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De'Longhi Prima Donna ESAM6600 Bean To Cup Coffee Machine


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  • Bean-to-cup espresso/cappucino/latte maker with patented AutoCappuccino System
  • For use with coffee beans or ground coffee
  • Memory function stores your favourite coffee settings while adjustable coffee dispenser allows for varying cup sizes
  • Adjustable burr grinder, removable stainless steel drip tray, electronic temperature control and cup warmer
  • One-touch operation with easy-to-use digital touch-screen display
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand De'Longhi
Model NumberESAM 6600
Item Weight13 Kg
Product Dimensions420 x 285 x 380 cm
Capacity1.8 litres
Power / Wattage1350 watts
Special FeaturesCup_Warmer, Integrated_Coffee_Grinder, Milk_Frother, Programmable
  
Additional Information
ASINB000KF9SPS
Best Sellers Rank 668,355 in Kitchen & Home (See top 100)
Shipping Weight16 Kg
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Date First Available17 May 2007
  
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De'Longhi Prima Donna ESAM6600

From the country that invented and perfected espresso comes a machine of unrivalled versatility. The De'Longhi Prima Donna embodies everything truly Italian about coffee--style, quality and the perfect intensity of flavour--at the touch of a button.


About De’Longhi

De’Longhi has been a high-profile Italian brand for more than 100 years, providing high-quality, efficient, innovative and stylish domestic products. Instantly recognisable, De’Longhi possesses a unique design quality that, when combined with De’Longhi technical expertise, creates products that truly stand alone.

De’Longhi Quality and coffee

Quality and reliability remain integral to De'Longhi's brand values and all products are subjected to rigorous quality checks. This is particularly true of coffee makers, a key focus; top-of-the-range machines are still designed, produced and assembled by hand in the Italian production sites in order to uphold the expected high standards.

Every single bean-to-cup coffee machine is tested and makes a cup of coffee, before being thoroughly cleaned and released to be sold. Each machine is also given a unique barcode to track its history should anything happen to it. The latest and most premium bean-to-cup machine ‘PrimaDonna’ is so carefully made that it will make up to 30,000 coffees in its lifetime--certainly a quality investment.

PrimaDonna

PrimaDonna is simply the best domestic bean-to-cup espresso, lungo, latte and cappuccino machine on the market, with ingenious design and patented innovation. It allows consumers to make 15 bar restaurant and coffee bar standard coffee in the comfort of their own homes, and in the simplest way.

All aspects of a typical professional pump espresso machine (like the ones you see in your highstreet coffee bar), such as grinders, filter holders and steam pipes, are found working inside PrimaDonna, De’Longhi has simply redesigned, compacted and hidden them inside the machine. Instead of grappling with filter holders and fiddly cappuccino steam pipes, PrimaDonna expertly performs all of these functions at the touch of one button.

Bean-to-cup journey

The function of a bean-to-cup machine is just as the name suggests: literally delivering coffee straight from freshly ground beans into your cup. PrimaDonna does this in seconds, and yet the coffee is as good and as fresh as any you’ll buy in a coffee bar. After pressing one button to select ‘espresso’, the bean-to-cup journey starts at the integral coffee bean grinder. PrimaDonna has an adjustable, professional conical burr grinder to expertly grind the beans to your desired coarseness.

The ground coffee is then packed tightly and the internal brewing unit pushes hot water through the coffee at professional 15 bar pressure. The espresso is then delivered straight into your cup, the whole process taking just seconds. The hallmark of a perfect espresso is recognised by the ‘crema’: a creamy layer that sits on top of the espresso to seal in the temperature and flavour .The thicker the crema, the better the espresso and the quality of the machine that produced it.

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Vax Kone by karim Rashid Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato and Caffelatte

Cappuccinos, latte macchiatos and caffelattes are made just as easily. The innovative patented milk carafe plugs straight into the machine and expertly froths fresh milk for you. This is a real benefit, as many people find conventional cappuccino steam pipes tricky to use, and it takes real practice to get perfect froth using a standard manual pipe and jug. PrimaDonna’s milk carafe does this for you and could not be easier to use. Simply fill with fresh cold milk (semi-skimmed or skimmed works best) and slot the carafe into the front of the machine.
Next, press either the cappuccino, latte macchiato, or caffelatte button on the control panel. The cold milk is drawn up into the carafe lid via a thick straw, and at the same time hot steam is pumped through the lid from a dedicated boiler inside the PrimaDonna. The hot frothy milk is then immediately dispensed into your cup via a stainless steel tube, and a freshly made espresso is delivered into the cup immediately after. Due to the twin boiler system, there is no waiting for the machine to heat up or cool down to make the milk froth and then the espresso--each function has a dedicated boiler for instant results.

The milk carafe can also be easily cleaned. Simply press the ‘clean’ button located next to the carafe handle and hot steam is pushed through the lid and stainless steel tube to flush out any milk residue and to sterilise it. The carafe can then be detached from the PrimaDonna and stored in the fridge with any remaining milk inside until you need to use it again.
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Vax Kone by karim Rashid A real advantage to the carafe system is that the milk always remains cold--essential to proper milk froth--and milk never goes inside the main body of the PrimaDonna, unlike other competitor models, which will warm the milk and are difficult to clean.


