DeLonghi Kmix 2-Slice Toaster : sweet but a little more would’ve been nice

We have had this for some time now. The crumb tray sliding out the front is nice too. It matches the red of our stand mixer, an extra bonus for us. The warmer rack works or making mutable batches and all being warm at serving. We use it on 3 or 3 1/2 setting. If you bread is really thin use a lower setting. We make most of our own bread, this toaster has wide slots and let us make a nice thick piece of toast.

I just wanted a toaster that toasts and pops the toast up when done. However , now that i have this toaster, it has features that make it fit our usage really well. 1) the button to pop stop toasting and pop up the slices is great so i can do a light toast for my wife and not have to change settings each time. 2) the push down knob also has a little extra movement at the top of the range to push toast up. So no more struggling with toast not popping up above the toaster top. 3) can toast 6 slices without waiting for cool down and all slices come out pretty much done the same. 4) bagels slices don’t get stuck, very happywhat i would change:make the openings just a little bit longer, the bread we like is a little wider than regular commercial bread. The slices still fit, but i have to push them in a little bit. A quarter inch would have been perfect. We do set it to a somewhat light setting as others have mentioned.

DeLonghi Kmix 2-Slice Toaster, Blue

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  • Long lasting and durable die-cast aluminum exterior
  • Defrost and cancel function with variable browning control
  • Bun warmer and toast rack
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  • Peek and view function: lift the toast to peek and view at anytime without canceling

Works great and is so attractive. I enjoy just looking at it or polishing it’s beautiful exterior.

I love delonghi kmix products. I have drip coffee maker, espresso maker and water boiler too. I needed toaster so i bought this one. Like other people said, you can only use set1-2, otherwise you will burn your bread. I use set1 for sandwich bread. Set 2 for bagle and frozen waffle. I bought this because it is attractive to look.

Compact, sturdy, very attractive, incredibly easy to use, and easy to clean. My favorite feature is the lever that allows you to lift the toast in the middle of the toasting process to check on the progress. Sometimes i wish i could make a grilled cheese, but then again, you’d be shopping for a toaster oven if that’s what you wanted. Would highly recommend this.

DeLonghi Kmix 2-Slice Toaster, Blue : Was looking for a cute pop of color for a mundane appliance. Color is what was reflected on device.

My boyfriend purchased this toaster for me in the green color as a birthday gift and i really rather like it. It does toast bread fairly evenly, though, like most toasters it does make some heat/toast lines on the bread. I especially like the ‘peek’ function that allows you to pop the bread up to check how it’s coming along without actually canceling the heating. One thing i don’t really like is the branding stamped into both sides and top of the toaster, but it’s actually not super apparent unless you are right there using it, still it’s unnecessary.

My roommates and i chose this toaster together, since between the 3 of us, we didn’t have one. I became very concerned after seeing so many negative reviews of other toasters, i felt that finding a decent toaster was an impossible feat, but i was drawn in to this one based on the good reviews and simple design. So far, we have been using the toaster daily (as of a few weeks ago); we tend to eat a decent amount of toast and bagels in the morning. The toaster seems to toast quickly as the heating elements are quite hot. So out of about 8 levels of heat, a room temperature slice of sandwich bread will become golden brown at the 1. 5-2 setting, and a bagel will get medium brown at about 2. 75 or just under the 3 setting. For frozen or cold items, use the higher settings, though i never freeze bread or eat frozen waffles and the like–i don’t have an exact figure. The crumb catcher is great, the color is wondrfully bold, and it doesn’t take up too much room on the counter. The ‘peek’ function is by far my favorite feature, so the cooking doesn’t have to stop while you check the doneness of your bread.

I choose this toaster for contemporary style, but very soon after i start to us it, i found out the toaster missing one base ‘foot’ what makes it unstable. I sent it back and get new one without defects. The toaster works good, i wish it more emphasis on the dial indicator – very hard to see.

So i’ve gone through too many toasters – its slightly ridiculous. They either break, don’t toast, toast too much, or just plain suck. How the delonghi kmix is different then all other toasters i’ve used:1 – the temperature gauge is accurate, consistent and easy to use. 2 – the ‘pop up check’ lever works well – first one that i’ve seen that has something this useful3 – color looks greatoverall – i would recommend this toaster for anyone looking to buy one.

I love the color, it looks so nice against my grey , silver decor. Also, it toasts very nice, very even.

Others have complained about it burning the toast, but i find if you turn the knob to a lower setting it works great. My only quibble is that the slots aren’t very long, so if you like (for example) sourdough toast, it won’t fit in here. Maybe it’s the bread god’s way of saying eat less bread 🙂 anyway it works fine and is darn cute to look at too.

This is a great addition to the kitchen with attitude. The slots are about 1 inch wide and 5 inches long which appears to be wider than the average toaster. The toasts pops up after it is done but there is no ‘ding’ or alarm sound which i am okay with anyway. The lever is heavy duty rubber around solid metal which should last the life of the toaster. The crumb tray which is also metal is easy to pull out and clean. The cord is about three feet in length. It has a nice convenient cord wrap under the toaster to keep the cord out of the way. It has a nice ‘peek’ feature which lets you check on the progress of your toast without stopping it, all you have to do is lift the lever to check on it.

Nice looking, kinda retro-style toaster. Didn’t get a chance to see how it works, though, because the pop-down lever was broken straight outta the box. But amazon took it back no problem, so kudos to them.

The color is definitely more magenta than hot pink. The color that shows up on my ipad is exactly the color of the actual toaster. The toaster works ok, but it is missing a lot of functionality and it doesn’t toast evenly. Also, i find it very difficult to read the markings on the toaster, they are small and the symbols and the background are both silver. Because i bought this strictly for the color, and it was a great deal, i am happy with the purchase.

I bought this toaster for its beauty. I have to keep it on the lowest setting, otherwise it will burn my toast and pop tarts. I haven’t tried toasting anything frozen yet; maybe then i will raise the temperature setting. Either way, i love my toaster.

Looks beautiful on the counter. Just a little too big for a toaster.

I didn’t know toasters could be so beautiful, but this one is. Arrived almost before i ordered it.

Works great, its a beautiful color, we love it.

It makes evenly browned toast. Very happy with this purchase.

I’m happy with my new toaster. The only thing i wish is that the slots were a little longer. It toasts evenly and i very much like the bun warmer.

DeLonghi De’Longhi NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Circolo Single Serve Coffee Maker and Espresso Machine – 50oz Capacity – Capsule Based – Beautiful and useful!

This is a great coffee maker. Everything is fine: design, easy to use. The only negativ point is the noise, there are a lot of vibrations.

I had a friend who had one of these years ago and i had been looking for this guy ever since. I finally decided to check amazon (why i didn’t do that first boggles my mind). Do not waste your money on a keurig. Keurigs absolutely suck compared to this. Oh, and a nifty little trick i just learned. When you turn it, you can set the water level and hit start before the machine says it’s ready. Once it’s ready, it’ll automatically brew the coffee (saves you a minute or two while the machine ‘boots up.

In the past i have purchased a tassimo machine, a keurig and also an earlier version of the nescafe dolce gusto. This is slightly more expensive than my older dolce gusto but it looks almost exactly the same. Ok you get a few green lights on this model and you have ‘flow stop’ control but otherwise it’s the same size and works pretty much the same way. That means you get a 3 pint water container that fits to the back of the unit and needs to be refilled periodically. It also means you have to use the pods that nescafe sells. Some of these pods need to be used in pairs – one is a coffee (or other beverage) pod and the other is a milk pod. Using the unit is very easy and making your first cup of espresso (that’s what the ’15 bars’ are for) takes almost no time. Cleanup is also straightforward. Making brews for several people doesn’t take too long – even if you have to refill the water tank halfway through. The issue really comes down to whether or not you want to spend close to $1/cup for the pretty good coffee or macchiato that this unit can make.

This beauty looks like a cross of high style and science fiction. I almost expected it to start doing some 3d printing when i took it out of the box. The packaging is nice and informational, the instructions are picture based and clear (even though it could have been condensed and simplified). The look of this machine is great, i have a vitamix in the same gorgeous red color and it matches the kitchen decor. Its definitely a standout in the counter. I moved from a large delonghi cappucino/expresso maker taking almost double the space to this beauty and i wont go back. Besides looks and great design (functional as well), the machine makes great coffee, i have used the included 12 pods (yes, it is one like the nespresso and keurig machines) and the taste is great. I am looking forward to getting a re-usable pod to see if my own grind will make as superb as a coffee as i’ve been tasting so far from the nescafe pods. Hopefully i don’t get to spoiled but the variety of coffee drink variants is wide and tasty, it will also make the frothed milk (a separate pod) and make some superb cappucino.

Very cool and modern machine, bought one for my mom as well.

Make sure to get the refillable pods.

Very good customer servise, i would like to buy next time, thank you very much.

