67points

DeLonghi Eletta Cappuccino TOP ECAM 45.366

65points

DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117

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DeLonghi Eletta Cappuccino TOP ECAM 45.366 vs DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117

DeLonghi Eletta Cappuccino TOP ECAM 45.366
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
67
points
DeLonghi Eletta Cappuccino TOP ECAM 45.366
65
points
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117

Why is DeLonghi Eletta Cappuccino TOP ECAM 45.366 better than DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117?

  • Has cup warmer
    ?
  • Has integrated milk frother
    ?
  • Has a hot water outlet
    ?
  • 1.6x bigger bean hopper
    ?

    400gvs250g
  • Has cleaning alert
    ?
  • Automatic milk circuit cleaning
    ?
  • Has a display
    ?
  • 70mm thinner
    360mmvs430mm

Why is DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117 better than DeLonghi Eletta Cappuccino TOP ECAM 45.366?

  • 1 more programmable buttons
    ?

    4vs3
  • Has a steam wand
    ?
  • Cup clearance is adjustable
    ?
  • 2kg lighter
    9kgvs11000g
  • 109mm shorter
    351mmvs460mm
  • Has a pre-infusion function
    ?
  • 16.57% less body volume
    35921.34cm³vs43056cm³
  • 22mm narrower
    238mmvs260mm

Price comparison

General info

1.weight
?

Best

Krups Dolce Gusto Piccolo

2.3kg

11kg

9kg

2.height
?

Best

DeLonghi Pixie

235mm

460mm

351mm

3.volume
?

Best

DeLonghi Pixie

8503.71cm³

43056cm³

35921.34cm³

4.thickness
?

Best

Bosch Tassimo Joy

109mm

360mm

430mm

5.width
?

Best

DeLonghi Pixie

111mm

260mm

238mm

Components

1.Has an integrated grinder
?

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

DeLonghi Eletta Cappuccino TOP ECAM 45.366
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
2.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 Eletta Cappuccino TOP ECAM 45.366
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
3.Cup clearance is adjustable
?

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

DeLonghi Eletta Cappuccino TOP ECAM 45.366
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
4.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 Eletta Cappuccino TOP ECAM 45.366
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
5.dump box capacity
?

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.

Best

Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

20

14

14

6.bean hopper capacity
?

A bigger bean hopper means that you have to refill it less often.

Best

Nuova Simonelli Prontobar

800g

400g

250g

Water source

1.Has a removable water tank
?

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

DeLonghi Eletta Cappuccino TOP ECAM 45.366
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
2.Has integrated filter
?

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

DeLonghi Eletta Cappuccino TOP ECAM 45.366
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
3.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 Eletta Cappuccino TOP ECAM 45.366
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117

Maintenance

1.Has sleep mode
?

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

DeLonghi Eletta Cappuccino TOP ECAM 45.366
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
2.Has cleaning alert
?

The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.

DeLonghi Eletta Cappuccino TOP ECAM 45.366
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
3.Automatic milk circuit cleaning
?

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

DeLonghi Eletta Cappuccino TOP ECAM 45.366
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
4.Indicates when drip tray is full
?

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

DeLonghi Eletta Cappuccino TOP ECAM 45.366
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
5.Automatic coffee circuit rinse
?

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

DeLonghi Eletta Cappuccino TOP ECAM 45.366
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117

Features

1.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

Philips Saeco Xelsis

6

3

4

2.Has integrated milk frother
?

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

DeLonghi Eletta Cappuccino TOP ECAM 45.366
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
3.Has one touch cappuccino
?

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

DeLonghi Eletta Cappuccino TOP ECAM 45.366
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
4.number of grind settings
?

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.

Best

Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

18

13

13

5.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 Eletta Cappuccino TOP ECAM 45.366
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117

Miscellaneous

1.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 Eletta Cappuccino TOP ECAM 45.366
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117

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