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DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3200

83points

Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3200
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DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3200 vs Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3200
Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3200
Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

Why is DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3200 better than Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema?

  • 90mm shorter
    360mmvs450mm
  • Has PID controller
  • 33.04% less body volume
    38475cm³vs57456cm³
  • 5kg lighter
    10kgvs15000g
  • 51mm narrower
    285mmvs336mm
  • 5mm thinner
    375mmvs380mm

Why is Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema better than DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3200?

  • 22.22% larger water tank
    2.2lvs1.8l
  • Has integrated filter
  • Has integrated milk frother
  • 6 Greater dump box capacity
    20vs14
  • Has one touch cappuccino
  • Can brew and steam simultaneously
  • Water tank is transparent
  • 5 more grind settings
    18vs13

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General info

1.height

360mm

450mm

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2.volume

38475cm³

57456cm³

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8503.71cm³

3.width

285mm

336mm

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111mm

4.thickness

375mm

380mm

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5.warranty period

2

1

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

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6.weight

10kg

15kg

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Components

1.Has burr grinder
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Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

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 a touch screen
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Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

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

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3.Has an integrated grinder
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Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

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

4.Has a steam wand
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Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.

5.Has cup warmer
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Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

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.Cup clearance is adjustable
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Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

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

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Water source

1.water tank capacity

1.8l

2.2l

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

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2.Has a removable water tank
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Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

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

3.Has a hot water outlet
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Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

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 Magnifica ESAM 3200
Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

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

5.Has PID controller
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3200
Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

A PID controller controls the temperature of the boiler electronically. It offers a far greater degree of accuracy and consistency than a regular, mechanical thermostat used to control temperature. This is very important as a temperature of around 92°C to 96°C is key to pulling the perfect espresso.

6.Water tank is transparent
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3200
Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

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.Has sleep mode
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Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

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

2.Indicates when drip tray is full
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3200
Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

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

3.Has cleaning alert
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Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.

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4.Prevents overheating
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Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

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

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5.Automatic coffee circuit rinse
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Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

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

6.Automatic milk circuit cleaning
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Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

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

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Features

1.programmable buttons

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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 integrated milk frother
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Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

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 Magnifica ESAM 3200
Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

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

4.Can brew and steam simultaneously
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Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

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.number of grind settings

13

18

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 Magnifica ESAM 3200
Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

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 Magnifica ESAM 3200
Philips Saeco Royal Gran Crema

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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