I’m new to this type of coffee maker, so my comments are from a newbie with no pre-conceived notion of what to expect. . As someone who drinks a fair amount of coffee each day, i would say that unless you’re drinking just ‘straight’ coffee and not the cappuccinos or lattes, etc. , this would be a machine you would use to create specialty drinks for when you have company. My reason for this is the maximum size drink this will brew is 8oz. For me, i prefer a mug of coffee, and this brews a dinner-size coffee cup’s worth. While i have no problem going to the machine to get another 8oz everytime i want more coffee, it seems to me it should have the option of producing a larger amount. (i’ve since seen other coffee makers in this genre that do produce 10, 12, and even 16oz of coffee. )if you’re making specialty coffee for guests, the unit is very fast and you’d be able to supply 4 or 5 people with a latte or cappuccino, or whatever in about 10 minutes, and could do so without having to refill the water reservoir. Allow extra time for the specialty drinks because you have to run two cycles per cup– one for the milk and flavoring and one for the coffee itself.

I recommend it for everyone who love cofee.

The tast is great better than the nessprisso but the cold is not working with me 😞.

The de’longhi edg605rdolce gusto circolo flow stop coffee machine is the coffee maker my barista would buy. It was a little confusing because of the tiny pictures in the quickstart guide, but once i got started, putting it together was pretty intuitive. First, let me tell you the positives. The design and color art artsy and fun. Its thinner design leaves me lots of counter space for preparing meals. The base where you set your cup while brewing adjusts up or down so there’s no coffee splashing. This tastes like the espresso and cappuccino i would get at a high-end restaurant.

Features of De’Longhi NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Circolo Single Serve Coffee Maker and Espresso Machine – 50oz Capacity – Capsule Based, Red

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  • 15-bar pressure for delicious cafe style coffee and real espresso
  • Thermo block heating system-no preheating
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There is a very good selection of coffees. The machine is easy to use and easy to clean. Coffee brewing is quick and the coffee is hot. This is an excellent one cup at-a-time machine.

I especially love to buy new machines. I really dont want to have to work at making a good cup of anything. This machine us so easy to operate and is ready for any command.

Still loving my dolce gusto circolo. Great coffee, and i consider myself a coffee snob, and so easy to use.

We’ve had a dolce gusto piccolo machine for a few years and have been happy with it. This circolo is so much better. Just one button to push and i can walk away and return to a perfectly brewed cup of coffee. I love the red color and the stylish design of this model. This brews with bars of pressure, just like a machine at your favorite coffee shop. The scrolling button allows you to choose a size drink. You can also choose between hot and cold water by pressing a button on the top. The dolce gusto line has many different flavors of drinks to choose from ranging from espresso to caramel latte macchiato. The latter being a favorite in our home. This model also comes with a capsule trash canister which is nice to have. Your circolo will also come with a sample pack of flavors so you can try several and see which you like best. When you get your machine you can register it online and they’ll send you a box of capsules of your choice. Also, every box that you purchase after that will have a code on the inside that you can enter online and earn even more free capsules. You will be so glad that you got this once you taste the difference.

After making one cup of coffee the descaling light started flashing. I know i have hard water in my area but it can’t be so bad that i need to descale after brewing every cup of coffee. Unfortunately the descaling solvent is not included with the machine. De’longhi graciously told me to pick up my phone and are their descaling product and under no circumstances can vinegar be substituted. The machine is reasonably intuitive to work and the instructions are mostly thorough. The coffee brews quickly and it tastes really good however be aware that it’s already sweet. I don’t like my coffee very sweet so it was just on the edge of being too sweet. I also like it stronger than the setting they recommend so i was glad to see that there’s a button to make it stronger (less liquid). The one i tried was called mucho gusto. A big plus is that 12 coffee capsules are included with the machine.

Flow stop system to set the coffee length with 7-level lightning LED

There are two parts to my review. The first part is a four-star view on the coffee itself within the context of what it is trying to accomplish. The second is a two-star reaction to the machine. In short: i don’t mind the flavor for a fun cup of coffee, but find the machine to be more work than i’d like. It’s sleek design and red color aren’t enough for me to be enthusiastic. The coffeeyou could say this is cappuccino for dummies, though it is not exclusively foamed milk/espresso mixes. Everything is pre-measured, packed in sealed capsules. Keurig users will find this a familiar process but will enjoy the coffee more. Pop a capsule in, press a button, and a drink comes out. There are various flavors, but all have that mcdonald’s cappuccino taste.

The nescafe dolce gusto is a very sleek and modern coffee machine. The quality of the coffees is like that of a freshly brewed coffeehouse drink. This isn’t just a regular one cup coffee maker. It came with 2 cappuccinos and cafe americanos and one each of espresso, cocochino, latte machiatto, and lungo. All of these turned out to be an excellent cup of coffeeit has a 15 bar pump, 45 oz. Water tank, a capsule bin, stainless steel drip tray and automatic variable extraction pressure for optimum results. The drip tray is adjustable depending on the size of your coffee cup. When you go to use the machine for the first time, its important to follow the instructions carefully.Once the setup is done you’re ready to brew.

Capsule based system

15-bar pressure for delicious cafe style coffee and real espresso

Thermo block heating system-no preheating

DeLonghi Nescafe Dolce Gusto Piccolo Plus Coffeemaker : could be better

I am totally satisfied with the size, function and output of the delonghi nescafe gusto piccolo coffeemaker. Only two things concern me: 1) the machine sets up an unexpectedly loud vibration when producing a cup of coffee; and 2) in this area there are no retail outlets where the caplets may be purchased. As a result, the caplets had to be purchased in bulk online. There are plenty of outlets that sell keurig caplets. I am looking forward to nescafe’s becoming more widely distributed in grocery stores.

The coffee is very good and all other beverages too but the fact of having to measure the water is awful.

DeLonghi Nescafe Dolce Gusto Piccolo Plus Coffeemaker, Produces Gourmet Coffees, Lattes, Cappuccinos, Iced Drinks and more

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  • Easily prepares a variety of hot and cold drinks with the single serve system; produces gourmet coffees, lattes, cappuccinos, iced drinks and more
  • Produces authentic espresso and the perfect cream with 15 bar pump pressure
  • Quickly customize beverage strength and preparation with the custom control lever
  • No preheating required with special thermoblock heating system
  • Energy-saving automatic stand-by mode after 5-minute of inactivity

The dolce gusto capsules are very good, you can make a very nice espresso and also capuccinos and mocha. The capsules are a litle cheaper than the one for nespresso machine but dont have that many options of espresso, however the options are very good for those who like strong espresso shots.

I live in a major us city and its impossible to find the coffee at a store. Bed bath and beyond sells them but online only. Product does work very well good coffee. But if its a chore to get the coffee, how good of a rating should it get?.

Heats up quick, makes good little cups of coffee, but the water tank is very small and you have to refill it after making only two cups of coffee. Too bad the coffee capsules are hard to get a hold of in my home town, but thank god for amazon. Com and their broad selection. $28 dollars for 45 cups of good dark roast coffee made in less than a minute is definitely worth the price.

DeLonghi Nescafe Dolce Gusto Piccolo Plus Coffeemaker, Produces Gourmet Coffees, Lattes, Cappuccinos, Iced Drinks and more : Coffee comes out quick, no hassles, no problems. Easy to use and great coffee in the end.

Definitely will continue to use. Would recommend to others if they wanted to drink special coffees or cappacinos or flavored coffees.

The machine is a little loud and it shakes when it brews to the point where it almost knocks the cup off. So it has to be held while it brews. The inserts are a little pricey as well and at times hard to find. Overall, it makes good coffee cappuccinos and chocolate.

It is not automatic, but you easily get used to it.

I enjoy making one cup of delicious coffee at a time, each one different. Hot chocolate is very good as well. Let the coffee maker fully heat the water for 1 minute before attempting to make a cup.

Haven’t tried all of the settings yet. Wish it were bit quieter, but still happy with it. If you like the convenience of making coffee as needed/wanted this is a good machine to have.

I got a really good price on the coffee maker. However, the gusto capsule are almost twice the cost of k-cups. They are harder to locate in stores, have to buy online. So, i bought another cheaper hamilton beach for daily use and am taking this one to the office where i will use it less.

From a 1st time user perspective. I had little insight into coffee systems, but i knew i wasn’t paying the price of the competitive systems. I find the coffee to be delicious (we decided to do this after a trip to europe where coffee is far superior than in the us). It is, however, quite loud & vibrates enough (to get the pressure to brew the coffee in the capsules) that i feel i have to be there to prevent the cup from falling off. Not enough of a deterrent based on the price, but worth noting. Also note: you have to manually turn it off when you have the volume you want (this could be a positive if you want to adjust the strength of your coffee).

You do need to be aware you are buying the basic model, which means you don’t get any bells and whistles. I for one don’t mind having to fill the water reservoir each time, or figure out how big to make my drink, but if you don’t like it, you need to go up to the next model that premeasures the water amount. Also, another reviewer suggested waiting about a minute after turning it on before pouring a drink to make sure it gets really hot. I have done this and my coffee is really hot.

This guy makes a great cup of coffee. The reason why it didn’t get 5 stars was (1) coffee not quite as hot as i like (but hey 15 secs on high in microwave fixes that ) (2) should come with a clear glass that has prescibed measurements on it (3) coffee pods are a little expensive. . All that being said i still like my piccolo alot especially at the sale price of $44.

Well worth the money spent on this cofeemaker. We’re very satisfied with it and highly recommend this product to every coffee lover.

