37points

DeLonghi EC 820

34points

Delonghi EC 850.M

Comparison winner
DeLonghi EC 820
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29 facts in comparison

DeLonghi EC 820 vs Delonghi EC 850.M

DeLonghi EC 820
Delonghi EC 850.M
37
points
DeLonghi EC 820
34
points
Delonghi EC 850.M

Why is DeLonghi EC 820 better than Delonghi EC 850.M?

  • 1.6kg lighter
    5.4kgvs7000g
  • Has a pre-infusion function
    ?
  • 15mm thinner
    305mmvs320mm

Why is Delonghi EC 850.M better than DeLonghi EC 820?

  • Has integrated filter
    ?
  • 5 more programmable buttons
    ?

    5vs0
  • 17mm shorter
    306mmvs323mm
  • 0.6% less body volume
    26928cm³vs27091.625cm³

Price comparison

General info

1.weight
?

Best

Keurig K-Elite

2.99kg

5.4kg

7kg

2.height
?

Best

Gaggia New Espresso

275mm

323mm

306mm

3.thickness
?

Best

Capresso Café

203.2mm

305mm

320mm

4.volume
?

Best

Capresso EC50

14004.28cm³

27091.63cm³

26928cm³

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.

DeLonghi EC 820
Delonghi EC 850.M
6.width
?

Best

Capresso EC50

184.15mm

275mm

275mm

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.

For example

Rocket Espresso Professionale

DeLonghi EC 820
Delonghi EC 850.M
2.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.

DeLonghi EC 820
Delonghi EC 850.M
3.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

DeLonghi EC 820
Delonghi EC 850.M
4.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.

DeLonghi EC 820
Delonghi EC 850.M
5.Has an integrated grinder
?

The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.

For example

Breville Barista Express

DeLonghi EC 820
Delonghi EC 850.M
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

DeLonghi EC 820
Delonghi EC 850.M

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

DeLonghi EC 820
Delonghi EC 850.M
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.

For example

Quick Mill 02820

DeLonghi EC 820
Delonghi EC 850.M
3.Has integrated filter
?

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

DeLonghi EC 820
Delonghi EC 850.M
4.Has a removable water tank
?

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

DeLonghi EC 820
Delonghi EC 850.M
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.

DeLonghi EC 820
Delonghi EC 850.M
6.water tank capacity
?

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

Best

La Marzocco GS3

3.5l

1l

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.

DeLonghi EC 820
Delonghi EC 850.M
2.Has cleaning alert
?

The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.

For example

Breville Infuser

DeLonghi EC 820
Delonghi EC 850.M
3.Has sleep mode
?

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

DeLonghi EC 820
Delonghi EC 850.M
4.Prevents overheating
?

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

For example

Krups XP5240

DeLonghi EC 820
Delonghi EC 850.M

Features

1.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

DeLonghi EC 820
Delonghi EC 850.M
2.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

0

5

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.

DeLonghi EC 820
Delonghi EC 850.M
4.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

DeLonghi EC 820
Delonghi EC 850.M

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