De’Longhi Delonghi ESAM04 – Impressive machine and has made making coffee a doddle

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Loud, takes up worktop space, looks amazing. This appliance looks absolutely gorgeous – i have added some photos to the top left of this page. It has quite a large footprint, so you might want to bear this in mind if you have limited worktop space. It is a very nicely engineered piece of kit. The best feature, by far, is the aroma that it produces; simply divine. This will be relished by coffee enthusiasts, but it’s not for small kitchens. When you first start using it, you have to do a bit of work experimenting with the strength settings. But once that’s done, it’s dead easy to use. I like that it has two compartments for coffee. You can set it up so that you have coffee beans in the big compartment and instant coffee (maybe decaf in the other).

This is a coffee lovers dream. Once you have got used to the set up and the flashing lights, you can honestly make a cup of coffee exactly to your requirements. I am a coffee lover but usually only have 1 cup of latte a day. This gives me exactly what i want including lovely creamy milk. I thought i would feel guilty about spending this much on a coffee machine, but i really don’t. If you are fussy about your coffee, then this will give you the satisfaction of a perfect cup every time.

  • Fantastic Coffee Machine – don’t be fooled appearances – inside its the same as the top of the range!
  • good customer service from Delonghi
  • Quick and consistent

Great for the serious coffee drinker. Easy to set up and simple to use once you get the hang of it. Load in your coffee beans and water and away you go. The machine then warms your cup, grinds fresh beans then makes the coffee wow. Easy to adjust for all strength of coffee as well. It is a little noisy but only a little. It is large and takes up a fair amount of kitchen surfaces. So if you love good coffee and have space buy it today.

Fantastic coffee machine – don’t be fooled appearances – inside its the same as the top of the range. I have to admit automatic bean to cup espresso machines are a bit of a passion of mine. My family have various machines which i’ve been able to test out (siemens & gaggia) and i’ve had the top of the range delonghi primadonna esam6600 (the one with the milk jug that makes cappuccinos, lattes and latte machiatos at the touch of a button) for the past 6 years, so i believe i’m well placed to review the new delonghi esam 04. I’ve been using this unit for my morning coffee for the past week and i must say that i am impressed. In a head to head comparison with the primadonna (which is almost 3 times the price) it performs excellently. Pros:same pressure (15 bar) as the primadonna. Exactly the same working parts inside – same infuser (the bit that the ground coffee is expressed through) same grounds container. Faster to heat up after switching on. Energy saving – eco mode which results in better than a energy rating. Cons:mostly cosmetic – the exterior is silver plastic while the primadonna is stainless steel and chrome. Analogue display versus primadonna digital display – all the same basic functions though, including indicator to tell you when to empty grounds container and when to descale and buttons to set the temperature and water hardness. No milk jug – which means you have to manually froth the milk. Actually this is a not really a negative.

Merkmal der Delonghi ESAM04.110.S Magnifica 15 Bar Bean to Cup Espresso/ Cappuccino Machine – Silver

  • Stylish Bean to cup espresso/cappuccino machine with professional 15 bar pump pressure
  • Suitable for use with fresh coffee beans and ground coffee
  • Traditional stainless steel milk frothing arm and built-in burr grinder
  • Advanced dual boiler system, removable brewing unit and drip tray, active cup warmer and adjustable height dispenser
  • Bean to Cup quality with simple 1-touch operation

I bought this because i was fed up with the mess i always made with my manual espresso machine, and that i could never be bothered grinding beans, which i prefer. I don’t like the pod or coffee bag system as it’s a standard measure and i like different strengths at different times of the day. This machine does it all, even has a height adjuster so you can have a small or tall cup, as you desire.It can use ground coffee or it can grind beans, all at a touch of a button. You can adjust the grind easily. The only con is that the water reservoir is a wee bit small and needs to be filled – easily enough – more than once a day which is a minor inconvenience. As an entry level machine i think it’s got what it takes.

This is everything you could want for a good cup of coffee,it is effortless to use once you get in the swing of it,we found if you want more than one cup of coffee it’s best to make them first then do the milk frother,otherwise it takes time for the cooling. Very disappointed in the hot plate,it has no warmth at all. I would definitely recommend it as a good buy. Besten Delonghi ESAM04.110.S Magnifica 15 Bar Bean to Cup Espresso/ Cappuccino Machine – Silver Einkaufsführer