I was in the market for an individual coffee maker for use in the office. One of my colleagues had the nescafe dolce gusto piccolo coffee maker and she had me try it for a couple of days. I immediately ordered the coffee maker and have not regretted my decision. This ranks among one of the best purchases i have made in recent times. This machine is very easy to operate and requires minimum clean-up. I will recommend this coffee maker to anyone who enjoys a good cup of coffee or two or three.

Combined with a milk frother, this machine does the trick as a ‘portable’ espresso machine for my lattes. It’s the smallest of the dolce gusto family. The water tank is also small, but for me that’s not an issue. As all the other machines in that product line (i own 3 of them), the warming time is really quick (about 30 seconds). In my opinion, the price/quality ratio is unbeatable. Please note however that making cappuccinos or other milk based beverages with the nescafe capsules just doesn’t work for me. But that’s the case will all machines of this type, be it a nespresso, keurig, the starbucks one or any other powder-milk based scheme.

I bought this coffee maker for my office because i like to have creamy coffee drinks, but i don’t have a refrigerator to keep milk cold. I really like the cappucino and the chococino that came in my sample pack. The milk was surprisingly frothy. I did have trouble when i first set up the piccolo because the water didn’t seem to be running through the machine. I called the company help line and they answered quickly. The woman on the line told me to run the machine and, while it was running, to lift the water tank up and push it firmly and quickly down. I’m very happy with the service i received and i haven’t had any trouble since then.

I found that i like cappuccino. This is a handy way to make it a couple of times a week.

I had to buy a second one because i love how well it brews all kinds of coffee. The only down part is that the coffee is more expensive the other competitors. It is also small enough so that i can take it to work for crasy times when i need extra coffee availability.

My wife is the coffee drinker, but i have tried it a few times. Despite not liking coffee, i’d have to say some of the flavors this thing makes are actually pretty tasty. My wife really loves this thing. Good quality at a great price. A little hint: add a half oz to an entire oz of water more to the chocolate/cream/milk containers if you want more sweet flavoring.

DeLonghi ECAM23450SL Superautomatic Espresso Machine, Just wonderful. We

Easy to use, easy to clean, all around fabulous. I used to think i only liked coffee in europe. Now i have european coffee at home. Requires a bit more care than a drip machine, but boy is it worth it.I’ve had this machine for 4 months now and i highly recommend it. Most difficult part is descaling, which needs to be done about once every 2 months. The descaling process is mostly automatic: pour in the descale solution, add water, push ‘confirm’ and off it goes. Rest of cleanup is a snap, and mostly involves emptying the grounds. I bought this for the milk container which can be removed and placed in the refrigerator, but the machine over-all is really easy to use. If i had to find a complaint it’s the noise the thing makes, but it’s really not an issue.

Just received the espresso machine and i love it. It’s sleek and compact compared to a lot of other machines i’ve seen and the outer stainless silver is gorgeous. The push button cappuccino, latte and espresso/coffee options make it easy to make my coffee. Just push the button and in a few seconds you have a piping hot cup. Hot water dispenses quickly, just replace the milk container with the hot water dispenser and you get hot water for tea or cocoa. Overall i highly recommend this for anyone looking for a high quality super automatic espresso machine.

For as long as i can remember i’ve always wanted a super automatic espresso machine, i’m not a fan of the hassle and mess of traditional espresso makers. For many years i settled for the very good mr. Coffee cafe latte maker, but still hoped for a super auto. Delonghi has a great name and reputation so about 6 months ago i decided to go for it. The first thing to know about these machines is that it takes some trial and error to make the perfect cup, hopefully this review will help you save some of that effort. As others have noted super auto’s don’t always make a hot cup of coffee with the first cup. There are some programable settings which will help, but after trying various tricks (like pre-cleaning the milk frothing mechanism to warm up the internals) in the end i now simply turn the unit on and walk away for a while (5-10 min’s), giving the machine time to warm up. I also warm up my cup on the built in cup warmer which really works well. Do yourself a favor and get a bodum bistro double wall mug, you’ve already spent this much, why not go all in, you won’t regret it (unless you drop the mug which won’t survive). The magnifica s comes pre-programmed to make a cappuccino with the touch of a single button, but despite being in the product name making a latte is not as straight forward.

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  • Compact size yet maintains all the features of our full-size automatic machines
  • Conveniently use tap water with the built-in water filtration system
  • Easily prepares latte and cappuccino with the patented single touch hot milk system; simply slide the milk tank onto front of the machine clean button makes it easy to maintain
  • MAINTENANCE: De’Longhi machines require half the cleaning time of other brands, unlike competitor machines, which require chemical cleaning tablets monthly.
  • Saves up to 77-percent energy with energy-saving switch
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Comments from buyers

“Excellent re-design
, Fantastic coffee
, This is a great machine for home use.

After living with a jura ena 3 for 9 years, found i could not afford a newer jura. This one works great very easy to clean and use. Requires decalcifying frequently, but supplies do not seem as much as jura. We make at least 6 cappuccinos a day.

Makes a great espresso or cappuccino at the touch of a button and users can easily select intensity options as well as adding preground. You can adjust temperature of brew. Gives that nice creme you want to achieve wiyh espresso. Milk frother allows users to set foam specifics and easy to use. Every once in awhile the grinder alert indicates that beans need to be added to hopper. Usually just open and move the beans around a bit. Cleanup is a snaponly real complaint is system doesn’t detect beans and water levels when it starts a cycle such as cappuccino and will stop mid-cycle. Adding water/beans during interrupted cycle doesn’t allow push of button to resume. Buttons on control panel have multiple functions, therefor making it more difficult for new users.

Took a little trial and error to figure out my perfect brew, but now yum. Frother works greatnnwatch out for too oily beans.

Have had little issues where the beans are not being fed in by themselves so i just had to push them into the grinder with my hand. The coffee is good as is the cappuccino.

I am a bit of coffee snob, my main machine is cellini rocket. I got used magnifica s for a price i couldn’t refuse. Because i am a bit of repair-man and i like to know my toys inside-out i completely disassembled and re-assembled the machine, replaced any old rubber seals for new, cleaned everything etc. First the taste: i can still pull better tasting espresso drink from cellini, but that should be no surprise. However this is mostly due to the years i had been making coffee, adjusting the grinder for each type of beans, learning the correct tap etc. The magnifica itself makes still a very good coffee but the biggest plus is the speed and the taste consistency. In fact since i’ve got the magnifica, i use it every morning and use my real espresso machine only on weekends now when there is more time. As for newcomers expecting starbucks type of drinks this is definitely not it. Magnifica makes an european sized cappuccino, not a bucket of latte. The machine has an extra opening for pre-ground coffee, but don’t use very fine espresso grind – that may be too much for this machine.

Initial impression is very good. I am still trying the perfect grind setting to get that great flavor from lavazza super crema whole bean espresso. The frother right out of the box is great and makes great cappuccinos. And it fits right under my kitchen cabinets.Has dual boiler and almost all the features of a $3000 machine in a much smaller footprint. Has auto cleaning of spouts every time you turn it on and off. Will update after few weeks of experience with this italian ‘home barista’updatei have now used this machine to serve cappuccinos at a small party at my home and it made 9 drinks without a hiccup one after another. The grind setting i like is between 2 and 3. I keep the froth setting closer to 3 but not max. 25 inchesthick at best; enthusiasts might wanna try manual milk frothing at a dedicated steam vent (this machine does’nt have it) for a thickerfoamed milk. So far i am happy with my purchase and highly recommend this to anyone who just wants plain coffee, espresso andcappuccinos. Other drinks can be made with more hassle. Since i love cappuccinos and it has a dedicated button for it, i can’t ask for a better machine for a little over $1200. One caveat: this machine is only good if you follow its cleaning instructions and clean its frothing unit periodically( i clean once a week but if you make several drinks a day you are looking at more frequent cleaning ).

We bought this delonghi a year ago so we’ve pretty well got to know it by now. At first we were thrilled to have such a convenient machine – after fiddling with different grind settings and beans we settled on what we felt was best for us. But there were a few problems:a) after a few months we noticed beans stopped falling into the grinder and we’d have to manually jiggle them around during the grinding process or else the grinder would whir with no beans and the resulting cup would be pitifully weak. Sometimes they dropped, sometimes not – not giving them a jiggle was risky as you might your waste time as well as some beans. I called delonghi, and after a 30-min wait or so got a service rep. Went over everything in detail with her; she kept insisting we much be using oily beans – we weren’t. She said she’d send a service email for me to send info for them to confirm he unit is still under warranty (2 years; it is) – said that two days ago and still no email. So i took matters into my own hands and did what some folks said they did to their saeco when it didn’t feed beans – i removed the little plastic cover over the grinder – even with this removed there is no risk of sticking one’s fingers into the grinder – it is too far down and the opening is still too small. Now the beans feed without a hitch – the grinding throws some bean fragments upwards, just enough to move the beans near the opening, prompting them to fall in. I think the problem before is that there was a small opening (with the ‘guard’) in place so that 2-3 beans might get jammed between the bottom of the bean container and the top of the ‘guard’.

