De’Longhi Scultura ECZ351BG Traditional Pump Espresso Machine – Champagne : I love it but.

Never written a review before but seen as i always check reviews i may as well give something back. I read complaints about it dripping after use. Well yeah it does but into a removable tray, that “you guessed it” you can remove and empty into the sink and if it still drips just remove coffee filter, rinse it and dry. Job doneif i had 1 tip, i find that using the milk frother after i’ve made an americano helps to bring up the temperature and keep it hotter for longer.

Stylish looking and super easy to use. Still yet to master how to make the perfect coffee, but the machine itself is superb. It was noisy for the first cup of coffee as stated in the instructions; but thereafter it’s been smoothly running. The coffee was hot with beautiful crema, taste wonderful.I feel like a barista at home :).

Beautiful coffee maker, makes great coffee and easy to use, has pride of place in our kitchen.

Bought this product after researching the market and found it to be the cheapest on amazon. What i loved about the machine is that you can use both ground coffee and capsules. The handle (for the coffee) is very sturdy and excellent quality. The milk frother is a bit loud, but this is supposed to settle after use. Item was well packaged and the delonghi branch is very trusted in my household. Overall an excellent machine for a great price, i’m very happy.

The machine is easy to use and clean but this is the second one i had brought and it broke after a year. I now have sage barista and much better quality.

It does the job, but a bit of a rickety sound when dispensing. Tends to run out of steam, but if you run the water again and press for steam it gets pressure back. The distance between tray and dispenser isnt high enough. So you can only get a short cup under and not a mug. That’s the only annoying factor really. This is my first home espresso machine, and will definitely be upgrading eventually. I consider this very entry level device.

Lovely machine, makes a good cappuccino. But not happy with delunghi customer service. I have emailed twice, and they have not addressed my request for help. I cannot take the steam nozzle off for cleaning and am reluctant to use excessive force, any ideas?.

My first coffee machine and i love it. Looks just great easy to keep clean and makes a cracking coffee just like in my favourite coffee shop, i have become a barista to my friends too.

  • Great coffee machine
  • Very good coffee, beautiful design, high capacity water tank, silent and easy to use
  • Great purchase and saves on Costa!

De’Longhi Scultura ECZ351BG Traditional Pump Espresso Machine – Champagne

Product Description, The cultura traditional pump espresso machine, in a champagne high gloss finish, is a stunning espresso and cappuccino maker. It is both in design and easy to use, with a simple three-button operating system. Part of the scultura range of kitchen appliances by De’Longhi, a matching kettle and toaster are available to complement this coffee machine. The scultura coffee machine is a must for any budding barista. The two-in-one professional filter holder holds either ground coffee or easy serve espresso (ESE) pods, while the stainless steel manual milk frothing arm, with variable steam emission, mixes steam, air and milk to produce a creamy froth for a cappuccino. The scultura ECZ351. BG is built to accommodate two full-sized cappuccino cups or two espresso cups. It features a built-in tamper and an incorporated crema device, for the crema, while the separate coffee and steam boiler ensures faster use and optimum temperature control. Other features include a removable 1.4 Litre water tank, cup warmer, removable stainless steel drip tray and built-in tamper. The scultura range from De’Longhi brings elegance, sophistication and retro design to any kitchen, for an enjoyable breakfast time surrounded by captivating design. Traditional craftsmanship that is re-invented through a design, brings together the warm charm of times gone by.

Box Contains, 1 x Delonghi Scultura coffee machine

From the manufacturer

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General specifications
  • Coffee tamper: Accessory
  • Weight (Kg): 4,1
  • Rated voltage/Frequency (V~Hz): 220-240 V / 50-60 Hz
  • Input power (W): 1100
  • Colour: Beige
  • Cup warmer: Passive
  • Auto shut-off: Yes
  • Milk system: Manual
  • Heating system: Stainless steal boiler
  • 1&2 cups filters: Yes
  • Dimensions (wxdxh) (mm): 242x300x305
  • Finishing: Shiny metallic
  • Maximum cup height (cm): 72
  • On/off switch: Yes
  • Pump pressure (bar): 15
  • Removable drip tray: Yes
  • Removable water reservoir: Yes
  • Water Tank Capacity (l): 1,4
  • Body material: Plastic
  • Compatible for ESE pods: Yes
  • Number of filter: 3

Delonghi Scultura Traditional Pump Espresso Coffee Machine, 1100W, Champagn

Double Floor Cream Filter.

Cappuccino System.

Cup Warmer.

Auto Off Function.

