Dèlonghi Delonghi ECC220 Motivo Pump Espresso Cofee Machine : Five Stars

I bought this for my husband, who used to make single-cup filter coffee for himself. He is delighted with the new machine, and the coffee is so much superior that now i drink it as well. We don’t make much use of the milk frother because we only use skimmed milk, which doesn’t froth well, but that is our fault.

I purchased this coffee machine from another retailer but thought i would review it here. We bought this particular machine for two reasons: first because we wanted a traditional-style coffee machine and thought this one would look good in the kitchen; and second because with this machine we could use ground coffee or ese pods, which in the long run works out much cheaper than other speciality pod machines. In both of these respects this product is a success. In terms of design for use, the machine is relatively easy to use. There are a few issues, though. There’s a measuring spoon to put the right amount of ground coffee into the filter, which is good, and then you can just tamp it gently to level it down (not too firmly or the espresso will not come out well). It is a little bit awkward to twist the filter fully into position in the machine. The milk steamer/frother works well, but the arm for it could do with a bit more length/flexibility. You’ll also need a separate milk jug to use it (i’m just using my normal kitchen jug, and i’m sure you could pick up a proper milk jug cheaply, but worth noting that it’s not included in the box). Also, when using the steamer, i often need to let out some into a separate cup as hot water dribbles out at first – even though it has been preheated.

Fantastic machine, worth reading the manual though, as i didn’t know half the stuff as i thought. Makes lovely coffee every time. Milk comes out perfect with practice ;)a bit noisy but its fine as i don’t know what other machines are like lol.

This is a well-designed, quiet and reasonably attractive machine which produces first class espresso. Using lavazza ground coffee, we’ve enjoyed cup after cup of superb coffee with an outstanding crema which lasts the whole cup through. Wonderfulthe shell and switches are all plastic, but of solid construction and nice ergonomic design. The water reservoir is removable for filling with an integrated sealing valve, while the pump is noticeably quieter in use than our previous delonghi machine. Setting up and use is all covered in straightforward english (not “translationese”) in a comprehensive instruction manual.

I did not purchase my coffee maker through amazon as i did find it much cheaper elsewhere. I found it very easy to assemble, instructions are easy to follow. I have found that because i like a stronger coffee it is best to buy at least strength of 7. Also make sure you press the coffee down with the presser (on right side of machine) using the right size of milk jug is also advised, i had to use a larger than needed the first time and i did get milk splattering a little. Makes a nice hot cup of coffee (i use mugs and just remove the drip tray) i am also going to try some of the coffee recipes. Com/en-gb/recipesi can not find any fault with this machine as the weak coffee was my own fault. I highly recommend this machine, but advice you search for the best price mine was half price in the sales,(£65) but having said that, if i had paid £100+ i would have still been very happy with the results.

Given that this is a which best buy i’m a little disappointed with it. Sure it makes an ok, even a good, espresso and the steamer/frother is very good. As this is not my first machine i have a yardstick to measure it against. First, it’s a bit plasticky, my previous machine (a morphy richards roma, which lasted 11 years) wasn’t and cost about the same (espresso machines in general have got, if anything, cheaper over the last 12 years). Also i was able to store cups etc on top of the old machine which warmed them, not this one. However, my main problem with it is usability. It’s very noisy on every use as the machine pressurises. It says to open the steamer/frother with the machine on in the ‘make an espresso setting’ until the frother gushes water to fix this. Which does work but i find i have to do this every time i use it. Also, it drips a lot of water, whether in standby or off (until it has drained what’s in the pipework), again my old machine didn’t.

I am very pleased with this item.

  • Excellent
  • Same as Bifinett CP-A450 as its made my Delonghi
  • Five Stars

Delonghi ECC220 Motivo Black Pump Espresso Cofee Machine

The high performance 15 bar pump pressure coffee maker makes perfect espressos, cappuccinos and caffelattes or can be used to create any favourite coffee or milk drinks. It is both stylish and easy to use with a simple dial operating system. The professional filter holder and built in tamper creates the perfect crema on your espressos and the traditional manual milk frothing arm mixes steam, air and milk to produce a rich, creamy froth for a great cappuccino or latte so you can have Barista style coffee in your own home! The pump espresso/cappucino maker is built to accommodate two full-sized cappuccino cups or one or two espresso cups. It features a water boiler which can be switched between espresso and adjustable steam emission function which ensures faster use and optimum temperature control. Other features include a removable one Litre water tank and removeable drip tray.

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  • Excellent
  • Same as Bifinett CP-A450 as its made my Delonghi
  • Five Stars

Delonghi ECC220 Motivo Black Pump Espresso Cofee Machine

Features and Spesification

  • 15 bar pressure
  • For use with ground beans and easy serving pods
  • Built-in swivel steam pipe for frothing milk and 2-in-1 Crema holder
  • 1 Litre water reservoir, removable metal drip tray
  • Simple 3-button operation and 1100 Watt