We, both have 3 cappuccino coffees every morning. We don’t have to stop at starbucks in the morning any longer.

Once the short learning curve is done, it’s very easy to turn or push the knob to get to whatever brew you desire. It’s great having the separate milk container that can go right in the fridge after use. The water reservoir is clear and on the outside, so you can see just how much water is left. It’s very easy to pull out and refill. You can replace the milk container with a tap, so you can get instant hot water should you prefer tea. It’s a great size for our counter – not too large and not too small – attractive design as well. When we first used the machine, the default settings were not quite warm enough, but it was easy to go into the settings and increase the temperature. The only reason i gave this a 4-star instead of a 5-star, was that i can’t make the coffee settings lighter.

I chose this machine because of the reviews i read on amazon. It works quickly and efficiently. My only complaint is that it seems to need a little help to get the beans down to the grinder. It is working better now than it did when i first got the machine but i still have to watch it to make sure the beans go down the shoot. It is a small price to pay for excellent espresso quick and easy.

This machine would be perfect if the grinder worked better. The whole beans do not go down the grinder easily if the are of the oily espresso type.

Everything it was supposed to be and it works perfect.

Outstanding quality of the machine and precise delivery schedule from amazon.

Good product but coffee is not so hot as i would like.

I love our delonghi coffee machine and use all functions. It took me about a week to learn how to use it and prime it as recommended. I already did my first month maintenance and it didn’t take long following the instructions in the manual. We drink about 4 double extra strength coffees daily. It’s best if you use filtered water from your refrigerator when filling the water tank.

Very solid piece of equipment. Warms up quickly and is easy to use & clean.

Purchased about 3 years ago to replace older delonghi magnifica model (non-digital). I started out by buying a jura impressa from costco, but i ended up returning after a few days because the jura did not make as smooth and tasty cappuccino or latte as teh delonghi. So i paid a couple of extra hundred dollars and went for the new-at-the-time delonghi magnifica s. The pros of the delonghi magnifica s machine is that it brews delicious cups of coffee, and has so many adjustable functions that almost all users can tune it up to deliver the perfect cup of coffee. Having said that, i feel that it is important to point out a few issues:1-i have used the delonghi hundreds of times since purchase. Almost every morning we make lattes and almost every evening we make espressos. The main problem for us is that the delonghi does not make a hot-enough latte using this automated milk frothing system. We always end up microwaving the lattes for 30 seconds until the temperature is right. While this issue is annoying, it is not a terrible problem. Delonghi should be faulted for this shortsightedness.

This machine is replacing my first delonghi that i have had for 9 years. Sure hope this one last as long. Great latte machine i couldn’t be happier. I personal like hot froth can’t seam to find a way to make this hot enough for my liking, but that minor for me.

I don’t actually own this product myself, but i have a friend that does and i’ve used it on occasion. I look forward to going to their house just to brew myself a cup of coffee. This coffee maker is quite compact in size. And the best part, no coffee filter requiredpros: it is very easy to use. The first thing it does when you turn it on(and off) is it rinses the filters. After that, the screen shows you options to personalize the taste either: extra mild, mild, strong, extra strong or standard, as well as the amount you want which are: espresso, long, extra long or standard. There is also a dedicated button for cappuccino and hot water only. Coffee that is used during the brew is discarded into a pull-out tray in a disc shape form, making it easy to throw away. It notifies you when water is low, when coffee beans are low, and when the discard tray is full.

Milk would not froth enough for foam. Easy latte’s but hard to do cappuccino. Otherwise, excellent machine. Ended up returning and getting another delonghi with wand frother.

Makes great coffee and was able to configure it easily to make the kind of cappuccino i like. The look of the machine is clean and sleek and is a smaller footprint than previous machines i’ve owned. As others have mentioned, the only issue is the beans not sliding into the grinder at times. You have to keep an eye on it with oily beans. Overall i love the machine and quality of coffee drinks it makes.

DeLonghi ECAM23210B Compact Magnifica S Beverage Center : Great coffee, fantastic looks, silly design flaws

Still working well 2 years after. Approximately 10 coffees and capuccinos a day.

I’ve been dying to get an espresso maker for a long time, and was weighing the pros and cons of getting a regular one vs a super auto. A regular one requires more setup / clean-up time, can take a lot of practice to get right, and is not necessarily less expensive once you add in things like a nice grinder. A super auto is nice with all-in-one, but may not make the best espresso as one where you can control all the variables, is expensive to get even an entry level one, and all of the brands have some level of reliability issues. When this came up as a gold box deal, it seemed as good as any of the other ones to try and so far, we are very happy with our purchase. It did take a few runs to get it making consistent espresso (it wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t the best), and after that breaking in period, it has been easy / blissful one-touch espresso drinks. As with all super-autos, you have to make sure that you are getting medium or light roast beans (not oily, like dark roasts can be) – i usually prefer dark roasts, but i haven’t been unhappy with this change. The steaming wand is really short, so i can only make 1-2 drinks worth of steamed milk at a time, but it creates great foam with milk and soy milk. To make lattes in the morning, it takes me less than 2 minutes to make the drink and clean-up which is incredibly convenient and brightens the start of my day.

DeLonghi ECAM23210B Compact Magnifica S Beverage Center, Black

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  • Compact size yet maintains all the features of our full-size automatic machines.
  • Conveniently use tap water with the built-in water filtration system
  • Easily prepares latte and cappuccino with the patented “Cappuccino System” frother. It mixes steam and milk to create a rich, creamy froth for perfect drinks every time
  • MAINTENANCE: De’Longhi machines require half the cleaning time of other brands, unlike competitor machines, which require chemical cleaning tablets monthly.
  • Grinds beans instantly for the freshest espresso with the patented “Direct-to-Brew” system. Brewing system is compact and removable for easy cleaning
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I bought this for christmas and it has been a wonderful coffee maker. My biggest gripe is that the error messages on the display can be hard to decipher. Once you figure them out (my wife is still working on that) you can have a nice cup of coffee at any time. Also, the coffee grinder, while it grinds nicely, sometimes need attention as the beans do not seem to feed in the way they should at times.

The device operates as described. Every day i have a delicious and aromatic coffee with thick foam. Cappuccino turns out delicious. Use non greasy coffee beans.

Good: makes a great cup of coffee, no ifs ands or butsbad: bean entry into grinder is problematic – continually getting blocked by regular size beans (not using some sort of gm super bean) and then i either get error or weak coffee coming outoverall: at price i paid, i expected better and would return if i could.

DeLonghi ECAM23210B Compact Magnifica S Beverage Center, Black : Better to buy cheap non-self cleaning coffee maker if you can afford. Using everyday for more than 6 months. Using everyday for almost 4 years.

I used to own a fully automatic machine when i lived in europe – since the electricity is different, i couldnt bring it here. After moving to the us, i suffered through a few years of the drip coffee maker. Finally, i decided to bite the bullet and buy one here. I decided on this one because my cousin also has a magnifica (different model though), and is really happy with it. So far i am really happy with my purchase. I was a little concerned in buying this because the description is unclear as to whether this only makes espresso or if it makes coffee too. I can now confirm that this does in fact make coffee (and of course espresso). I just push the double cup button and get about half of a huge coffee mug full of coffee. I drink out of those huge starbucks city mugs, so i need to hit the double cup buttom once and then add a single cup to get a full cup of coffee. The milk frother works great and i use that every day.

This replaces our old one we had for seven years. Even more features for getting the right cup of coffee in the morning.

I’ve owned a number of different espresso machines of various names and types from stove-top to semi-automatic and this is my first super-automatic. After living in italy for more than five years, i’ve become hooked on espresso and have always looked for a machine that is both convenient and makes a good shot. This delonghi fits the bill for me. Of course, finding the settings that fit your taste will take some testing along with finding the right bean. For my taste (traditional italian espresso), i go with the smallest one-cup serving size and the strongest bean setting. I also set the grind selector on the finest setting. Currently using an illy whole-bean and getting a great-tasting shot with good crema. I first used starbuck’s tribute whole-bean and got decent results but the oily-ness of the bean concerned me for long-term use and causing problems with the grinder. The frother makes a really good froth. Probably the best i’ve made at home.

Compared to its all swiss made competitor i had worries on my romanian made machine but it turned out to be just fine. At a huge discount it was the purchase of the year in our household. A beautiful looking machine.

This is my second buy of this product. The concept is a great idea and especially handy when entertaining. Makes great milk and coffee combinations, just use your imaginations. First machine probably should have lasted longer for the price, but in this house it is a daily requirement.

The delivery from amazon was fast and i am using it in singapore within a week from order. I was surprised that this is a 110v model and i need to spend $200 for a 2kwatt step down transformer. I am now happy with this machine. Its make good coffee and i am still leaning to make a better cup. It took me about a week to make reasonably good coffee. Just like it say in the manual. Seems like the machine need a little time to burn in. It looks complicated to use and you really need to review the manual carefully and watch the dvd included. Dvd was really helpful and the manual give you more details. In the first week, i encountered a couple of times when the machine hanged and a couple of the red indicators flashing, i believe it was the water and the alert indicator.