  • Exclusive stainless steel elements.
  • Unique high glossy finishing with chrome details.
  • Bronze Beige colour.
  • ECO button to modify the auto off time.
  • Hot water function.
  • Stainless steel boiler.
  • Transparent and removable water reservoir (capacity: 1,4 l.).
  • Self-priming system means machine is always ready for use.
  • This appliance can be used either with ground coffee (1 or 2 cups) or with the ‘Easy Serving Espresso’ pods.
  • Single buttons with indicator lights for On/Off mode, and for selection of espresso and cappuccino.
  • 2 separate thermostats to control water and steam temperatures.
  • Steam emission regulating knob.
  • Removable drip tray.

Key Features

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Double Floor Cream Filter

‘2 in 1’: the new crema filter is suitable for ground coffee and E.S.E. pods.

Cappuccino System

‘Cappuccino System’: it mixes steam, air and milk, producing a rich, creamy froth for great cappuccino.

Cup Warmer

Practical cup warming plate, to keep your coffee cups warm, just like at the coffee shop.

Auto Off Function

Auto switch off function after 20 minutes of non use to lower the energy consumption.

Buy on Amazon

Replaced an older de longhi. Makes very good coffee but is more expensive on amazon than some other vendors – we needed it quickly. Also compared to previous model there is no built in “tamper” for packing down the coffee, it is a separate bit of plastic which is less convenient. However, much quieter than previous model.

The first coffee machine i received faulted within a month. It worked perfectly fine, even make a decent coffee/latte/cappuccino, whatever you wanted. Took a wee while to get around the instructions but eventually it became all so easy. One month into using it, probably only about a few coffees and it stopped working altogether. Got into the phone to support and they talked me through some recovery options – for a brand new machine it shouldn’t really be at that stage. Amazon sent me another machine, it’s set up perfectly fine. I’ll give it another month and see how this one performs – wait and see if it faults again.

Only had this a fortnight, but so far it’s excellent. The coffee is excellent, good crema, excellent steam milk frother. The only downside is the instructions are poor. Took us a few goes to realise if you leave the steam button pressed in, the machine won’t turn back on, it simply cuts out after a few seconds. Once we got this figured out it was fine. I didn’t expect to get such good results since it’s at the lower end of coffee machine prices.

Water reservoir in the back prone to mould build up and the strainer often pops off the game due.

Just like professional batista’s use.

This machine produces an excellent cup of coffee and foamed milk for my lattés. However, after about two years of not particularly arduous service the on/off switch started to play up. That resolved itself after a couple of weeks of having to hold the button in to get the machine to stay on. This week it has started again, after three years’ of ownership. Having recently descaled it the coffee holder now leaks around its edges as well. Dripping hot water onto the drip tray. Your views may vary, but for what was a which?. Best buy, i’d expect a longer life.

I wanted a machine to get away from those awful pod machines that have so much package waste and are never quite hot enough. I know this machine takes pods too but just to use the exact amount of loose coffee each time is great and the results are consistently good. I wish i’d got a couple more of these for family members in the sale – hopefully next time.

Nice machine that makes good coffee. However, like others i’ve had trouble with the ‘auto-off’ feature cutting in after 20 seconds. Also, *really* annoying poor clips for the coffee-holder means that a good bang to get the used coffee out means the whole metal holder drops into the grounds. Only way round this i’ve found is to scrape out the grounds with a spoon – not very barista.

  • Great coffee machine
  • Very good coffee, beautiful design, high capacity water tank, silent and easy to use
  • Great purchase and saves on Costa!

De’Longhi Scultura ECZ351BG Traditional Pump Espresso Machine – Champagne

This machine replaced an old one (>8 years old) which made amazing coffee, however, despite the price and to my big disappointment, does not make the same espresso. It does better with frothing milk though, which i don’t do too often. Overall i’d say that it’s not worth the extra money, unless you value the way it looks more than the coffee it makes.

After a bit of practice makes a lovely cup of coffee. I found the stringer bean the better coffee.

I really like delonghi products, i’ve bought couple of kitchen appliances but this one i’m a bit disappointed. It’s very loud, already had a problem with making a coffee. Sometimes coffee wouldn’t come out and milk steamer tube doesn’t stick properly, you could burn your self which is not safety.

Seems smaller than it is and looks beautiful on the counter. The coffee is very good and resembles coffee you would get from nice coffee shops that use a professional machine. The cup warmer is very useful but it does take a quite a bit of time to get warm enough to heat up a cold cup. I love the design and im definitely thinking about other machines from the scultura range but i think i would have loved it more if it had temperature gage like my old machine. The group handle has a heavy feel to it. If it lasts the test of time il be very happy with it.

