DeLonghi EC270 15-Bar-Pump Espresso Machine, Black and Stainless
DeLonghi EC270 15-Bar-Pump Espresso Machine, Black and Stainless
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Use convenient pods or ground coffee with the patented dual function filter holder. It makes espresso preparation simple and fast.
Easily prepares latte and cappuccino with the patented "Cappuccino System" frother. It mixes steam and milk to create a rich, creamy froth for perfect drinks every time
Eliminate annoying start-up preparation with the self-priming operation
Always brew espresso or cappuccino at the perfect temperature with two separate thermostats, which allow for water and steam pressure to be controlled separately
Enjoy delicious espresso for years to come with the durable, high-quality stainless steel boiler and 15 bar pump pressure
Enjoy delicious espresso made your way with De'Longhi's pump espresso and cappuccino maker. You can choose to brew ground espresso or E.S.E pods with the unique patented dual filter holder. The Sempre Crema Filter, used with two measures of ground coffee, enhances the brewing process to produce a perfect crema. The E.S.E. (Easy Serving Espresso) Filter, used with pods or one measure of ground coffee, makes espresso preparation simple and convenient. Either way the choice is yours, making your espresso truly made to order. YYou can enjoy espresso or cappuccino without worry with two separate thermostats that control water and steam pressure, so you can make both espresso or cappuccino at the perfect temperature. If you prefer cappuccino, you'll enjoy using the easy-to-use patented cappuccino system frother, which includes a special chamber that mixes steam and milk to create a rich creamy froth for perfect drinks every time. Other highlights include self-priming operation to eliminate pesky start-up preparation and a durable, high-quality stainless steel boiler to ensure many years of delicious espresso.
|Product Length:||12.01 inches|
|Product Width:||8.19 inches|
|Product Height:||12.8 inches|
|Product Weight:||8.82 pounds|
|Package Length:||15.8 inches|
|Package Width:||15.1 inches|
|Package Height:||10.9 inches|
|Package Weight:||13.45 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 74 reviews|
|Average Customer Review: ( 74 customer reviews )
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41 of 41 found the following review helpful:
Tank replaced, machine is wonderful once more! Oct 29, 2009
UPDATE 3: I have now had this Espresso maker for almost two years and it is still going strong. No problems at all since I replaced the water tank. The coffee quality is still excellent. I use the machine daily and descale about once every six weeks or so. I still love the coffee that this machine makes - I get freshly-roasted beans from Peace Coffee online and grind a week's worth at once. This coffee is so good - much better than any coffee house can make. I'd definitely buy another of these machines if this one died. It is easy to use, foolproof, and makes wonderful coffee.
UPDATE 2: I found a replacement water tank fairly cheaply online. It totally fixed the leaking problem. The through-flow problem and pump noises that made me think it was dying seem to be down to the fineness of the grind. I made the grind a little coarser and stopped tamping it so hard (apparently you don't need to tamp the coffee so much for these pressurized portafilter machines). Now it is working again just like new! So I am upping my rating to 4 stars, as the tank may need replacing every so often, but this is very easy if you know where to look ([...] - just search on brand and model number EC 210). It was very easy and inexpensive (10.95) to replace the tank. The new tank had a tighter fit than the original - perhaps it will last longer. I'm a happy bunny again, now I am getting my daily fix of espresso once more ... :-)
UPDATE 1: Seven months of wonderful coffee, but now getting floods all over the counter, with a distinct lack of flow/throughput from the espresso head. DeLonghi were no help at all in fixing the problem, even though the machine was still under warranty - they asked for multiple details over the course of 6 emails, told me it was out of warranty (they take the date of manufacture) and then told me to ship it 100 miles to get the problem sorted once I emailed a scan of my original invoice (they only have a few espresso machine repair centers in the USA). It was cheaper to obtain a new tank from a third-party supplier than to ship the machine. So don't expect to get this (apparently really common) issue fixed under warranty.
The machine is easy to use: you need to run two lots of heated water through the espresso filter part to heat it up (takes 3-4 minutes, including wait time for the light on top to tell you that it has reheated between runs). Then you can pop in the pod or a tamped espresso filter and make your coffee. I use Peace Coffee Guatemalan espresso beans, ground fine with a Braun burr grinder. If I can't be bothered to grind the next few days' supply, I use Lavazza Espresso Pods Gran Crema, 150-Count, .25-Ounce Pods. Both make excellent coffee, although the Peace coffee is to die for!
