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De'Longhi BCO261 Pump Combi Coffee Machine

by DeLonghi
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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  • Filter coffee, espresso and cappuccino combi machine with 15-bar pressure
  • For use with ground coffee and ESE (Easy Serving Espresso) pods
  • Cappuccino system: built-in steam pipe for frothing milk
  • Espresso: high-performance pressure with stainless steel boiler, adjustable steam emission and removable drip tray
  • Filter coffee: 10-cup capacity with flavour selector, removable water tank, drip-proof device and warming plate
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Instruction Manual [PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 230 x 380 x 330 cm ; 5 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 7 Kg
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  • Item model number: BCO261
  • ASIN: B0000BVBEJ
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 20 Jun 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 139,514 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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Product Description

The BCO261 is a combi espresso machine from De'Longhi that can be used to prepare excellent espresso, cappuccino or filter coffee. It utilises both ground coffee and Easy Serving Espresso (ESE) pods to deliver that fresh coffee aroma with the taste you prefer.

The espresso system is powered by a high-performance, professional level 15 bar pump pressure and features a self-priming system and adjustable steam emission. It has a stainless steel boiler, a removable water tank with level indicator and a removable drip tray.

The built-in cappuccino system mixes milk, steam and air perfectly to obtain a rich and creamy froth for a great cappuccino.

The filter coffee maker has a 10-cup capacity and a carafe warming plate to keep the coffee hot once made. It features a flavour selector to choose the desired coffee aroma, an automatic drip-proof device and a removable water reservoir.

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76 of 78 people found the following review helpful
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I'm a big fan of the coffee I have when I go to Spain, I go for a month and the enjoy drinking amazing espressos and cappuccinos, I don't like a bland cup of instant. I own a Mr. Cappuccino Espresso Maker Mr. Cappuccino Espresso Maker which is good at filter coffee but never quiet the cup of coffee I long for.

The De'Longhi looked like it may do the job with the espresso selection.

The Filter coffee part is easy to use, there are two water tanks one for the filter and one for the espresso, you fill them (both removable, plonk a bit of coffee in to the filter (doesn't need filters), and switch the big button on, out comes the coffee, good and quickly much quicker than my other coffee machine. You can set it from Strong to light coffee, perfect. If you want hot frothy milk there is an frothing arm which works fine, only moan is the machine doesn't come with a jug for the milk.

My first coffee was good, a slight adjustment to the strength and the second was very good.

The espresso part isn't as straight forward to use, the instructions are okay but not brilliant, once worked out It worked fine and made a very good coffee, If you add hot frothy milk to the espresso I reckon I'm 90% near to my Spanish coffee. I haven't tried the Pods that can be used with the espresso part such as Izzo Grand Espresso Paper Pods E.S.E. Gaggia. DeLonghi. Izzo Grand Espresso Paper Pods E.S.E. Gaggia.DeLonghi., I've ordered the ones on the link, there are a vast amount on the web and it is not clear which ones will fit.

Build is very good, yes there is a lot of plastic but unless you are paying lots of money that is what you get.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable for price 17 Jan 2010
We were sent this as a replacement for a BCO255 which had been working well until it developed a couple of faults after only a couple of months' use (faulty run off switch and leaking) and couldn't be replaced as it was obsolete. Generally this new machine performs well and my only two gripes are; that the milk frother is all plastic and only sticks out at 45 degrees in one position meaning you can't get a very large receptacle under it. The frother on our previous model was rather more flexible (plus the arm was metal and more robust) so I don't know why they changed the design. Also the coffee filter arm has this little clip which is supposed to hold the coffee filter in place while you turn it upside down to get rid of the used coffee, but in practise it's so fiddly to hold and tap the coffee out at the same time, and doesn't do the job - well not for me anyway!

An improvement is the permanent filter instead of having to use filter papers. It's rather large and plasticky looking but I suppose at the price this is what you get - it makes a decent cup of coffee though.

Updated - after less than two months' use this machine has been returned for repair, due to a leak from the boiler outlet!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
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First, a rather crazy confession: I don't drink coffee! But my better half does, and this review is based on the back of plenty of daily use over the past couple of weeks, and yes, I even managed to make an espresso myself, of which I was quietly proud.

