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DeLonghi Eletta Plus ECAM 45.326

DeLonghi Eletta Plus ECAM 45.326
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DeLonghi Eletta Plus ECAM 45.326 review: specs and price

DeLonghi Eletta Plus ECAM 45.326
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DeLonghi Eletta Plus ECAM 45.326

Why is DeLonghi Eletta Plus ECAM 45.326 better than the average?

  • Water tank capacity
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    1.9lvs1.6l
  • Dump box capacity
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    14vs13.34
  • Warranty period
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    2vs1.78
  • Bean hopper capacity
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    400gvs266.53g
  • Number of grind settings
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    13vs9.53
  • Thickness
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    360mmvs403.07mm

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General info

1.warranty period

2

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

360mm

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.
3.weight

11kg

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.
4.width

260mm

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

460mm

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

43056cm³

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 burr grinder
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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
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The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.
3.has a touch screen
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You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
4.Cup clearance is adjustable
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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
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It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.
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.

Water source

1.Has a removable water tank
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The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
2.water tank capacity

1.9l

With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.
3.Has a hot water outlet
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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
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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
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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.Has cleaning alert
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The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
2.Indicates when drip tray is full
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With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.
3.Prevents overheating
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It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.
4.Has sleep mode
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After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.

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.
2.Has integrated milk frother
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With an integrated milk frother, the machine can automatically produce frothed milk for use in cappuccinos and other drinks.
3.Has one touch cappuccino
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With one press of a button you can create a cappuccino.
4.Has a pre-infusion function
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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.
5.Can brew and steam simultaneously
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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.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.

Miscellaneous

1.Uses ground coffee
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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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