The milk steamer/frother works perfectly for me. For the reviewer who said they could only get froth out of this, you need to hold the milk jug closer underneath the wand and at an angle so that the steamer is near the bottom of the jug. If you just put the tip of the steamer wand in the milk, you get froth. If you immerse the wand so that the steamer is close to the bottom of the jug, it steams the milk with very little froth. Move the jug down on the frothing wand as the milk is heated, to add as much froth as you want by steaming the top 1/2 inch at the end of the heating process. I'd really recommend the Krups XS5020 20-Ounce Stainless-Steel Milk Frothing Pitcher as this is *just* the right size to steam milk for 1-2 large (16oz) lattes and has a great handle that keeps fingers away from the heated stainless steel. I would also recommend the Rattleware 5-Ounce Brew Pitcher, which is just the right size to fit under the espresso spouts. I make a long shot of espresso which fills the pitcher from a double-shot amount of espresso (or two single-shot pods). This is the advantage of using a machine that does not have an automatic cutoff for the water-flow: you can make your coffee how you like it (the standard double-shot is only 2oz - I make nearer 4oz, which still has a real kick that you don't find in filtered coffee, yet is not at all bitter).
The RSVP Terry's Tamper is just the right size for this espresso filter and tamps the coffee much better than the (rather fragile) plastic tamper that comes with the machine. I have just about perfected the "press-and-turn" tamping technique to get the coffee tightly-compressed in the filter, using this tamper.
The only slight drawback with this machine is that you have to wait for the milk steamer to warm up, after you've made your espresso, as it only has a single heater. Most of the machines in this price range are like this - it is not a big deal. You press the steamer button and wait for it to light up (takes about 1-2 minutes, max). If you leave the coffee in a little brew jug under the spout, it is kept warm by the metal plate underneath, which was already heated by the initial warmup process. I have made espresso for 4 people with this machine in the same run and each came out beautifully. The water reservoir holds 35oz, which is enough for more coffee and steam than I am likely to need ...
I have not had any problem with turning the filter holder unless I really overfilled the espresso filter basket - it can be quite tight if you get too ambitious with the amount of coffee you can pack in there! I agree with the reviewer who observed that the machine is not as heavy as it looks and you have to hold onto the top of the machine, as you insert the filter holder. But at least this makes it easy to carry.
Overall the machine is really easy to use and to clean. The espresso filter holder is nicely designed with a flip-up arm that allows you to knock the grounds out easily. I have made way more coffee with this machine than I expected, because it is so good and so easy. I thought that this would be a weekend indulgence and was afraid that I might not use it enough to justify the cost. In fact, I make espresso every morning and I don't know how I lived without it for so long!
29 of 29 found the following review helpful:
Insane Leaks!!! Oct 22, 2009
We had high hopes for this machine, and it was well reviewed and very reasonably priced. The first time we filled the water reservoir a few minutes later we were stepping in water (oh, it leaks.) We cleaned up, filled it up again, and this time carefully ensured it was seated properly. Then we waited. Yep, it leaked again.
After a couple of additional attempts (push it firmly in, gently rest it in place) I decided to turn on the machine...maybe running a cycle or two would fix things. As it warmed up, water started leaking out of the steam nozzle! (first time it was ever used) followed by leaking from the water reservoir.
The manual says nothing about troubleshooting leaks. I think we got a dud, and I'm very disappointed.
37 of 39 found the following review helpful:
Awesome Machine, love the steam frothing Jun 08, 2009
By A. C.
This machine is nicely heavy and strong, normally with every pump espresso machine you have to wait like 5 minutes or more to let it warm up, well this one is ready in seconds, the pump is not noisy at all, the steamer works very nice mixing perfectly the milk with the steam without making boiling the milk before you get a firm foam and that is a good advantage because you can froth directly into your cup instead of using frothing pitcher (less clean to do), the water reservoir can be remove to fill it or it has a lid too, and it comes with two kinds of filters one to use with ground coffee for 2 cups, and another one that can be use with ground coffee for 1 cup or with E.S.E pods( which although they are bit expensive, once you use them you love them cause they are super practical) and at last but not least the fact that this has stainless-steel boiler is a plus since all the small espressos use aluminum which is not that healthy. In general it is very easy to use and to clean machine.
22 of 22 found the following review helpful:
Excellent Espresso Maker for the Price Jan 10, 2011
By S. M. Davis
I am somewhat of an aged coffee drinker, I admit. I have had years where I would go to work and consume maybe 15 6 oz. cups of coffee. Even now, I don't have a problem drinking a triple or quad shot latte. I just have a hard time watching the money flow out of my wallet when I frequent the espresso stands. But I do like a tasty cup of java. I know what I like and I'll likely pay for it if I have to buy coffee at an espresso stand, but I won't be buying any $200+ machines for home use any time soon. Nor any expensive burr grinders or $30 tampers. And no ESE pods. I want the coffee experience. Coffee pods are made for those who want automatic machines and that is NOT what I want out of a coffee making machine experience. That being said, I did some research to upgrade my current 20+ year old Krups espresso/latte maker (hardly any crema and way too much airy foam in the milk). I found the DeLonghi EC-270 on sale and specifically researched it for comments. Yes I have read all the reviews here on Amazon and I'm honestly scratching my head in wonder. Are we all talking about the same machine? I am absolutely IN LOVE with this unit and have been since I opened the box. It has a small footprint compared to many of the higher priced ones, It is manually operated, which I want....I like the experience of being my own barista, I do not want an automatic machine where you push a button for a latte and out comes your complete drink. I don't want a grinder added to my machine, I'll do that on my own. I just want an honest machine that will consistently pour(or pull or steam) a great cup of espresso or cappucino or latte. This one does it with 3 buttons and one twist knob. One button turns the machine on to warm up the water, one button selects the coffee route for the heated water and the third button selects the steamer route for the heated water. Push the button for coffee and within 25 to 40 seconds you can have up to 2 shots of great looking espresso with a generous dose of crema on top. Push the steamer button and the steam wand is ready for action in moments (not minutes). Once that button lights up you turn the knob on the side of the machine and put a small pitcher of milk under the steamer and steam it for up to 60 seconds. Add steamed milk to pulled shots of espresso and enjoy. And all this was possible after only one or two times through the process to get it understood and somewhat mastered (although I like to think I am still mastering the art of a great latte).
