DeLonghi EC 860
DeLonghi EC 860
Top 59%7 points
Top 59%
Top specs and features

DeLonghi EC 860: 29 facts and highlights

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 860
25% have it

2. 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.
DeLonghi EC 860
37% have it

3. Has cleaning alert

The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
DeLonghi EC 860
9% have it

4. thickness

5. volume

6. 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 860
41% have it

7. weight

8. water tank capacity

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

9. 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.

10. 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.
DeLonghi EC 860
31% have it

11. Has an integrated grinder

The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.
DeLonghi EC 860
3% have it

12. 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.
DeLonghi EC 860
3% have it

13. 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 860
50% have it

14. Has sleep mode

After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.
DeLonghi EC 860
25% have it

16. 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.
DeLonghi EC 860
34% have it

18. 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 860
94% have it

19. 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 860

20. Has anti-burn steam wand

Steam wands are a fairly common source of burns when using espresso machines. An anti-burn steam wand has a lining inside that prevents the wand from getting scalding hot.
DeLonghi EC 860
9% have it

21. Prevents overheating

It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.
DeLonghi EC 860
3% have it

22. Has a shot clock

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.
DeLonghi EC 860
6% have it

23. 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 860
84% have it

24. Has a removable water tank

The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
DeLonghi EC 860
87% have it

25. Has a display

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
DeLonghi EC 860
9% have it

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