It's about the same height as our microwave oven so the two sit side by side for the moment. I've read some of the criticisms of its quality of construction, I can see what the others are driving at and all I can say is that you can't have everything at this price. It's a versatile piece of equipment that will probably get used a lot, if you wanted it to be made like a Swiss watch I guess it would be twice the price and then some. The priorities are function over fashion; visitors might not be cooing over it next time they see it in your kitchen, but they could well be impressed with the coffee you're now able to serve them - which, let's face it, is the more important thing. Of course, it's much too soon to comment on reliability, but if there are any problems I will update this review in the future.

As a complete and utter novice at coffee-making, I found this much easier to use than I expected. It's a lot less complicated than it appears when first set down on the kitchen dresser. I soon learnt, however, that there are some things you can't read in the instruction manual (which wasn't as helpful as I had hoped). The main thing is that there is a certain art to making a good cup of coffee, and this machine won't magically make you a master. For example, there's a skill in putting the right amount of coffee in the measuring spoon, and more importantly patting it down in just the right way. Not too little, not too much is the simple mantra, but there's more to it than that and I have yet to master this.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great all-round coffee maker 27 Dec 2009
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The filter coffee machine is one of the best available; the coffee is brewed to perfection and kept warm, without damaging the flavour. The fact no filter papers are needed is a great advantage, however this does provide a challenge when emptying the grounds without getting them down sink.

The espresso machine uses a separate water tank, whilst not as good as some dedicated espresso machines it is a great addition; giving a truly flexible coffee machine. The milk frothing attachment is very good and can produce some nice high density frothed milk for a perfect cappuccino.

This is an update of a previous model, the decision to use removable water tanks for both espresso machine and filter machine, the previous model used a removable tank for the espresso machine only. The removable tank in my previous model had problems with a leaking tank made me very cautious of this continuation, however this has not been a problem and the tanks seem to work perfectly.

Overall this is a great all-round coffee maker, I use it fairly extensively at work both for personal use and to make coffees for visitors.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Coffee machine
Good I think as I bought it for a Christmas present. I believe it was well used by all the household.
Published 20 days ago by Lesley Heard
5.0 out of 5 stars great
As usual, excellent service and product, very pleased with it, I shall order more from the same site in the future
Published 13 months ago by Janice Starnes
3.0 out of 5 stars Good machine but....
I recently obtained a second hand BCO261, which is in good condition and makes excellent filter coffee, quickly and efficiently. Read more
Published 20 months ago by I. Christie
3.0 out of 5 stars De Longhi Coffee maker
It was a present for my husband's birthday. First 3 times coffee was lovely. It then broke down and the filter part no longer worked. Read more
Published on 4 Aug 2011 by queenospain
2.0 out of 5 stars GO TO A GOOD COFFEE SHOP
Returned it , not sure if it was not working or not. It took ages to make four coffees , quicker to go to starbucks or costa , i am not joking !!!!
Published on 31 July 2011 by J flaxman
4.0 out of 5 stars Good machine
I bought this as I wanted a coffee machine that does more than just filter coffee. Having said that so far we have not tried the expresso/latte part. Read more
Published on 9 July 2011 by Anita H
4.0 out of 5 stars Coffee machine
Very good coffee machine all in one & easy to use , only one problem I put the coffee filter handle in the dishwasher & it sent it discoloured ,
Published on 8 July 2011 by Julie
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent easy to use machine
I have been using a home expresso machine for the past 7 years so I consider myself experienced in how to use these machines. Read more
Published on 4 July 2011 by BR
5.0 out of 5 stars Great coffee machine for 1 person or more.
Brilliant coffee machine for one person or more. You don't use pods so you are not limited to the coffee you buy. Makes fantastic coffee at different strengths. Read more
Published on 28 Jun 2011 by Bea
5.0 out of 5 stars Great machine
Thjis is really good coffee maker. It is easy to use and clean and makes both good espresso amd filter coffee. I highly recommend it.
Published on 30 May 2011 by Mrs. S. M. Smith
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