De’Longhi Perfecta ESAM 5500, Fantastic machine

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Life changer for coffee lovers. I’ve been using this machine for a good 4 months now and i love it. I roast my own green beans, and this machine brings out plenty of magic from them. It’s simple to use and you can set it up to make coffee just the way you like it. Then it’s just a button press for perfect espresso. The milk frother works great too and is easy to keep clean, again with the press of a button. This is a life changing machine as there is so little to do in terms of cleaning and maintenance, but do shop around as the prices vary quite a bit.

If you really like your coffeeits a good machine. If you really love your coffee and only the best will do, this ‘bean to cup’ machine is the one to aspire to. Initially the set up seems daunting but persevere. Once completed it is amazingly quick and easy to use. The simple to use graphics just require one touch to deliver a superb cup. No lengthy wait for water to heat up and no irritating need to clean out after every brew. If you want cappucino or latte, the milk dispenser is simple to attach and creates a perfect foam. Easily on a par with coffee purchased in any costa or starbucks. You can even experiment to get exactly the strength and amount in your daily brew.

Having owned a delonghi for about a year, i realised the old method of grind and twist the portafilter was too much effort when you wanted to make more than one decent coffee. Having also used gaggia i realised you could get our very wrong very easily. So, this came along and wow. Puts the coffee snobs to shame. Is not an art, it’s clearly science, defined, with a pushbutton. Impressive machine, the ‘old way’ just seems so primitive. Customise your shot from long to short, fine to coarse, is up to you, and wow without a 1900 design. Enjoy coffee, not the snobbery. Hier sind die Spezifikationen für die De’Longhi Perfecta ESAM 5500:

  • Fully Automatic Espresso/ Cappuccino Maker
  • Can be used with either coffee beans or ground coffee
  • Double boiler system
  • Easytronic digital display
  • Integrated adjustable burr grinder
  • Removable 1.8L water reservoir
  • Adjustable steam emission
  • Electronic Steam and Coffee thermostat
  • Cup Warmer
  • Removable drip tray

Brilliant, compact machine. . I agonised over buying this. 350 model and was perfectly happy with it. This model was reduced in price during a sale (i paid £399), making it very tempting to upgrade. Part of the reason the decision was so difficult is that i couldn’t find much information online highlighting the difference between the models. Having taken the plunge, i’m noting my findings here in case anyone else is faced with the same dilema. The main difference between this and the esam model appears to be size. When comparing the specifications i had noted the difference in measurements, but this doesn’t really tell the whole story – this unit really does look significantly smaller than the ecam model. To my eyes (and i accept that this is subjective), it looks a bit more modern too.

I totally love this coffee machine. 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.

Kommentare von Käufern :

  • Well worth the money
  • Excellent Coffee!
  • Good points and bad points

Good but eventually stopped working. I bought this back in may 2009. By 2012 the milk frothing no longer worked and finally today, february 2015 after 7917 cups of coffee according to the statistics, i’ve had to give up on it as the amount of coffee beans it grinds has gone random, sometimes grinding about 4 beans and sometimes grinding far too many resulting in a ‘less coffee’ warning. Between 2012 and it finally dying i’ve had to use a separate milk frother which was fine as it made good espresso perfectly. Thankfully i live in a soft water area as it requests descaling seemingly every 2 weeks (i don’t recommend it but i pretty much happily ignored the warnings for the last 5 1/2 years)i wouldn’t recommend this machine however the replacement i’ve just ordered is the delonghi easm 4200 that just does the coffee side as i much preferred the milk from a separate frother. Hopefully it’ll last at least the same amount of time. Besten De’Longhi Perfecta ESAM 5500.M Bean To Cup Coffee Machine

I use it several times a day every day. When using decaf beans make sure you hit the rinse button after every drink or it’ll block up. Milk is a little bit cool but if you drink it straight away.

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I use it several times a day every day. When using decaf beans make sure you hit the rinse button after every drink or it’ll block up. Milk is a little bit cool but if you drink it straight away.