Beautiful crema, quieter than any machine i have had before. If you follow the instructions, you will soon have a cup of espresso tailored precisely to your tastes. The dredge drawer is easy to empty and it is easy to fill water. It’s also quite easy to clean the brew group.

I had an old saeco machine that finally gave out. I wanted something compact and this meets the bill. But the quality of the unit and ease of use surprised me. A huge upgrade from the saeco. The small water tank is sort of a drag, but it’s a small unit. I am thrilled with this purchase.

This is a fantastic machine. Solid build and makes a fantastic shot of espresso. The single most important thing to know about this device, as well as most all super-automatic espresso makers – never use oily beans. They get stuck in the hopper. If you decide to remove the guard – then oily beans will no longer get stuck but they will gunk up the grinder over time. Good news – one of the best(in my opinion) whole espresso bean products available isn’t oily in the least. Works perfectly with this machine. Look no further: lavazza super crema. Com/lavazza-super-crema-espresso-2-2-pound/dp/b000sdkdm4/ref=sr_1_sc_1_a_it?ie=utf8&qid=1472104736&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=lavvazza%2bsuper%2bcrema.

I was in europe for a few weeks this summer and had a chance to experience this coffee maker. Before leaving, i ordered it online. It arrived shortly after i returned home. It was very simple to set up and i began enjoying excellent espressos and rich coffees immediately. It is truly automatic, grinding the beans, packing the grounds, heating and measuring the water to be delivered under pressure, resulting in the perfect drink. It even rinses the delivery system and dumps the used grounds into a holding compartment. I highly recommend this device – especially for the price. My only trips to starbucks now are for more beans.

Since my old capresso 1500 was moaning and convulsing toward its death after 5 or 6 years, i chose this as my new espresso machine. I like that it has a removable brew group, which helps for easier maintenance. It is much quieter that my old beast. It packs a tight puck–a good thing. The water is easy to access–you don’t even have to remove it since it has a hole to refill in the top/front. Finally, it is very reasonably priced and makes the very same espresso as machines four times the cost (i paid $700 on amazon, after a rebate). As with all these machines, i recommend three things:1) stir the beans with your finger before pushing the start button each morning, to keep them from sticking. It takes only seconds and allows you to use any beans you wish, in spite of all you read to the contrary. 2) use the filtered water from your fridge instead of buying their filters. I have a mavea pitcher for drinking water, and i fill my machine with that.

Our guests love our coffee and we do too.

Makes a variety of coffee drinks, strong to light coffee.

Great tasting coffee, but some design flaws – from a company that prides itself with its design experience, i have to say that while the product looks absolutely gorgeous, it comes with some pretty silly functionality issues:- the walls of the bean compartment have a pretty shallow angle, and so gravity cannot do its job as it could to help move the beans to the grinder – which means on a regular basis (as in, every second to third coffee) i need to stir the beans to make sure the grinder gets beans – worse, when that happens – the grinder not receiving beans – instead of stopping and making you shove the beans to fix the situation, it just keeps pouring a coffee anyway, which of course is completely watery and needs to be tossed- usability of the front panel is pretty lousy – it would have been very helpful to mark single/double espresso size with an espresso cup icon, and also double the size of the third and largest cup size as those are still pretty small coffees (you pick the largest one and fill a normal coffee mug, it will be just half full). The workaround is the custom cup size for which i picked the largest possible size to get a halfway usable amount of coffee – all that needs to be explained to guests, which i think is a shame as good design should be self-explanatory and intuitive- the way the machine provides information (e. The number of coffees pulled from the machine in its lifetime) or some programming steps are completely bizarre and must have been whipped up by somebody who was stoned – most of this requires the manual as otherwise you will get completely lost in the non-intuitive way of that part of the machine. A simple lcd display would kept all this intuitive, and should be part of the machine for this kind of money. By and large, i’m happy with the machine as it pours really great coffee. But unfortunately i have to remove two stars just for the amount of design flaws which at that price and with that brand i didn’t expect.

Love itfirst time in 4 years i’m getting a great cup of coffee in the morning.

DeLonghi America ECAM28465M Prima Donna Fully Automatic Espresso Machine : Machine works good, easy to use- cappuccino is better than Starbucks

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.

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DeLonghi America ECAM28465M Prima Donna Fully Automatic Espresso Machine with Lattecrema System

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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.

DeLonghi DHB716 380-Watt Tri-Blade 2-Speed Handblender – Uncommonly good

When i first got this product i thought it was pretty good. After use i realized it’s not that much better than an immersion blender i already had that was less expensive. I was going to upgrade with a real high end one for smoother soups and dressings but purchased this one. I fell for the chopping bowl. And i used the chopping bowl 2-3x a week over the summer for salsas, herb sauces, yogurt dips and it was pretty darn efficient. Then about 6 months later the lid of the bowl, which is the part that has the blade mechanism on it, stopped spinning. Nothing wrong with the motor on the hand piece. Immersion arm/blade worked fine. Just the bowl blade stopped working. I contacted delonghi via email explaining the problem who responded fairly quickly saying they would replace the part.

If only braun would sell in the u. I blew out my kitchenaid immersion blender (my fault for trying to make banana ice cream for 6 kids using 5 frozen bananas) and the new version is a lower wattage so i went looking elsewhere. Thus far i have sent this and the miallargo back. Love the kitchenaid and will buy now. It turns out it is now a dc motor and therefore just as powerful (they say) as my old one that i have loved for 5 years straight.

Gave this as a christmas gift. Says it has a lot of power and does a really good job of blending or pureeing right in whatever you are cooking in.

I currently own a moulineux immersion blender that i’ve had for 20 years which still works but the entire thing, excluding the blade, is plastic so i was looking for a stainless replacement. I bought this because it got mostly good reviews and because the immersible part looked like it’s stainless. I haven’t used it yet because the head is almost 3′ across whereas my old one was closer to 2′. I use this mostly to scramble eggs and make smoothies so i don’t need something big enough to puree a gallon of soup; i need something small enough to fit into the tall container i use to make a smoothie and this one will not go all the way to the bottom. In addition, while the outside of the wand appears to be stainless, the inside (the part near the blade) is either grey plastic or grey paint/enamel. I haven’t decided whether to keep it, as a backup to my old one, because of these ‘issues’. It might be the right unit for you, if you need something big and powerful and don’t care about the plastic lining.

The hand blender makes a smoothie in seconds even with some frozen fruit. Much easier to clean then a regular blender.

This product is everything and more than i expected. I have only had mine for about a month but it works great and seems to be high quality.

  • Meets Expectations – somewhat
  • broken part after about 6 months
  • Would Give It 10 Stars If I Could

This is a heavier (and more heavy duty) blender than most that are on the market. I burnt out my last one and this has been a great replacement. I do like the design of the blender part it doesn’t get as much of a suction going on when you get close to the surface so i feel less likely to end up accidently pulling it out of the liquid and spraying stuff everywhere.

Very satisfied i would recommend it.

Like many others, i’ve got an aging cuisinart blender languishing somewhere in storage – they take up too much counter space and there are two many parts to deal with for some of your more basic chopping needs. Plus you then have to have an immersion blender taking up room in a drawer for those times you want to blend your soups to a cream consistency. Oh the joy of having one tool that does all, is easy to grab and put together and takes up less space. The kit comes with the motorized handle, a long stick with blade at the end for immersion blending and a plastic bowl with removable blade and cover for chopping veggies and what not. Note you cannot chop ice with this type of blender. The handle is very sturdy and easily pops in and out of the attachments. Unless i’m missing the boat again, the cover for the chopping bowl cannot be removed unless the motorized handle is attached. From a comment another reviewer has made, the lid for the chopping bowl should not go through the dishwasher, but everything rinses quite easily. Chopping onions or other veggies to a smaller consistency is very easy (although the consistency size-wise is rather spotty), but be careful not to overdo – you can have red pepper puree before you realize what you’ve done. This also demolishes cloves of garlic in seconds, a big plus for me.

The little food processor attachment didn’t last long. The gears in it gave out after only a couple uses. Not a big deal though because we have a ninja for that. The wand has been running strong for almost 3 years now. We use it on the stove to mix hot fluids(sauces). It does great to chop, whip cream, etc. It helps you make a great cream of mushroom soup.

Overview – get this handblender today if you are looking for something to make daily protein shakes with lots of ice. Pros:- power: 380 watt power for excellent blending of: ice, frozen banana, and frozen strawberries. This handblender has enough power to crush it’s way through my daily protein shake with ease. – cleaning: blade assembly easily removed from motor section for easy cleaning. – metal: blades and shaft are metal. – ergonomics: good power button placement, rubberized feel, two prong plug – all good. Cons:- tiny rubber part has come off the top of the shaft assembly that fits into the motor. I’ve been lucky and found it each time, but not sure what will happen if i lose it.

Features of DeLonghi DHB716 380-Watt Tri-Blade 2-Speed Handblender

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  • Get powerful, efficient and controllable blending at the touch of a button with the unique triblade design
  • Enjoy quick and efficient, splash-free blending with the stainless steel triple blade
  • Comes complete with chopper for an easy mince
  • Easy one hand operation with push button control for pulse or continuous blending; safer and more comfortable operation
  • Cleanup is quick and simple with dishwasher safe parts

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The title of the product is not right. ‘ delonghi dhb716 700-watt tri-blade 2-speed ‘it is not a 700w hand blender,it is a 380w hand blender.

