De’Longhi Icona ECO310 : Its pretty good but not perfect

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Impressive entry level pump espresso maker. . I note that this product is still on the market many years after i purchased it. I still have this trusty machine and to my eye and tastebuds it works as well as the day i purchased it with almost daily use. I have cleaned the machine annually with a descaler. The machine has also survived being moved across london and from london to malawi in africa and looks cosmetically great. I stopped using the steam wand many years ago and upgraded (?) to a dedicated milk frother. After trying a few i settled for the severin 700 ml 500 watts induction electric milk frother with variable temperature control, white and it’s super duper fantastic. If i were in the market for a espresso machine today i would consider this machine again – it’s proven to be great value for money and by the looks of it a product that works for de’longhi as it remains on the market and has not received a looks/feature upgrade. I would probably opt for a different colour as de’longhi have flooded the market with so many attractive colours for the icona range. Looking to upgrade my moka, i was on the market for a pump machine.

I had considered buying an expresso machine for some time, being a latte lover. Had purchased a tassimo machine but could not get a decent hot cup of coffee out of the thing. Although it produced other drinks, chocolate etc, the tea was, as my wife said, awfull. I returned it as faulty, drinks not hot. I decided to go for a true ground coffee machine and chose the delonghi icona. Have not looked back, the ground coffee is really the only way to get good results. The coffee is hot and the milk frother makes all the difference, although the temperature of the milk can be judged by feeling the temperature of the jug, i have purchased a thermometer and it does make a difference. So now i enjoy excellent coffee at the right temperature. The machine will also accept eeze pods and, although using the pods supplied with the machine gives a fair coffee, i will not be buying any more as the ground coffee is best.

De’Longhi Icona ECO310.BK Pump Espresso Machine, Onyx Black

  • Cup Warmer
  • Milk Frother
  • Removable Tank
  • Thermostat

Now obviously the quality of the coffee it produces is only as good as the coffee you put in but, i have to say that this little fella makes making said coffee a breeze at the same time as delivering the true barista feeling. Apart from the little twiddly steam knob on the top it seems like a fairly sturdy unit and it sits nicely on its rubber feet on the work top (no slipping). You might get the occasional drip from the steam pipe after it’s been used but as far as i can see that’s just the result of condensation. All in all, it’s a welcome addition to my kitchen.

De’Longhi Icona ECO310.BK Pump Espresso Machine, Onyx Black : Impressive entry level pump espresso maker. . I note that this product is still on the market many years after i purchased it. I still have this trusty machine and to my eye and tastebuds it works as well as the day i purchased it with almost daily use. I have cleaned the machine annually with a descaler. The machine has also survived being moved across london and from london to malawi in africa and looks cosmetically great. I stopped using the steam wand many years ago and upgraded (?) to a dedicated milk frother. After trying a few i settled for the severin 700 ml 500 watts induction electric milk frother with variable temperature control, white and it’s super duper fantastic. If i were in the market for a espresso machine today i would consider this machine again – it’s proven to be great value for money and by the looks of it a product that works for de’longhi as it remains on the market and has not received a looks/feature upgrade. I would probably opt for a different colour as de’longhi have flooded the market with so many attractive colours for the icona range. Looking to upgrade my moka, i was on the market for a pump machine.

This review is from : De’Longhi Icona ECO310.BK Pump Espresso Machine, Onyx Black

Sturdy all round everyday machine. Standard traditional coffee maker, takes a bit of getting used to but once mastered makes a lovely cup of coffee. It is worth noting that this does make quite a lot of noise and can make a mess if you aren’t quick enough. The only drawback i found after awhile was the pressure adjustments. Sometimes you had to wait to make the milk straight after making a coffee etc. Otherwise very sturdy and very good.
Sturdy all round everyday machine. Standard traditional coffee maker, takes a bit of getting used to but once mastered makes a lovely cup of coffee. It is worth noting that this does make quite a lot of noise and can make a mess if you aren’t quick enough. The only drawback i found after awhile was the pressure adjustments. Sometimes you had to wait to make the milk straight after making a coffee etc. Otherwise very sturdy and very good.
Bought 4 years ago by my wife my best birthday present ever. Bought 4 years ago by my wife my best birthday present ever. Inexpensive (but still good looking) and makes great coffee. Much cheaper than these throw away capsules and better for the environment.
Bought 4 years ago by my wife my best birthday present ever. Bought 4 years ago by my wife my best birthday present ever. Inexpensive (but still good looking) and makes great coffee. Much cheaper than these throw away capsules and better for the environment.

