63points

DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117

47points

Philips Saeco Intuita

DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
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DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117 vs Philips Saeco Intuita

DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
Philips Saeco Intuita

Why is DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117 better than Philips Saeco Intuita?

  • 4 more programmable buttons
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    4vs0
  • 20% larger water tank
    ?

    1.8lvs1.5l
  • Has integrated filter
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  • 4 Greater dump box capacity
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    14vs10
  • Has one touch cappuccino
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  • 8 more grind settings
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    13vs5
  • Automatic coffee circuit rinse
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  • 10mm thinner
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    430mmvs440mm

Why is Philips Saeco Intuita better than DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117?

  • Has burr grinder
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  • Has a hot water outlet
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  • 20% bigger bean hopper
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    300gvs250g
  • 1kg lighter
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    8kgvs9000g
  • 11mm shorter
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    340mmvs351mm

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General info

1.thickness

430mm

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

9kg

8kg

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

351mm

340mm

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

238mm

256mm

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

35921.34cm³

38297.6cm³

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 S ECAM 21.117
Philips Saeco Intuita
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 S ECAM 21.117
Philips Saeco Intuita
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
3.Has an integrated grinder
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
Philips Saeco Intuita
The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.
4.Cup clearance is adjustable
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
Philips Saeco Intuita
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
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
Philips Saeco Intuita
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

10

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 S ECAM 21.117
Philips Saeco Intuita
The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
2.water tank capacity

1.8l

1.5l

With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.
3.Has a hot water outlet
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
Philips Saeco Intuita
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 S ECAM 21.117
Philips Saeco Intuita
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
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
Philips Saeco Intuita
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.Indicates when drip tray is full
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
Philips Saeco Intuita
With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.
2.Automatic coffee circuit rinse
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
Philips Saeco Intuita
The machine automatically cleans the coffee circuit, meaning that the machine requires a minimal amount of cleaning.
3.Has sleep mode
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
Philips Saeco Intuita
After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.

Features

1.programmable buttons

4

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 S ECAM 21.117
Philips Saeco Intuita
With one press of a button you can create a cappuccino.
3.Has integrated milk frother
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
Philips Saeco Intuita
With an integrated milk frother, the machine can automatically produce frothed milk for use in cappuccinos and other drinks.
4.number of grind settings

13

5

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.
5.Can brew and steam simultaneously
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
Philips Saeco Intuita
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.Has a pre-infusion function
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
Philips Saeco Intuita
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
DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21.117
Philips Saeco Intuita
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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