The DeLonghi EC702 15-Bar-Pump Espresso Maker is no fancy machine, but it does the job and that’s what matters. For less than $200, this pump driven espresso machine is a wonderful espresso and cappuccino maker.
The coffee that comes out is a lovely espresso topped with delicious crema. If you’re new at making your own espresso, you’ll want to give this machine a few tries before you find the exact moment to stop the pump for the perfect espresso to your taste. A tip: check the color of the crema. If you prefer stronger espresso, press the button to stop before the crema turns too light in color.
Easy to Use, Easy to Clean
The DeLonghi EC702 15-Bar-Pump Espresso Maker warms up pretty fast, about 5 minutes is good enough for some (others who prefer hotter coffee should heat up to 15 minutes as instructed in the manual). For milk, hit the milk steamer button and the water is hot enough to do the milk in just a minute. What’s great about the steamer nozzle is that it can be taken apart just like that and cleaned. For a perfectionist like me, this setup is more appropriate and there are no excuses for having a bad tasting cappuccino.
The plastic drip tray is removable for easy cleaning too. Filling up the water tank is a no brainer since the thing pulls out, though you might want to avoid placing it in tight corners and restricting yourself to awkward fill ups. To give you an idea how big the tank is, a full tank makes about four cappuccinos with frothed milk.
What’s Less To Like?
The tamper is not very good. I’d get my own. There is really nothing much to complain at this price. If noise bothers you, spend a whole lot more money and get an ultra quiet espresso machine like Bosch, because the noise levels for machines at similar price range are barely distinctive.
I’d recommend DeLonghi EC702 15-Bar-Pump Espresso Maker for both espresso and cappuccino lovers who are looking for an affordable espresso machine that makes good coffee.
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