Makes nice coffee but will not last for long. Our second magnifica has just packed up after only 20 months of domestic use in a family home. Always descaled promptly and cleaned regularly,( more of a chore than you would think), it was used twice a day for two double espressos. Unfortunately purchased as a warehouse deal, so not eligible for the 2 year warranty. The previous one gave up the ghost 3 months outside of the warranty period, but we felt it was worth a go with another at a reduced price. It made decent espresso with minimum effort, but the krups xp 5620 we have replaced it with makes a far superior brew for less than half the price,( removed the burr grinder from the old de`longhi), with just a little more effort.
Makes nice coffee but will not last for long. Our second magnifica has just packed up after only 20 months of domestic use in a family home. Always descaled promptly and cleaned regularly,( more of a chore than you would think), it was used twice a day for two double espressos. Unfortunately purchased as a warehouse deal, so not eligible for the 2 year warranty. The previous one gave up the ghost 3 months outside of the warranty period, but we felt it was worth a go with another at a reduced price. It made decent espresso with minimum effort, but the krups xp 5620 we have replaced it with makes a far superior brew for less than half the price,( removed the burr grinder from the old de`longhi), with just a little more effort.
Great, reliable machine at this price. . Easy to live with and look after. Milk frother is fine for a machine of this price but don’t expect a professional lattevery reliable, i’ve been using the earlier version of this machine daily for a couple of years with no faults so i bought this one for work.
Great, reliable machine at this price. . Easy to live with and look after. Milk frother is fine for a machine of this price but don’t expect a professional lattevery reliable, i’ve been using the earlier version of this machine daily for a couple of years with no faults so i bought this one for work.
A great machine for an awesome price. . Great quality product, made in italy and usually priced 40-60% more in italy. . Really cool look, superb quality versus price, great multiple adjustments of grind and amount of water in each cup. Just a superb addition to the all important nespresso machine.
A great machine for an awesome price. . Great quality product, made in italy and usually priced 40-60% more in italy. . Really cool look, superb quality versus price, great multiple adjustments of grind and amount of water in each cup. Just a superb addition to the all important nespresso machine.
Been using this coffee machine for some time now and am delighted with the results. Good control over strength and amount of coffee made, controls are easy to use and the warning lights are easy to understand. Five stars would have been earned if it was a little easier to remove beans contained in the hopper – sometimes it is nice to change to a different brand or flavour but this is a bit fiddly.
Been using this coffee machine for some time now and am delighted with the results. Good control over strength and amount of coffee made, controls are easy to use and the warning lights are easy to understand. Five stars would have been earned if it was a little easier to remove beans contained in the hopper – sometimes it is nice to change to a different brand or flavour but this is a bit fiddly.
Delicious coffee, shoddy build quality. . Like the reviewer from march 2014, the steam knob on my machine has broken. I did however get almost 8 months of daily usage out of it. While it worked, the coffee was very good and i would have recommended it very highly, however the build quality is clearly rather lacking (well, at £199 i didn’t expect brushed metal or anything) and as such the machine is unlikely to outlive the warranty.

This review is from : Delonghi ESAM04.110.S Magnifica 15 Bar Bean to Cup Espresso/ Cappuccino Machine – Silver

Delicious coffee, shoddy build quality. . Like the reviewer from march 2014, the steam knob on my machine has broken. I did however get almost 8 months of daily usage out of it. While it worked, the coffee was very good and i would have recommended it very highly, however the build quality is clearly rather lacking (well, at £199 i didn’t expect brushed metal or anything) and as such the machine is unlikely to outlive the warranty.

This review is from : Delonghi ESAM04.110.S Magnifica 15 Bar Bean to Cup Espresso/ Cappuccino Machine – Silver

Impressive machine and has made making coffee a doddle. I’ve had this machine for 5 months and have been really impressed. The machine gives you quite a lot of flexibility with a grind scale, water temperature, amount of coffee used per cup and amount of water used per cup. The self-cleaning feature helps make it a doddle to just have a cup here and there without worrying about cleaning an awkward portafilter. I only bought it for £200 and it seems to have shot up in price since then – not sure i’d recommend spending £400 on it but if you can find it for closer to £200 then it’s a bargain.

This review is from : Delonghi ESAM04.110.S Magnifica 15 Bar Bean to Cup Espresso/ Cappuccino Machine – Silver

Impressive machine and has made making coffee a doddle. I’ve had this machine for 5 months and have been really impressed. The machine gives you quite a lot of flexibility with a grind scale, water temperature, amount of coffee used per cup and amount of water used per cup. The self-cleaning feature helps make it a doddle to just have a cup here and there without worrying about cleaning an awkward portafilter. I only bought it for £200 and it seems to have shot up in price since then – not sure i’d recommend spending £400 on it but if you can find it for closer to £200 then it’s a bargain.