Style and Design

PrimaDonna is such a well-designed machine that it will suit any type of user. It is extremely easy for first-time users to make espresso, cappuccinos and lattes at the touch of a button, and yet it also has lots of programmable functions for the more serious user, so that strength, temperature and quantity can be easily set. The digital display also makes this feature very simple, and you can see at a glance exactly what you have selected and programmed.
Vax Kone by karim Rashid The display also tells the user exactly what is happening at all times, so it’s virtually impossible to go wrong with this machine. It will inform you when it's time to descale the machine (an automatic function that takes a mere 30 minutes) and it will also tell you when the grounds container needs emptying and when the water tank needs filling, will take you through all the steps of making espresso and cappuccino, and much much more.

The stylish design and quality build of PrimaDonna is as you would expect from the high standards of De’Longhi. PrimaDonna is a stunning machine made from solid stainless steel, and will be an icon within your kitchen.

Let the De'Longhi Prima Donna enrich all of your senses and give you an intoxicating and unforgettable coffee experience every day.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By P. Howells on 29 Jun. 2009
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This thing is seriously good.

Until I got this machine I'd never been able to re-create for myself the sort of coffee one gets in a coffee shop; didn't matter what type I tried (filter, cafetiere, steam expresso) nor which beans I bought, it never quite got there.

But this machine delivers. A wonderful range of choice of strength or type and what comes out is fresh and tasty. Really tasty.

And it's easy to use too. A wide range of setup choices and good a range of "defaults" each of which is also programmable (how much espresso, how much milk, how much froth). Work out which you like best and set the quantities which just fill your favourite cup and from then on it's just a case of put the cup in place and press a button. And if you want a change just change the settings and have a bit more milk, a slightly finer grind, a slightly stronger flavour - whatever.

I got one for my office (it sits beside my desk on top of a two-drawer filing cabinet - soooo convenient; fill the water tank in the morning, fill the milk holder, check the beans and then a fresh coffee whenever I hit the button) and within a week my wife insisted we get one for home too.

Visitors will love it - no more just "black or white?" choice - you can offer them anything they'd be able to order in a coffeeshop.

Drawbacks? Well none really; it's a tad noisy while it grinds and creates your cupful but not too annoying. It's not small but I find it doesn't intrude, either in the office or in the kitchen.

Unexpected bonuses? The frothy milk really is frothy and stays frothed (the machines where you have to use a steam nozzle to froth your milk somehow never seem to maintain frothiness).
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64 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Dave on 1 Oct. 2007
I have wanted this ever since i got a demo in a department store, but put it off ... as it is 'quite expensive'. I did have a Tassimo Nespresso Machine, that i thought was great, but it is quite wasteful, (and anything but the coffee was awful most notably the 'Late' discs). However it did the job of a reasonable coffee quick, easy and Much better than instant rubbish.

So wanting more i upgraded to a cheap and cheerful (under £30) espresso machine. it was great, good coffee - but.... It was a bit of a faff to do, and clean. Then it broke after about a week.... but it did enough to prove i really wanted nice coffee........

Then i saw the Prima Donna... what a beauty, relatively small and it does everything.... full programmable to your cups and strength, it cleans itself, it even turns itself on in the morning to heat up the tank and your cups. I'm sure you can probably program it to do your ironing and pick up your shopping if only i could find the function.

This thing is amazing and worth the money for what it does..... it comes down to how you justify it.... I figure you spend more on a sofa and a TV... and neither of those help get me up in the morning...

You can spend half the money on a REALLY nice manual one... but you'll never use it as you have to faf about with grinding and cleaning...

but then i am lazy.....
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71 of 75 people found the following review helpful By The Connoisseur on 5 Jun. 2008
Quite simply this machine has no equal on the domestic market. It is the answer to the problem of making quality expresso coffee every time. We have tried a series of machines from the quixotic "chrome peacock" to the workaday "pod" machine, but this is far, far superior.

With this machine, you simply pour the coffee beans in one end, press a button and a perfect cup of fresh expresso coffee emerges within seconds with a perfect (and delicious) "crema" every time. It is highly adjustable, so for example, you can select "long" or "short" expresso, and you can easily vary the strength(6 options) just by pressing a single button.

If you take milk in your coffee, the jug system is ingenious and simple to use, again using a single button. It effortlessly produces that wonderful, creamy, thick foam that you normally only see in commercial outlets. Moreover, it does this within seconds for cup after cup, eliminating that tiresome fuss experienced with lesser machines. The result tastes like a professionally-made cappuccino or latte.

More prosaically, it tells you (on the small electronic screen) when to empty the coffee grounds or fill the tank (both very simple procedures). It also rinses itself when you switch it off. It looks good too: it is a quality item, well made with very high specification chrome and plastics. It is not too big: it has plainly been designed to sit comfortably on a domestic kitchen work surface and it does so very happily, without looking disporoportionate.

In short, while this machine is obviously expensive, it produces commercial quality coffee with a fantasic crema and/or foam at the touch of a button, consistently, and without fuss. If you love expresso coffee, it is well worth the money.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Nick on 25 Jan. 2009
I can only agree with the other (good) reviews, no problems so far (Bought Dec 2008)
Just one niggle, the nozzle that you slide the milk jug onto, needs lubricating LIGHTLY with SILICONE GREASE (Available from a SCUBA Diving Store), this makes the jug "glide on" instead of pushing the whole machine around the worktop as you attempt to push the jug into place.
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