Ever had guests with different tastes in coffee and wish you could serve them all with their cup of choice? With Delonghi ESAM3300, one of the best espresso machines, you actually can! Be it latte, cappuccino, americano or espresso, this model of delonghi coffee machine will make you feel like a barista at home; serving the freshest aromatic cup of coffee.
- Cappuccino System Frother – easily serve rich milky cappuccino or latte with this patented Delonghi cappuccino system frother. The frother can be rotated 180 degrees in case of using a much bigger milk container.
- Energy Saving – gets automatically shut off when not in use.
- Ground coffee funnel – worry not when you run out of coffee beans as this Delonghi espresso machine can brew espresso from pre-ground coffee. You can easily switch to pre-ground coffee brewing settings in just one touch.
- Smart memory settings – magnifica can remember your most frequently used coffee settings so you can easily recreate your favorite cup of perfection.
- Cup warmer tray – don’t ruin your precious hot coffee by pouring it in a cold cup. Pre-warm your cup to maintain your desired drinking temperature.
- Huge removable water tank – this is the most advantageous feature of this machine that everyone loves. It can hold up to 60 oz or 1.7 liters of water. You no longer need to go through the struggle of continuously refilling the water reservoir.
- Easy to clean espresso machine – this has a descaling program that tells you when to remove the limescale inside the tubing. The program automatically runs the decalcification procedure after a few touches. Also, the brewing system, drip tray and the water reservoir are removable and easy to clean.
Very easy and convenient to use
Excellent grinding quality
Sturdy and durable unit body
Easy to clean with automatic descaling
Not compatible with any other water filter
Detailed Delonghi Magnifica ESAM3300 Review
Ease of Use
You can easily produce cafe-level quality of coffee with this super automatic espresso machine as its controls and settings are user friendly and can be used with ease. The programs are pretty straightforward; the front panel has two knobs–one for coffee strength, the other is for the coffee length. There are four more buttons in front: the power button, the other two are to set the number of cups you’d be making and the last one is for hot water delivery. The other two small buttons at the lower panel are for the water hardness and the pre-ground coffee function. That’s it! Those are the only buttons you need to press and turn to make a good cuppa coffee. It shouldn’t take much time before you can enjoy an italian barista quality drink as it only takes a few touches and twists with this magnifica super-automatic coffee machine,one of the best De Longhi espresso machines in amazon.
From an aesthetic vantage point, others find it plain and boring as the De’Longhi ESAM3300 is in full silver with only a little bit of black accent. But for some, this is the safest choice of color as it goes and blends well with all other colors on your counter top. This is an excellent pick for those who are fond of redesigning kitchens, doing mix and match of kitchen wares and appliances. It also looks sleek and sturdy despite the plastic material. It may not have the contemporary design for lacking digital buttons but its knobs and manual buttons are designed and built to last through time and are not easily worn out. For those who don’t have the luxury of kitchen space, you’d really like to opt for this machine because of its size with dimensions 11.0 x 15.3 x 14.4 inches (L x W x H).
Cleaning and Maintenance
Another feature that most of us love about this machine is its descaling program,it makes cleaning an easy-peasy chore. With continuous heating of water, it is normal for the tubing to be filled with lime scale over time and it is very important to remove these deposits. The decalcification light tells you when it’s time to descale and it is performed automatically and would take up to 30 minutes. You can use the Delonghi natural descaling solution included in the package. Cleaning other parts of the machine is a no-sweat task as they are removable. You can find the cleaning and maintenance instructions in the manual included in the box and it’s very simple and easy to follow. The only drawback in terms of maintenance is that the machine is not compatible to any water filter so you need to manually pour filtered water into the reservoir. Otherwise, you need frequent descaling as non-filtered water leaves more lime deposits in the tubing and frequent means once every two months. It’s not that much of a hassle.
One of the key factors to a good coffee is the grinding quality of the machine. In choosing your coffee machine, you must always consider the grinder type. Delonghi Magnifica ESAM3300 has a conical burr grinder and for those who aren’t familiar with different types of grinders, conical grinders are preferred by most professional baristas as it produces equally sized grinds. We all know that size matters in our coffee. Equally sized grinds means efficient flavor extraction. What most of us like about this grinder is its high level of control, Delonghi designed it with 13 different grind settings. That’s pretty cool for a home coffee machine considering the size and it would make it up to the noise it makes. Yes, this one is a bit louder compared to other super-automatic espresso machine grinders. Another con with this grinder is that sometimes the machine jams when you use it continuously in fine settings. This may be caused by the coffee dust and oil that are built up on the burrs and hopper. That is why we recommend using coffee beans with less oil, usually medium roast (click here for best medium roast coffee beans) and of course you should clean the grinders as needed to prevent oil build up.
If you’re after durability and reliability, look no further, ESAM3300 is the right coffee machine for you. Many owners have this last for more than 5 to 8 years retaining its utmost performance but of course with the right level of daily care and regular services. Some may give a few thumbs down on the machine’s body made mainly in plastic, nevertheless people still opt for it since it has its advantages; plastic materials aren’t prone to rusting and this means longer machine life. Magnifica ESAM3300 stands out from other super-automatic machines as it has the lowest rate of failure. Delonghi has a specialized call center to help you set up and maintain your machine once you purchase it. Based on their records Delonghi hotline receives only a few incident calls or reports because people rarely call in for bad feedback and complaints.
Freebies! Another reason to buy Delonghi Magnifica bean to cup coffee machine, it comes with the following accessories:
- stainless steel jug for milk frothing
- set of two double-wall thermo espresso glasses
- set of two double-wall thermo cappuccino glasses (6 fl oz.)
- natural descaler for espresso machines (17 fl oz.)
- coffee measuring scoop