This review is from : Delonghi ESAM04.110.S Magnifica 15 Bar Bean to Cup Espresso/ Cappuccino Machine – Silver

We purchased one of these six months before closing our restaurant, when our expensive franke machine packed up. Considering it cost only a tenth of the other machine it excelled, producing literally hundreds of the full range of coffees for our customers. True, we went through three steam knobs, which are too weak to withstand daily use. Now we have it at home and really appreciate great coffee whenever we fancy it.
We purchased one of these six months before closing our restaurant, when our expensive franke machine packed up. Considering it cost only a tenth of the other machine it excelled, producing literally hundreds of the full range of coffees for our customers. True, we went through three steam knobs, which are too weak to withstand daily use. Now we have it at home and really appreciate great coffee whenever we fancy it.
Produces good coffee, good value. Takes a little experimentation to get the right combination of settings, and the choice of coffee beans is absolutely crucial. We were very disappointed at first, but it was just because the beans themselves produced an insipid broth. With the right beans (not necessarily the costliest) it makes good caffe’ ristretto as well as longer cups. Results from pre-ground coffee are a bit thin, but not awful and we like the convenience of making real coffee during the day and decaf from pre-ground in the evening. It is entirely self cleaning, and does so every time rather than the periodic mega cleans of some other brands which are a pain. This machine seems identical to most of the others in the de longhi range, and when we bought it was much cheaper, which was puzzling but welcome.

This review is from : Delonghi ESAM04.110.S Magnifica 15 Bar Bean to Cup Espresso/ Cappuccino Machine – Silver

Produces good coffee, good value. Takes a little experimentation to get the right combination of settings, and the choice of coffee beans is absolutely crucial. We were very disappointed at first, but it was just because the beans themselves produced an insipid broth. With the right beans (not necessarily the costliest) it makes good caffe’ ristretto as well as longer cups. Results from pre-ground coffee are a bit thin, but not awful and we like the convenience of making real coffee during the day and decaf from pre-ground in the evening. It is entirely self cleaning, and does so every time rather than the periodic mega cleans of some other brands which are a pain. This machine seems identical to most of the others in the de longhi range, and when we bought it was much cheaper, which was puzzling but welcome.

This review is from : Delonghi ESAM04.110.S Magnifica 15 Bar Bean to Cup Espresso/ Cappuccino Machine – Silver

Have been using mine for almost 4 months and i am delighted with it. My first bean -to -cup coffee machine makes very nice coffee,doesn’t require much effort to keep it clean and buying it at the right time for a very good price ( £199 ) adds very good value for money.
Have been using mine for almost 4 months and i am delighted with it. My first bean -to -cup coffee machine makes very nice coffee,doesn’t require much effort to keep it clean and buying it at the right time for a very good price ( £199 ) adds very good value for money.
But always better to get some one to make it it for. Produces coffee as if in a barista coffee house, but always better to get some one to make it it for you (neros, costa, starbucks) :).
But always better to get some one to make it it for. Produces coffee as if in a barista coffee house, but always better to get some one to make it it for you (neros, costa, starbucks) :).

This review is from : Delonghi ESAM04.110.S Magnifica 15 Bar Bean to Cup Espresso/ Cappuccino Machine – Silver

Have had a least a couple of cups a day and have tried several different brands of coffee beans. Good points:- looks great on my black worktop, makes a decent cuppa (will never go back to instant), good price at £299. 00, frother works well, lots of adjustment possible for amount of water coffee and grind. Bad points:- a bit noisy (but aren’t they all?), waste bin full light comes on when only 2 or 3 pellets are in the bin and it has to be emptied or it won’t work, cup warmer is useless. The bad points are only minor niggles. The machine makes piping hot delicious coffee (i have mine black) – just press the one cup button for an espresso then top up with hot water.
Have had a least a couple of cups a day and have tried several different brands of coffee beans. Good points:- looks great on my black worktop, makes a decent cuppa (will never go back to instant), good price at £299. 00, frother works well, lots of adjustment possible for amount of water coffee and grind. Bad points:- a bit noisy (but aren’t they all?), waste bin full light comes on when only 2 or 3 pellets are in the bin and it has to be emptied or it won’t work, cup warmer is useless. The bad points are only minor niggles. The machine makes piping hot delicious coffee (i have mine black) – just press the one cup button for an espresso then top up with hot water.

This review is from : Delonghi ESAM04.110.S Magnifica 15 Bar Bean to Cup Espresso/ Cappuccino Machine – Silver

Bought it 4 months ago, so far so good. I’m no coffee connoisseur, but i thoroughly enjoy the coffee this thing makes. I used to be a starbucks fan, but after a couple of months drinking ‘homemade’ coffee, tasting starbucks feels like drinking coffee-flavoured water. Some more observations in no particular order:cleaning is pretty simple:there’s an inner tray which collects the used coffee, which needs emptying every once in a while. You will be notified of this via a light indicator on the face of the machine. Two points to note on this:one, sometimes the light indicates that the tray is full, when it is, in fact, only about 1/3 full. This isn’t a big deal, as emptying it takes about 20 seconds. Two, if for whatever reason you don’t empty it for some time, mold starts to grow inside the tray, as the left-over coffee, even though surprisingly dry, is not completely water-free, meaning that moisture can build up inside the machine. So just remember to empty the tray at least once every 2 days or so, and clean it properly under a tap.

