De’Longhi Distinta ECI341BK Traditional Pump Espresso Machine – : Excellent Coffee Machine

Bought a used reconditioned unit, had issue with cracked water tank however i was able to source easily and amazon were very good at giving me a voucher to cover cost (tip use the online chat-product help function). Great machine, good coffee, good crema, not too noisy, nice size, attractive design. I removed one star purely because the finish is black mat and tends to look grey in some lights and it didn’t match my black toaster how i had imaged. Have inevitably got used to it.

Great coffee with fantastic crema. Drawback is that regular cups (10cm height) do not fit underneath.

Great coffee machine but it does need descaling as often as the instructions say. We have used this constantly since buying it and it has been great. We like to grind our own beans and didn’t want a pod machine making loads of plastic waste so this is more eco friendly.

 delonghi make such a confusing array of coffee machines that choosing one can feel like a minefield. The choices for me come down to:1. How important is it for the machine to look nice in your kitchen?3. Simplicity, ease of use, adaptability. I spent a long time in the store discussing with the rep and looking at machines across a broad range from cheapest to just under £1000. My personal experience from extended use included a cheaper model (which i recommend) and the nespresso alternative (which would also be second on my list of recommendations). The advantages of this machine are that it looks quite nice, doesn’t take up an inordinate amount of space, has a fairly large water tank. The disadvantages compared to the model at half the price (which i was replacing after many years service) are several. The main disadvantage for myself is that it although makes a good espresso, which is what i mostly drink, and is designed to make a very frothy cappuccino, it’s hopeless at a latté. These are three different coffee styles and a good machine should make any of them effortlessly. The problem lies with the steamer attachment.

I am not sure why this machine gets its negative reviews. We really enjoy it, and i cannot find any flaws to date. It makes a really nice espresso, and i do enjoy an occasional latte. All works perfectly well, and it is worth the money.

  • Excellent Coffee Machine
  • Four Stars
  • It’s ok, and looks nice, but performance-wise for value would not be my top recommendation.

De’Longhi Distinta ECI341BK Traditional Pump Espresso Machine – Black

Product Description, De’longhi Distinta Pump Espresso- Makes perfect espresso, cappuccinos, caffelattes or can be used to create any favourite coffee or milk drinks

Box Contains, 1x De’Longhi Distinta Pump Espresso Machine 1x measuring spoon 1x tamper

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  • Excellent Coffee Machine
  • Four Stars
  • It’s ok, and looks nice, but performance-wise for value would not be my top recommendation.

De’Longhi Distinta ECI341BK Traditional Pump Espresso Machine – Black

Features and Spesification

  • Professional filter holder for ground coffee (1 or 2 cups) or “Easy Serving Espresso” pods with double wall crema filter.
  • “Cappuccino System”: it mixes steam, air and milk, producing a rich and creamy froth for great cappuccino
  • Practical cup warming plate, to keep your coffee cups warm, just like at the coffee shop.
  • Self-priming system means machine is always ready for use.
  • Sophisticated matte metallic finish with chromed details.