62points

DeLonghi Caffe Corso ESAM 2600

66points

Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47

DeLonghi Caffe Corso ESAM 2600
Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
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DeLonghi Caffe Corso ESAM 2600 vs Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47

DeLonghi Caffe Corso ESAM 2600
Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47

Why is DeLonghi Caffe Corso ESAM 2600 better than Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47?

  • 1.5x larger water tank
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    1.8lvs1.2l
  • Automatic milk circuit cleaning
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  • Has a steam wand
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  • 6 Greater dump box capacity
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    14vs8
  • Has sleep mode
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  • 8 more grind settings
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    13vs5
  • 55mm thinner
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    360mmvs415mm

Why is Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47 better than DeLonghi Caffe Corso ESAM 2600?

  • Has burr grinder
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  • Has integrated milk frother
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  • Has a hot water outlet
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  • Has integrated filter
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  • Has one touch cappuccino
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  • Has cleaning alert
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  • 25% bigger bean hopper
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    250gvs200g
  • Has a display
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Price comparison

General info

1.thickness

360mm

415mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
2.height

375mm

315mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
3.weight

10kg

9kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.width

285mm

256mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.volume

38475cm³

33465.6cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.

Components

1.Has burr grinder
DeLonghi Caffe Corso ESAM 2600
Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
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.
2.Has an integrated grinder
DeLonghi Caffe Corso ESAM 2600
Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.
3.Cup clearance is adjustable
DeLonghi Caffe Corso ESAM 2600
Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
An adjustable cup clearance is useful when you wish to use larger cups and mugs, such as when making a latte macchiato.
4.Has a steam wand
DeLonghi Caffe Corso ESAM 2600
Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.
The machine automatically deposits the used coffee grounds or pods into the dump box after extraction. The dump box capacity shows how many drinks you can create before it is full.
A bigger bean hopper means that you have to refill it less often.

Water source

1.Has a removable water tank
DeLonghi Caffe Corso ESAM 2600
Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.
3.Has a hot water outlet
DeLonghi Caffe Corso ESAM 2600
Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.
4.Has integrated filter
DeLonghi Caffe Corso ESAM 2600
Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
5.Has PID controller
DeLonghi Caffe Corso ESAM 2600
Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
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.
6.Water tank is transparent
DeLonghi Caffe Corso ESAM 2600
Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
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.

Maintenance

1.Automatic coffee circuit rinse
DeLonghi Caffe Corso ESAM 2600
Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
The machine automatically cleans the coffee circuit, meaning that the machine requires a minimal amount of cleaning.
2.Automatic milk circuit cleaning
DeLonghi Caffe Corso ESAM 2600
Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
The machine automatically cleans the milk circuit, meaning that the machine requires a minimal amount of cleaning.
3.Has sleep mode
DeLonghi Caffe Corso ESAM 2600
Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.
4.Indicates when drip tray is full
DeLonghi Caffe Corso ESAM 2600
Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.
5.Has cleaning alert
DeLonghi Caffe Corso ESAM 2600
Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.

Features

1.Has integrated milk frother
DeLonghi Caffe Corso ESAM 2600
Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
With an integrated milk frother, the machine can automatically produce frothed milk for use in cappuccinos and other drinks.
2.Has one touch cappuccino
DeLonghi Caffe Corso ESAM 2600
Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
With one press of a button you can create a cappuccino.
A higher number of grind settings gives you more flexibility when choosing the fineness of your ground coffee. The particle size is important as a grind which is too coarse can produce weak tasting espresso, whereas a grind which is too fine can lead to a bitter taste.
4.Has a pre-infusion function
DeLonghi Caffe Corso ESAM 2600
Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
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.

Miscellaneous

1.Uses ground coffee
DeLonghi Caffe Corso ESAM 2600
Philips Saeco Syntia HD8838/47
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.

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