I haven't had any problems with leaking water tanks, no problems with the filter holder, no problems with long waits for the water to heat up, and no problem putting the pitcher underneath the frother/steamer. I DID read the manual before I started making the coffee and I did keep in mind all the problems some others seem to have had with this unit. I have had none of them. Now, for some history: with my old twenty plus year old unit, I would make about 4 lattes a week. With this new unit, I like the lattes I am making so much more that I am making roughly 15 to 20 a week! I don't mind a little clean up afterwards...I knew that came with the territory since I had an older machine, but it seems my cleanup time is a bit less than before. But for sure I can claim that my cups of coffee now are WAY better than before without changing the grinder or the coffee beans or the type of milk (I use non-fat milk almost exclusively). And I AM using a blade coffee grinder, not a burr grinder. I just make sure that I am grinding until all the ground coffee is as close to espresso grind as possible. I just can't afford to buy a good burr grinder (and I have looked into them, I understand their benefits). I am satisfied with the results I obtain with my 15+ year old coffee bean grinder. The crema the DeLonghi can produce is easily 3 times what I got out of my old Krups unit, and the shots are being pulled out within 25 to 30 seconds. Yes, I spend a bit of time tamping down the grinds so that the filter holder will yield great results within the expected time frame. And yes, I am using the plastic tamper the comes with the machine.
What I do not do is remove the water tank every time I want to fill it up. I simply use the pitcher that will hold milk and fill it with water first and pour it into the water tank. I am thinking that the fewer times I remove the tank, the less damage I am doing to the seal at the tank base. Eventually I realize that I will have to do periodic cleaning of the tank and other parts of the machine but I can handle that. I am relating all this to put into perspective all the comments others have made. Bottom line, I love this machine and I can barely let it sit still for 24 hours without feeling compelled to make myself another coffee drink for me or my wife. We both absolutely LOVE the results....a great cup of coffee. I have had ZERO problems with this machine and only many positive remarks from family and friends when they drink the results from the EC-270. I hope this review dispels some of the misconceptions associated with some of these other DeLonghi EC-270 reviews.
As a final comment, I acquired mine on sale and with a rebate that definitely put the total under $100. That's less than half of what my old Krups cost brand new. You should seriously consider this machine if you like involving yourself with the 'barista' experience and love the results of what you can produce. I end up talking about this machine to others almost every day. I LOVE IT!!
14 of 15 found the following review helpful:
Leaky, Noisy, and Drippy: Very Disappointing Sep 05, 2010
When I got this espresso machine (birthday present) I was very excited because I have the EC155 at work and I'm very pleased with that model (5 out of 5 stars). I was very dismayed when I read the reviews about this (the EC270) machine and learned about the leaky water tank problem. Here are my findings so far:
1. This machine DOES make a really good cup of espresso.
2. It's a very pretty machine.
3. It's not overly expensive.
1. It has no holder for the "other" filter that isn't being used - the EC155 has a holder under the lid for storing the other filter which is quite convenient.
2. It's VERY noisy, much noisier than the EC155.
3. The filter starts dripping as soon as I turn on the machine, and continues to drip LONG after I make an espresso. Some dripping is understandable since the grounds hold some liquid, but this machine drips out as much as 3 ounces of liquid AFTER turning off the pump; that seems really excessive to me (the EC155 drips very little after making a cup and never before).
4. After having it for less than two weeks, and using it 2-5 times per day, mysterious puddles have begun to appear beneath the machine which I have traced back to, you guessed it, a leaking water tank.
5. The drip tray is pretty awkward to remove and the "level indicator" is useless: If you let the drip tray get full enough for the indicator to be seen then you're going to spill when you remove the tray.
6. Poor value: It does make great espresso, but so does the EC155 and it is cheaper, it doesn't leak, it's quieter, etc.
It's almost as if the EC270 and the EC155 were made by two different companies. Apparently the EC155 is made in Italy (Amazon.com description) while the EC270 is made in China (bottom of machine). That could have something to do with it.
The warranty states that they will either repair it or replace a defective machine but the purchaser has to pay shipping to ship it back. For a $130.00 machine, is it worth it to go through all that trouble?
I expect that eventually I'll get fed up, throw it in the garbage, and buy the EC155 for $80.
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