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DeLonghi PrimaDonna S De Luxe ECAM 26.455

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DeLonghi PrimaDonna S De Luxe ECAM 26.455 review: specs and price

DeLonghi PrimaDonna S De Luxe ECAM 26.455
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DeLonghi PrimaDonna S De Luxe ECAM 26.455

Why is DeLonghi PrimaDonna S De Luxe ECAM 26.455 better than the average?

  • Water tank capacity
    ?

    1.8lvs1.6l
  • Dump box capacity
    ?

    14vs13.34
  • Volume
    36210.51cm³vs88091.53cm³
  • Number of grind settings
    ?

    13vs9.53
  • Height
    345mmvs348.96mm
  • Width
    238mmvs252.44mm

Price comparison

General info

1.weight
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2.3kg

11.5kg

2.volume
?

Best

DeLonghi Pixie

8503.71cm³

36210.51cm³

3.height
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Best

DeLonghi Pixie

235mm

345mm

4.thickness
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Best

Bosch Tassimo Joy

109mm

441mm

5.width
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Best

DeLonghi Pixie

111mm

238mm

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 S De Luxe ECAM 26.455
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 S De Luxe ECAM 26.455
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 S De Luxe ECAM 26.455
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 S De Luxe ECAM 26.455
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 PrimaDonna S De Luxe ECAM 26.455

Water source

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

DeLonghi PrimaDonna S De Luxe ECAM 26.455
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 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 S De Luxe ECAM 26.455
4.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 S De Luxe ECAM 26.455

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 S De Luxe ECAM 26.455
2.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 S De Luxe ECAM 26.455
3.Has cleaning alert
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The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.

DeLonghi PrimaDonna S De Luxe ECAM 26.455
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 PrimaDonna S De Luxe ECAM 26.455

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.

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

DeLonghi PrimaDonna S De Luxe ECAM 26.455
3.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 S De Luxe ECAM 26.455
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

5.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 S De Luxe ECAM 26.455
6.Can brew and steam simultaneously
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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.

DeLonghi PrimaDonna S De Luxe ECAM 26.455

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 S De Luxe ECAM 26.455

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