95points

Breville Infuser

42points

DeLonghi EC 860

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33 facts in comparison

Breville Infuser vs DeLonghi EC 860

Breville Infuser
DeLonghi EC 860
95
points
Breville Infuser
42
points
DeLonghi EC 860

Why is Breville Infuser better than DeLonghi EC 860?

  • Has a 3-way valve
    ?
  • Has a commercial steam wand
    ?
  • Has a pressure gauge
    ?
  • Has dry puck feature
    ?
  • Has cleaning alert
    ?
  • Has PID controller
    ?
  • 1.8x larger water tank
    ?

    1.8lvs1l
  • 9mm narrower
    259mmvs268mm

Why is DeLonghi EC 860 better than Breville Infuser?

  • 911g lighter
    6.8kgvs7711g
  • 1 more years under manufacturer's warranty
    ?

    2vs1
  • 2 more programmable buttons
    ?

    4vs2
  • 12mm shorter
    305mmvs317mm
  • 25mm thinner
    310mmvs335mm
  • 7.87% less body volume
    25339.4cm³vs27504.505cm³

Price comparison

General info

1.weight
?

Best

Keurig K-Elite

2.99kg

7.71kg

6.8kg

2.warranty period
?

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Best

Quick Mill 02820

2

1

2

3.height
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Best

Gaggia New Espresso

275mm

317mm

305mm

4.thickness
?

Best

Capresso Café

203.2mm

335mm

310mm

5.Uses ground coffee
?

Ground coffee, especially if freshly roasted and ground, results in much better quality coffee than the kind of results you get with pods or capsules.

Breville Infuser
DeLonghi EC 860
6.volume
?

Best

Capresso EC50

14004.28cm³

27504.51cm³

25339.4cm³

Components

1.Has a commercial steam wand
?

It comes with a commercial style steam wand as opposed to a pannarello steam wand. These are harder to master but can allow you to produce better, richer milk froth.

Breville Infuser
DeLonghi EC 860
2.Has a pressure gauge
?

One of the most important aspects to pulling a great espresso is the amount of pressure used. Aspects such as how tightly tamped the portafilter is can affect the pressure and therefore the overall quality of the extraction. A pressure gauge helps you to adjust your process to achieve a perfect 9 bar of pressure.

Breville Infuser
DeLonghi EC 860
3.Has a steam wand
?

It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.

Breville Infuser
DeLonghi EC 860
4.Has a 58mm portafilter
?

A 58mm portafilter is the most common size in the industry, offering a greater range of accessories to purchase such as portafilter baskets and tampers.

For example

Rocket Espresso Professionale

Breville Infuser
DeLonghi EC 860
5.Has cup warmer
?

With a cup warmer you can heat the cups before pulling your espresso so that it doesn't go cold quickly, which affects the taste and quality. It also means that you don’t have to manually heat them using hot water.

Breville Infuser
DeLonghi EC 860
6.Has burr grinder
?

A burr grinder works in such a way that you can get a consistent, uniform size of grind each time, which is one of the key aspects of getting great tasting espresso. On the other hand an inferior blade grinder often leaves you with an inconsistent grind.

For example

Breville Barista Express

Breville Infuser
DeLonghi EC 860

Water source

1.Water tank is transparent
?

With a transparent water tank you can easily see when it needs to be filled up. This is important as attempting to make an espresso with an empty tank can damage the machine.

For example

Keurig K-Elite

Breville Infuser
DeLonghi EC 860
2.Has PID controller
?

A PID controller controls the temperature of the boiler electronically. It offers a far greater degree of accuracy and consistency than a regular, mechanical thermostat used to control temperature. This is very important as a temperature of around 92°C to 96°C is key to pulling the perfect espresso.

Breville Infuser
DeLonghi EC 860
3.Has integrated filter
?

An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.

Breville Infuser
DeLonghi EC 860
4.Has a removable water tank
?

The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.

Breville Infuser
DeLonghi EC 860
5.Has a hot water outlet
?

A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.

Breville Infuser
DeLonghi EC 860
6.water tank capacity
?

With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.

Best

La Marzocco GS3

3.5l

1.8l

1l

Maintenance

1.Indicates when drip tray is full
?

With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.

Breville Infuser
DeLonghi EC 860
2.Has dry puck feature
?

At the end of the extraction process, all moisture is removed from the puck. This allows you to easily tap out the coffee from the portafilter afterwards, reducing mess and the need to clean it as often.

Breville Infuser
DeLonghi EC 860
3.Has cleaning alert
?

The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.

Breville Infuser
DeLonghi EC 860
4.Has sleep mode
?

After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.

Breville Infuser
DeLonghi EC 860
5.Prevents overheating
?

It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.

For example

Krups XP5240

Breville Infuser
DeLonghi EC 860

Features

1.Has a 3-way valve
?

A 3-way solenoid valve relieves the portafilter of pressure and moisture after the extraction. This produces a dry puck which can easily be removed afterwards. It also means that you don’t have to wait for the pressure to equalise, so that you can make back-to-back coffees.

Breville Infuser
DeLonghi EC 860
2.Can brew and steam simultaneously
?

With a double boiler or heat exchanger system, you can brew and steam milk at the same time. This has an advantage over single boiler machines where you have to wait between brewing and steaming for the temperature to adjust.

For example

Rocket Espresso Professionale

Breville Infuser
DeLonghi EC 860
3.Has a pre-infusion function
?

With a pre-infusion function you get a low pressure of water before it ramps up to around 9 bar of pressure. This gently expands the grinds to get a smooth extraction and to help prevent channeling in the cake.

Breville Infuser
DeLonghi EC 860
4.programmable buttons
?

These buttons can be programmed for different types of coffee such as an espresso, doppio or ristretto. This means once you have mastered a particular style of coffee, you can get it the same every time.

Best

Keurig K-Elite

10

2

4

5.Has a shot timer
?

The time taken to pull an espresso shot is one of four key elements, and should be around 19-22 seconds. Once you have the grind, dose and tamp correct, you can use the shot clock to time the pull perfectly.

For example

La Marzocco GS3

Breville Infuser
DeLonghi EC 860

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