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DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M review: specs and price

DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
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DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M

Why is DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M better than the average?

  • Dump box capacity
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    14vs13.34
  • Volume
    48478.5cm³vs88091.53cm³
  • Number of grind settings
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    13vs9.53

Price comparison

General info

1.weight
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Best

Krups Dolce Gusto Piccolo

2.3kg

13.5kg

2.height
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Best

DeLonghi Pixie

235mm

405mm

3.volume
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Best

DeLonghi Pixie

8503.71cm³

48478.5cm³

4.thickness
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Best

Bosch Tassimo Joy

109mm

420mm

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 PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
2.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 PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
3.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 PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
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 PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
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.bean hopper capacity
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A bigger bean hopper means that you have to refill it less often.

Best

Nuova Simonelli Prontobar

800g

250g

Water source

1.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

1.4l

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

DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
3.Has integrated filter
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An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.

DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
4.Has a hot water outlet
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A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.

DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
5.Water tank is transparent
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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.

DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
6.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 PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M

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 PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
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 PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
3.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 PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
4.Has cleaning alert
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The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.

DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
5.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 PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M

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

0

2.Has integrated milk frother
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With an integrated milk frother, the machine can automatically produce frothed milk for use in cappuccinos and other drinks.

DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
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 PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M
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 PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900.M

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