We use this machine at least 3 times per day. It’s great but i don’t believe with this amount of use that i’ll get a year out of it. The buttons are completely faded already and some mornings it’s doesn’t want to work meaning i waste a lot of coffee. For the money it’s fanatic but i would consider buying a top of the range due to the amount we use it. Also when setting it up for the first time it’s really confusing to get it started. I think if your new to coffee machines you’ll love.

Had to return two of them as both eventually had same problems, i. Coffee wouldn’t filter through even though used correctly. Got refund in the end and stuck with my old machine.

As someone addicted to flat whites i wanted a machine capable of making one. Having read all the reviews here and elsewhere i went for this one. A year later i am still pleased with it. In use twice a day, consistent results. My only recommendation to other users is to make them one at a time, there is not enough power in the steamer to froth enough milk for two coffees but perfectly adequate for one. I tell my guests each coffee is handcrafted, it takes a few minutes to make each one but it’s worth it.

Had this coffee machine for several months now and it’s brilliant. This was our first machine, i did a fair amount of research prior to this purchase and it hasn’t disappointed. It was really easy to set up and we now use it daily. We make mostly lattes and cappuccinos. As it’s espesso machine the space under is limited for a normal sized mug but i just use a ramekin and pour the coffee into desired cup then add the steamed milk. I use illy ground coffee and this gives a really nice taste. I think it looks really nice as well, it’s not too big and the colour is lovely.

I’ve had coffee makers for years but this one is a triumph. I’ve learnt not to be too precious about them otherwise you never use them. This one makes good coffee and really good frothy milk. Milk spout is a bit troublesome to keep clean and hygienic but you’ll find you’re own way with it.

Just a brief point – when you switch on the machine, if the cut out keeps switching the machine off – make sure that the other buttons are not depressed. It sounds obvious but it’s not always easy to see this. It’s mentioned on the delonghi site but would be helpful in the instruction booklet.

Takes a little while to use for the first few times but you get used to it. Makes a really good cup of joe and the milk frother works very well too. Not an expert but i think at this price point you would struggle to find a better machine.

Having has a previous de’longhi coffee machine that lasted a long time, i was excited to get a new de’longhi coffee machine. Unfortunately after just 2 weeks the buttons are faded, this obviously doesn’t effect the great coffee but i was disappointed considering the price of the machine.

I bought this for my partner after he got very in to coffee. We started with a pod machine and i decided to invest in this as we had the matching toaster and kettle. He absolutely loves it, it is simple to use although slightly annoying removing the tray to use a bigger cup and saves fortune by not using pods. Can be slightly loud but to be expected really.

I like the design of the machine as it sits out all the time it’s important it looks good. I find it easy to clean, the drip tray is large so only gets emtied every couple of weeks. The coffee is among the best i have made at home and certainly easier than an airopress. The tamper included is rubbish and got replaced aftet the first use. To make milky coffee i recommend buying a steel jug and thermometer.

Quieter and faster than most. One niggle though is the fact that the operating buttons are not embossed with a symbol but are merely printed. Mine have worn off after only a month of use which is fine for me because i know now what they are for but my visitors, when they come, won’t,.

Love this machine-so easy to use and takes either ese coffee pods or ground coffee with a simple change of adaptors-very easy to keep clean as no milk flows through it (separate frother) you do have to buy a small jug or similar but they are cheap enough. You can see why this machine gets good ratings and is so popular and at a reasonable price. If you are looking for a coffee machine and do not want to pay silly money then look no further.

For many years, i had previously owned a more basic delonghi coffee maker and this time decided to upgrade. The machine makes a hotter and richer flavoured cappucino than my previous model so i am using a smaller amount of ground coffee. The milk frother is very effective. Criticisms are that i like to use the steamer to warm my cup and get rid of the water that issues from the nozzle initially – otherwise it dilutes the milk. The steamer nozzle spits a bit at first and even when using a deep cup, can splatter steam on your hand. The ground coffee container is difficult to dismantle and wash. I have to use pliers to grip the rubber tab that you need to tug to pull it apart. But all in all, a good buy and i’ve found ways of getting round the slight disadvantages.

I bought this machine as i dislike using a pod machine from the amount of plastic waste they produce. It also allows you to pick the brand of coffee you like. The machine is simple to use, quick to heat up and easy to clean. It also has the benefit of looking great on a worktop.

Features and Spesification

  • High glossy finishing with chrome details
  • Auto off function after 20 minutes, ECO button to modify the auto off time
  • Two separate thermostats to control water and steam temperatures
  • Transparent and removable water reservoir (Capacity: 1.4 Litre)
  • Self-priming system means machine is always ready for use