67points

DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500

62points

DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M

DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
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DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 vs DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M

DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M

Why is DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 better than DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M?

  • Has burr grinder
    ?
  • 21.43% larger water tank
    ?

    1.7lvs1.4l
  • Has one touch cappuccino
    ?
  • Can brew and steam simultaneously
    ?
  • 2kg lighter
    ?

    11.5kgvs13500g
  • 1mm narrower
    ?

    284mmvs285mm
  • 25mm shorter
    ?

    380mmvs405mm
  • 2.05% less body volume
    ?

    47484.8cm³vs48478.5cm³

Why is DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M better than DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500?

  • Has a steam wand
    ?
  • Has integrated filter
    ?
  • Has PID controller
    ?
  • Water tank is transparent
    ?
  • 20mm thinner
    ?

    420mmvs440mm

Price comparison

DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500

Buy used:

$350.00

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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$599.99
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
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 AmazonDe'Longhi 15 bar Pump Espresso Maker, EC...De'Longhi 15 bar Pump Espresso Maker, EC702, Metal
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$219.95
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
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$199.99
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 AmazonDe'Longhi EC680M Espresso, Stainless Ste...De'Longhi EC680M Espresso, Stainless Steel, Metallic
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$263.96
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 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 Perfecta ESAM 5500 AmazonNespresso EN650W Gran Lattissima Origina...Nespresso EN650W Gran Lattissima Original Espresso Machine with Milk Frotherby De'Longhi, Fresh White
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$419.30
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 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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$285.80

General info

1.thickness

440mm

420mm

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

11.5kg

13.5kg

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.width

284mm

285mm

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

380mm

405mm

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

47484.8cm³

48478.5cm³

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
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
2.Has burr grinder
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
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.
3.Has an integrated grinder
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.
4.Cup clearance is adjustable
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
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 Perfecta ESAM 5500
DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
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

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.water tank capacity

1.7l

1.4l

With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.
2.Has a removable water tank
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
3.Has a hot water outlet
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DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
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 Perfecta ESAM 5500
DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
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 Perfecta ESAM 5500
DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
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 Perfecta ESAM 5500
DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
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
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
The machine automatically cleans the milk circuit, meaning that the machine requires a minimal amount of cleaning.
2.Automatic coffee circuit rinse
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
The machine automatically cleans the coffee circuit, meaning that the machine requires a minimal amount of cleaning.
3.Has cleaning alert
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
4.Has sleep mode
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.
5.Prevents overheating
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.
6.Indicates when drip tray is full
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.

Features

1.programmable buttons

0

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 integrated milk frother
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
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 Perfecta ESAM 5500
DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
With one press of a button you can create a cappuccino.
4.Has a pre-infusion function
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
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.Can brew and steam simultaneously
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
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.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.

Miscellaneous

1.Uses ground coffee
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500
DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
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.

Price comparison

DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500

Buy used:

$350.00

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
$599.99
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
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 AmazonDe'Longhi 15 bar Pump Espresso Maker, EC...De'Longhi 15 bar Pump Espresso Maker, EC702, Metal
Amazon logo
$219.95
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
$199.99
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 AmazonDe'Longhi EC680M Espresso, Stainless Ste...De'Longhi EC680M Espresso, Stainless Steel, Metallic
Amazon logo
$263.96
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 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 Perfecta ESAM 5500 AmazonNespresso EN650W Gran Lattissima Origina...Nespresso EN650W Gran Lattissima Original Espresso Machine with Milk Frotherby De'Longhi, Fresh White
Amazon logo
$419.30
DeLonghi Perfecta ESAM 5500 AmazonDeLonghi BCO430 Combination Pump Espress...DeLonghi BCO430 Combination Pump Espresso and 10-Cup Drip Coffee Machine with Frothing Wand, Silver and Black
Amazon logo
$285.80

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