Delonghi AUTENTICA ETAM 29.660.SB Bean to Cup £399 down to £359.10 with discount code @ Delonghi
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Delonghi AUTENTICA ETAM 29.660.SB Bean to Cup £399 down to £359.10 with discount code @ Delonghi

£359.10£712 50% De'Longhi UK Deals
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Found 21st Nov
Been look for a bean to cup machine for weeks and nearly hit order on the 440.60 deals several times. Saw yesterday on the delonghi site that the AUTENTICA ETAM 29.660.SB had dropped to £479 which I was tempted at as the machine is smaller and has a metal finish on the front rather than plastic so looks smarter in my opinion. Left it overnight to decide and it's £399 today which I think in itself is a good deal but use code THANKS10 to bring it down to £359.10. Also register to get a free cleaning kit, some beans and a service. Currently £712 in Currys and ao.com

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Doesn't look like there's much between these machines. If they could nail the milk/foam part of it, I'd pay good money.

There is also this one that they've got on offer at Curry's
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justhelping25 m ago

There is also this one that they've got on offer at Curry's …There is also this one that they've got on offer at Curry's https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/household-appliances/small-kitchen-appliances/coffee-machines-and-accessories/coffee-machines/delonghi-ecam23-460-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-silver-black-10152771-pdt.html

I saw that one in store, I did consider it, but a plus of seeing a display model you could see how it's going to wear with use, where the water jug pulls out it scratches the drip tray. Also it's plastic not metal.

Was going to pull the trigger on this until I realised how big it was. Depth of almost half a metre o0!

No idea where I'd put that in the kitchen.

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Themadcow39 m ago

Was going to pull the trigger on this until I realised how big it was. …Was going to pull the trigger on this until I realised how big it was. Depth of almost half a metre o0!No idea where I'd put that in the kitchen.


Delonghi class is as super compact at:
34 x 19.5 x 48 cm
Compared to the 44.660 that's been on offer a lot on here which is compact:
36 x 26 x 46 cm

I went for depth over height and width. I saw this model sitting next to a ECAM 45.760 which is same as the 44.660 and it looks massive in comparison. It helped me a lot seeing them for real while trying to decide not only with size but also with features and looks as to me it wasn't obvious with their naming and model numbering what's best and what they do!
Edited by: "mentalmike" 21st Nov

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Toilet17 m ago

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Just tried it now and it's working for me in a phone browser.
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Edited by: "mentalmike" 21st Nov

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mentalmike3 h, 47 m ago

Delonghi class is as super compact at:34 x 19.5 x 48 cmCompared to the …Delonghi class is as super compact at:34 x 19.5 x 48 cmCompared to the 44.660 that's been on offer a lot on here which is compact:36 x 26 x 46 cmI went for depth over height and width. I saw this model sitting next to a ECAM 45.760 which is same as the 44.660 and it looks massive in comparison. It helped me a lot seeing them for real while trying to decide not only with size but also with features and looks as to me it wasn't obvious with their naming and model numbering what's best and what they do!


The trouble with the Autentica range is they are quite deep, although very compact and slim units. It wasn't an issue for me as I had mine in a corner, but in some kitchens it will be very awkward to remove the tank from the rear due to a wall mounted cupboard. Also the tank/waste is smaller on the Autentica range. The Elleta is around the same dimensions but has a front removable tank. The others in the ECAM range are wider but their depth is shorter and have a front removable tank.

The other thing that differs, is for some reason on the Autentica machines you have to remove the lid on the bean container to lift up the door for the pre-ground chute. On the other machines the door is accessible with the lid on.
Edited by: "RustySpoons" 21st Nov

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RustySpoons1 h, 11 m ago

The trouble with the Autentica range is they are quite deep, although very …The trouble with the Autentica range is they are quite deep, although very compact and slim units. It wasn't an issue for me as I had mine in a corner, but in some kitchens it will be very awkward to remove the tank from the rear due to a wall mounted cupboard. Also the tank/waste is smaller on the Autentica range. The Elleta is around the same dimensions but has a front removable tank. The others in the ECAM range are wider but their depth is shorter and have a front removable tank.The other thing that differs, is for some reason on the Autentica machines you have to remove the lid on the bean container to lift up the door for the pre-ground chute. On the other machines the door is accessible with the lid on.


Thanks for the info - wish I couldve found good info that easily when I first started looking at these machines! Like i said it really helped me seeing the machine and it works for my layout. The pre ground chute shouldn't be much of an issue for me as main reason I bought it was for beans!

Seeing these side by side is what really helped me make up my mind - it might be 2cm longer but it's narrower and way shorter but as you say you need to see what works for your own kitchen

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Thanks for the photo - very helpful to see the comparative sizes

much cheaper than I can find elsewhere, seems a genuine deal and thanks for the code

RustySpoons17 h, 18 m ago

The trouble with the Autentica range is they are quite deep, although very …The trouble with the Autentica range is they are quite deep, although very compact and slim units. It wasn't an issue for me as I had mine in a corner, but in some kitchens it will be very awkward to remove the tank from the rear due to a wall mounted cupboard. Also the tank/waste is smaller on the Autentica range. The Elleta is around the same dimensions but has a front removable tank. The others in the ECAM range are wider but their depth is shorter and have a front removable tank.The other thing that differs, is for some reason on the Autentica machines you have to remove the lid on the bean container to lift up the door for the pre-ground chute. On the other machines the door is accessible with the lid on.


