72points

DeLonghi Eletta Plus ECAM 45.326

86points

DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5600

DeLonghi Eletta Plus ECAM 45.326
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5600
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DeLonghi Eletta Plus ECAM 45.326 vs DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5600

DeLonghi Eletta Plus ECAM 45.326
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5600

Why is DeLonghi Eletta Plus ECAM 45.326 better than DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5600?

  • Has burr grinder
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  • 11.76% larger water tank
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    1.9lvs1.7l
  • Has a steam wand
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  • Has one touch cappuccino
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  • Has integrated filter
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  • Has cleaning alert
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  • 1.6x bigger bean hopper
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    400gvs250g
  • 84mm thinner
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    360mmvs444mm

Why is DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5600 better than DeLonghi Eletta Plus ECAM 45.326?

  • Has a touch screen
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  • Automatic milk circuit cleaning
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  • Automatic coffee circuit rinse
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  • 80mm shorter
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    380mmvs460mm

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General info

1.thickness

360mm

444mm

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

260mm

284mm

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

460mm

380mm

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

11kg

11.5kg

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

43056cm³

47916.48cm³

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
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DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5600
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
2.Has an integrated grinder
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DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5600
The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.
3.Has burr grinder
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DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5600
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
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DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5600
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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DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5600
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
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DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5600
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
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DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5600
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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DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5600
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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DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5600
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
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DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5600
The machine automatically cleans the milk circuit, meaning that the machine requires a minimal amount of cleaning.
2.Automatic coffee circuit rinse
DeLonghi Eletta Plus ECAM 45.326
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5600
The machine automatically cleans the coffee circuit, meaning that the machine requires a minimal amount of cleaning.
3.Indicates when drip tray is full
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DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5600
With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.
4.Has sleep mode
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DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5600
After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.
5.Has cleaning alert
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DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5600
The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
6.Prevents overheating
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DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5600
It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.

Features

1.Has integrated milk frother
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DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5600
With an integrated milk frother, the machine can automatically produce frothed milk for use in cappuccinos and other drinks.
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.
3.Has one touch cappuccino
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DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5600
With one press of a button you can create a cappuccino.
4.Can brew and steam simultaneously
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DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5600
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.
5.Has a pre-infusion function
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DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5600
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
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DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5600
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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