78points

DeLonghi ECAM 23.420

67points

DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117

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DeLonghi ECAM 23.420 vs DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117

DeLonghi ECAM 23.420
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117

Why is DeLonghi ECAM 23.420 better than DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117?

  • Has burr grinder
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  • Automatic milk circuit cleaning
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  • Has integrated milk frother
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  • Has a hot water outlet
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  • Water tank is transparent
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  • Has cup warmer
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  • Has a display
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  • 13mm shorter
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    338mmvs351mm

Why is DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117 better than DeLonghi ECAM 23.420?

  • 4 more programmable buttons
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    4vs0
  • Has a steam wand
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General info

1.thickness

430mm

430mm

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.width

238mm

238mm

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

338mm

351mm

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

9kg

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.
5.volume

34590.92cm³

35921.34cm³

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 a touch screen
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
2.Has an integrated grinder
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.
3.Has burr grinder
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
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.
4.Cup clearance is adjustable
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
An adjustable cup clearance is useful when you wish to use larger cups and mugs, such as when making a latte macchiato.
5.Has a steam wand
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
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.

Water source

1.Has a removable water tank
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
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 ECAM 23.420
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
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
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
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
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
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 milk circuit cleaning
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
The machine automatically cleans the milk circuit, meaning that the machine requires a minimal amount of cleaning.
2.Automatic coffee circuit rinse
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
The machine automatically cleans the coffee circuit, meaning that the machine requires a minimal amount of cleaning.
3.Indicates when drip tray is full
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.
4.Has sleep mode
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.
5.Prevents overheating
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.

Features

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.
2.Has integrated milk frother
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
With an integrated milk frother, the machine can automatically produce frothed milk for use in cappuccinos and other drinks.
3.Has one touch cappuccino
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
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.
5.Can brew and steam simultaneously
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
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.
6.Has a pre-infusion function
DeLonghi ECAM 23.420
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
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 ECAM 23.420
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
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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