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DeLonghi ECAM 23.420

DeLonghi ECAM 23.420
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DeLonghi ECAM 23.420 review: specs and price

DeLonghi ECAM 23.420
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420

Why is DeLonghi ECAM 23.420 better than the average?

  • Water tank capacity
    1.8lvs1.6l
  • Dump box capacity
    14vs13.35
  • Weight
    9kgvs9.33kg
  • Volume
    34590.92cm³vs88233.19cm³
  • Number of grind settings
    13vs9.53
  • Height
    338mmvs348.37mm
  • Warranty period
    2vs1.78
  • Width
    238mmvs253.27mm

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General info

1.weight

9kg

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2.volume

34590.92cm³

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8503.71cm³

3.height

338mm

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235mm

4.warranty period

2

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

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5.width

238mm

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111mm

6.thickness

430mm

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109mm

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Components

1.Has burr grinder
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420

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 ECAM 23.420

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

3.has a touch screen
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

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4.Cup clearance is adjustable
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420

An adjustable cup clearance is useful when you wish to use larger cups and mugs, such as when making a latte macchiato.

5.Has cup warmer
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420

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.

6.dump box capacity

14

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.

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20

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Water source

1.Has a removable water tank
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420

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

2.water tank capacity

1.8l

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

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3.Has a hot water outlet
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420

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 ECAM 23.420

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

5.Water tank is transparent
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420

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.

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Maintenance

1.Indicates when drip tray is full
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420

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

2.Prevents overheating
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420

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

For example

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3.Automatic coffee circuit rinse
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420

The machine automatically cleans the coffee circuit, meaning that the machine requires a minimal amount of cleaning.

4.Automatic milk circuit cleaning
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420

The machine automatically cleans the milk circuit, meaning that the machine requires a minimal amount of cleaning.

5.Has sleep mode
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420

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

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Features

1.programmable buttons

0

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.

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2.Has one touch cappuccino
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420

With one press of a button you can create a cappuccino.

3.Has integrated milk frother
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420

With an integrated milk frother, the machine can automatically produce frothed milk for use in cappuccinos and other drinks.

4.Can brew and steam simultaneously
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420

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

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5.number of grind settings

13

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.

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6.Has a pre-infusion function
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420

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.

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Miscellaneous

1.Uses ground coffee
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420

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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