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De'Longhi EC270 15-Bar Pump Espresso Machine
- Pumped espresso/cappuccino maker with 15 bar pressure
- For use with ground coffee and ESE (Easy Serving Espresso) pods
- Built-in swivel steam pipe for frothing milk and 2-in-1 Crema holder
- 1 Litre water reservoir, removable metal drip tray and cup warmer
- Simple 3-button operation
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A pump machine is the most traditional and well-known way to make espresso, using the filter holder and ground coffee. This simple but effective 15 bar pressure machine will make both espresso and cappuccino and is the ideal introduction to the world of coffee, as well as a hands-on Barista experience at home.
The De'Longhi EC270 can be used with both ground coffee and ESE (Easy Serving Espresso) pods, for added convenience. It is simple to use, with just three buttons required for operation (on/off, coffee and cappuccino), and there is no limit to the number of cups that can be made.
The cappuccino system involves a built-in manual steaming arm that mixes steam, air and milk to produce a rich and creamy froth.
The EC270 includes a self-priming system that keeps the machine ready for use at all times and two separate thermostats to control the water and steam temperatures. The transparent water reservoir has a capacity of 1 Litre.
The machine has a cup warmer to pre-warm your coffee cups as well as a Crema filter holder, a removable metal drip tray and an incorporated coffee tamper.
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I would recommend this machine to anyone, its very simple to use, and not noisy at all like some others, yes you hear the pump for a few seconds but its quite quiet, would have been nice to have gotten a jug with it but can pick these up cheaply!
It is important that proper ground espresso coffee is used if you want the best results. I have used mine for about three months and have made coffee on an almost daily basis. It's quick and if you're really pressed for time use the ESE (Easy Serving Espresso) sachets (I got a packet of 18 free inside the box with the machine, worth about £4,50).
The price of the machine is very reasonable, too.
I would like to stress the importance of washing all components and the water container etc before you use the machine - also ensure that you 'flush' the system several times before making your first coffee - the instructions guide you through this procedure.
A previous owner reported leakage problems from the water tank - just make sure that you locate the base of the tank correctly and ensure that the base seal is secure and you should not have any problems - my unit has not leaked at all.
A final piece of advice - make sure you 'tamper' the coffee correctly and then make sure the filter holder handle is pushed well over to the right when you prepare coffee - this will ensure a great 'crema' every time.
Top marks for this machine - it performs better than some machines 2 to 3 times more expensive.
This was all a bit of a faff - although the machine is very solidly built, there does seem to be a quality control issue at DeLonghi so really I should take more than one star off - but like I said, it does make extremely nice coffee.
I realised all the current Delonghi machines in the price range have the water tank with a valve at the bottom, so could all be potentially prone to leaks if the seal fails. However, I always fill with filtered water from a Brita jug, so I never remove the tank, (even on my old, and now sadly dead, Cafe Treviso, which didn't have the value at the bottom) therefore I don't think this will be a problem for me. However, just in case, I have for now placed it on a folded tea-towel and it will be sent back immediately if it does leak. So far so good, no leaks after 3 days and I'll update here if it ever does.
The other problem often mentioned was the strong plastic smell. Although the instructions for the ec270 don't mention it, I ran 2 full tanks full of water through the heated machine, through both the boiler outlet and the milk steamer, before making coffee. I haven't experienced any odours at all.
Regarding cup size, it's an espresso machine, it'll easily take espresso cups and anyway, the coffee shops use espresso shot cups and pour into the larger cup afterwards. However, we measured them clearance under the filter outlet in a shop and the EC270 is higher than the ec330s. To get a latte mug under, just remove the drip tray, easy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love my coffee. I've owned many different espresso machines in the past, and this is one which I truly love! Read morePublished 4 months ago by John S
Let the buyer beware
The water reservoir leaks..the gasket around it has a design flaw to it.
Machine started leaking after two months....
Understood froth section didn't work but 'dickey switch' was not mentioned. However I take my coffee black and happy to persevere but feel it was a bit over priced considering... Read morePublished on 15 Feb. 2014 by Angela Marie MacDermid