Summary: If you are a latte drinker I would stay away from this machine. The process for milk is too quick to get it hot enough for a latte. It would be a great machine for Cappuccino and/or Espresso drinkers. It makes a drink in no time.
Pros: Set it up to make your coffee the way you want it made. You decide how much water to put into your coffee, how fine to grind the beans, how hot you want it and how much milk you want and then save it so you get the same drink every time with the touch of a button.
Cons: Water tank is a little small because it cleans itself after every use. You will get 2-3 drinks per tank of water.
Summary: I am, like most of you reading this, a coffee junky. I’ve owned several coffee/espresso machines, some less expensive and some pricier than this unit, but this one is my all-time favorite! What really sold me on this machine was my sister. She has owned her DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3300 for four years without one single problem. So, I finally broke down, got rid of my old espresso machine and purchased this one. I’ve only had it for a week but all I can say is WOW!
USED DeLonghi Magnifica 3500 Espresso Machine PURCHASE
15 November 2010
Summary: THIS IS AN EXCELLENT ESPRESSO MACHINE THAT I BOUGHT USED. IT IS A REPLACEMENT FOR A MAGNIFICA 3400. REASON FOR THE PURCHASE TO UPGRADE TO ONE HAVING THE AUTO CAPA AND LATTE. I HAVE NO NEGATIVE COMMENTS ABOUT THE MACHINE. MY NEGATIVE COMMENT IS FOR REPAIR SUPPORT. THIS IS AN EXPENSIVE ESPRESSO MACHINE AND DELONGHI SHOULD HAVE A SUPPORT INTERNET SITE SHOWING ALL REPAIRS THAT MAY BE NECESSARY SHOWING REPLACEMENT PARTS AND SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS/ THIS IS NOT CONSIDERED A MAJOR...
Excerpt: Even when there would be enough water for one or two espressos, the machine stops and requires you to refill the tank which is really annoying. The second negative point is the steam wand: it is made in plastic and doesn’t seem very robust . We are afraid of breaking it each time we clean it. Also, although it pivots out to the side of the machine, it does not give a lot of room for a large pitcher of milk underneath.
Summary: With 15bar pressure, the Magnifica makes professional espresso that tastes better than most coffee shops as the espresso is very strong. If you prefer a milder taste, the strength on the 3300 can be changed to mild or strong as can the amount of water used to either make a strong espresso or cafe americano style coffee. We love it! And our house always smells like starbucks!
Summary: Great machine with perfect coffee tast, specifically the one touch Cappucino is good. Annoying is the automatic rinsing process, although neccesary, if you forget to put an empty cup under the spout it fills up the bottom tray. The seperate milk container is very easy to remove. make sure to use full milk, 2% or skim milk will not froth very well.