De'Longhi Autentica Bean to Cup Machine £250 John Lewis
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De'Longhi Autentica Bean to Cup Machine £250 John Lewis

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Found 1st Sep 2017
Picked up one of these a few weeks ago at this price great machine.
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Lovely machine picked one up on the co-op deal. No more pods
What's the milk frother like to use?
slojo1 m ago

What's the milk frother like to use?


Its good but by the time the milk has started to froth the milk way above the optimum temperature according to my barista thermometer!
Yes good machine, but this has been £239 and £225 receptor those that want to compare
jrw6 m ago

Its good but by the time the milk has started to froth the milk way above …Its good but by the time the milk has started to froth the milk way above the optimum temperature according to my barista thermometer!

Hold the frother end towards the surface of the milk that lets air in and froths it without heating it much. Then once its frothed put the nozzle towards the bottom of the mug to heat the milk.
Coffee noob here, what does frothing the milk add to the drink instead of just say pouring? For reference I currently just pour milk in the cup first and heat in the microwave
michaeljb36 m ago

Coffee noob here, what does frothing the milk add to the drink instead of …Coffee noob here, what does frothing the milk add to the drink instead of just say pouring? For reference I currently just pour milk in the cup first and heat in the microwave

I used to microwave it before but that just boils and ruins the milk, frothing helps to keep its flavour and makes the drink smooth
michaeljb2 h, 5 m ago

Coffee noob here, what does frothing the milk add to the drink instead of …Coffee noob here, what does frothing the milk add to the drink instead of just say pouring? For reference I currently just pour milk in the cup first and heat in the microwave


It's really just if you like cappuccino's to be honest. The comment about microwaves boiling the milk is rubbish, if it's boiling you are microwaving it too long. For me the frothy milk gives it a creamier texture and sweetens the milk very slightly making the coffee taste smoother, but it's all down to persaonl taste.
From experience De'Longhi machines are unreliable, they unnecessarily need serviced and after sales aren't great. I bought a Melitta after my last De'Longhi experience. Much better quality, better performance, their brewing units are taken out and clean, not service required.
I've had De'Longhi esam 4200 for nearly 6 years now, has one issue that was sorted straight away by their 2 year return paid warranty.
Excellent machine, and still making 6 cups per day min now with it.
Amazon want £400! for this john lewis deal

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Edited by: "fearona" 1st Sep 2017
jrw9 h, 7 m ago

Its good but by the time the milk has started to froth the milk way above …Its good but by the time the milk has started to froth the milk way above the optimum temperature according to my barista thermometer!

Try lowering the cup so that the wand is at the top it will froth the milk quicker
Personally I can never get frothing right so alwayas end up using the microwave.
definition37 m ago

Personally I can never get frothing right so alwayas end up using the …Personally I can never get frothing right so alwayas end up using the microwave.

Took me a while to get it but now i have it down to a fine art😊
Good deal, tempted
It would seem this has a burr grinder, which is good. I'm not up to date on coffee machines but I assume most around this price do now a days?

If you get one of these make sure you use freshly roasted coffee! The difference is astonishing.
Back up to £349.99
Missed the deal again
johnrs21 h, 53 m ago

From experience De'Longhi machines are unreliable, they unnecessarily need …From experience De'Longhi machines are unreliable, they unnecessarily need serviced and after sales aren't great. I bought a Melitta after my last De'Longhi experience. Much better quality, better performance, their brewing units are taken out and clean, not service required.


Never had mine serviced once. I give it a thorough clean every few months (10 min job) and descale when asked when under warranty as it keeps a check but I know wait a few months after because it's overly cautious IMO.
BeerGoggles4 h, 35 m ago

Never had mine serviced once. I give it a thorough clean every few months …Never had mine serviced once. I give it a thorough clean every few months (10 min job) and descale when asked when under warranty as it keeps a check but I know wait a few months after because it's overly cautious IMO.

The brewing units need lubricated, well mine did and they charged £75 to do it. There isn't much else involved in their service process other than eating. I'm sure at the time a new unit cost less than they charged to service it.
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