Reviews and Problems with Delonghi Icona Pump Espresso Coffee Machine ECO 310
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It certainly is pretty.
Ingid K. Lutz "IKL", Amazon
15 July 2015
Summary: it was a bit more difficult as it looks, but then again, we are old, and don't know, most likely, how to work it well and efficiently. We will give it away,but the espresso was ok, the trouble was for us the cappuchino. It certainly is pretty.
Summary: Initial review two weeks in: Wonderful machine, especially considering the price! I use mine about 3x daily. It produces a great crema and the frother/steamer works very well. Here is a follow up to my initial review: The espresso maker worked very well for about six months, making approximately...
Summary: I bought one of these through a third party seller on Amazon. It works, but the espresso is lukewarm and not creamy. It's decidedly not cafe quality. I have yet to try the steamer. I paid 180 for it. Yesterday, I had the good fortune to try an espresso from a Nespresso machine. It was much better.
Summary: you have to let it heat up for 25-30 minutes to get it to make a decent coffee. Ive tried different espresso's which does help a bit. It only seems to work if youre making a double shot. Im a little disapointed
Pros: The espresso pump of machine is good. It extracts good amount of crema with the right settings, good value for the price. The machine looks as good as the photo. Large water tank.
Cons: The milk frother (stream wand) performance of the machine is very inadequte. It makes poor quality foam, bubble was large and irregular. The streaming is not able to maintain the temperature to make even a small latte. The stream wand putting out hot water after about 45s. The stream has plastic ...
Summary: I bought this machine as a spare when my Saeco Magic Cappuccino machine sprang a leak March 2010. I didn't get around to fixing the Saeco until today, so this model got used every weekend for about 16 months.
Excerpt: I absolutely love how the Delonghi coffee machine looks out on the work top, definitely an eye catching design as well as a practical piece of kit. Disassembly / taking parts apart for cleaning is intuitive.