I ordered the one OP has posted from Amazon- the rear tank is a no no even without wall units- it could get frustrating if its flush against a wall. I prefer this as it has a couple of extra features but may well opt for the Elleta.

On another note- I managed to repair the one I dropped for a grand total of £15 and an less than an hour works. I replaced the steam valve.

mayzi49 m ago

I ordered the one OP has posted from Amazon- the rear tank is a no no even …I ordered the one OP has posted from Amazon- the rear tank is a no no even without wall units- it could get frustrating if its flush against a wall. I prefer this as it has a couple of extra features but may well opt for the Elleta. On another note- I managed to repair the one I dropped for a grand total of £15 and an less than an hour works. I replaced the steam valve.


I had the Autentica briefly and it annoyed me with the rear fill tank, I could remove it but was a faff putting it back on each time. It also has a small capacity compared to the front loading ones.

Which extra features do you want? I'm very happy with the ECAM23.420 I got from Currys, I tested it back to back with my Autentica and it makes better coffee. I tested the water temp with a thermometer on both and this is about 8c higher consistently. I guess you can mess around with temp settings but I get the impression the bigger machine is better from using it.

Well done on the repair, it's a great feeling when you fix something
Edited by: "RustySpoons" 22nd Nov

RustySpoons3 h, 18 m ago

I had the Autentica briefly and it annoyed me with the rear fill tank, I …I had the Autentica briefly and it annoyed me with the rear fill tank, I could remove it but was a faff putting it back on each time. It also has a small capacity compared to the front loading ones.Which extra features do you want? I'm very happy with the ECAM23.420 I got from Currys, I tested it back to back with my Autentica and it makes better coffee. I tested the water temp with a thermometer on both and this is about 8c higher consistently. I guess you can mess around with temp settings but I get the impression the bigger machine is better from using it.Well done on the repair, it's a great feeling when you fix something

Can you help me please? You seem to know a lot about coffee machines I currently have a Latissima touch and I love it because it's one touch. The coffee is however tepid at best and the brother gives warm milk. I'm looking for a bean to cup that is relatively easy to use but produces excellent coffee and milk based coffee without too much faff. I'd prefer it not to be too noisy and the coffee must be hot not warm.also not bothered about how big as I have the counter space. I'd prefer something finished quite metallic. And one that memorises hubby's and I preferences to make it easier. Max budget around £500. We make between 4 and six cups a day. Thanks in advance if you can help!

ameenamahetar3 h, 17 m ago

Can you help me please? You seem to know a lot about coffee machines I …Can you help me please? You seem to know a lot about coffee machines I currently have a Latissima touch and I love it because it's one touch. The coffee is however tepid at best and the brother gives warm milk. I'm looking for a bean to cup that is relatively easy to use but produces excellent coffee and milk based coffee without too much faff. I'd prefer it not to be too noisy and the coffee must be hot not warm.also not bothered about how big as I have the counter space. I'd prefer something finished quite metallic. And one that memorises hubby's and I preferences to make it easier. Max budget around £500. We make between 4 and six cups a day. Thanks in advance if you can help!


I'm not really sure which ones have profiles, I know they do a "My Coffee" option, but that's basically one profile. Maybe some of the higher end ones like the Eletta or Prima Donna would have more profiles?, some have a colour touch screen but they are quite expensive.

If you want ease of use get one with a screen not one with manual controls at all, they will need changing for each different drink.

I personally prefer using a steam wand, I find it easier and better. Do you have a John Lewis near you? They are very helpful and often do demonstrations on the models.

RustySpoons22nd Nov

I'm not really sure which ones have profiles, I know they do a "My Coffee" …I'm not really sure which ones have profiles, I know they do a "My Coffee" option, but that's basically one profile. Maybe some of the higher end ones like the Eletta or Prima Donna would have more profiles?, some have a colour touch screen but they are quite expensive. If you want ease of use get one with a screen not one with manual controls at all, they will need changing for each different drink.I personally prefer using a steam wand, I find it easier and better. Do you have a John Lewis near you? They are very helpful and often do demonstrations on the models.


Thank you. I've gone for the esam4200 on offer on Amazon at £199 just to see how I get on with it. I was gonna opt for the Sage barista but I thought try this and I can always get another if I don't like the way this works! Thank you!

ameenamahetar15 m ago

Thank you. I've gone for the esam4200 on offer on Amazon at £199 just to …Thank you. I've gone for the esam4200 on offer on Amazon at £199 just to see how I get on with it. I was gonna opt for the Sage barista but I thought try this and I can always get another if I don't like the way this works! Thank you!


You will be very happy with it, the Sage is a nice bit of kit but overpriced for what it is, it's almost in the price range of pro machines and it's just a single thermoblock.
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