This review is from : De’Longhi Icona ECO310.BK Pump Espresso Machine, Onyx Black

Very noisy and have to hold the cup. Don’t fget to turn off mine burned out.
I am a huge coffee fan, and this machine is the closest you will get to a coffee shop coffeefor the price, i think this is an amazing piece of kit. You get plenty of accessories, and the little cup heater on the top is absolutely awesome. Works brilliantly with the coffee grinder by delonghi too. Would highly recommend if you are a coffee fan, and looks beautiful on the counter too. Not too big, and not too small, and has a decent reservoir for water.

This review is from : De’Longhi Icona ECO310.BK Pump Espresso Machine, Onyx Black

I am a huge coffee fan, and this machine is the closest you will get to a coffee shop coffeefor the price, i think this is an amazing piece of kit. You get plenty of accessories, and the little cup heater on the top is absolutely awesome. Works brilliantly with the coffee grinder by delonghi too. Would highly recommend if you are a coffee fan, and looks beautiful on the counter too. Not too big, and not too small, and has a decent reservoir for water.
And they have never disappointed me. . Its not my first time to own a de’longhi coffee maker, and they have never disappointed me.
And they have never disappointed me. . Its not my first time to own a de’longhi coffee maker, and they have never disappointed me.

This review is from : De’Longhi Icona ECO310.BK Pump Espresso Machine, Onyx Black

Bought with a dualit grinder. Its clean and produces a nice coffee with the right fresh bean. Some reviews said it leaked from the steamer – well maybe a little if you did not turn off fully and maybe the odd drip even if you did. I just keep the milk steamer jug under the steamer outlet and it fine. A couple of points on getting the coffee right (from my own research and practicable experience;get good fresh coffee beans and get the right ‘fine’ grind (my dualit grinder on setting 1 does it perfectly)fill the basket. Press hard’ish to compact the coffee in the basket. The result should be that it is only 1mm or 2mm below the rim of the basket.

This review is from : De’Longhi Icona ECO310.BK Pump Espresso Machine, Onyx Black

Bought with a dualit grinder. Its clean and produces a nice coffee with the right fresh bean. Some reviews said it leaked from the steamer – well maybe a little if you did not turn off fully and maybe the odd drip even if you did. I just keep the milk steamer jug under the steamer outlet and it fine. A couple of points on getting the coffee right (from my own research and practicable experience;get good fresh coffee beans and get the right ‘fine’ grind (my dualit grinder on setting 1 does it perfectly)fill the basket. Press hard’ish to compact the coffee in the basket. The result should be that it is only 1mm or 2mm below the rim of the basket.

This review is from : De’Longhi Icona ECO310.BK Pump Espresso Machine, Onyx Black

I find it sometimes lacking some extra. I find it sometimes lacking some extra pressure for a serious espresso. Mine was sent from italy, and broke down after just one month. Customer care was brilliant – i was immediately contacted, and offered the choice of refunding or a new product.
I find it sometimes lacking some extra. I find it sometimes lacking some extra pressure for a serious espresso. Mine was sent from italy, and broke down after just one month. Customer care was brilliant – i was immediately contacted, and offered the choice of refunding or a new product.

This review is from : De’Longhi Icona ECO310.BK Pump Espresso Machine, Onyx Black

Great espresso machine at a good price. . First off, i’ve had this machine for 2 weeks and it my first espresso machine i’ve owned. It makes great espressos with a great creme. I visit costa a few times a week and i would say it’s as good if not better than the coffee i get there. I realise i’m not using the same grounds but the overall taste etc is better. Steam wand works well much to the joy of our daughter who now has regular babyccinos. My criticism would be around the noise the pump makes, making the water tank lid etc to rattle. I have to hold the lid when using the pump. Also it’s a bit light so it moves when installing the coffee. None of these would make me send it back as it does what it supposed to well and at this price is good enough.
Great espresso machine at a good price. . First off, i’ve had this machine for 2 weeks and it my first espresso machine i’ve owned. It makes great espressos with a great creme. I visit costa a few times a week and i would say it’s as good if not better than the coffee i get there. I realise i’m not using the same grounds but the overall taste etc is better. Steam wand works well much to the joy of our daughter who now has regular babyccinos. My criticism would be around the noise the pump makes, making the water tank lid etc to rattle. I have to hold the lid when using the pump. Also it’s a bit light so it moves when installing the coffee. None of these would make me send it back as it does what it supposed to well and at this price is good enough.

This review is from : De’Longhi Icona ECO310.BK Pump Espresso Machine, Onyx Black

Had this for a while now and works great and makes great tasting coffee :).
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