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DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500

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DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500

DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
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DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500 vs DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500

DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500

Why is DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500 better than DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500?

  • 3 more programmable buttons
    ?

    3vs0
  • 5.88% larger water tank
    ?

    1.8lvs1.7l
  • Has a steam wand
    ?
  • Has PID controller
    ?
  • Uses coffee pods
    ?
  • 80mm thinner
    ?

    360mmvs440mm
  • 1kg lighter
    ?

    10.5kgvs11500g
  • 5mm shorter
    ?

    375mmvs380mm

Why is DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 better than DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500?

  • Has burr grinder
    ?
  • Has cleaning alert
    ?
  • Has integrated milk frother
    ?
  • Has a hot water outlet
    ?
  • 25% bigger bean hopper
    ?

    250gvs200g
  • Can brew and steam simultaneously
    ?
  • 1mm narrower
    ?

    284mmvs285mm

Price comparison

DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500

Buy used:

$529.99

ProductStorePrice
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500 AmazonDe'Longhi ECAM35075SI Dinamica with Latt...De'Longhi ECAM35075SI Dinamica with LatteCrema™ Fully Automatic Espresso Machine, Silver
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$1,545.54
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500 AmazonDe'Longhi ESAM04110S Magnifica Fully Aut...De'Longhi ESAM04110S Magnifica Fully Automatic Espresso Machine with Manual Cappuccino System Silver
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$699.95
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500 AmazonDe'Longhi 15 bar Pump Espresso Maker, EC...De'Longhi 15 bar Pump Espresso Maker, EC702, Metal
Amazon logo
$219.94
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500 AmazonDe'Longhi EC680M Espresso, Stainless Ste...De'Longhi EC680M Espresso, Stainless Steel, Metallic
Amazon logo
$249.99
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500 AmazonDe'Longhi 15 Bar Espresso Machine with A...De'Longhi 15 Bar Espresso Machine with Advanced Cappuccino System, 9.6 x 7.2 x 11.9 inches, Black/Stainless Steel
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$119.99
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500 AmazonDe'Longhi ECAM35020W Dinamica Automatic ...De'Longhi ECAM35020W Dinamica Automatic Coffee & Espresso Machine TrueBrew (Iced-Coffee), Burr Grinder + Descaling Solution, Cleaning Brush & Bean Shaped Icecube Tray, White
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$719.96
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500 AmazonDeLonghi BCO430 Combination Pump Espress...DeLonghi BCO430 Combination Pump Espresso and 10-Cup Drip Coffee Machine with Frothing Wand, Silver and Black
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$338.00
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500 AmazonDe'Longhi EcoDecalk Eco-Friendly Univers...De'Longhi EcoDecalk Eco-Friendly Universal Descaling Solution for Coffee & Espresso Machines, 16.90 oz (5 uses), Clear
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$14.95
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500 AmazonDe'Longhi Dinamica Automatic Coffee & Es...De'Longhi Dinamica Automatic Coffee & Espresso Machine TrueBrew (Iced-Coffee), Burr Grinder, Premium Adjustable Frother + Descaler, Cleaning Brush & Bean Icecube Tray, Stainless Steel, ECAM35025SB
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$799.96

DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500

Buy used:

$199.99

ProductStorePrice
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 AmazonDelonghi ESAM5500B Perfecta Digital Supe...Delonghi ESAM5500B Perfecta Digital Super Automatic Espresso Machine with Cappuccino Function, Black
Amazon logo
$1,149.99
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 AmazonDe'Longhi All-in-One Combination Coffee ...De'Longhi All-in-One Combination Coffee Maker & Espresso Machine + Advanced Adjustable Milk Frother for Cappuccino & Latte + Glass Coffee Pot 10-Cup, COM532M
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$270.61
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 AmazonDe'Longhi 15 bar Pump Espresso Maker, EC...De'Longhi 15 bar Pump Espresso Maker, EC702, Metal
Amazon logo
$219.94
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 AmazonNespresso EN267BAE Original Espresso Mac...Nespresso EN267BAE Original Espresso Machine Bundle with Aeroccino Milk Frother by De'Longhi, 9.3 x 14.6 x 10.9 inches, Black
Amazon logo
$204.99
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 AmazonNespresso Vertuo Next Coffee and Espress...Nespresso Vertuo Next Coffee and Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, White w/Aeroccino Milk Frother, One Touch Brew, Single-Serve Coffee and Espresso Maker
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$179.30
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 AmazonNespresso EN80B Original Espresso Machin...Nespresso EN80B Original Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, 12.6 x 4.7 x 9 inches, Black
Amazon logo
$120.00
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 AmazonDe'Longhi EC680M Espresso, Stainless Ste...De'Longhi EC680M Espresso, Stainless Steel, Metallic
Amazon logo
$249.99
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 AmazonNespresso Lattissima One Original Espres...Nespresso Lattissima One Original Espresso Machine with Milk Frother by De'Longhi, Black
Amazon logo
$265.97
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 AmazonNespresso ENV120WAE Vertuo Next Coffee a...Nespresso ENV120WAE Vertuo Next Coffee and Espresso Maker, Machine + Aeroccino, White
Amazon logo
$146.30

General info

1.thickness

360mm

440mm

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.weight

10.5kg

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.
3.height

375mm

380mm

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

285mm

284mm

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

38475cm³

47484.8cm³

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
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
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
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
3.Has an integrated grinder
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.
4.Has a steam wand
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.
5.Cup clearance is adjustable
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
An adjustable cup clearance is useful when you wish to use larger cups and mugs, such as when making a latte macchiato.
6.dump box capacity

14

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
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
2.water tank capacity

1.8l

1.7l

With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.
3.Has integrated filter
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
4.Has a hot water outlet
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.
5.Has PID controller
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
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 3500
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
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
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
2.Automatic milk circuit cleaning
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
The machine automatically cleans the milk circuit, meaning that the machine requires a minimal amount of cleaning.
3.Indicates when drip tray is full
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.
4.Automatic coffee circuit rinse
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
The machine automatically cleans the coffee circuit, meaning that the machine requires a minimal amount of cleaning.
5.Prevents overheating
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.
6.Has sleep mode
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.

