Summary: I totally LOVE this coffee machine! We have been using daily for last 6 months and it makes the best coffee, consistently. It looked as if it might be daunting to use at first but not so; once set up (which wasn't difficult, just follow the manual), it's a doddle to use and fast. Cleaning and descaling isn't a problem either - we have hard water and it tells you when to descale. Would wholeheartedly recommend it - worth every penny.
Summary: For a machine that's sold as being able to make " hot milky drinks and Hot chocolate " it fails miserably! the resulting drinks were tepid and needed microwaving. Could have been a faulty unit so I contacted the customer experience helpline, and my experience with them tepid milk is what you should expect with a 50 degrees centigrade temperature being normal.
Summary: What's that saying, you get what you pay for. Well this is true with this machine, it make perfect coffee every time, you can fine tune the setting to your taste.. I know it seems expensive but when you compare the price of coffee when you have the coffee pod type of machine, then this bean to cup type pays for itself very quickly and also the coffee is hot not just warm like my old pod type of machine.. Give it a try if your a coffee lover as you wont be disappointed.
Pros: Great Taste, Large Water Container, Easy To Clean, Easy To Use, Quick Brewing, Unreliable
Summary: After less than one week in the middle of brewing a latte it just switched off never to work again. Delonghi customer service are pathetic! all they could ask is did i (accidentally) knock the switch off at the back(the one next to the wall that you can't get at if its upto the wall)because (their words) these don't go wrong! Mine did and its since gone back. A machine of this money should be more reliable.
Pros: Great Taste, Quick Brewing, Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Large Water Container, Commercial Grade,
Summary: Bought this machine in May 2013 and for four months it gave excellent service. Then the heating failed on the milk side. I had to repackage the machine myself and it was collected promptly. I have been told that by DeLonghi that it will be at least two week before I get it back.
Summary: The machine makes good consistent espresso, but has developed a fault (others have noted it) where it asks you to empty the grinds container, even if it's empty or just has 1 previous use! I keep the machine clean and use soft water. EDIT: I'm a dimwit. The machine asks to empty the grinds regardless if you haven't used it for 3 days. I should have read the manual.
Summary: We have tried various coffee machines over the years and I saw this and thought lets give it a try, so far it has ticked all of the boxes, very easy to use and clean, my wife hated it initially thinking it will take up too much space, but now loves it and tells everyone about it.
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Great Taste, Commercial Grade, Quick Brewing, Large Water Container,
Summary: We are so happy with our purchase. Really pleased with the price, [...]y. No problems at all. After years of using the expensive coffee pod type machines I'm so glad we ventured to a proper coffee machine. Our children love the milk button as it makes them frothy hot chocolate. Everyone is happy! My husband has now got over the initial cost and is enjoying experimenting with different flavour syrups and coffee strengths.
Pros: Easy To Clean, Large Water Container, Quick Brewing, Great Taste, Easy To Use, None
De'Longhi Perfecta ESAM5600 Graphic Touch Bean To Cup Machine
c m parsons, Amazon
20 June 2013
Summary: Makes a great coffee (better tasting then costa) but limited on volume control ,can be a bit of messing around to make a large mug full, swapping from milk to water . also wont make two latte's at once as you may be led to think. will only make two espresso's at the same time. as milk carafe only has one nozzle . But despite the playing around does make LOVELY cup of coffee. better than tassimo.better than costa!
Hassle free, easy to use machine - bin your kettle!
Mr Waring, Amazon
15 March 2013
Summary: This machine not only looks wonderful in my kitchen but is very easy to use. It initially takes a little setting up to get the strength and coffee quantities right, but it's easy to do, just takes a while, especially after you've had several taster cups and are bouncing around the kitchen full of caffeine. Once that is done however it's a breeze.