I bought this blender primarily for soups and sauces because i don’t like having to pour the hot material into the regular blender. This stick blender does the job beautifully. I have blended soups that start out quite chunky and it turns then smooth in seconds. I also used the bowl to chop dried fruit and it performed that task well. It is essy to take apart for cleaning and to change from using it to blend in a pot to using the blender bowl. . Since i wrote the original review i have had many more months of using this blender. The stick blender still works beautifully and does a great job blending, particularly soups which is my primary use. However, it is useless for chopping. I got it to chop cranberries 2-3 times when i first got it.

Loved it so much, we bought a second one as a gift for a family friend. She used it while visiting us and raved so much about it we got it for her. By the way she has her own catering company, stated she already had several of various types but she loved ours the best. It is made of good quality materials, it is fast and does an excellent job.

I had read a few negative reviews about this product. Since most reviews were positive, i purchased this handblender. It works really well, far better than its replacement. I use this item regularly and have not had any issues with it.

Excellent product of very good quality and useful for its purpose. Very good price for this product.

This is a great product, has worked tirelessly in my kitchen. I am a regular user of this blender and it is a good workhorse that has not let me down. It blends smoothly without effort with small and large quantities of soups etc.

Get powerful, efficient and controllable blending at the touch of a button with the unique triblade design

Wow, i have burned up so many 200 watt stick blenders, i decided on this one. Used for soap making and it will suck down on the soap pot and you have to quit blending to get unstuck. Just tilt it a little bit for mixing batches.

I thought it would be like other hand held blenders i’ve had before, it isn’t. It’s much better in quality and in how it can be used. In fact, i’ll be buying these as gifts in the future because they really can take the place of a regular blender, but have the versatility of handheld use. For anyone who has had a cheaper variety handheld blender, they are useful in certain circumstances and they do a so-so job at blending. I was making soup and needed to puree the vegetables. I stuck the delonghi handheld blender in and turned it on expecting it to take some time to do the job. I thought surely it just couldn’t be that easy and kept looking for chunks that it missed, there weren’t any. Over the next few days i’d be cooking and find ways to make this blender useful. It’s the perfect combination of usefulness and quality when you find ways to use an item that you never thought of before. In fact the quality of a thing just makes you want to use it, it’s funit’s rather well known that in certain areas you should go for quality rather than price so that you’ll have something that isn’t just awesome to use, it does the job better with less effort. Previously if someone wanted to add a handheld blender to their kitchen i might have suggested a cheaper model as it’s something you don’t use all the time so why not save the money?.

Most people who i’ve shown this too have never even heard of a hand blender. I think they are more commonly used in the restaurant industry. Nothing beats being able to blend that hot soup right in the pot, and not have to transfer batches through the blender or processor. I’ve also used it with the attachment as a sort of mini food processor, which is easy to use, and cleans up easily. Salsas, pestos, aiolis, you name it, it’ll do it.

I was a little disappointed with this mixer. It can’t replace a kitchenaide, and i should have gone that way. It works well for liquids, but it is heavy and you must press the button constantly for power. It is very difficult for arthritic fingers to use.

This was a gift to replace my daughters oster (which i brought home and repaired). It’s much better and the ‘triple’ blade arrangement is a good feature. Plus, i don’t think it will wear out as fast as her old one.

This is a replacement for one that i melted the cord on. My wife loved it and so i had to replace it.

Enjoy quick and efficient, splash-free blending with the stainless steel triple blade

This blender is great, its sturdy and very efficient for all different kinds of cooking, the 380 w is really what you need.

I am very happy with this product. I use it everyday for many kinds of foods- onions, garlic, peppers, tomatoes, fruits, parsley, chick peas, etc. I would like to order another two blenders with two extra blades altogether if i am given an additional discount for being a good customer. I’d appreciate it and i recommend your product to others. I’ve been using blenders from your company for a long time.

I purchased this hand blender for myself about a year ago and decided to purchase two for this years christmas presents for my daughters. It is a powerful blender, east to store and to clean. I highly recommend this product.

It’s a very nice appliance and i like that the chopper is so large. I also like that it can be stored in two pieces. I’ve used it to purée soups so far. One wrong move and you’ve got soup all over the counter. I think i would have liked a very low setting in addition to the settings they have.

I am a serious cook, and can’t suffer garbage cheap kitchen tools. This is professional quality, simple in design and use, and powerful. So far i don’t see anything that will cause issue. I’ve had it for 2 months now and used in several soup. They designed it well, it doesn’t cavitate and and it macerates quickly and evenly. I wanted stainless and didn’t want goofy gadgetry and that’s what i got. This wasn’t my first choice, but i read all the reviews for all the hand blenders and decided to try the delonghi. I know i made the right choice.

The stick is so powerful and works perfectly fine. However, the accessory is so bad. There is a problem with the rotation of the blade because its speed decreases until it stops within seconds of operation. I recommend it only if you need the stick alone. Don’t buy it if you think to use the accessory chopper.

So far i have used my handblender twice. By using this type of blender it saved a lot of extra work. I would highly reconmend this blender for making blended soups.

Comes complete with chopper for an easy mince

To get a little more nutrients into my diet, i have started blending raw fruits and veggies to make into smoothies. This handblender has been like a dream for chopping apples, oranges and other fruits and veggies that i then throw into the larger blender to make great tasting, healthy drinks. If my kids were babies, i’d be making baby food with this handblender. It works great for apples and purees them up wonderfully. It works great for pears and other fruits. It chops up ingredients for soups and drinks with no problem and i love it. For great salsa just throw in a tomato and onion and garlic and spice and you’ve got a fabulous, healthy and inexpensive salsa. I’ve never had a handblender but i love my larger blender and i have had small electric choppers. This tri-blade handblender has a lot of power, more than i had expected it to have. It’s also very easy to use and i learned how to operate it in minutes.

I bought this to replace my old, (up til recently) dependable braun handblender. The blender part works exceptionally well. The problem is the chopper cup accessory. It worked great, until it didn’t. I had used it only 5 times or so when the gears became stripped when i tried to chop onions and garlic. Amazon was great about me exchanging it for a new one, and so far the new one works wonderfully. Make sure you follow the manual and don’t try to crush ice or grate parmesan cheese with it (i didn’t do these things, i swear); i read other reviews, though, where people were puzzled that the chopper didn’t work after they tried to crush ice with it, or ran the top part (with the mechanism) through the dishwasher.

I bought this because i got tired of buying devices specifically for making smoothies. We’ve owned a few decently-rated smoothie-makers in a short period of time, and they’ve all failed. –and, they’re a pain in the ass to deal with because there are so many components to wash when you’re done. This thing is powerful for a relatively inexpensive hand-blender. It makes mincemeat of frozen fruit, and it works right through tougher, more fibrous items. It has a regular mode and a turbo mode–we don’t even bother to use the turbo mode–it’s not necessary. This hand-blender is awesome for clean-up since all you have to do is wash the wand/blade, and then wipe off the handle. –we also like it because you can blend directly in whatever cup you choose (as long as the diameter is wide enough), as opposed to having to have a special tumbler that has to be screwed onto a blade mechanism which then has to go into a motor base. [ughi don’t think i’ll ever go back to buying special stand-alone smoothie blenders. –there’s no need to with this. ]

Easy one hand operation with push button control for pulse or continuous blending; safer and more comfortable operation

DeLonghi Kmix 15 Bars Pump Espresso Maker – Mean green bean machine

Awesome machine and easy to use. I really like that you can steam milk too for cappuccinos. I recommend this to anone that wants a decent espresso machine.

This is my first espresso machine. After a month of casual use, so far so good. Obviously, time will tell, but i’m initially happy with my investment. Not so happy about my slow turn to the dark side of caffeine.

If you are reading this it is because you are considering purchasing this product, because it’s in your price range. Sure there are, i worked behind one for years when i worked at ‘fourbucks’ are there worse ones?. All i can say is, if you are looking for a great machine that produces a great product for under 1000 dollars, you can stop looking and add it to your cart. I also must admit that the design is amazing to. I bought one in that bright glossy orange. Here are the specifications for the DeLonghi Kmix 15 Bars Pump Espresso Maker:

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  • Long lasting and durable die-cast aluminum exterior
  • Easily prepares latte and cappuccino with the swivel jet frother, for perfect drinks every time
  • Use convenient pods or ground coffee with the patented dual function filter holder
  • 15 Bar pressure
  • Swivel jet frother with adjustable steam emission

Smaller than expected – it’s clearly a single person item.

I am an espresso novice but i’ve been studying my ass off on everything from grind feel, how to pull & time the perfect espresso shot to watching machine & burr grinder reviews. Being unable & probably too inexperienced to afford a rancilio i had decided to try to pick up a deal on a slightly used or refurbished gaggia or francis francis non iper x5, x3 or x1. Dilema, just couldn’t find one than wasn’t older than dirt for under 150. Then miracle of miracles i see the kmix on amazon prime (open box, used like new) for 149. Here’s how my first pull went. I used single origin uganda bugiso (not the freshest beans either) & i was also hindered in that i’m still using a blade grinder. I grind, stop, shake, grind while trying to get the consistency & not heat the grind. First pull was a little fast but triple layers, decent crema and neither sour nor bitter.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Great Espresso Every Time
  • Great little unit
  • LOVE the Yellow!

