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DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500

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DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500 review: specs and price

DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
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DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500

Why is DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500 better than the average?

  • Programmable buttons
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    3vs0.5
  • Water tank capacity
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    1.8lvs1.6l
  • Dump box capacity
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    14vs13.34
  • Volume
    38475cm³vs88091.53cm³
  • Number of grind settings
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    13vs9.53
  • Thickness
    360mmvs403.07mm

Price comparison

General info

1.weight
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Best

Krups Dolce Gusto Piccolo

2.3kg

10.5kg

2.volume
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Best

DeLonghi Pixie

8503.71cm³

38475cm³

3.height
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Best

DeLonghi Pixie

235mm

375mm

4.thickness
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Best

Bosch Tassimo Joy

109mm

360mm

5.width
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Best

DeLonghi Pixie

111mm

285mm

Components

1.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.

DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
2.Has cup warmer
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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 Magnifica ESAM 3500
3.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.

DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
4.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.

DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
5.dump box capacity
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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

6.Has a display
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The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500

Water source

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

DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
2.water tank capacity
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With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.

Best

Quick Mill Monza Deluxe

3l

1.8l

3.Has PID controller
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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.

DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500

Maintenance

1.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.

DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
2.Automatic milk circuit cleaning
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The machine automatically cleans the milk circuit, meaning that the machine requires a minimal amount of cleaning.

DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
3.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.

DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
4.Automatic coffee circuit rinse
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The machine automatically cleans the coffee circuit, meaning that the machine requires a minimal amount of cleaning.

DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500

Features

1.programmable buttons
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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

2.Has one touch cappuccino
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With one press of a button you can create a cappuccino.

DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
3.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.

DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
4.number of grind settings
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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

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.

DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
2.Uses coffee pods
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The machine uses coffee pods or capsules, which offer different flavors and types of coffee.

DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500

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