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I would have given this 5* if the price hadn’t risen so much in the couple of years i have had it,the good news: it makes fantastic coffeeespressoamericanolattecappuccinoare all pretty easy to do. You just put the beans in the hopper every so often, milk in the jug provided (if desired) and press the “go” button for one or two cups. However, if you love coffee, the biggest possible choice of flavours is available in beans, and once i found my favourites i now take it short, neat and black. I get my beans mail order at prices from £7 – £15 a kilo, and enjoy superior coffee every day without paying high street prices. The bean hopper holds a full 250kg of beans. Next to it is a central covered slot with a measure if you wish to use ground coffee. On the top right is a warming plate for cups. And yes, you must use warm cups for great coffee. And the inside bottoms should be egg shaped, not flat with a hard edge.
I would have given this 5* if the price hadn’t risen so much in the couple of years i have had it,the good news: it makes fantastic coffeeespressoamericanolattecappuccinoare all pretty easy to do. You just put the beans in the hopper every so often, milk in the jug provided (if desired) and press the “go” button for one or two cups. However, if you love coffee, the biggest possible choice of flavours is available in beans, and once i found my favourites i now take it short, neat and black. I get my beans mail order at prices from £7 – £15 a kilo, and enjoy superior coffee every day without paying high street prices. The bean hopper holds a full 250kg of beans. Next to it is a central covered slot with a measure if you wish to use ground coffee. On the top right is a warming plate for cups. And yes, you must use warm cups for great coffee. And the inside bottoms should be egg shaped, not flat with a hard edge.
Best coffee making machine for home use. Best coffee making machine for home use, compact and smartly made, does froth and good freshly ground coffee everyday.

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Best coffee making machine for home use. Best coffee making machine for home use, compact and smartly made, does froth and good freshly ground coffee everyday.
We have been after a bean to cup coffee maker for about 8 months especially this brand and make. Great product takes a bit go getting used to, but we love it especially that you can do the milk also.
We have been after a bean to cup coffee maker for about 8 months especially this brand and make. Great product takes a bit go getting used to, but we love it especially that you can do the milk also.

This review is from : De’Longhi Perfecta ESAM 5500.M Bean To Cup Coffee Machine

De’longhi perfecta esam5600 graphic touch bean to cup machine – great piece of kit. We have always been coffee lovers and the time arrived to splash out on our own bean to cup machine. Friends rave about these but to be honest i’ve always thought – how much. Anyway, the order was placed and arrived in the usual efficient way by amazon and all the while i’m thinking “is this going to be too complicated to use” well, for anyone unsure all i would say is – place your order today. Not only does this look impressive it’s so very easy to use and the coffee is excellent. It’s used in our house mostly for black coffee however the milker is great. Fill it up, attach it, adjust for your froth requirements and all you have to do is push a button. There is literally no messing about and the milker is dishwasher safe. No more instant coffee for me – i’m now an official coffee snob and i love it :-).

This review is from : De’Longhi Perfecta ESAM 5500.M Bean To Cup Coffee Machine

De’longhi perfecta esam5600 graphic touch bean to cup machine – great piece of kit. We have always been coffee lovers and the time arrived to splash out on our own bean to cup machine. Friends rave about these but to be honest i’ve always thought – how much. Anyway, the order was placed and arrived in the usual efficient way by amazon and all the while i’m thinking “is this going to be too complicated to use” well, for anyone unsure all i would say is – place your order today. Not only does this look impressive it’s so very easy to use and the coffee is excellent. It’s used in our house mostly for black coffee however the milker is great. Fill it up, attach it, adjust for your froth requirements and all you have to do is push a button. There is literally no messing about and the milker is dishwasher safe. No more instant coffee for me – i’m now an official coffee snob and i love it :-).
Used to use a ‘proper’ coffee machine. A lovely italian job with a portafilter. Was very dubious about this product. Don’t know why, probably an element of coffee snobbery. This machine delivers an espresso as good as i’ve tasted. A great crema and a great temperature.

This review is from : De’Longhi Perfecta ESAM 5500.M Bean To Cup Coffee Machine

Used to use a ‘proper’ coffee machine. A lovely italian job with a portafilter. Was very dubious about this product. Don’t know why, probably an element of coffee snobbery. This machine delivers an espresso as good as i’ve tasted. A great crema and a great temperature.

This review is from : De’Longhi Perfecta ESAM 5500.M Bean To Cup Coffee Machine

Produces a great cup of coffee. Took awhile to find the best bean, but the costco columbian beans work a treat. The milk frothier hasn’t been great, it worked fine at first, but now refuses to dispense milk. Bad news is that delonghi don’t do house calls to fix, so its either put it in a box and ship, or a trip to their office near portsmouth. I would of expected a better quality of service for this sort of money.