I bought this machine to replace my beloved francis francis x5 which lasted for five or six years. I love that this machine has similar features as the francis francis x5:1. You can choose between ese espresso pods or ground espresso2. The steam wand has an optional sleeve to simplify foaming – remember to clean underneath it. The steam function has a dial to open and close the steam vent4. It comes in a bright yellow color – a selection of colors are offered, but i love the yellowit makes espresso just fine and the crema is pretty good. Note: when using ground espresso, you need to remove the holder slowly or the steam/pressure will blow out the used grounds. I place a sponge on the collection tray when removing the holder. I don’t like that the steam wand without the sleeve is really tiny.

Very easy to use, fast compared to the la pavoni, excellent extraction and great crema. Previous revues mentioning brief life spans are worrying, but so far so good.

Bonus,it doesn’t take up a lot of space. Only thing i don’t like is you have to heat up the machine before making your coffee. It does make a very good cup of coffee.

I’ve now had this machine for just over four years. I was initially apprehensive due to reviews saying that the boiler and pump would die quickly, but so far it has performed very reliably with no issues. I do not regularly use the steam wand, mainly just using the espresso function, so maybe if i were to steam more things it would have issues. I have noticed now that it’s getting older it makes some more hissing noises, i assume from gaskets in the initial stages of failure, but otherwise it’s still going strong. If the research pans out that the quality is still good, i anticipate replacing this machine with another kmix when the time comes.

I must have spent five days reading reviews and comparing units before purchasing this for my wife. I wanted to get her something she would love but would also be something of quality. We have had our unit for 6 months now, use it ever day, sometimes twice a day, and its been flawless. Read all of the reviews and i can only assume some people got bad units or they have bad water. We have been very diligent in using only filtered water with ours. My two complaints are that the amount of space between the catch plate and the bottom of the grind housing is quite small. We had to go buy a special cup to make it fit. Also, the steam pipe is a little low. You wont be able to get anything tall in it unless you put the unit at the end of the counter like we did. I only gave it four starts because i would think for the money the spacing issues would have been thought out a little better.

I’ve had this little cutie pie of an espresso maker for a while now, and i love it. It’s cute, compact, and makes the perfect cup of java every time. This is my first machine, and i am happy to say that i now know what ‘crema’ is; and while an investment, this machine has paid for itself with the money i’ve saved from not paying for a $2-$3 a day for coffee. I bought it in bright green for a nice pop o’ color in the kitchen.

I purchased this espresso machine in january of 2012. The metal of the filter has bent. The machine now leaks when turned on and does not produce as much foam.

Awesome machine, we have one in our office and have used it about 20x a day for the last year without any issues (teal blue). I love it so much, i bought one for my home. Aesthetically, i decided to go with the stainless steel model. Unfortuantely, the stainless steel gets so hot i scorched my arm resting it against the machine. The colored models use a composite/plastic material on the side, which protect you from the heating elements inside the machine. Read the instructions, takes a sec to understand the blinky lights. If you really have that much of a problem, maybe you should stick to folgers coffee, classic roast, 48 ounce. You probably don’t deserve to enjoy a delectable shot or two of espresso, and good luck steaming any milk for that latte :).

This espresso machine is very pretty and works fine, but it came dented.

This darling little thing is just what i needed. I received this as a gift from my mother, and after about 6 weeks, i’m thoroughly sold on this. I did have experience on several different commercial-grade machines, so getting the hang of using this wasn’t too hard. I get great steam pressure, which creates awesome foam. I neglected to buy a steam pitcher, but the small pyrex measuring cup that i have does a good enough job of both fitting under the steam wand and leaving room for the liquid to expand. And the machine delivers beautiful crema. I haven’t pulled a bad shot of espresso, yet. A few other reviewers mentioned that the machine was noisy. It’s a little loud, but i moved it to a different space on the counter (away from the flatware drawer) and i barely hear the noise anymore.

After my $500 dollar breville broke after two years, i started shopping around for something good and not insanely expensive. I tried a cheaper version from my local store, and it did not deliver any foam/power. Then, saw this gorgeous little yellow number at crate and barrel and fell in love. Now, i got one for my mom as a gift. Every visitor that uses this machine in my house loves it and can’t believe what great espresso and what powerful foam it yields. A perfect machine that does not cost $1000. The instructions are well designed and simple and the machine is likewise straightforward and excellent. It also looks cuter and takes up half the counter space than most other machines.

I used to own a coffee shop. I wanted to still have the ability to make special coffee drinks. This machine is easy to use and is very versatile.

1 month operation: product was easy to setup. The instcructions are clear. I may need a better coffee grinder to get the fineness needed for the best espresso.

Beautiful machine, easy to use after getting used to it after a few times. I bought it ‘used’ but it was a new display model like brand new. I am not completely satisfied with the coffee it makes especially not having good results with foaming the milk for lattes.

The steamer metal tube is way too short. Otherwise, is a great machine.

I honestly love this machine (works great, it’s fast & easy to use & it’s pink) and i would have given a 5 star review if the water tank was larger & if the filter holders were different, which is my main complaint). The ‘patented dual function filter holder’ provided with the machine comes out of the filter holder too easily and i’m constantly having to dig it out of the trash when i empty it. In fact, one of the 1st times i emptied the filter/filter holder, i didn’t realize that the filter had fallen out until the next day. And now i just have 1 filter instead of 2. Now, i just expect the filter to fall out so i can dig it out so i can do it all over again tomorrow morning.

DeLonghi BCO264B Cafe Nero Combo Coffee and Espresso Maker – It’s great while it works

I was very pleased with purchase. First time ordering an item that was not new but i was very pleased. Might evenorder another but had forgotten what kind of warrantee comes with purchase ordered like this?.

Love this coffee/espresso maker so far.

Use it every day so far so good. Here are the specifications for the DeLonghi BCO264B Cafe Nero Combo Coffee and Espresso Maker:

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  • Make drip coffee, espresso, cappuccino and latte with this three-in-one machine. Saves counter space instead of having a separate drip coffee maker and espresso machine.
  • Wake up to the aroma of fresh-brewed coffee with the 24-hour programmable digital timer.
  • Easily prepares latte and cappuccino with the patented instant froth dispenser; lets you add frothed milk to the same cup as your coffee for a cappuccino
  • Durable and long lasting permanent gold-tone filter is specially designed to keep even the finest grounds out of coffee.
  • Choose the strength of coffee just the way you like it with the Accuflavor selector dial.

Suddenly just stopped working. The espresso maker is loud and vibrates terribly. I think i will try a moccamaster this time.

This combination coffee maker is the perfect addition to our kitchen. We have the ability to save precious counter space with the single device that brews excellent cappuccinos for my wife and coffee for me. A great addition to any kitchen where space is a premium.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Maybe too much on a product
  • I love my machine
  • worked for a while

No issues with the coffee maker, easy to use and it keeps the hot longer then the coffee makers i had in the past, nice unit.

Screw on coffee basket already rusting.

I love this machine it makes a cappuccino just as well as starbucks. My only complaint would be with the instruction manual isn’t very clear, i had to watch a video to understand it, but after that it was easy to use and clean.

We have never used a machine like this before so we read the directions carefully and followed them. Simple to use, coffee, espresso, lattes, cappucinos. All taste great and super easy to make.

Missing booklet and filterother than that it was a wonderful gift for my honeyi was impressed with how quickly i received.

I use it in an office environment. The first coffeemaker broke in under 12 months. But it’s relatively inexpensive, so if you don’t mind replacing the unit frequently, you won’t be disappointed. Consider this a disposable unit.

I have had this since feb 2010 (now aug 2010 ) and i use it every day for after diner espresso and cappuccino and ever morning for coffee i’ve had no problems with it. For this price point its worth the money there are better units out there but they cost more and are not coffee brewers and (pump style) espresso makers in one. It’s nice to have just one combo unit to save counter space.

The drip maker stopped working after a couple months.

I love the coffee side and my wife loves the expresso side.

I don’t overuse it, but for day to day coffee making, i couldn’t before pleased.

Overall, we’re satisfied with this product. The regular coffeemaker is easy to use. I particularly like the fact that the water reservoirs can be removed and filled right from the tap. Even if there’s residual water, it doesn’t leak out the bottom if you pull the tank out of the coffeemaker. And we like that the coffee grounds holder swings out away from the machine, making it easy to fill. The steamer works fine; i turn it on first thing in the am and it’s always ready to go no more than 10 minutes later. Our only challenge is the espresso maker. We still haven’t figured out the technique for making an espresso that’s not too strong or too weak. We’ll keep practicing; in the meantime, we’re just adding foamed milk to our regular coffee, which satisfies the need.

The instructions were a little tough, but i persevered and got everything up and running. It makes delicious coffee and the espresso had a nice crema. I used the frother to froth up almond milk and (again) once i figured it out, it worked perfectly. Overall, i’m very happy with my purchase. My only complaint, it was a demo model and the chlorine filter was not in the package.