This review is from : Delonghi ESAM04.110.S Magnifica 15 Bar Bean to Cup Espresso/ Cappuccino Machine – Silver

Bought it 4 months ago, so far so good. I’m no coffee connoisseur, but i thoroughly enjoy the coffee this thing makes. I used to be a starbucks fan, but after a couple of months drinking ‘homemade’ coffee, tasting starbucks feels like drinking coffee-flavoured water. Some more observations in no particular order:cleaning is pretty simple:there’s an inner tray which collects the used coffee, which needs emptying every once in a while. You will be notified of this via a light indicator on the face of the machine. Two points to note on this:one, sometimes the light indicates that the tray is full, when it is, in fact, only about 1/3 full. This isn’t a big deal, as emptying it takes about 20 seconds. Two, if for whatever reason you don’t empty it for some time, mold starts to grow inside the tray, as the left-over coffee, even though surprisingly dry, is not completely water-free, meaning that moisture can build up inside the machine. So just remember to empty the tray at least once every 2 days or so, and clean it properly under a tap.
I’ve had the machine about a month and so far am pleased with the purchase. Makes good coffee in short space of time and plenty of adjustment to accommodate different tastes/preferences. There were some issues setting it up initially despite following instructions very carefully. It just wouldn’t allow me to set the water hardness – in the end i switched it off completely and started from scratch and it worked as per instruction manual second time round. I have had a few problems with odd error lights flashing over the last couple of days but it’s had a good clean out and this seems to have resolved the problem (hopefully). Minor niggles are that it is quite noisy – though i’m getting used to it now :). Also the milk frothing wand (steam spout) only extends a short distance from the front of the machine making it a bit awkward to manoeuvre a jug underneath. Water tank is a bit on the small size but adequate.
I’ve had the machine about a month and so far am pleased with the purchase. Makes good coffee in short space of time and plenty of adjustment to accommodate different tastes/preferences. There were some issues setting it up initially despite following instructions very carefully. It just wouldn’t allow me to set the water hardness – in the end i switched it off completely and started from scratch and it worked as per instruction manual second time round. I have had a few problems with odd error lights flashing over the last couple of days but it’s had a good clean out and this seems to have resolved the problem (hopefully). Minor niggles are that it is quite noisy – though i’m getting used to it now :). Also the milk frothing wand (steam spout) only extends a short distance from the front of the machine making it a bit awkward to manoeuvre a jug underneath. Water tank is a bit on the small size but adequate.
Excellent buy easy to use, makes really good coffee. Instructions are not that easy to follow, like most thingsyou buy these days, they assume you already understand what they mean also terminology. Take your time,keep calm and it will work out fine .Would recommend this to friends and family, great value .

This review is from : Delonghi ESAM04.110.S Magnifica 15 Bar Bean to Cup Espresso/ Cappuccino Machine – Silver

Excellent buy easy to use, makes really good coffee. Instructions are not that easy to follow, like most thingsyou buy these days, they assume you already understand what they mean also terminology. Take your time,keep calm and it will work out fine .Would recommend this to friends and family, great value .

This review is from : Delonghi ESAM04.110.S Magnifica 15 Bar Bean to Cup Espresso/ Cappuccino Machine – Silver

You have to be smarter than the machine. I’ve used a dualit expressivo coffee maker for the past five years with excellent results. I decided to upgrade to a bean-to-cup machine, partly out of laziness. I liked the idea of not having to clean the machine after every use which sometimes deterred me from having another cup later on. I spent weeks reading reviews of bean-to-cup machines almost to the point where i gave up. There are so many makes and types with many horrendously expensive for what they do. I narrowed down the field to delonghi as, in general, they received consistently good reviews. S (why such long model names?) and was impressed by the generally excellent reviews and the affordable price – in my case £200 from delonghi via amazon.
You have to be smarter than the machine. I’ve used a dualit expressivo coffee maker for the past five years with excellent results. I decided to upgrade to a bean-to-cup machine, partly out of laziness. I liked the idea of not having to clean the machine after every use which sometimes deterred me from having another cup later on. I spent weeks reading reviews of bean-to-cup machines almost to the point where i gave up. There are so many makes and types with many horrendously expensive for what they do. I narrowed down the field to delonghi as, in general, they received consistently good reviews. S (why such long model names?) and was impressed by the generally excellent reviews and the affordable price – in my case £200 from delonghi via amazon.
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