging. Just be prepared for a little frustration. The unit arrived with the main power button already powered on. When i plugged it in and followed the setup steps, things didn’t quite occur exactly as listed in the setup guide. For instance, it was supposed to confirm my language selection but never did. Also, i had some trouble getting it to recognize the milk container. It kept prompting me to insert the hot water nozzle and nothing in the instructions addressed that specific issue. I lost count of how many times i inadvertently sprayed hot water while trying to complete the setup.
I’m going to start out by saying that i am not an avid coffee drinker. But we got the chance to try this item and review it and i couldn’t pass that up. Opening the box was somewhat overwhelming. There are a lot of pieces and i had no idea what any of them did. The machine was pretty easy to put together. Everything snaps together and the instructions are clear. However, making the different drinks was pretty difficult. I am no barista by any means. But if you follow the instructions closely. You could probably fool people.
There are many detailed, excellent reviews for this product which say everything i wanted to point out. For that reason, i am going to cut to the chase. If you are a serious coffee drinker, this is a great buy. Things i love:once set up is complete, and you understand what the heck you are doing, the delonghi makes the best cup of coffee i have ever, ever had. Self cleaning for the frother section. This was a real concern for me, as i did not want milk buildup. Love the freshness of using whole beans, which is probably why the coffee tastes so good, every time. Program your preference, and you are set. Things i didn’t like so much:all of the reviews for this product urge watching the you tube tutorial, and thoroughly understanding the directions before set up. The set up is not intuitive. It’s very confusing, and cannot be accomplished without directions. You will get a headache, and be tempted to launch the machne through your window. Bottom line:i use about 100 k-cups every 2 weeks. That adds up pretty quickly, price wise. For me, this machine would be cost effective.
There appears to be some issues with the “empty the grounds container” message staying on, even after it’s been emptied.
We had a commercial nespresso gs100 machine stop working and was reluctant to go with the zenius model because the lever was cumbersome. The boss requested the delonghi prima donna so he could use his favorite illy beans. At first, the employees were disheartened that they would no longer use their preferred nespresso pod. Once everyone figured out their preferences for strength intensity, cup size, and milk options, allegiance to nespresso has dissolved. We love the delonghi prima donna. Our machine is designed for italian electricity and we have to use a booster with the machine, but it works fine – we saved over $1000. We have been using this machine for over a year without problems because we descale regularly and clean the components often. Our office size was 12 when originally purchased. We have grown to 20 and the downside is that the tank needs to be refilled; the grounds container needs to be emptied frequently throughout the day since more people are using it.
I’d been reluctant to get a cappuccino maker because they always seemed like such work. Fortunately, this prima donna model takes a lot of the frustration out of making cappuccinos in the morning. This cappuccino machine has its own grinder so you don’t have to worry about grinding the coffee beans beforehand (or buying ground beans). Just let the machine do the work for you. It’s pretty quiet and seems to do the job well. One of the highlights of this system is the integrated milk carafe. If you want cream in your cappuccino, you can put the milk in a separate container. When you’re done using the machine, you can store the container in the fridge. It’s simple, but it’s a great little system that lets you reuse the milk and not worry about wasting it. I’m not really sure if this machine is targeted towards professionals, like restaurants or cafes, or home consumers.
I bought this coffee machine from flowmar and after using it for almost 2 months i would like to give my experience about it. Pros: price was very good compared to the other sellers on amazon. Order and shipment was quick and smooth, even thou shipment came from the europe. Machine arrived much earlier then was expected and in excellent condition. Setup was easy to do and if you follow instructions or watch youtube videos, you will have no problem with setting it up. This is a full automatic coffee machine and machine delivers outstanding coffee with a single push of the bottom. If you prefer your own taste choice or cup size of coffee you like to drink then this machine is offering this option too. Just follow the menu instructions. Cons: this is the european model with 220 volt plug. In order to use it in usa you would need a transformer.
The only reviews are from people who got the product for free lol. Who is gonna spend 3,000 dollars on an espresso maker?. If i sold my car i would still need like $1500 to buy this. . I guess i could spend 6 month’s rent on one but alas i am a lowly construction worker. So off to walmart i go for the crappy mr.
Those who know their coffee will not be let down by the precision and power this machine provides. It’s not a slayer by any means, but the de’longhi prima donna gives you the highest grade pour without the hassle of manual appliances. The machine’s diverse array of features puts the barista’s toolbox in your hands, and the key design features such as the detachable milk decanter make for easy storage and cleaning. Programming will take a good amount of time at first, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the ins and outs of high-end coffee-makers (as was i), but the investment will be worth it in the long run as you enjoy your push-button lattes down the line.
. I have a different brand of a machine very similar to this one. So i kind of know what works. And what would be nice if it were “tweaked “a little. There is certainly a lot to like about this machine, and improvements over my “other one”. First, this machine doesn’t have a very large footprint. 6 it doesn’t take-up that much room for all that it can do. Note that you’ll need to allow at least a foot of space above so that you can open to top to add beans. The water, drip tray and used coffee grounds all come out the front. . • of course, the number one thing would be “convenience”. It’s great to simply press a button and you have coffee. • lots of different options for different types of coffee. • you have the ability to “customize” just about every beverage. From the amount of water, to how strong you would like it and so on. But you do have to remember to make any “adjustments” before you press the button for the coffee to start. • there isn’t a lot of “excess water” in the “drip tray”. In other words, it doesn’t fill-up too quickly. You have to empty it after around 12-beverages.