Summary: Coffee machine delivers well, but then I'm no barista. My husband however loves the cappuccino it makes and he is not the kind to love just about any coffee he tastes. The Good : The frothing device is good. Froths milk really well. Do look on YouTube to see how frothing milk should be properly done. There are different settings for grinding coffee (coarse or fine ). Makes two cups of coffee simultaneously.
The online assistance from DeLonghi was fantastic and my problem
23 September 2014
Summary: I adore this machine! It's been a daiy use in our house for over 3 years in a very hard water environment and I felt compelled to write a review after encountering a problem (which was purely my own fault). A problem and still a 5 star rating? Absolutely! The online assistance from DeLonghi was fantastic and my problem, air in the tube after pulling out the water tank at the wrong time, solved in 20 seconds!
Summary: After loads of research I decided on this especially at £199 the internals of this machine are the same as the top of the range ones so you're paying the extra for looks and lcd display (more things to go wrong). I did look at the ones that were one touch with the milk carafe but a lot of reviews said the coffee wasn't hot enough so I bought a separate milk frother which is quicker than using the wand and makes a perfect cappuccino every time.
Summary: Daunting as the set-up may be, once it has been filled and powered up and the hopper has been topped up with beans, this machine is excellent in every way. The coffee produced is superb, the build quality is robust, and it is extremely easy to use. I leave the strength setting all the way up, as most coffee lovers probably would. I've found that the 11 o'clock position on the left hand dial is great for a full espresso double shot, if you press the single-coffee button.
Summary: After going through so many reviews, and I mean many, it seemed I was becoming more confused as to which bean to cup coffee machine I should go for. The market is flooded with these coffee machines, so the dilemma was to find the one which would suit me best at the right price. I learnt that Gaggia was bought by another company (which I am not really fond of), so I finally settled for a reliable brand name "De Longhi" This has been over 3 years now, and this great...
Delonghi ESAM4200 Bean to Cup Coffee Maker in Silver
Coop Electrical Shop
30 December 2013
Excerpt: This is our second ESAM4200 We like the coffee. It takes longer to brew than pods but it's worth the wait. Downside is you can't get a tall coffee glass under the dispenser without first removing the drip tray and , the reason why we needed a replacement after only a couple of years, the build quality is not very robust. We had plastic parts break on us during a cleaning operation.