This review is from : De’Longhi Perfecta ESAM 5500.M Bean To Cup Coffee Machine

Produces a great cup of coffee. Took awhile to find the best bean, but the costco columbian beans work a treat. The milk frothier hasn’t been great, it worked fine at first, but now refuses to dispense milk. Bad news is that delonghi don’t do house calls to fix, so its either put it in a box and ship, or a trip to their office near portsmouth. I would of expected a better quality of service for this sort of money.
I have this machine for about one month and it makes fantastic coffee. It is easy to use, easy to clean – what else can i say.
I have this machine for about one month and it makes fantastic coffee. It is easy to use, easy to clean – what else can i say.
Product worked excellently at first, however there are so many issues with the machine that it can become a pain to keep maintaining. Problems:* the only way to add in ground coffee seems to cause it to spill into the machine beneath, messing it up ridiculously. There’s no place for a filter so you get stuck only using beans if you don’t want to vacuum the thing after every single use. * coffee comes out luke warm unless you have a huge cup with barely any milk. Using the cup warmer seemed to make little to no difference to this. I found myself needing to boil the kettle just to add in a little heat to the coffee. * expensive – a lot of waste. An average bag does about 20 coffees for £3-£5 depending on your brand, which can start adding up if you have a family of three, and constant visitors and find yourself going through about £20 worth of coffee just to keep up. Unlike filter coffee makers, this uses pressure to push the flavour out of the grounds for one cup, it doesn’t make a pot worth for a set amount that saves on the waste.

This review is from : De’Longhi Perfecta ESAM 5500.M Bean To Cup Coffee Machine

Product worked excellently at first, however there are so many issues with the machine that it can become a pain to keep maintaining. Problems:* the only way to add in ground coffee seems to cause it to spill into the machine beneath, messing it up ridiculously. There’s no place for a filter so you get stuck only using beans if you don’t want to vacuum the thing after every single use. * coffee comes out luke warm unless you have a huge cup with barely any milk. Using the cup warmer seemed to make little to no difference to this. I found myself needing to boil the kettle just to add in a little heat to the coffee. * expensive – a lot of waste. An average bag does about 20 coffees for £3-£5 depending on your brand, which can start adding up if you have a family of three, and constant visitors and find yourself going through about £20 worth of coffee just to keep up. Unlike filter coffee makers, this uses pressure to push the flavour out of the grounds for one cup, it doesn’t make a pot worth for a set amount that saves on the waste.
Good coffee, easy maintanence. I am not a coffee gourmet and i was looking for a bean to cup coffee machine that will deliver quick and decent coffee. It has been more than 3 months since i bought this machine and i am satisfied with it. I love the cappucino option, gives the same result everytime with a single button. The only negative part i can think of is that it runs a wash cycle every time you start and turn off the machine. Im sure it is good for maintanence but i keep a cup underneath the nozzles beacuse its too much trouble to empty the tray each time. It told me to descale only once so far, i use filtered water and it seems to be fine.

This review is from : De’Longhi Perfecta ESAM 5500.M Bean To Cup Coffee Machine

Good coffee, easy maintanence. I am not a coffee gourmet and i was looking for a bean to cup coffee machine that will deliver quick and decent coffee. It has been more than 3 months since i bought this machine and i am satisfied with it. I love the cappucino option, gives the same result everytime with a single button. The only negative part i can think of is that it runs a wash cycle every time you start and turn off the machine. Im sure it is good for maintanence but i keep a cup underneath the nozzles beacuse its too much trouble to empty the tray each time. It told me to descale only once so far, i use filtered water and it seems to be fine.
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.
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.
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. The machine asks to empty the grinds regardless if you haven’t used it for 3 days. I should have read the manual.

This review is from : De’Longhi Perfecta ESAM 5500.M Bean To Cup Coffee Machine

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. The machine asks to empty the grinds regardless if you haven’t used it for 3 days. I should have read the manual.

This review is from : De’Longhi Perfecta ESAM 5500.M Bean To Cup Coffee Machine

See video review for operation. . There are some excellent reviews of this machine here which i found very useful in making our choice. But it was still difficult so i’ve made a video to show the actual operation which i hope helps. I will try not to duplicate the other reports and just make a few extra points to help you feel better about spending such vast amount of money to make coffee1. I was impressed with how less bulky the machine looks than the measurements might make you think. The measurements are for the overall dimensions. The actual depth of the “main box” is c30cm which is about the depth of a standard kitchen cupboard. Basically you can programme this to make pretty much any coffee you want.

This review is from : De’Longhi Perfecta ESAM 5500.M Bean To Cup Coffee Machine

See video review for operation. . There are some excellent reviews of this machine here which i found very useful in making our choice. But it was still difficult so i’ve made a video to show the actual operation which i hope helps. I will try not to duplicate the other reports and just make a few extra points to help you feel better about spending such vast amount of money to make coffee1. I was impressed with how less bulky the machine looks than the measurements might make you think. The measurements are for the overall dimensions. The actual depth of the “main box” is c30cm which is about the depth of a standard kitchen cupboard. Basically you can programme this to make pretty much any coffee you want.
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