Delonghi EC250 : Brilliant coffee maker; great price

Excellent coffee good crema, steamer provides a well held milk froth. Unfortunately had a problem with the water tank seal, solved with some ptfe tape.

Makes lovely coffee but a couple of negatives. I find the lever that holds the pod extremely stiff and takes a lot of effort to attach properly. I thought it would loosen up a little after some use but this is not so. Also even though i manually heat the cup before adding the coffee, i would prefer if it were hotter as i like my coffee really hot.

I’m really disappointed as this machine made lovely coffee at first. Sadly, within three months of buying it, the machine now leaks all over the counter it sits upon. Delonghi’s response was pretty much that they don’t care and that the machine needs descaling (in 3 months when my kettle is completely free of limescale). I would recommend that you avoid all delonghi’s products as their customer service stinks. I know i won’t be buying anything else with their name on it. ***** update : march 2015 *****an update to my initial review above -some time back i figured out that the leak was caused by a poor quality seal around the water-tank where it sits in the machine. I used my hot glue gun to add a ring of glue around the original seal and let it cool. It’s now made a lovely rubber seal that has prevented any further water leaks. In spite of the water tank leaking issues, the machine is still producing lovely coffee and excellent steamed milk (the steam nozzle produces a pretty good pressure for foaming milk) so i have to be honest – it’s a pretty good machine nowin light of this, i increased my review score from 1 star to 4 stars. ***** update : january 2019 *****i am still using this very same machine to make my morning coffee.

Bought this machine after comparing all the overs. Couldnt be more happy a super machine makes brilliant coffee and really easy to use. Leaves a great crema onthe coffe that stays all the way down and the milk frother is simple to use and makes great lattes and hot chocolates etc. I am so pleased i bought this machine its saved me a fortune on buying costa coffes as can make them just as nice at home.

Bought it on which’s recommendation. It took about 10 days to arrive as it must have come direct from the factory in italy. Was about £90, far cheaper than many other of similar capability. It’s great for one or 2 people and you can make a mean cappuchino in under 2 mins after turning on. Its not ideal for doing large quantities as every cup has to have the grounds flushed out and new coffee added. I did not want to buy a cartridge machine as i like the barrista style of making it and this works fine.

I bought this machine somewhere else about 3 months ago and here is what i can tell you. I make espresso using lavazza oro and cappuccino using cheaper bellarom espresso (lidl brand). Mind i am not an expert barista but can tell the difference between good and bad tasting coffee. This machine makes good coffee :)2. Milk frother is quite good and does what it says on the box. Mind you won’t be able to follow advice you can find on the internet as this machine does not have the simple steam pipe you will find in professional machines but some sort multi-part frothing attachment. It makes good froth when using 3. 5% fat milk but do not expect coffee shop quality microfoam.

Had this machine for just under a month and just like some other reviews the water has started to leak from under the machine. This is a pity as it makes excellent coffee.

I read other reviews on this item and i think they just weren’t using properly.

  • brilliant machine
  • I love a proper coffee and this does the job
  • Brilliant coffee maker; great price

Delonghi EC250.B Pump Espresso Machine

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I can’t resist a ‘proper’ coffee and wanted to be able to re-create that high street coffee at home and this does the job really well. Once you have sussed out the type of coffee that you like best, my tip would be don’t jam too much of it into the filters, as i made that mistake initially. I like a strong coffee and thought the more i put into it the better. Don’t do this, resist the temptation to jam pick it in as this can cause a too bitter a brew, leave it a little looser, don’t tamper it down too much & you’ll reap the tasty benefits.

Very very excellent i am happy with this lovely espresso machine, easy to clean, dose not take a large space, quick to warm up and i recommend it for everyone who loves drinking coffee.

Machine works well providing the handle is snapped in properly – otherwise the walls, floor etc get a free make overhe loves the coffee. Now that we have reached an agreement on not rearranging the kitchen to make room for it – we’re getting on just fine with it. Had a new large melamine tray for christmas – just the job to catch some of the spills.

Very loud, but does what it meant to. Our one died 9 months after we got it.

Despite all the negative comments i have found this machine a step above my previous krups maker. Quick to heat up, good at frothing and heating milk, and looks good too. Simple button operation and easy clean steam nozzle. A little water drips from the reservoir valve when it is carried but watertight when seated in the machine.

  • brilliant machine
  • I love a proper coffee and this does the job
  • Brilliant coffee maker; great price

Delonghi EC250.B Pump Espresso Machine

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