Lasted two years and four weeks-the hot plate went out and i missed to warranty by four weeks. I won’t buy again it also went up in price. It really should last longer.

This is really worth to invest and enjoy. I have both worlds either coffee or espresso. And it’s just very convenient.

Our espresso maker quit working properly after about 4 months (very little water would come through the espresso maker). To the credit of delonghi this was under warranty and the process took only a couple weeks to receive the replacement. So, we do have the replacement. But we are also lacking the ‘peace of mind’ because of our uncertainty about how long this new unit will last. 4 months wasn’t very impressive. This obviously isn’t top of the line, but we anticipated it would last more than 4 months for the money spent.

DeLonghi GM6000 Gelato Maker : Just okay.

This little baby makes the best frozen concoction i have ever had. You have to adjust recipes to your own taste, but it is well worth it.

Looks great and does everything it’s supposed to do.

DeLonghi GM6000 Gelato Maker with Self-Refrigerating Compressor

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  • No waiting for delicious authentic gelato with the self-refrigerating compressor
  • Immediately brings ingredients to temperatures below freezing and allows you to make multiple batches continuously
  • Produces the perfect consistency by effectively mixing ingredients from top to bottom with the patented mixing paddle
  • Easy serving and cleanup with removable stainless steel bowl
  • Energy-saving with efficient R134A refrigerant gas, it doesn’t deplete the ozone layer. It is non-toxic, non-flammable and non-corrosive

First unit came with some cosmetic damage. Amazon immediately shipped replacement unit and paid for return shipment, just dropped it off at the ups store. We’ve had the unit for a few weeks and have made many batches. It comes out smooth and dense just like the gelato i have had on trips to italy.

This is an easy, dependable machine, making great ice cream every time. It is a little noisy, but not as bad as others we tried. We keep ours in the bathroom next to the kitchen so we can let it run behind a closed door. It’s capacity is small, just one quart. At first this seemed like a drawback, but as it turns out, we do a lot more experimenting (potato chip vanilla ice cream). Because it is ready whenever and can make batch after batch i would recommend spending the money on this rather than the type with a freezable insert. This is also a very solid machine. We have had 2 different machines of our own and borrowed some from friends, this is by far the easiest to use, and not fragile, like some others.

This gelato maker is very easy to use. It comes with clear directions and a great recipe book. I have made 6 different batches of gelato in the last 4 or 5 weeks, with each result even better than the last, as i experiment with different flavors and add-ins. The compressor is a little loud, like using a mixer or blender. It’s easy to operate and cleans up easily, too. It’s large, and does take up a lot of counter space, so be prepared for that.

DeLonghi GM6000 Gelato Maker with Self-Refrigerating Compressor : My ten year old makes the recipes ahead and makes delicious gelato for us the next day. I love his enthusiasm for following directions. The results are most excellent.

I’ve been using this for several years. It is absolutely great for making gelato or ice cream or to simply chill or ice any liquid. Simply pour the ingredients in, turn the dial and in 5 to 15 minutes you have exactly what you want. For the keep it simple crowd, it’s amazing how juice or nectar quickly turns into a tasty treat. And, for the more adventurous, almost any combination of ingredients can provide an interesting outcome. I’ve been using it daily for about 10 years and it never fails. And it’s simple to clean, especially if you do so right after using it. If this dies, i will definitely get another one.

Ordered this in february, 2012. Some reviews concerned me but i followed the directions in the manual as well as some printed inserts about allowing the machine to remain upright and undisturbed at least one hour before using if the unit had to be moved before use. I believe the refrigerant sealed inside needs to settle properly in order for the unit to function. I also make sure the inner bowl is seated properly and prepare the surface below the bowl with vodka as per the instructions. In any event, i have been using this machine to make fabulous gelato ever since. I set my kitchen timer to 22 minutes and the gelato is typically done before then. The machine makes a quality gelato while incporporating as little air as possible into the product. I’m grateful the unit produces only 1. I would probably gain weight otherwise.

We can’t get enough of our beloved gelato. This machine is a little bit loud, but it works great; makes the perfect size batch of gelato for the 2 of us.

My friends think i’m an overnight maestro, but the recipes are simple, as is modification. The lemon sorbetmy only wish is that the capacity was greater.

I hadn’t made ice cream in years because i hated the mess of salt and ice with my old machine. The summer heat motivated me to make ice cream again for the family, so i began to review products that would not require using ice. I came across the reviews of the delonghi gelato machine and was very tempted, but the cost was more than i originally wanted to spend for a maker. Plus, the small output kept me from jumping on it right away. I’m glad i did though — it’s been a big hit with the family and my relatives. I’ve made over 20 batches in a month — it’s so easy and tastes great. The machine cleans up easily too. As for my initial concerns, you get what you pay for i guess. Also, the batch size in not a problem because i always mix enough for two batches and make them back to back.

This was one of the best presents i ever bought for my spouse, who is absolutely enthralled with it. The machine is well made and very easy to use. It consistently turns out ice cream that is heads and tails better than anything you could buy in a store. We have enjoyed all the basic flavors (vanilla, chocolate, strawberry) and have experimented with more unusual varieties such as coconut chip, peach ginger snap, coffee and donuts, and blood orange sorbet. My 13-yr-old son has even gotten into the act – making coke slurpees. The machine is quick, quiet and easy to clean. It arrived in perfect condition. We find ourselves making ice cream on an almost daily basis – which may wreak havoc with our waistlines (but always puts s smile on our faces).

As a careful shopper, i spent a lot of time researching over the holidays for a good ice cream maker. I didn’t want the hassle of the hand-cranked ice/salt units nor the ones that required pre-freezing the mixing bowl, so i concentrated my search on the self-refrigerating/freezing units. Based on reviews on various cooking and ice cream making web sites, as well as sites such as amazon itself, i narrowed my top picks to three machines:the cuisinart ice-50bc supreme ice cream makerthe whynter ic-2l sno 2-quart ice cream maker (oem for the lello 4090 gelato pro quart ice cream maker)the delonghi gm6000all three models are in the $200-$300 price range and received top marks from the various review sites. I am sure that one cannot go wrong buying any of these machines. For my personal choice however, i eliminated the cuisinart machine pretty quickly off my list due to the potential design problems of the mixer motor arm assembly mentioned in the reviews. Several reviewers commented on the weak mixer motor and/or mixing arm assembly. The problems might or might not be real. But i just didn’t want to risk it. I looked long and hard at the whynter/lello machine. Seems like a really good choice.

I gave this to my son and his wife for christmas, he made some ice cream that evening, since he didn’t have what he needed to make gelato. They have been making ice cream or gelato almost every day since they received it and absolutely love the machine.

So, eating gelato in italy, you can never compare the two but the machine comes really close to the texture. The machine is loud but not annoying loud. It’s quite big for such a small portion of gelato. I recommend putting the gelato in the freezer after the process. It comes out with a better texture. No ice cream maker comes close with making gelato. Only down side, yes the center piece is plastic, so you really have to watch the mixing process.

We bought this ice cream maker after trying less expensive ice cream makers. The difference is how the ice cream is frozen. This ice cream maker plugs in and freezes the ice cream in the unit. Cheaper ice cream makers require the user to place the mixing bowl in the freezer with the plan being that the frozen bowl will freeze the ice cream. Freezer bowls never got the ice cream cold enough for my taste, the consistency was more like a milk shake than ice cream. This model actually churns and freezes the ice cream with great results. I would buy again and will recommend it to friends.

This is a very good, easy to use machine. We followed the recipes and they turned out amazing. Having lived in rome, there is nothing that compares to gelato there, perhaps the authenticity of italianingredients makes the difference, but we made four gelatos in four nights and loved every one of them. Definitely transported us back to those heavenly times. We tried a recipe by giada which called for too much recipe for the container but will cut it down next timeand loved it the best (nutella gelato). I would definitely recommend this product as user friendly, nottoo noisy as people commented on other brands, and we are very happy we bought itnow my husband wants a $19,000 gelato display casebon appetito.

Made nutella gelato it’s our fav.

This was one of the best things i have ever bought. It perfoms just like it is supposed to. The plastic paddle gives me some cause for alarm, it really is not heavy duty. I just make sure i watch it when it gets close to the time for the freezing to stop.

Followed the book recipe for dairy gelato using a local dairy’s whole chocolate milk, reduced sugar a little & 1st batch too sweet but done in 20 minutes. 2nd batch with just a squirt of agave syrup instead of sugar- perfection. It’s a little louder than i anticipated, but so worth it. Totally earns it’s counter space. Small batch size allows experimentation without huge investment in ingredients.

Great price plus the gelato it churns comes out awesome tasting and a good quality. Had no problems being shipped came in a good condition but i did purchase another paddle just in case i need another paddle if the current one breaks.

Received my gelato maker with lightning speed after placing order. However, my machine was faulty and stopped churning during the first batch. Contacted amazon and returned faulty machine two days later. Amazon sent a replacement upon notificztion. Again fast shipping and the replacement works great. Makes great gelato and haven’t had any problems. We are working this machine daily since we received it. The temperature here has been in the triple digits thus making the gelato very refreshing.