Features

1.programmable buttons

3

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 one touch cappuccino
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
With one press of a button you can create a cappuccino.
3.Has integrated milk frother
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
With an integrated milk frother, the machine can automatically produce frothed milk for use in cappuccinos and other drinks.
4.Has a pre-infusion function
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
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.number of grind settings

13

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.
6.Can brew and steam simultaneously
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
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.

Miscellaneous

1.Uses ground coffee
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
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.
2.Uses coffee pods
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
The machine uses coffee pods or capsules, which offer different flavors and types of coffee.

Price comparison

DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500

Buy used:

$529.99

ProductStorePrice
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500 AmazonDe'Longhi ECAM35075SI Dinamica with Latt...De'Longhi ECAM35075SI Dinamica with LatteCrema™ Fully Automatic Espresso Machine, Silver
Amazon logo
$1,545.54
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500 AmazonDe'Longhi ESAM04110S Magnifica Fully Aut...De'Longhi ESAM04110S Magnifica Fully Automatic Espresso Machine with Manual Cappuccino System Silver
Amazon logo
$699.95
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500 AmazonDe'Longhi 15 bar Pump Espresso Maker, EC...De'Longhi 15 bar Pump Espresso Maker, EC702, Metal
Amazon logo
$219.94
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500 AmazonDe'Longhi EC680M Espresso, Stainless Ste...De'Longhi EC680M Espresso, Stainless Steel, Metallic
Amazon logo
$249.99
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500 AmazonDe'Longhi 15 Bar Espresso Machine with A...De'Longhi 15 Bar Espresso Machine with Advanced Cappuccino System, 9.6 x 7.2 x 11.9 inches, Black/Stainless Steel
Amazon logo
$119.99
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500 AmazonDe'Longhi ECAM35020W Dinamica Automatic ...De'Longhi ECAM35020W Dinamica Automatic Coffee & Espresso Machine TrueBrew (Iced-Coffee), Burr Grinder + Descaling Solution, Cleaning Brush & Bean Shaped Icecube Tray, White
Amazon logo
$719.96
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500 AmazonDeLonghi BCO430 Combination Pump Espress...DeLonghi BCO430 Combination Pump Espresso and 10-Cup Drip Coffee Machine with Frothing Wand, Silver and Black
Amazon logo
$338.00
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500 AmazonDe'Longhi EcoDecalk Eco-Friendly Univers...De'Longhi EcoDecalk Eco-Friendly Universal Descaling Solution for Coffee & Espresso Machines, 16.90 oz (5 uses), Clear
Amazon logo
$14.95
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500 AmazonDe'Longhi Dinamica Automatic Coffee & Es...De'Longhi Dinamica Automatic Coffee & Espresso Machine TrueBrew (Iced-Coffee), Burr Grinder, Premium Adjustable Frother + Descaler, Cleaning Brush & Bean Icecube Tray, Stainless Steel, ECAM35025SB
Amazon logo
$799.96

DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500

Buy used:

$199.99

ProductStorePrice
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 AmazonDelonghi ESAM5500B Perfecta Digital Supe...Delonghi ESAM5500B Perfecta Digital Super Automatic Espresso Machine with Cappuccino Function, Black
Amazon logo
$1,149.99
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 AmazonDe'Longhi All-in-One Combination Coffee ...De'Longhi All-in-One Combination Coffee Maker & Espresso Machine + Advanced Adjustable Milk Frother for Cappuccino & Latte + Glass Coffee Pot 10-Cup, COM532M
Amazon logo
$270.61
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 AmazonDe'Longhi 15 bar Pump Espresso Maker, EC...De'Longhi 15 bar Pump Espresso Maker, EC702, Metal
Amazon logo
$219.94
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 AmazonNespresso EN267BAE Original Espresso Mac...Nespresso EN267BAE Original Espresso Machine Bundle with Aeroccino Milk Frother by De'Longhi, 9.3 x 14.6 x 10.9 inches, Black
Amazon logo
$204.99
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 AmazonNespresso Vertuo Next Coffee and Espress...Nespresso Vertuo Next Coffee and Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, White w/Aeroccino Milk Frother, One Touch Brew, Single-Serve Coffee and Espresso Maker
Amazon logo
$179.30
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 AmazonNespresso EN80B Original Espresso Machin...Nespresso EN80B Original Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, 12.6 x 4.7 x 9 inches, Black
Amazon logo
$120.00
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 AmazonDe'Longhi EC680M Espresso, Stainless Ste...De'Longhi EC680M Espresso, Stainless Steel, Metallic
Amazon logo
$249.99
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 AmazonNespresso Lattissima One Original Espres...Nespresso Lattissima One Original Espresso Machine with Milk Frother by De'Longhi, Black
Amazon logo
$265.97
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 AmazonNespresso ENV120WAE Vertuo Next Coffee a...Nespresso ENV120WAE Vertuo Next Coffee and Espresso Maker, Machine + Aeroccino, White
Amazon logo
$146.30

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