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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
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    1.8lvs1.6l
  • Dump box capacity
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    14vs13.34
  • Number of grind settings
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    13vs9.53
  • Height
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    345mmvs348.96mm
  • Width
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    238mmvs252.44mm
  • Volume
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    36210.51cm³vs36574.68cm³

Price comparison

General info

1.thickness

441mm

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

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

345mm

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

238mm

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

36210.51cm³

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 an integrated grinder
DeLonghi PrimaDonna S De Luxe ECAM 26.455
The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.
2.Has a steam wand
DeLonghi PrimaDonna S De Luxe ECAM 26.455
It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.
3.Cup clearance is adjustable
DeLonghi PrimaDonna S De Luxe ECAM 26.455
An adjustable cup clearance is useful when you wish to use larger cups and mugs, such as when making a latte macchiato.
4.dump box capacity

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.
5.Has cup warmer
DeLonghi PrimaDonna S De Luxe ECAM 26.455
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.
6.bean hopper capacity

250g

A bigger bean hopper means that you have to refill it less often.

Water source

1.Has a removable water tank
DeLonghi PrimaDonna S De Luxe ECAM 26.455
The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
2.water tank capacity

1.8l

With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.
3.Has integrated filter
DeLonghi PrimaDonna S De Luxe ECAM 26.455
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 PrimaDonna S De Luxe ECAM 26.455
A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.

Maintenance

1.Has cleaning alert
DeLonghi PrimaDonna S De Luxe ECAM 26.455
The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
2.Automatic coffee circuit rinse
DeLonghi PrimaDonna S De Luxe ECAM 26.455
The machine automatically cleans the coffee circuit, meaning that the machine requires a minimal amount of cleaning.
3.Indicates when drip tray is full
DeLonghi PrimaDonna S De Luxe ECAM 26.455
With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.
4.Has sleep mode
DeLonghi PrimaDonna S De Luxe ECAM 26.455
After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.

Features

1.programmable buttons

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 PrimaDonna S De Luxe ECAM 26.455
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 PrimaDonna S De Luxe ECAM 26.455
With one press of a button you can create a cappuccino.
4.Has a pre-infusion function
DeLonghi PrimaDonna S De Luxe ECAM 26.455
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

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